Avid Travel With Britton Frost

Avid Travel With Britton Frost

Avid Travel With Britton Frost is a weekly podcast that takes an in-depth look at all aspects of cruise travel. The aim of the 30-minute broadcast is to empower travel advisors with knowledge that allows them to help their clients make informed cruise vacation decisions. Whether your clients aspire to the oceans, rivers or the remote destinations that only expedition ships can take them to, Avid Travel With Britton Frost seeks to bolster your understanding and expertise on all things cruises.

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Recent Podcasts from Avid Travel With Britton Frost

Where To Cruise During The Holidays
November 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:07

Today we look at Thanksgiving and Christmas cruises offered on the oceans and rivers.  Join me as I share some of my experiences sailing during the holidays, as well as a comprehensive list of which river cruise companies offer Christmas Market itineraries and where they sail.  Regardless of whether you choose to…
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Getting To Know CroisiEurope
November 17th, 2020 | Length 00:27:59

Africa cruise podcast with Devin Quinn: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/avid-travel-with-britton-frost-devin-quinn-pt-2-africa/ This week we are joined by Michael DaCosta from CroisiEurope. Though CroisiEurope has one of the biggest river cruise fleets in Europe, the company is still fairly unknown to North American travelers. With riverboats around the world, and two oceangoing vessels, let's see…
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Cruising Is For Everyone: Why Cruising Is The Best Mode Of Travel
November 10th, 2020 | Length 00:22:30

Cruising is a truly customizable experience. When I hear someone say they aren't interested in cruising I know that it is likely because they simply haven't found the right cruise.  Here are my top reasons to book a cruise for 2021 and beyond. …
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The CDC Lifted Its No Sail Order, Now What?
November 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:13:03

On September 30 the CDC made a final update to the No Sail Order, stating that if the conditions above were not met cruise lines could resume sailing October 31, 2020. So, what does that mean at the beginning of November? The CDC released what it calls a Conditional Sailing Order…
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Which Cruise Lines Allow Children?
October 27th, 2020 | Length 00:25:26

Today we look at which cruise lines allow children on board their ships. However, just because children are allowed onboard does not mean that every cruise line is suitable for children. Some are better fits than others. So, which cruise lines are the best for children? Let's dive in. …
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River Cruise 101: What Are The Hidden Costs?
October 20th, 2020 | Length 00:19:40

Inclusion comparisons: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/comparisons/ Danube price comparisons: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/07/danube-river-cruise-pricing-charts-2020/ In the past, cruises were notorious for having hidden costs. Passengers traveling on cruise ships often felt they were being nickeled and dimed, paying extra for beverages, excursions, internet, and dining. When river cruising came along, it introduced a much more inclusive product…
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What Is The Difference In Ocean & River Cruising?
October 16th, 2020 | Length 00:22:10

Why AmaMagna Is A Great Choice For First-Time River Cruisers: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/11/ama-magna-first-time-river-cruises/ 6 Types Of Travelers Who Are Perfect For AmaMagna, Are You One Of Them? https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/07/6-types-of-travelers-who-are-perfect-for-amamagna-are-you-one-of-them/ The transition from ocean cruises to river cruises, or vice versa, may not be an easy one. Ocean cruisers often fear that river cruises will…
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River Cruise 101: Water Levels
October 6th, 2020 | Length 00:18:30

Water levels comment page: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/08/video-how-to-use-german-water-level-charts/ German water level maps:  https://www.pegelonline.wsv.de/gast/karte/standard https://www.wetteronline.de/pegelstaende What are water levels? How can they affect a river cruise? Do they need to be taken into consideration before booking a river cruise?  Today we look at how water levels can impact cruises and what we can do to avoid…
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Cruising During COVID
September 29th, 2020 | Length 00:19:46

COVID-19 has raised many questions for travelers. When will we be able to fly again? When are we going to be allowed into other countries? When can we enjoy visiting a resort without a mask?  The pandemic has been especially hard for cruise companies, as a handful of cruise ships were…
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How Will COVID-19 Impact The Future Of Cruising?
September 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:24:07

