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 […]

Uniworld River Princess – Cruising on the Princess

Uniworld River Princess

RIVERBOAT REVIEW: OUR 18-DAY VIENNA TO PARIS RIVER CRUISE ON UNIWORLD’S RIVER PRINCESS: Our Uniworld Vienna to Paris River Cruise in June 2013 was on the River Princess. This cruise started from Vienna, but due to the severe flooding of the Danube, the River Princess was not able to make it back to Vienna in […]

Uniworld River Duchess – Our stay with the Duchess

Holland-Belgium River cruis

A Short Stay on Uniworld’s River Duchess Gave Us an Insight into this Boutique Riverboat: On our Uniworld Vienna to Paris River Cruise in June 2013, the River Duchess served as our floating hotel for the two nights that we were in Vienna. Our riverboat for this cruise was the River Princess, but because of […]

Viking Invasion on the Rivers of Europe

Viking river boat

Viking Launches Ten New River Boats: With the race to be the most dominant river cruising company in Europe, Viking has just christened, not one or two, but ten of its new “Longships”. At the christening ceremony at the Amsterdam’s cruise terminal, Viking Aegir, Viking Embla, Viking Bragi, Viking Skadi, Viking Atla, Viking Forseti, Viking […]

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 World of Boutique River Cruising

River Queen Restaurant - Courtesy Uniworld

Uniworld – a Boutique Hotel-Style Cruise Company: On the European river cruises that I’ve been on, I found our  river boats’ interior design and our staterooms to be sufficiently comfortable, but I wouldn’t described them as  plush. Of course river boat designs are continually being enhanced and what caught my attention is Uniworld’s latest remodeled […]

Europe River Cruising for Wheelchair-bound Travellers

Europe River Cruises - River boat

European River Boats with Wheelchair-accessible Cabins: From the queries we see and from our own personal experience, it’s clear that finding information on European river cruises that cater to travellers with mobility problems was not an easy task in the past.  In 2005 when we took my 89 year-old mother-in-law (Barbara) on the Amsterdam to […]