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 […]

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 […]

Kiev Airport Transfer – Dopobachennya Kiev!

Kiev Sea Terminal

End of our Dnieper River Cruise and we arrange our own airport transfer to Kiev Airport.

Kiev, "Mother of Cities"

Arriving in Kiev by river

Kiev is one of the oldest cities in all of Europe and therefore called “Mother of Cities”. There are lots to see here, including Sophia Cathedral, Monastery of the Caves, Golden Gate and many other exquisite churches and other attractions.

Cruising the Dnieper River – Ukraine Travel

Cruising the Dneiper River

A full day of cruising along the Dnieper River to Kiev. The Dnieper is the most significant river in the Ukraine and the third longest in Europe…

In the Footsteps of the Cossacks – Zaporozhye

Cossack Horse Show, Zaporozhye

“Footsteps of the Cossacks” is the name of this Ukraine river cruise and today in Zaporozhye we take a walk in their footsteps to learn about their culture, military capabilities and their great horsemanship…