This week I am joined by cruise journalist Ralph Grizzle to take a look at the future of cruising and where the industry is headed during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.  It's no secret that the cruise industry was hit hard at the beginning of the pandemic, with cruise ships often…
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Top 5 Itineraries For First-Time Ocean Cruisers
September 15th, 2020 | Length 00:23:49

Last week's episode: https://www.travmarketmedia.com/podcasts/top-5-itineraries-for-first-time-river-cruisers/ There are so many cruise itineraries available to choose from that it poses the question: What are the best itineraries for a first-time cruiser? Well, it depends. If a trip Europe is a bucket list item, then cruising the Mediterranean or the Baltic could be a great option for…
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Top 5 Itineraries For First-Time River Cruisers
September 9th, 2020 | Length 00:30:13

Viking’s continuity from ocean to river: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2016/05/viking-sea-best-ship/ Is AmaMagna the best choice for first-time river cruisers?: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/11/ama-magna-first-time-river-cruises/ This week on Avid Travel with Britton Frost, we are talking about where to cruise. This is the most important decision before moving forward with booking because in order to know which cruise…
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Britton Frost: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:05:27

Britton Frost is a travel journalist specializing in small-ship cruises on both oceans and rivers. An experienced traveler with dozens of cruises under her belt, Britton began cruising when she was a mere six months old (crossing the Atlantic with her parents on the Queen Elizabeth 2). She’s been cruising ever…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Avalon Waterways' COVID-19 Response & 2021 Plans
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:03:36

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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - What's New For Riviera In 2020?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:19

Our first Riviera podcast: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-31…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Vantage's New Ocean Ship
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:05

Vantage River Cruise interview with Sarah Sweeney: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-frost-getting-to-know-vantage-with-sarah-sweeney…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Cruise Line Technology Of The Future, And Today
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:51

This week I am joined by Ingo Soerensen from Oracle. Soerensen explains the technologies that are currently being used on board different ships and also what technologies could be implemented in the future. Read Soerensen's article on Avid Cruiser:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/11/opinion-cruise-lines-of-the-future-what-should-we-expect-next/…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - American Queen Steamboat Company & Victory Cruise Lines Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:10

Today I am joined by American Queen Steamboat Company's Senior Director of Product Development, Ruth Richebacher. Other AQSC interview: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-54Mississippi Itineraries write-up: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/11/u-s-river-cruise-itineraries-the-mississippi-river/…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Getting To Know Vantage With Sarah Sweeney
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:36

Join me this week as I talk to Sarah Sweeney about Vantage. We talk about everything from what is included in Vantage's cruise fare to its solo travel initiatives to its concierge service.…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Tom Wolber On Crystal Endeavor
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:09:44

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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - What Makes Crystal River Cruises Stand Out
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:12:07

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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Tom Wolber On The Moselle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:06:54

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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Uniworld's Ellen Bettridge
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:57

With many new itineraries for 2020, and four new ships debuting, Uniworld has its hands full preparing for next season. Join us as we talk about what guests can expect from Uniworld and its sister company U River Cruises; as well as what these companies have in store for the…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - 2019 U.S. Holiday River Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:01

This week, we take at the holiday offerings from American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines.Holiday offerings article:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/09/its-not-too-late-u-s-holiday-river-cruises-2019/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E30 - Celebrity's Galapagos Offerings
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:17:32

This week, we take a look at what Celebrity has to offer in the Galapagos.Galapagos article:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/08/celebritys-galapagos-itineraries/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E29 - Where To Cruise
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:17:15

This week we look at where to cruise, whether its Europe's main rivers like the Danube and the Rhine, or through the canals of France.Where To Cruise Article: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/09/river-cruise-101-where-to-river-cruise/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E28 - Solo Ocean Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:43

In this episode we will talk about what it's like to cruise alone, what single supplements are, and how to avoid them.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E27 - Family River Cruising
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:43

We have talked about family travel and cruising with families in multiple podcasts, but family travel has never been the focus of an entire podcast. In this episode, we will look at which cruise lines are the most family friendly - not only in their itineraries and cruise offerings, but…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E26 - The Evolution Of Avid Cruiser
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:00

