Crystal Cruises Makes a Big Move Into River Cruising

Six-star service. Superior dining. The largest suites in river cruising aboard an exquisite new class of river vessel. Delightful shore adventures amid expertly-curated itineraries, taking you to the heart of world-renowned cities in world-class luxury.

One of our partners, Crystal Cruises, has been one of the top names in luxury cruising since its inception, claiming more “World’s Best” awards than any other travel and leisure provider in history. Crystal Cruises has decided to expand its offerings and bring the same standards to the river cruises market, and if the company’s most recent announcement is any indicator, they have already surpassed their own expectations.

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5 Ways to Save Money for Your Vacation


These days it seems harder and harder to save for your or your family’s vacation, here are 5 easy ways to save:

1. Open a high interest savings account that you have limited availability to just for your vacation. An example is Capital One 360 (formerly ING) Savings account. Have a small amount on payday auto-debited into this account. (Even $10 or $20 a paycheck really adds up.)

2. Just like when you were a kid, a simple way to save is by having a change jar. Every day throw the change in your pocket into a jar, also get your kids involved they will get excited about saving for the vacation and start looking for change everywhere. Every few months take it to the bank then transfer the savings into your vacation fund.

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River Cruising – The Hidden Treasure in Travel

When you think of “cruising” you picture massive ocean liners, fancy restaurants, swimming pools, casinos, nightclubs and a lot of people on board. While cruising has always proven to be exciting and fun, it’s also known to be an escape of a grandeur scale—one of entertainment and nightlife. But what if you want a vacation that’s more intimate, more sophisticated, and more of a relaxed atmosphere with an enlightening experience? That’s what River Cruising can offer it’s travelers. It’s a way to really experience Europe, be immersed in the local cultures and explore hidden treasures along the countless ports where massive cruise ships cannot enter.

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AffordableTours.com Co-President On Great Day Houston

It’s been several months but I thought we’d revisit a video of our beloved Co-President, Rod Fernandez, on Great Day Houston as he highlights reputable travel operators, travel websites, the wonders of river cruising, and new ways to travel and to gather travel information online.

Watch the video! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but best of all, you’ll learn a little bit more about the new wave of travel and how to get it on-line.

Rod Fernandez is the Co-President of AffordableTours.com