New Ships For Viking, New Routes For U
Sometimes it’s tough to keep up with the latest announcements in the river cruise industry. Luckily, we’re on-hand to keep you up to date with all the news.
Chinese Moon Festival And Two Other Riverside Celebrations
The start of September brings changes around the world. In the UK, the nights are getting noticeably longer. Elsewhere in the world, this month signals the start of spring or, in China, it brings with it the annual Moon Festival.
Bring Your Appetite To The Deep South
One thing you don’t want to leave behind when you embark on a Lower Mississippi River cruise is your appetite. Here are some mouth-watering dishes you may want to look out for.
Bryant On Brabant (A Ship Review)
Our very own Georgie Bryant recently sailed on board Fred. Olsen’s first river cruise ship, Brabant. Here’s a run-down of what you can expect on board.
Geoffrey Chaucer Set To Join Youngest River Fleet In Europe
A few weeks ago, Riviera Travel revealed that their latest new addition to the fleet will set sail in the spring of 2020, continuing to improve the youngest fleet in Europe.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Strasbourg
The beautiful city of Strasbourg is one of Europe’s most picturesque spots and can be enjoyed on many of our Rhine River cruises. Here are some great ways to acquaint yourself with this Alsatian city.
Why An Amazon River Cruise Is An Unforgettable Experience
Fascinating sights and sounds await in a part of the world that has only partially been explored. So, here are a few reasons why one of our Amazon River cruises will offer an unforgettable experience.
What You Can Expect From A Cruise Along The Rhine River
As part of a recent trip, Charli May took a Rhine River cruise towards Basel on board Fred. Olsen River Cruises’ Brabant. Here is what you can expect to see on a cruise along this historic stretch of the river.
AmaMagna: What You Need To Know
What makes the innovative AmaMagna so exciting and different from others available? Here are a few things you should know.
4 Types Of Shore Excursion You’ll Enjoy On A River Cruise
When it comes to shore excursions, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Whilst you’re also free to take a self-guided tour of your surroundings, here are just a few types of activity you can look forward to.
Why A Pre-Cruise Stay In These American Cities Is A Must
There are many reasons why a pre-cruise stay before your USA river cruise is a great idea, the biggest being giving yourself an extra day to make the most of your time in some of America’s greatest cities.
10 Local Drinks To Try On Your European River Cruise
Some are alcoholic and will warm your throat on a cold winter’s night, whilst others are the perfect soft refreshment on a hot summer’s day – but all are delicious.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Bagan
The biggest highlight of an Irrawaddy River cruise is a chance to visit Bagan. So when you embark on one of these enlightening cruises, here are some fantastic activities you can look forward to.
4 Things That Affect The Design Of A River Ship
Eagle-eyed cruisers will have noticed that river ships are very different from ocean ones, especially when it comes to the design. Here are just a few things that have an impact on their design.
First Impressions Of A River Cruise
River cruise first-timer, Martin Day, sailed from Amsterdam on board the beautiful Amadeus Queen. Here are his first impressions of sailing through Europe.
What To Consider When Packing For A River Cruise
Packing can cause stress for some people, especially if you have never been on a river cruise before. So, here are a few things we think you need to consider, in a bid to help make the whole process a little bit easier.
3 Historical Figures That Will Influence Your Seine River Cruise
A Seine River cruise can take you from Normandy to within a mile of the Eiffel Tower. There’s no better way to end a river cruise than in the shadow of this iconic monument, but there is so much to see and do before then.
How You Can Enjoy A Russian Odyssey In 2020
Russian river cruises have experienced a resurgence in recent years and now you have the opportunity to see more than ever before in one extended trip.
Enjoy An In-Depth Egypt Experience With Viking River Cruises From 2020
Having launched their first dedicated ship on the Nile in 2018 (Viking Ra), Viking River Cruises is now in the process of building a custom vessel to join her.
5 Things You’ll Experience On A Brahmaputra River Cruise
A Brahmaputra River cruise can really open your eyes to the beauty of Northern India, taking you through parts of the country that are not usually visited by tourists. Here are just a few things you can expect to enjoy.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri is one of the major cities on the Mississippi River and likely to be either the embarkation or disembarkation point for your Upper Mississippi River cruise.
Will You Soon Be Sailing On These Newly Announced River Ships?
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the announcement of new river ships, with many different cruise lines releasing details of vessels set to make their mark on the world’s waterways over the next few years.