On the heels of a recent redesign, I figured it would be the perfect time to sit down with Ralph to see why he started Avid Cruiser, what got him interested in cruising, and how the site has evolved since it first started. Spoiler alert: It wasn't even a website…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E25 - How To Save On A River Cruise
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:36

This week we look at multiple ways to save on a river cruise. How To Save Articles:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/04/how-to-save-on-a-rhone-river-cruise-2020/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/07/how-to-save-on-a-2020-danube-river-cruise/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E24 - Family Cruising
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:29

This week I reflect on my time cruising as a child to answer the question, is cruising a good option for families?Traveling With Children On Premium, Upper-Premium, And Luxury Cruise Lines:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/06/traveling-with-children-on-premium-upper-premium-and-luxury-cruise-lines/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E23 - Christmas Market Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:29

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I look back to my Christmas Market cruise aboard AmaBella in 2010. 2020 European Christmas Cruise Itineraries: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/08/european-christmas-markets-river-cruises-2020/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E22 - American Queen Steamboat Company & Victory Cruise Lines
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:44

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by EVP Hotel Operations & New Construction at American Queen Steamboat Company, David Kelly. David and I sat down to discuss what American Queen Steamboat Company has to offer on the Mississippi, as well as what its sister company,…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E21 - Viking Ocean Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:03

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by Ralph Grizzle, editor of Avid Cruiser. Ralph sits down to talk about his experience aboard Viking Ocean Cruises.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E20 - Deciphering German Water Level Charts
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:08

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are learning how to decipher German water level charts with one of our readers, Di. Map #1: https://www.wetteronline.de/pegelstaendeMap #2: https://www.pegelonline.wsv.de/gast/karte/standardCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E19 - Expedition Cruising Vs Classic Cruising With Silversea
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:50:05

This week were are joined by Wes Weiner who recently completed his first expedition cruise aboard Silver Cloud. Wes discusses the difference between classic and expedition cruising, and also compares his classic cruising experience on Silversea and Regent. Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/05/cruise-line-loyalty-programs-101-crystal-seabourn-silversea-and-regent-seven-seas/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E18 - The Danube
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:03

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are looking at Europe's second longest river, the Danube. The Danube is one of the most popular rivers for first time cruisers, and for good reason. Join me as I give a quick overview of the river, itineraries, and cities along…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E17 - Tauck's Galapagos Itineraries
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:05

This week we look at the Galapagos itineraries offered by Tauck.Tauck's Galapagos itineraries:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/07/taucks-galapagos-itineraries/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E16 - Reflecting On My Time Aboard AmaMagna
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:10

This week I will be sharing my experience from my time aboard AmaMagna.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E15 - Silversea & Lindblad's Galapagos Itineraries
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:08

This week we look at the Galapagos itineraries offered by Silversea and Lindblad Expeditions.Silversea's Galapagos itineraries:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/04/silverseas-new-galapagos-ship-silver-origin/Lindblad's Galapagos itineraries:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/07/lindblad-expeditions-galapagos-itineraries/Expedition cruising with Silversea in Antartica: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-2Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E14 - Water Levels 101 With AmaWaterways' Rudi Schreiner
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:42

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by AmaWaterways' President and Co-Founder Rudi Schreiner to hear what he has to say about low and high water and how it impacts river cruises. Podcast with Kristin Karst:https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-5German river levels chart:https://www.wetteronline.de/pegelstaendeCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E13 - MSC Cruises' Ken Muskat
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:29

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by MSC Cruises' Ken Muskat. I have never had an opportunity to sail with MSC, so I figured I'd sit down with Ken to see what the cruise line has to offer.More on MSC's partnership with Martha Stewart: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/04/msc-cruises-partners-with-martha-stewart/Check…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E12 - Chatting With Our AmaWaterways' Cruise Manager, Maddy
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:11

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am coming at you live from the Danube joined by our cruise manager for this week, Maddy Caldaruse. Join Maddy and me as we sit by the river in Linz with one of our favorite cocktails, an Aperol Spritz, to hear…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E11 - Medicare, Low Water, And Travel Anecdotes With Elsa Nystrom
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:23

