River Boats – The Class of 2014

Viking Longship Var

A Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice of the Best River Boats: Each year Condé Nast Traveller magazine conducts a readers’ poll to vote for the best passenger ship in the various categories. Given the ever increasing popularity of river cruising, river cruise ships are now a category of the Condé Nast Traveller survey. Survey Criteria The Condé Nast […]

Danube Cruises from Passau

Passau river front

Danube Cruises Starting from Passau: Situated on the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is commonly known as “The Three Rivers City”. Passau’s location makes it an ideal stop for river cruises. The longer cruises such as the popular Amsterdam to Budapest cruises call at Passau as there are many […]

A 4-Day Deluxe Danube River Cruise

Avalon Tapestry © Travel Signposts

A Four-Day Danube River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest: A visitor to our site recently emailed me to say that she was keen on doing a Danube River Cruise but complained that river cruises are very expensive.  She thought that she could do it cheaper by hopping on and off local river boats and arranging […]

Ms Amabella – APT’s Concerto Class River Boat

Ms Amacello - Photo by AMA Waterways

Ms Amabella – APT’s New Concerto Class River Boats are Designed to be Bigger: Having introduced the Aria Class River Boats between 2006 and 2009, APT has now launched its Concerto Class River Ships with the first of two vessels commissioned in May 2010.  APT’s newly inaugurated 162-passenger Ms Amabella is already a hit with […]

"River Victoria" on the Imperial Waterways of Russia

"River Victoria" Courtesy Uniworld

River Victoria is the Latest of Uniworld’s Russian river cruise boat: River boats operating on the Russian rivers are generally not as grand as those plying the Rhine or the Danube.  As we understand from the tour manager of a company we travelled with, river cruise operators are somewhat restricted on what boats they can […]

River Antoinette – A New Uniworld Rhine Riverboat

River Antoinette - Courtesy Uniworld

River Antoinette is the Latest of Uniworld’s Luxury Floating Hotel : In March 2011, another stunning riverboat joins the fleet of Uniworld’s European river cruises. The River Antoinette is the sister ship to the majestic River Beatrice and will cruise the Rhine River on Uniworld’s popular “Castles Along the Rhine” and “Rhine Holiday Markets” cruises. […]

A River Cruise through the Heart of Burgundy and Provence

River Royale in Avignon - Courtesy Uniworld

A Cruise for Lovers of French Wine and Good Food : Burgundy and Provence are two regions in France that are renowned for their wine and cuisine.  For anyone who’s keen on French wine and good food, a Rhône and Saône River cruise takes you through the heart of Provence and Burgundy, France’s top wine-making […]

A Springtime Cruise on the Rhine

Keukenhof Garden in Spring

A Perfect Time to Enjoy the Gardens of Europe on a Rhine River Cruise: Spring is a beautiful time in Europe and for anyone doing a river cruise starting or ending in Amsterdam, there’s the added bonus of visiting the world’s most beautiful spring garden – the Keukenhof Gardens. A number of river cruise companies […]

English Holiday Cruises on the Severn River

Severn River Cruise

Enjoy the Beautiful English countryside on a Severn River Cruise: Cruising the rivers of Europe on board a luxurious river boat is without doubt, one of the most pleasurable ways of enjoying the sights of Europe. Whether its cruising down the Rhine, the Danube, the Seine or one of Europe’s many scenic rivers, this is […]

A Seine River Cruise to the Normandy Coast

River Baroness - Courtesy Uniworld

See the sights of Paris and Northern France on a Seine River Cruise: If enjoying the sights of Paris, cruising on the Seine River and the opportunity to explore the Normandy coast sounds appealing, a Paris and Normandy Seine River Cruise may fit the bill. Several river cruise companies offer a 7-night cruise to the […]