Don’t Miss These Cities On Your Po River Cruise
The longest river in Italy is the Po, which flows eastward across the northern part of the country. This waterway starts in the Alps and travels 400 miles to the Adriatic Sea near Venice. Here are five cities we recommend you visit while on…
Discover Laos On An Alternative Mekong River Cruise
The majority of Mekong River cruises will take you through Cambodia and Vietnam. However, the longest river in South-East Asia also flows through Laos, where many more fantastic experiences await.
Will Shorter River Cruises Encourage More People To Sail?
Could shorter river cruises encourage more people to sail the world’s waterways? Could it be the key to persuading millennials to choose this type of trip over a city break?
The Cathedrals Along The Rhône
A Rhône River cruise will take you along one of Europe’s major waterways. The magnificent river flows past many beautiful cities and communes that are home to some spectacular cathedrals. We’ve listed five that are definitely worth a visit …
A Round-Up Of The Latest News In The World Of River Cruising
And as we gear up for forthcoming arrivals and new routes in 2019, there have already been some interesting changes and announcements from various different cruise lines. So here are a few stories you may have missed.
U By Uniworld Pushes Boundaries With New Themed River Cruises
Themed rivers cruises are a great choice if you want to meet some like-minded people whilst also indulging one of your passions in life. Specific themes can range from the everyday to the unusual, and U by Uniworld is certainly offering the…
Unmissable Excursions On A Mississippi River Cruise
As part of a recent river cruise trip, Charli May was lucky enough to visit some of the Lower Mississippi’s most interesting ports of call. Here are the top four excursions she experienced during her time in the USA.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of …Seville
Guadalquivir and Guadiana River cruises sail along the south of Spain, allowing guests to see breathtaking views of the coastline. Here are a few places that we recommend you don’t miss during your stay in Seville.
Act Fast To Bag A Deal Aboard Brabant
2018 was the maiden season for Fred. Olsen River Cruises’ new ship, Brabant. After a successful first year, the cruise line is excited for what the 2019 season has in store for guests and has launched a range of great deals to mark this.
5 Thrilling Extensions To Your 2019 River Cruise
Sometimes a river cruise just isn’t enough. You may have just enjoyed seven nights cruising through a beautiful part of the world, but the chance to explore further by land is an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up.
Exploring Oak Alley
Charli May was lucky enough to spend some time at the famous Oak Alley Plantation recently when she sailed a Mississippi River Cruise from New Orleans to Baton Rouge with American Cruise Lines.
3 Things To Consider When Booking A Tulip Time Cruise
We may still be in January but if you’re thinking of taking a springtime river cruise through the Netherlands, now is probably the best time to book. However, before you do, here are a few things to consider.
3 Ways River Cruises Are Becoming Healthier
One of the biggest trends in river cruising over the past few years has been the move to make this form of holiday a healthier option and 2019 offers more chance than ever before to embark on a river cruise that soothes your mind, body and …
Easy Ways To Start Your Love Affair With River Cruising
If you are thinking about taking your first river cruise this year, here are some great ways to ensure a fantastic experience.
New River Ships Arriving In 2019
Covering waterways in Europe, Asia and America, here is a look at just a few of the upcoming arrivals on the world's rivers in 2019.
24 Hours in Budapest with Amadeus
After cruising through Budapest with Amadeus, Beth tells us all about the wonderful time she spent in Budapest.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Rotterdam
On some of our Belgian and Dutch Waterways cruises, you’ll stop in the charming city of Rotterdam where there is plenty to see and do. Here are just a few ways to spend half a day in port.
Amadeus Announces An Imperial Addition
As river cruise fleets all over Europe continue to grow in line with burgeoning interest for this kind of holiday, Amadeus River Cruises has announced the name of their 16th ship.
5 Choices Youll Have To Make When You Take A River Cruise
River cruise lines vary in lots of ways – from the regions they visit to the style of décor on their ships – so asking yourself these five questions will help you find the right option for you.
Why 2019 Will Be A Big Year For River Cruising
2018 has seen continued growth for river cruising – and not just for the UK market. But, with yet more passengers due to climb on board for the first time in 2019, could next year be one of the biggest yet for river cruising?