This week I am joined by Elsa Nystrom, one of our readers. Elsa has written a few pieces for River Cruise Advisor and Avid Cruiser on insurance. One deals with using insurance brokers, and the other gives helpful information about using Medicare abroad. Elsa and I sat down to chat…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E10 - Countdown To AmaMagna Ft. Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:11

Now the only double-wide river cruise vessel sailing Europe, AmaMagna sets herself apart from other river cruise ships not only due to her size, but also her amenities. Join us as we discuss what makes AmaMagna unique, and why she will appeal to river and ocean cruise guests alike.Email us…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E9 - Sailing With Ponant & Backroads Featuring Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:31

This week guest host Ralph Grizzle joins us to talk about his recent trip with Backroads aboard Ponant's Le Lyrial.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E8 - Samantha Brown
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:38

This week I am joined by the one and only Samantha Brown as she prepares for the christening for AmaMagna next month. Join us as we talk about river cruising, travel tips, and more. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E7 - Photography Tips & Tricks
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:01

This week, we hear from professional photographer Mike Louagie, who gives us tips on how to make our vacation photos better than average. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E6 - Accessible Cruises For Passengers With Limited Mobility
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:23

This week, we learn about a new river cruise product that is accessible for wheelchair bound passengers. Read more about the product here: https://www.accessibletravelnl.com/travel/Accessible-Cruise-on-the-RhineContact Accessible Travel Netherlands:info@accessibletravelnl.comCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E5 - Packing Tips & Tricks
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:25

This week, I looked to our readers for their best packing tips. Read my article about loyalty programs here: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/what-to-pack-when-river-cruising-for-women/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E4 - Premium Cruise Line Loyalty Programs
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:37

This week we discuss the loyalty programs offered by Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Princess Cruises. Read my article about loyalty programs here: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/05/cruise-line-loyalty-programs-part-two-premium-cruise-linesCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E3 - Single Supplements & Solo Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:53

This week we discuss single supplements and solo travel - because sometimes traveling solo comes at a cost. Read my article about single supplements here: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/single-supplements-for-solo-travelers-2019-update/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E2 - Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:48

This week we discuss the loyalty programs offered by Crystal, Regent, Silversea, and Seabourn.Read my article about loyalty programs here: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/05/cruise-line-loyalty-programs-101-crystal-seabourn-silversea-and-regent-seven-seas/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E1 - Five Steps To Choosing A Stateroom
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:11

This week I discuss my advice is booking a stateroom. Is a balcony really necessary? How do balconies vary across different ships and fleets? Photos of AmaMagna:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/amamagna-first-photos-of-a-stunning-new-river-cruiser/My podcast is based off this article by Ralph Grizzle: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/04/five-tips-for-choosing-your-stateroom/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E19 - UnCruise Adventures
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:08

This week I am joined by Dan Blanchard from Uncruise Adventures to talk about what UnCruise does differently.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E18 - Riviera River Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:27

This week I am joined by Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises to talk about what the UK-based river cruise line has to offer to the North American market.More about Ralph's barge cruise with David Wilcox:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/singer-songwriter-david-wilcox/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E17 - Active Cruising With Backroads
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:42:49

This week we are joined by Michael Bernhard from Backroads Active Travel. Michael talks about Backroads partnerships with AmaWaterways and Ponant, and how taking active excursions can enhance your cruise experience.…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E16 - Travel Protection Through Credit Cards & More
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:34:16

This week we are joined by one of our readers, Joel Gilgoff. Joel reached out to us after our insurance podcasts hoping to add insight about travel protection through credit cards.…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E15 - Ponant's Edie Rodriguez
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:08

This week I am joined by Edie Rodriguez to learn a bit more about Ponant. We discuss everything from Ponant's growing fleet to the ideal expedition traveler. Renderings of the Blue Eye Lounge that was mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/02/58584/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E14 - Traveling Solo Aboard AmaViola
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:13

Last week, I gathered opinions from my fellow travelers about my time aboard AmaViola. This week, I give my own opinions about what river cruising as a young, solo traveler. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E12 - Live From Celebrity Summit
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:54

