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AmaWaterways 2033 World Tour

Several luxury ocean cruise lines have annual world tour itineraries, but this is a first for a river cruise line…. AmaWaterways will host a 2023 “Seven River Journey Through Europe” 46-night cruise. Imagine sailing through 14 countries, truly a remarkable experience. Please call us for details at 804-557-3006

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Categories: River Cruising

Alaska Travel Rules Modified

​On Monday Alaska issued Health Advisory No. 2, which downgraded its mandated COVID testing rules for inbound visitors to advisories. While tests are no longer required, the State of Alaska Health Advisory recommends all non-resident travelers arrive with negative test results or proof of a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Travelers who arrive without either of these may now access free testing at the Anchorage or Fairbanks airport. Travelers who opt to test at the airport or arrive with pending test results should observe strict social distancing until results arrive.

The State of Alaska requests results from a molecular-based PCR swab test be uploaded into the Alaska Travel Declaration Form. Travelers may use an FDA-approved at-home testing kit.

Children age 10 and younger are exempt from testing recommendations.

State health authorities recommend visitors take a follow-up test 5-14 days after arrival; this follow-up test is not required. Travelers will receive a voucher for this second test.

For more information, please give us a call at 804-557-3006.

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Announcing Our 2022 Christmas Market Cruise

​We are delighted to announce our 2022 hosted Christmas Market Cruise on the Avalon Waterways ship Impression. Call us at 804-557-3006. This six-night cruise holiday will start in Nuremberg on November 28, 2022 and sail to Vienna. CLICK HERE to see our web site for details. As a special treat for our Bucketeers, you will receive an upgrade to a panoramic suite when you pay for a window stateroom, a savings of up to $1,100 per person. Optional pre-cruise custom packages for Munich and Prague also available. #iamabucketeer

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Categories: Christmas Markets, River Cruising

Canada’s Ports Closed in 2021. Alaska Cruises Cancelled

Sad news from the Canadian Government. The Canadian port restriction has been extended through February 2022, ruining hopes for a busy Alaska cruise summer season and fall Canadian Maritimes cruises. Our Bucketeer hosted Alaska Inside Passage - Hubbard Glacier cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse, scheduled for June 27, 2021, has been rescheduled for August 7, 2022. Please call us at 804-557-3006 for details.

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Categories: Alaska, Canada, Cruising the World

Cruise With Confidence Extended

The Royal Caribbean brands of Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines have extended the Cruise with Confidence Program until April 2021. This program allows cruisers to cancel their reservation for any reason up to 48 prior to sailing for a future cruise credit and price protection on a similar cruise up until May 30, 2023. Please call us at 804-557-3006 for details.

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Categories: Alaska, Australia and New Zealand, Bermuda, Caribbean, Cruising the World, Family Vacation, Group Travel