Category - River Cruising


Viking River Cruises – a better way to explore

Nothing compares to a river. How else but on a river can you journey into the very heart of the world’s greatest cities and most charming towns, discovering the true nature of the land and its people?   Where else but on a river could you be gently carried along on an elegant, intimate ship, […]


River Cruises: Extraordinary Experiences, Unexpected Discoveries

With most ocean going cruise ships, you dock in an area which is far from any town or attractions (and often in a not-so-nice-area at all). The joy of Avalon is that they dock in the heart of things. Imagine getting off in Cologne and strolling to the famous Cathedral. Or stepping ashore in the […]


5 Packing Tips for European River Cruisers

This fantastic list is courtesy of Avalon River Cruises, one of our preferred river cruise partners.   River cruising is the fastest-growing sector in the travel industry and it’s not hard to see why. People love the intimate size (usually around 175 passengers), the inclusions and the leisurely pace. If, like a lot of “big […]


Danube River Cruise

I had never taken a Uniworld European River Cruise before, but when I was presented with the opportunity to take a voyage upon the River Beatrice this March I jumped on the occasion. The ship was built in 2009 and is very clean and brightly lit. She was voted #3 on Conde Nast Readers Poll […]


Viking River Cruising

My first river cruise was a 15 day Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Danube, Main-Danube Canal and the Rhine rivers. We arrived in Budapest a day ahead and stayed at the InterContinental Budapest Hotel which was fantastic. We had a river view room, the view is amazing. […]


Meandering the Waterways

River cruising is hot.  It is on almost everyones 5 year travel plan and frankly we think that makes a lot of sense.  It is a great way to see both the urban and rural makeup of a country without having to move from hotel to hotel.  It means great food, great scenery, great access […]