This week I am joined by a few of my fellow passengers from Celebrity Summit to discuss our opinions on the Celebrity Revolution, the half-billion dollar renovation project that will transform all the ships in Celebrity's fleet over the next few years. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E12 - Live From AmaViola
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:07

Join me this week live from the Danube aboard AmaViola as I gather the opinions of my fellow passengers. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E11 - Cruise Tips With Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:48

Join me as I discuss cruise tips and tricks with my special guest, Ralph Grizzle.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E10 - Nieuw Statendam, pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:53

Join me as I talk about my time aboard Holland America Line's newest ship, Nieuw Statendam.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E9 - Cruising The Mekong With AmaWaterways
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:23

This week I am joined by one of our readers, Paulette Hannah, to discuss her recent Mekong cruise aboard AmaWaterways' AmaDara.Read Paulette's guest post:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/03/guest-post-cruising-the-mekong-on-amawaterways/A video Paulette put together about her trip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4sl9yxqV50&feature=youtu.beCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E8 - Tauck's Small Ship Ocean Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:24

Last month I was joined by Katharine Bonner from Tauck to discuss the company's river cruise product. This week, we will learn more about Tauck's small ship ocean cruises.River Cruise Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-13Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E7 - Budget-Friendly Cruising At Less Than $400 Per Person Per Day
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:01

This week I sat down to talk about budget. Most river cruises range between $200 and $400 per person per day, so I capped my budget at $400 to see exactly which cruises I would be able to afford.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E6 - Expedition Cruising With Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:12

This week I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to talk about expedition cruising in Antarctica and beyond.Our previous Antartica podcast: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-2Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E5 - Teeming River Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:33

This week I am joined by Jeff and Gina Paglialonga from Teeming River Cruises to discuss river cruising on a budget. Teeming's 7-day river cruises start at $1,200 a person, which puts them at well below $200 per person per day. So how do they make river cruises so affordable…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E4 - Travel Agent 101 & Alaska And River Cruise Trends
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:42

This week I am joined by Bridgett Quinn from Cruise Specialists to talk about travel agents. We discuss why travel agents are important, how much they cost, and the benefits of using cruise specific agencies. After breaking down what Cruise Specialists does, we also break down some trends in Alaska…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E3 - Travel Insurance 101, Part Two
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:28

This week I am joined by Suzanne Morrow from InsureMyTrip to learn more about travel insurance.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Insurance Article: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/02/river-cruise-101-travel-insurance-basicsContact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E2 - Travel Insurance 101, Part One
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:33

This week I am joined by Carol Mueller from Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection to learn more about travel insurance. What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it? Those questions and more answered in this episode.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E1 - River Cruising 101: Why Cruise?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:01

Welcome to the first episode of my second season! On this episode we talk about something that has been answered indirectly on our sites for many years. Why take a river cruise?Articles mentioned: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/02/river-cruise-101-why-cruise/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/river-cruise-101-whats-a-river-cruise-going-to-cost-me/Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E16 - Alaska Cruises With Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:09

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my sixteenth episode, I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to talk about six cruises that he would like to do in Alaska - and one that he would not. Articles mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/02/silversea-announces-2021-expedition-world-cruise/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/02/antarctic-explorer-colin-obrady-to-join-seabourn-conversations-program/https://www.avidcruiser.com/category/ocean-cruises/azamara-cruises/Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E15 - Katharine Bonner
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:22

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fifteenth episode, I am joined by Katharine Bonner, senior vice president of Tauck River & Ocean Cruises, to talk about the history of Tauck, and a new ship that will cruise the Douro River. Articles mentioned:…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E14 - Aspirational Cruises With Special Guest Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:03

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fourteenth episode, I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to talk about a few cruises that we would like to take in 2019 and 2020. Articles mentioned: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/top-5-aspirational-cruises-for-2020/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/the-four-ships-id-most-like-to-cruise-in-2019/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/scenic-and-national-geographic-announce-expanded-list-of-2020-itineraries/Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E13 - Aboard Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:25

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my thirteenth episode, I am joined by my best friend Natalie aboard Nieuw Statendam in a unique format. Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E12 - Walter Littlejohn
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:23

