Embarkation Day – Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

THE DUTCH CAPITAL IS A POPULAR STARTING POINT FOR EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 1 A twenty minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport and we were at the NH Amsterdam Center Hotel where all cruise passengers were to meet. There are actually three NH hotels in central […]

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 […]

Discover the Opulence and History of Russia on a Volga River Cruise

The famous Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg

SAIL FROM MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG ON A VOLGA RIVER CRUISE: “Discover the stunning architecture and unique cultural heritage of Russia’s most interesting cities on a Volga River cruise”. That’s what they claim, and to a large extent it’s justified. The development of numerous man-made canals now makes it possible to travel from Red Square […]

Discover the Ukraine on a Dnieper River Cruise

Viking's General Lavrinenkov in Odessa

CRUISE THE DNIEPER RIVER FROM KIEV TO ODESSA OR ODESSA TO KIEV: The Dnieper River, the third largest river in Europe, flows 1,370 miles from the heart of the Ukraine to the Black Sea. When we did this cruise in 2009, Viking River Cruises was the only English language cruise company covering the Dnieper, there […]

Enjoy Paris and Normandy on a Seine River Cruise

Monet's Lily Garden in Giverny

SAIL FROM PARIS TO NORMANDY ON A SEINE RIVER CRUISE: If you want to experience the northern France’s Normandy region in a relaxed, leisurely fashion, try a Seine River cruise. You’ll discover the history, culture, food and beauty of this region, famous as the birthplace of Impressionism. Normandy Normandy is a region central to the […]

The Best of Burgundy and Provence on a Saône-Rhône River Cruise

Pont Benezet over the Rhône river in Avignon

SAIL FROM CHALON-SUR-SAONE TO AVIGNON ON A SAONE AND RHONE RIVER CRUISE: This cruise takes you past some of the most beautiful vineyards and landscapes in the French countryside. Travelling along the Saône and Rhône Rivers you pass through the famous wine region of Burgundy, the lavender-scented hills of Provence and the wilder scenery of […]

French River Cruises

Cruise the Seine through the heart of Paris

CRUISE THE LENGTH OF FRANCE ON THE SAONE-RHONE RIVERS AND THE RIVER SEINE: A river cruise in France is a cruise on the Saône and Rhône Rivers or the River Seine, or a combination of all three. Sail on a leisurely-paced cruise along the Saône and Rhône rivers through the heart of Burgundy and Provence, […]

Travel the Gateway to Eastern Europe on an Elbe River Cruise

Dresden waterfront

CRUISE FROM BERLIN TO PRAGUE ON AN ELBE RIVER CRUISE: Considered the gateway to Eastern Europe, a cruise along the Elbe River offers views of hilltop castles and medieval towns, contrasted with cosmopolitan cities such as Berlin and Prague and the restored baroque glories of Dresden. Elbe River Cruise The Elbe, complete with towering cliffs, […]