July New Cruise Line Itineraries Roundup

June 30, 2017
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With new itineraries released by cruise lines all the time, we'll keep you up to date with the latest sailings on offer -- wrapped up in one monthly roundup.

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UnCruise Adventures Adds New Columbia and Snake River Itinerary

UnCruise Adventures will offer a new weeklong Columbia and Snake River itinerary in 2018. Sailing from Portland, Oregon, to Lewiston, Idaho (or vice versa), the Rivers of Adventure cruise will feature visits to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Rowena Plateau, Deschutes River, Washington State's wine country, Palouse Falls State Park and Hells Canyon. Sailings will be onboard S.S. Legacy, which has been refitted with kayaks and skiffs to allow for a more active cruise experience. Included on the trip will be a jet boat ride into Hells Canyon, whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River and hiking, biking, yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking, skiff tours, swimming and winery tours throughout. Rivers of Adventure sailings will run from mid-August 2018 to October 2018. Fares include a charter flight to or from Lewiston, making the trip roundtrip from Portland.

Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces 2018 South Pacific Itineraries

Paul Gauguin Cruises, which specializes in Tahiti, French Polynesia and other South Pacific cruises, is now selling 2018 sailings. New itineraries next year include a seven-night Society Islands sailing that includes a stop in Vairao, Tahiti Iti; Paul Gauguin is the only cruise line to call there. The line will continue to offer seven- to 14-night cruises to Tahiti and the Society Islands, the Tuamotus, Cook Islands and Marquesas. Book early to benefit from discounted fares and included roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles.

Uniworld Cruises to Offer New Bike-Intensive Rhine Itinerary for 2018

Uniworld will continue its partnership with the active tour company Butterfield & Robinson for a new bike-intensive cruise on the Rhine River for 2018. The eight-night trip will take place on S.S. Antoinette, and will run in May, June and September 2018 between Basel and Amsterdam. Highlights include daily biking excursions through the Black Forest and Wiese Valley in Germany, along the river to Obernai and Strasbourg and to the foothills of the Vosges Mountains in France.

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Uniworld Cruises Launch Masterpiece Collection, Inclusive of Airfare

Uniworld has launched what it calls the Masterpiece Collection -- selected 2018 itineraries that are bundled to include air travel within the cruise fare. The offer, which is valid through September 30, 2017, applies to departure dates on the Gems of Northern Italy; Splendors of Italy; Paris & Normandy; Remarkable Rhine: European Jewels; Legendary Rhine & Moselle and Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux sailings. Uniworld's inclusions already contain transfers; all meals and beverages; bikes and Nordic walking sticks to use in port; onboard fitness classes, gratuities; Wi-Fi and at least one shore excursion in each port.

AmaWaterways Adds to its Mekong River Offering for 2018

AmaWaterways has expanded the number of cruises and land tours on the Mekong River for 2018. The Charms of the Mekong itinerary sails upstream for seven nights from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, with a choice of three nights in Siem Reap or a longer package that includes two nights in Siem Reap, two nights in Ho Chi Minh City, three nights in Hanoi and one night in Halong Bay. The Riches of the Mekong offers the same pre and post cruise add-ons heading downstream. AmaWaterways has its own ship, the 124-passenger AmaDara, on the Mekong. In addition, the cruise line will add its first wine-hosted cruise in Asia. The sailing embarks on March 26, 2018, and will be held with guest winery Sbragia Family Vineyards from Dry Creek Valley, California.

Tauck Unveils Four Small Ship European Itineraries for 2018

Tauck Small Ship Cruising will offer four European itineraries in 2018, including sailings that visit the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Baltic Seas. The four options are:

Venice and the Dalmatian Coast: The 10-day tour, which includes a two-night hotel stay in Venice, features visits to Venice's Doge's Palace, Murano, the Adriatic island of Korcula, the medieval town of Trogir in Croatia, and the islands of Hvar and Pula. Six departures are available: May 8, 22; August 21, 28; and September 4, 11.

St. Petersburg and the Baltic Sea: The 12-day itinerary includes a two-night hotel stay in Stockholm, followed by a seven-night cruise on Le Soleal featuring a two-night stay in St. Petersburg, with visits to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Faberge Museum and a guided tour of the Hermitage included. Other ports of call include Tallinn and Copenhagen. Four departures are available: May 16, 23, 30, and June 6.

<p><strong>Sicily, the Amalfi  Coast &amp; Rome: </strong>This 11-day itinerary includes two nights in Rome with a  Tauck shore excursion exclusive -- an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museum  including a leisurely visit to the Sistine Chapel. After Rome comes the  seven-night Mediterranean and southern Italy cruise portion of the trip, which  includes visits to the Aeolian Isles, the Herculaneum ruins, a drive on the  Amalfi Coast, an overnight in Malta and four days visiting ports along the  Sicilian coast. Six departures are available: June 13, 19; August 15, 21; and  September 12, 28. </p>
<p><strong>British and Irish  Isles:</strong> Among the port calls on this 12-day itinerary, which starts with two  nights in Dublin, are Belfast, the Isle of Man, Liverpool, Cobh, Portsmouth and  Guernsey. The trip ends with two nights in London. Two departures are  available: April 25 and May 2. </p>

--By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor; Dori Saltzman, Senior Editor, and Chris Gray Faust, Senior Editor