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my twelfth episode, I am joined by Crystal River Cruises' Walter Littlejohn to talk about Crystal's standard of luxury, dining options on board, water levels, and more. Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E11 - My Top 10 Aspirational Cruises for 2019 and 2020
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:01

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my eleventh episode, I am flying solo yet again to talk about my top ten aspirational voyages for 2019 and 2020. Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Articles Mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/recap-of-our-antarctic-voyage-on-silver-cloud/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/vikings-2020-2021-world-cruise/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/oceania-cruises-orders-two-new-ships/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/seabourn-introduces-regiis-ova-caviar-to-guests/Podcast episodes mentioned: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-2https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-8Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E10 - Devin Quinn, Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:14

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my tenth episode, I am joined again by Devin Quinn from CroisiEurope. This week, Devin recounts her time in Africa with CroisiEurope.Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/AmaWaterways Deals https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/amawaterways-last-minute-2019-deals/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E9 - Devin Quinn
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:19:48

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my ninth episode, I am joined by Devin Quinn from CroisiEurope in part one of a two-part podcast. This week, Devin gives us an overview of CroisiEurope's fleet as we talk about a few options CroisiEurope provides…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E8: Pam Hoffee
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:23

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my eighth episode, I am joined by Avalon Waterways' Pam Hoffee to talk about what Avalon has to offer for 2019.Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Avalon Dealshttps://www.avalonwaterways.com/River-Cruise-Deals/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E7: Kristin Karst, Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:53

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my seventh episode, I am joined by a long time friend, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst, to talk about how AmaWaterways has dealt with the low water levels on the rivers in Europe.…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E6: Kristin Karst, Pt. 1
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:09

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my sixth episode, I am joined by a long time friend, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst, to talk about multigenerational travel, wellness, and river cruising with mobility issues. Check out my writing on…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E5: Celebrity Edge, Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:42

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fifth episode, I discuss my time aboard Celebrity Edge and talk all things entertainment. Article mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/countdown-to-celebrity-edge-my-top-five-anticipated-venues/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E4: Live From Antarctica
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:31

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fourth episode, I am joined by Ralph Grizzle who is sailing aboard Silver Cloud through Antarctica. Instagram: avidcruiserSnapchat: avidcruiserAntarctica Live Voyage Reports: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/an-antarctic-voyage-on-silversea-a-veritable-feast/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/an-antarctic-voyage-on-silversea-part-two-the-aperitif/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/an-antarctic-voyage-on-silversea-part-three-the-appetizer-a-crossing-to-the-falklands/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.comThumbnail photo courtesy of Ralph Grizzle…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E3: Lindblad National Geographic Endurance
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:14:53

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my third episode, I discuss a ship I am very excited about - Lindblad's National Geographic Endurance.Lindblad National Geographic Endurance piece: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/09/linblad-introduces-new-ship-national-geographic-endurance/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Articles discussed: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/cunard-offers-black-friday-savings/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/windstar-announces-250-million-renovation-and-lengthening/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/crystal-redesign-four-week-dry-dock/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.comThumbnail photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E2: Celebrity Edge pt 1!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:02

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my second episode, I prepare for my trip aboard Celebrity Edge.Celebrity Edge Piece: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/countdown-to-celebrity-edge-my-top-five-anticipated-venues/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Other articles mentioned:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/09/britton-top-5-2019/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/09/my-top-5-aspirational-river-cruises-for-2018-2019/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/river-cruise-101-touring-and-theme-cruises/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/10/voyage-preview-antarctica-on-silver-cloud/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/a-cruise-like-no-other-antarctica-on-silver-cloud/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.comThumbnail photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E1: Crossing Sweden on the Göta Canal
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:10

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On our first episode, guest Ralph Grizzle and I recap a unique cruise across Sweden.Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Articles mentioned:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/traveling-across-sweden-oldest-passenger-ship/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/river-cruise-101-locks/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Britton Frost

Britton Frost


Britton Frost is a travel journalist specializing in small-ship cruises on both oceans and rivers. An experienced traveler with dozens of cruises under her belt, Britton began cruising when she was a mere six months old (crossing the Atlantic with her parents on the Queen Elizabeth 2). She’s been cruising…

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