Budapest Cruise Disembarkation

Budapest River Port

WHAT HAPPENS DURING CRUISE DISEMBARKATION DAY IN BUDAPEST: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 15 Time flies when you’re having fun and all too quickly our Amsterdam to Budapest 15-day cruise had come to an end. Tony and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and from the high-spirits of our fellow travellers […]

The Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise (Rhine-Main-Danube)

Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise Route

WHERE THE CRUISE WENT AND WHAT WAS IT LIKE: The Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise: Introductory comments Magnificent Europe, European Jewels or Grand European Tour – these are some of the names given to this 15-day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. This is one of the most popular European river cruises and all the […]

New European River Cruise Ships Launching in 2014

Viking Var riverboat

MORE LUXURY RIVER CRUISE SHIPS JOINING THE RIVERS OF EUROPE IN 2014: With more travellers discovering the pleasures of cruising the rivers of Europe and with the keen competition amongst operators, river cruise companies are launching more luxurious riverboats to meet this growth market. In 2014 the latest and best river cruise ships being launched […]

See the Pristine Douro Valley on a Douro River Cruise

Douro River, Portugal

CRUISE THE DOURO RIVER FROM PORTO TO THE SPANISH BORDER AND VISIT SPAIN: The Douro River is one of Europe’s most western rivers, flowing through Spain and Portugal into the Atlantic Ocean.  On a Douro River cruise, you’ll see restored palaces, historic cities, steeply-terraced vineyards and picturesque rural villages along one of Europe’s most charming […]

Cruising the Imperial Rivers of Russia and the Ukraine

Volga River Cruise

CRUISING THE VOLGA RIVER IN RUSSIA AND THE DNIEPER RIVER IN THE UKRAINE: Discover Russia and the Ukraine along their natural highways with a cruise through the imperial rivers and lakes. Whether it’s Moscow’s golden onion domes and red-walled Kremlin, the legendary palaces and canals of St. Petersburg, or the romantic vastnesses of the Ukraine […]

Things to Watch for When Planning Your European River Cruise

The River Princess moored in Bamberg

Things to watch for (or be aware of) on a river cruise in Europe: River cruise holiday disappointments can mostly be avoided with a bit of research and preparation when planning your river cruise holiday in Europe. Sometimes people who’ve been on ocean cruises assume that a European river cruise is pretty much the same […]

European River Cruise Routes

The Main River at Miltenberg

Where You Can Travel to on Europe’s Rivers: You can cruise the rivers and waterways all over Europe, especially in France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Russia. Most regions have navigable rivers and canals, with several different types of boats. The longest cruise it is possible to do now stretches all […]

River Cruises in Europe

Europe River cruises

River Cruise Holidays in Europe – What to Know When Choosing Your River Cruise: When we did our first European river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in 2005, we observed that river cruises was one of the fastest growing travel options in Europe, as evidenced by the large increase in the number of riverboats plying […]

See the Magic of Spring on a Holland and Belgium River Cruise

Zaanse Schans and its famous windmills

EXPLORE HOLLAND AND BELGIUM ON CRUISES OF THE RIVERS IJSSEL, WAAL AND SCHELDE: Not surprisingly, the most popular Holland-Belgium river cruises are in the springtime, which in the Netherlands and Belgium is truly magical with flowers in full bloom; especially, of course, tulips. Cruising through the scenic Dutch and Belgian rivers and canals is really […]