Your Chance To Sail On Board The First Modern Riverboat In The US
Up until recently, all of the Snake, Columbia, Ohio and Mississippi river cruises were operated by authentic paddle steamers. However, with the launch of American Song, American Cruise Lines is proud to operate the first-ever modern riverbo…
The Four Capitals You’ll Visit On A Danube River Cruise
The Danube is unique in Europe for the way it flows through four different capital cities in the space of just a few hundred miles. Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade are all found on the banks of the river, so here is what you can l…
Uniworld’s Fleet Upgrade Continues With Four More New Additions
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced that four more ships will be joining the fleet in the near future.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Regua
As well as a trip to the Spanish city of Salamanca by coach, most itineraries also feature a stop in Regua (officially peso de Regua) – a charming riverside town that boasts many of the things that characterise this part of Portugal.
Our Top Tips When Taking A Solo River Cruise
If you are nervous about taking the plunge on your own, we have some fantastic tips to make sure you have the time of your life. Whatever it is that’s stopping you from taking a solo river cruise, we hope this advice sets you free.
5 Places To Relax On Board A River Cruise Ship
Whilst some will be interested in how they can stay active during their river cruise (and there are certainly plenty of ways to do that), others may be looking for those peaceful places in which to do nothing for a while.
Small Christmas Markets To Visit On A River Cruise
Usually, smaller Christmas markets provide a more intimate atmosphere and play host to unfamiliar local specialities and niche items you may not see elsewhere.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Luang Prabang
One of the highlights of an Upper Mekong River cruise through Laos will be a stop in the vibrant city of Luang Prabang, often called the ‘jewel of Indochina’. Here are just a few of the fantastic things to do when your ship docks.
4 Ways River Cruise Ships Enhance Your Views
One of the biggest draws of a river cruise is the chance to admire stunning scenery as it floats past your window. Here are some of the many ways in which cruise lines increase your enjoyment in this regard.
Charli Experiences Gold Service On Amadeus Silver II
Charli May was recently lucky enough to spend some time on board this beautiful ship as she sailed the Rhine from Cochem to Amsterdam. Here’s an insight into her river cruise.
See The 2020 Passion Play As Part Of Your River Cruise
2020 may still seem like it’s a long way away, but anticipation for the historic Passion Play is already very high. Here's how you can see it during a Danube River cruise.
The Best Active Shore Excursions For 2018 And Beyond
If you like to get out and about on two feet, two wheels or with a paddle in each hand, here are some exciting active excursions to try on your next river cruise.
Highlights Of A Cruise To The Caspian Sea
One of our Volga River cruises, with Volga Dream, offers the chance to sail all the way from the beautiful city of St. Petersburg to the shores of the Caspian Sea. Here are just a few of the highlights on this mammoth journey known as the G…
AmaMagna To Offer The Chance To Renew Your Wedding Vows
As the excitement for AmaMagna, AmaWaterways’ double-width next ship, continues to grow, there is now a new reason for loved-up couples to want to step on board.
Emerald To Bring Harmony To The Mekong
With the announcement of the brand new Emerald Harmony, Emerald Waterways is set to have their own ship at their disposal for sailing the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia.
The Sights Along The Northern Rhine
Georgina Bryant enjoyed a short Rhine River cruise on board Amadeus Silver II, courtesy of Amadeus River Cruises. Here is what she thought about the beautiful places she visited along the way.
Crystal Crashes Berlitz Top 10 But AmaWaterways Retains Top Spot
With the third edition of the Berlitz River Cruising Guide having recently been released, we take a look at which ships have made the top ten this time around.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Passau
If you fancy going off on a solo adventure whilst you’re in the city of three rivers, here are some great things to do.
The Best Things About A Uniworld River Cruise
With all the competition in the world of river cruising, it can be hard to decide which cruise line is right for you. However, if you are looking for something at the luxury end of the market, you are sure to enjoy a tranquil journey with U…
New Experiences In New Orleans
The latest addition to our team, Georgina, brings with her experience of the fantastic American Queen Steamboat Company. It may have been a while back, but she has plenty of insights into exploring the Mississippi.
4 River Cruise Ports Easily Reached Via Rail
Whether you have a phobia of flying or you simply want to avoid the hassle of travelling from an airport, rail options are always a great choice for river cruising. Here are four ports where this is definitely the case.
Well, Well, Wellness: An Amadeus River Cruises For The Mind And Body
Having returned from her time aboard Amadeus Queens, Jackie Robinson takes a look at why a river cruise can help soothe your mind and body.
Rachel On The Rhine
First-time river cruiser Rachel Emerson got to climb aboard Amadeus Queen and sail part of the Rhine. Here are her first impressions of the ship and river cruising in general.
