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Schwerin Castle garden

Europe’s old world charm and sophisticated landmarks like the Schwerin Castle offer endless opportunities for romantic strolls.

From Donna:

Did you know that February is a good time to purchase a cruise? Actually, January to March is known as Wave Season in the cruise industry. It’s when cruise lines offer incentives like cabin upgrades, extra onboard credit or flight deals (sometimes free economy) with cruise bookings. You won’t find bargain basement prices—those are saved for last-minute deals—but you will find increased value. For instance:

  • Seabourn’s Signature Savings Event offers cabin upgrades, shipboard credit and flight incentives, depending on the voyage. (We just booked with them for spring 2018.)
  • Exclusive offers on Silversea include 10% discount if you pay in full by Feb. 28, 2017 (better hurry on that one and don’t forget to purchase cancellation insurance), free economy airfare to select Mediterranean cruises and an especially good all-inclusive package for an expedition cruise in Antarctica.
  • AmaWaterways is waving single supplements on select river cruises.

So check with your favorite cruise line to see what savings are on offer.  And, remember, to get your preferred cabin location, it pays to book ahead.

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From Nicole:

Hello, everyone! It’s still February and that means we’re still talking romance! While the US offers oodles of romantic travel options, Europe is a great bet for a lovely getaway with your love. There’s nothing quite like strolling around the grounds of a centuries-old castle like the Schwerin Castle above. And no matter how crowded and touristy it gets, I don’t care what they say – a gondola ride in Venice is always a good bet. If you’re looking to plan your next romantic getaway, take a look at some of our most memorable trips to Europe for some inspiration!

This Week’s Articles

Still looking to enjoy a winter wonderland trip this year? Check out Alan and Donna’s winter trip to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley.

Spanish cities all have their distinct personalities, but Granada is really something special. This week, guest writer, Naomi Elster, highlights some of the city’s amazing sites and moorish-influenced teterias.

More Travel News for Boomers

Learn more about how to make the most of Wave Season from Cruise Critic.

A romantic trip to the Maldives is on our list. The Independent shows you how to make the most of your trip.

Or maybe you’re looking for better airfare deals to Hawaii. This advice from USA Today will help you get there.

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