Traveling in just one carry-on bag: Packing tips from Barbara Ramsay Orr

New ATC Blogger Barbara Ramsay Orr departs today for Germany where she will sail on the inaugural cruise of the Panorama, the new river cruiser from Avalon Waterways. I always struggle to pack light, especially when I’m heading for a cruise. There are usually some formal nights, as well as a need for active wear and smart casual outfits for daytime. It’s really difficult to pare things down, and it is always tempting to throw that last …

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A room with a view on the brand new Panorama river cruiser

Welcome new blogger Barbara Ramsay Orr! My last river cruise was on a very traditional Peter Deilmann cruise boat, sailing the Rhine on a twelve-day return tour.  I loved that experience, and remain a total fan of river cruising.  I believe the finest views and the best introduction to these fabled European cities is to be had through a river arrival. This last river cruiser was very Germanic in style, with everything happening at precise times, arranged …

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Sceptre Tours offers a special France package featuring river cruising

For those wanting to experience France in a  luxurious yet affordable manner, Sceptre Tours is offering a Burgundy & Provence/Paris to Nice river cruise and land package that is an elegant and leisurely way to experience the country from about $300 per day including most meals and sightseeing. Travelers will see France at its scenic best on this charming getaway. Guided sightseeing acquaints participants with vibrant Paris and jet-set Nice, the “Queen of the Riviera.” And then …

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