Small Ship, Big Experiences On The Mighty Mekong - Part 2
Part two of Hannah Logan’s report from her Mekong River cruise with Lernidee Cruises reveals some of the fantastic excursions you can look forward to if you follow in her footsteps.
Small Ship, Big Experiences On The Mighty Mekong
UK Sales Manager, Hannah Logan, was lucky enough to experience one of our newest products. She spent some time along the Upper Mekong with Lernidee Cruises and provides more information about the ship and the experience itself.
The Different Kinds Of River Ship Around The World
Depending on where you choose to take your river cruise, your ship will have a very different appearance and history. Here are a few of the different kinds of river ships used around the world.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Clarkston
If you are interested in taking a nostalgic paddle steamer cruise through America’s northwest, something which American Cruise Lines and the American Queen Steamboat Company both offer, here are some things to do when you reach Clarkston.
5 French Canal Towns You Need To Visit
As well as river cruises along sprawling waterways like the Rhine and Danube rivers, we can also offer the chance to enjoy a more relaxed way of life along the peaceful canals of rural France.
Looking After Mind And Body With AmaWaterways
Hannah Logan looks at how AmaWaterways are continuing to offer guests ways to stay active whilst on board. Her recent time aboard AmaKristina showcased new and previously established facilities.
AMAsterdam Super Fam
Until recently, Rayleigh Romero had not yet had the pleasure of experiencing an AmaWaterways river cruise. She writes this blog from the perspective of a guest sailing with AmaWaterways for the first time – direct from the decks of AmaKrist…
5 Things To Know About Nile River Cruises
If you’ve been inspired to follow in the footsteps of kings, queens and pharaohs, here are a few things you should know about your Nile river cruise.
Tuk-tuks, Temples and Tunnels
Our very own Sally Collicott had the chance to experience a fantastic trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. She enjoyed a pre-cruise stay in Hanoi, a journey across Ha Long Bay in a Junk boat and a Mekong cruise. Here is her first-hand report.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Arles
Our recent enquiries show a big interest in river cruises to Provence in 2018. But what can you expect from Arles in particular? Here are some things to do in a city which is often the starting point or finish of your Rhone River cruise.
Amadeus Adds Millennial River Cruises As U By Uniworld Makes Changes
Whilst Amadeus has announced millennial river cruises of their own, U by Uniworld has decided to remove its 21-45 age restriction ahead of the April launch.
Europe’s Most Scenic Stretches Of River
Whilst the majority of journeys are beautiful from start to finish, there are certain sections that turn the natural aesthetics up a notch. Here are some perfect examples.
Choosing Between An Upper Or Lower Mississippi River Cruise
With it being such a vast waterway, the Mississippi River is split into two main cruising regions – the Upper and the Lower Mississippi. Both areas offer something different to guests and so it’s important to know the differences when decid…
World’s First Electric River Ship Set For 2019
Whilst many of the forthcoming ocean vessels will use a combination of diesel and electric propulsion, the first all-electric river ship has been announced – and it’s coming in 2019.
5 Unique River Cruises Sailing In 2018
From inaugural sailings on a particular river to cruises with special guests on board and themed departures that allow you to indulge a certain hobby, here are a few unique river cruises taking place in 2018.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Moscow
If you do decide to venture into Mother Russia this year, your trip will either start or end with some time in the capital. Therefore, here are three things to do in Moscow.
Take A Hike – River Cruises That Walk The Walk
As the wants and needs of your average river cruiser continue to evolve, cruise lines are starting to take note of the desire to enjoy active pursuits during a holiday, and have added these to many of their itineraries. Here are some great …
5 Exclusive Experiences From Pandaw
Pandaw is a river cruise line that specialises in journeys through Asia. Taking you to countries such as Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, India and Myanmar, their experts will help you discover the culture along the Irrawaddy, Mekong and the…
10 Birds To Spot On Your Indian River Cruise And Where To Find Them
Despite not being the most obvious birdwatching destination, various Indian national parks, sanctuaries and the shores of the mighty Brahmaputra River offer the perfect habitats for anything from common ducks to the critically endangered Si…
The Castles Along The Rhine
The beautiful stretch of river known as the Middle Rhine is known for the dramatic castles that line the bank. Here are just a few you might see during your Rhine River cruise.
5 River Ships Coming In 2018
As is customary at the beginning of a new year, it’s time for us to look ahead at the next 12 months to see which new ships will be making their debuts on the world’s rivers.
Departure Ports Ideal For A Pre-Cruise Stay
A pre-cruise hotel stay gives you the chance to explore the city from which you are departing. Here are some fantastic ports that are perfect for an extended stay before your river cruise.
4 Reasons To Explore Halong Bay With Bhaya
The picturesque surroundings of Halong Bay, off the north-east coast of Vietnam, create a popular cruising spot for people all over the planet. Here are plenty of reasons to choose Bhaya when exploring this part of the world.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of Yangon
Formerly known as Rangoon, the chaotic yet sparkling city of Yangon is the starting point for many of our Irrawaddy River cruises.
The Best European River Cruise Destinations At Christmas
Christmas river cruises allow you to visit a range of different festive markets in one trip whilst only having to unpack once. But where should you go?
Enjoy These Little Touches With The American Queen Steamboat Company
With different river cruise lines vying for your attention, it is the little touches that separate them. Here's what to expect from American Queen Steamboat Co.
24 Hours in Austria
A recent whistle-stop tour of a country that has always been on our bucket list has certainly given us a taste and a desire to explore more.
Seasonal European River Cruising
Hannah Logan talks about her favourite time to take a European river cruise, as well as discussing other seasonal sailings you may wish to take.
3 Reasons To Choose A Themed River Cruise
Themed river cruises can focus on anything from history to wine and can help you indulge a passion for something you love.
Why A Yangtze Cruise And Land Tour Will Show You Two Sides Of China
By exploring some of China's biggest cities and the Yangtze River, you will get to see both sides of this fascinating country.
A Celebratory Cruise On Europe’s Longest River
Hannah Logan had the chance to experience one of the most luxurious products in river cruising when she enjoyed Volga Dream’s 10th-anniversary cruise.
6 Ways U By Uniworld Is Looking To Please Millennials
Having launched this week, we look at how Uniworld’s new brand aimed at millennials is appealing to the younger market.
Roaming Around Trier’s Roman Ruins
You don't have to go to Italy to see fantastic Roman ruins, the historic city of Trier has them in abundance.
5 Unmissable Wildlife Experiences During A River Cruise
The chance to glimpse endangered species rarely seen in the wild is a major draw in certain parts of the world and will be a standout moment of your trip.
7 European River Cruise Destinations For Museum Lovers
Perfect in any weather, museums can teach you about the history of a location, tell you more about its values & provide an insightful learning experience.
Keeping Fit Aboard An Amadeus River Cruise
With the ability to unpack only once, there’s no excuse not to pack those trainers & give keeping fit whilst aboard a river cruise vessel a go.
Wining & Dining On Board Amadeus Silver
Many times over the years I have heard about how exceptional the food is on board cruise ships and the same applies when it comes to a river cruise.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Magdeburg
When you arrive in the German city of Magdeburg during your Elbe River cruise, here are some excellent things to do with your time.
Classic Comfort Foods To Try During Your Mississippi River Cruise
America’s southern states are famous for their culinary staple of comfort food. Whether on board or whilst in port, here are some dishes you should try.
3 Land Experiences To Pair With Your Brahmaputra River Cruise
As well as a Brahmaputra river cruise, we have a range of land tours that can be used to extend your holiday. Let’s take a look at the options.
5 Quirky Attractions Found On Danube River Cruises
As well as the quaint wine towns, dramatic castles & beautiful churches, there are more unusual attractions within the various towns and cities you will visit.
What Does Each European River Have To Offer?
There’s no doubt that Europe is the most popular region for river cruising, but with so many different routes to choose from, how do you know which to choose?
5 Cities Where Two Or More Rivers Meet
The joining of the two bodies of water often becomes an attraction in its own right. These 5 cities feature confluences & can be visited on a river cruise.
3 Ways To Stay In Shape During A River Cruise
In recent years, there has been a big trend towards healthier river cruise options. Here are some great ways to stay in shape during your holiday.
New Double Width Ship Heads Up Exciting Announcements For AmaWaterways
With the announcement of double-width ship AmaMagna, new vessel AmaLea & the release of their new 2018 brochure, it has been an exciting time for AmaWaterways.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Rouen
Aside from Paris, Rouen is the biggest port that you'll visit on a Seine River cruise. So, if you want to explore on your own, here are some fun things to do.
When Is A River Cruise Not Just A River Cruise?
Most river cruises travel along one river, some visit two, but very few join two rivers together by sailing into the sea.
An AmaWaterways Adventure In Amsterdam
Emma Moody recently took a trip to Amsterdam to experience the beautiful AmaPrima. Here are the highlights from her short river cruise.
5 Bagan Temples You Shouldn’t Miss On Your Irrawaddy River Cruise
With so many different temples to see and a relatively short time in this port, it’s impossible to see everything. However, here are 5 that you shouldn’t miss.
Two New River Ships Named For 2018
Amadeus River Cruises and American Cruise Lines recently announced the name of ships that will join the respective fleets in 2018. Here is how they'll look.
Take Our Quiz And We’ll Tell You Which European River Cruise You Should Take
Our quiz will match you with the perfect European river cruise. Just answer a few questions and we'll recommend your next holiday.
4 Ways To Upgrade Your River Cruise
River cruises are more inclusive than their ocean counterparts, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no room to upgrade your experience if you want to.
Why You’ll Love French Canal Cruising
Instead of fast-flowing rivers, 180-capacity ships and crowded city tours, think leisurely canals, 12-person barges and unique, local experiences.
River Cruises Continue To Appeal To Younger Travellers
Whilst the average age of a river cruiser is around 60, the number continues to fall as cruise lines look for more ways to attract millennials.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of… Memphis
Due to humid weather in the summer, we suggest April & May as the best months to sail the Lower Mississippi and so here is some great inspiration for when you reach Memphis.
5 Themed River Cruises For 2017
Themed river cruises focus on a particular interest to offer an itinerary aimed at bringing like-minded people together. Here are a few examples in 2017.
When Is The Best Time To Take A River Cruise?
Weather, crowds & local events all influence a river cruise. We’ve considered these to tell you the best time to take a river cruise in a range of regions.
3 Mekong River Cruises Offering A Taste Of Vietnam and Cambodia
A Mekong River cruise can take you to beautiful temples, lively river markets and remote villages in which the people greet you with open arms.
10 Photos To Inspire A Danube River Cruise
As the second longest river in Europe and the waterway flowing through the most countries in the world, the Danube is popular for European river cruises.
A First Look at the Amadeus Provence
The stunning AMADEUS Provence is set to be launched in Lyon in April 2017. Take a first look at this magnificent new vessel which will be sailing on the French Rivers throughout 2017.
5 Beverages Named After The Place They Are Produced (and how you can taste them)
There are many drinks that have strict laws governing how they are produced. Here are some great examples and how you can try them.
Discover Russian History 100 Years On From The Revolution
Regardless of whether there will be an official acknowledgement of this landmark year, 2017 is still a great time to learn about the history of Russia.
Insightful India and the Brilliant Brahmaputra
In December 2016, four of the Rivers of the World team were lucky enough to enjoy a seven-night downstream sailing on the Brahmaputra River
New Year, New River Cruise Ships
2016 saw new arrivals on the Douro and Elbe, among others, but here are the latest additions we can expect in 2017.
River Cruise Trends For 2017
It’s that time of the year again when we start to look forward to what we could see happening in the industry over the next 12 months.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Belgrade
The capital of Serbia is an interesting stop on any Danube river cruise. Here are a few things you can do with your free time here.
Cruising Through Borneo With Pandaw
As the trend for exotic river cruises continues to grow, we look at Pandaw's new itinerary through the jungle of Borneo.
New Website Brings New River Cruising Experiences
We still have a great range of river cruises in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to choose from, but there are a few more unique itineraries available too.
Christmas Markets By The River
Why not combine your preparations for Christmas with a relaxing trip abroad by taking a Christmas Markets river cruise?
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest settlement in Vietnam. Here are just a few of things you could get up to before sailing off up the river.
Get Active With APT’s New Cycling Series
Bikes and river cruises seem to go hand in hand more often than not these days and the latest river cruise line to expand their cycling offering is APT.
4 Balcony Options For Your European River Cruise
Depending on which river cruise line you sail with and the grade of cabin you choose, you may have access to one of the following types of balcony.
5 Of The Most Romantic River Cruise Destinations
When it comes to romantic holidays, a river cruise is a great choice. So, if you’re looking for a loved-up break, head to any of these enchanting destinations.
American Queen To Welcome A Duchess In 2017
Until now, the American Queen Steamboat Company has offered two authentic paddle steamers, but in 2017 there will be the addition of a third.
A Rhine Repast
A paradise for meat lovers, there are many dishes found throughout the Rhineland that will make your eyes light up and your stomach growl.
In Search Of The Mekong River Dolphins
A new itinerary from Pandaw, travelling further up the Mekong than any other, can take you in search of the Irrawaddy dolphin.
A Tribute To Europe’s Tributaries
Although most of our river cruises take place on Europe’s major rivers, there are many fantastic places to explore along some of the continent’s tributaries.
4 Things Attracting Millennials To River Cruising
A survey by the AAA has discovered there could soon be a boom in millennials taking river cruises. So what's appealing to the younger generations?
Sumptuous Suites On Europe’s Rivers
Most river ships will feature a few opulent options if you really want to enhance your trip. But what do these sumptuous suites have to offer?
The Asian River Cruise Bucket List
Asia will keep you coming back for more every time you visit and so here is a bucket list of experiences found on river cruises across the continent.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…St. Petersburg
Depending which way round your itinerary is, you will either start or finish your river cruise in Russia’s second city. Here are some great ways to spend your time here.
New River Vessels For 2016
River cruisers will know there have been many great additions on the waterways of Europe in 2016 and here are just a few.
Cruise Lines Russian To Reintroduce Volga River Cruises
Last year, river cruise lines decided to suspend operations in Russia because of ‘uncertainty’ in the country, but many have now reinstated them for 2017.
5 Must-do European River Cruise Excursions
As with ocean cruising, exciting excursions can really enhance your river cruise. Here are five great examples of must-do river cruise excursions when sailing through Europe.
The Best Cities Along Europe’s Rivers
Bursting at the seams with history and offering exciting attractions & delicious cuisine, these cities will be the highlight of many a European river cruise.
3 National Parks You Can Visit On A River Cruise
Whilst some scenery can only be admired from your cabin balcony, national parks allow you to climb ashore and explore your beautiful surroundings.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of...Avignon
As the former seat of the Pope and the site of one of the most famous bridges in the world, Avignon offers much to see and do.
3 Avalon Enhancements For 2017
Avalon Waterways has added a number of improvements for the 2017 river cruise season. Here's a look at some of them.
What To Do When High Water Levels Affect Your River Cruise
Sometimes high water levels will have an impact on your river cruise. Here's some great advice if you are worried this is the case with your holiday.
The Perfect River Cruise If Golf Increases Your Joie De Vivre
If you have a keen interest in golf, you may be interested in the excursions that have just been added to this 2017 itinerary.
AmaWaterways Repeats Berlitz Monopoly
For the second time, AmaWaterways has earned all of the top ten spots in this year's Berlitz river cruising guide.
European River Cruise Sights That You Don’t Have To leave The Ship To Enjoy
The highlight of any European river cruise is getting off the ship and exploring the new destinations. However, there will be plenty to please the eye on the river banks too.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Nashville
Nashville serves as a starting or finishing point on some of our Mississippi and Cumberland river cruises. Here are some great things to do in Music City.
European Wine Ports You May Not Have Heard Of
Europe is home to some of the best wine regions in the world but here are some wine ports which you may not be familiar with.
4 Things You’ll Find On Our Belgian and Dutch Waterways Cruises
Spring is the perfect time to travel along the Belgian and Dutch waterways. Here are a few things you can expect to see along the way.
New River Cruise Line Brings French Flair To America’s Deep South
A new luxury river cruise line is to set sail throughout America's Deep South later this year. Here's everything you need to know.
4 Highlights Of An African River Safari
Our Africa river cruises with AmaWaterways give you the chance to enjoy a range of fantastic experiences. Here are just four highlights of these trips.
10 Facts About 10 Places The Danube Flows Through
Europe's second longest river flows through ten different countries. Here are some facts about the towns and cities that lie on the banks of the Danube.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Basel
Our Rhine river cruises usually end or begin in the city of Basel, so here are three of the best things to do when you arrive in port.
Why Douro River Cruises Are The Hottest Holiday For 2016
After a significant increase in the number of people interested in Douro river cruises, we look at why 2016 is the year to sail through Portugal.
Viking Invades Amsterdam With Six More Longships
A recent event in Amsterdam celebrated the launch of six more Viking Longships, as the cruise line continues to expand its fleet at quite a pace.
Float Through France With Uniworld
With Uniworld's 'Ultimate France' itinerary, you can sail three regions of France in one trip.
Discover US Cultural Heritage With Themed Cruises From Un-Cruise
US specialist Un-Cruise Adventures have added more themed cruises for 2016. Here we take a look at what they will focus on.
Talk Of A Tauck Fleet Upgrade
River cruise line Tauck have announced plans to upgrade five of their ships, renaming them and creating more space on deck.
Indulge Yourself This Easter Along Europe’s Rivers
Easter is a time of the year when we all like to indulge in a few sweet treats. Here are some river cruises that allow you to do just that.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Mandalay
As a stop on many of our Irrawaddy river cruises, Mandalay is a great city to explore. Here are some exciting things to do whilst you're there.
More Chances For A Sightseeing Cycle With AmaWaterways
As AmaWaterways increases its hiking and biking shore excursions for 2016, there's now a wider range of active tours when travelling through Europe.
Do I Need A Balcony On My River Cruise?
We take a look at whether a balcony stateroom is worth the upgrade. Here are some great benefits to having your own outside space.
Celebrate 260 Years Of The Douro Wine Company
The Douro Wine Company was established in 1756. 260 years later and the controls it put in place have helped Port wine to become a great success all over the world.
What Does 2016 Have In Store For River Cruising?
As we look ahead at the next twelve months, we consider what the world of river cruising may have in store for travellers during 2016.
The European River Cruise Bucket List
There are some great sights to see along Europe's waterways, but here is our list of those which you must not miss.
Make 2016 The Year You Take An Asian River Cruise
With three different rivers to choose from, Avalon Waterways have some great options for exploring Asia.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Minneapolis
If you find yourself in the city of Minneapolis, ready to start an adventure along the Mississippi, here are some fantastic things to get up to whilst you're there.
I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Ama Here!
As 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' heads into its final week, AmaWaterways are sharing some unique dining experiences of their own.
Explore The Beaches Of The Normandy Landings With Avalon Waterways
In 2016, Avalon Waterways are offering the chance to visit the historic beaches of the Normandy Landings as part of a Seine river cruise from Paris.
Highlights of the Majestic Yangtze River
A Yangtze River cruise, coupled with a longer land-based stay is the perfect way to explore this ancient and magical country in perfect comfort.
Three Times A Silver Lady
Amadeus River Cruises are set to launch their third longship when Amadeus Silver III arrives in the spring.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Bratislava
Whilst on a Danube river cruise, you may find yourself in the port of Bratislava. Here are just three of the many things you can do to make the most of your visit.
Don’t Miss These Mississippi Christmas River Cruises
The American Queen Steamboat company are now offering guests the chance to get into the festive spirit on a Mississippi river cruise.
Scenic Tours Ventures Further Into Asia For 2016
With the launch of two new ships along two of Asia's most iconic rivers, Scenic Tours is heading further into the region for 2016.
This Magnificent River Cruise Can Take You From Seville To The Black Sea
CroisiEurope has announced a 40-day river cruise that will take guests from Spain to Romania. Here is what it involves.
AmaWaterways Scoops Hat-Trick In Cruise Critic Awards
Cruise Critic, used as a hub of information for everyone interested in the cruise industry, has announced the 2015 winners of its UK Editors' Pick Awards.
Three Ways To Cruise Europe’s Rivers As A Family
Who says river cruising isn't family-friendly? Here are three ways you can enjoy a multi-generational trip on Europe's waterways.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of… Zagreb
Continuing our series of post detailing what to do in some of the world's most popular ports, here's a look at the Croatian capital of Zagreb.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Steamboats
The American Queen is the largest paddle steamer ever built & is one of only a few in America today. Here are some facts from the golden age of steamboats.
Lush Lakes Found On River Cruises
Sometimes a river cruise may also include visiting a lake. Here are some picturesque examples that feature on a few of our itineraries.
A New Dawn (And Sun) For Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways have launched two more Star Ships to join Emerald Star and Emerald Sky in the current fleet.
3 Things To Do In the Port Of…Luxor
Luxor is the perfect place in which to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. Here are just three things you should do during this part of your river cruise.
Expect Yachts Of Luxury With A Crystal River Cruise
Crystal Cruises have recently announced their planned extension into river cruising. We look at what their ships and itineraries will offer.
Natural Beauty On The Columbia And Snake Rivers
The Columbia and Snake Rivers are home to many areas of natural beauty. Here is just a taste of what you can expect.
A Host Of New Rivers For You To Explore
With the new rivers recently added to our website, there are plenty more adventures for you to consider.
5 Things To Know Before Travelling To Vietnam
Mekong River cruises are becoming more and more popular, but here are a few things you should know before heading off to Vietnam.
The Hottest River Cruise Deals Right Now
There has never been a better time to book your river cruise. Here are some of the best offers available at the moment.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Varanasi
Varanasi is regarded as the holiest city by Hindus all over the world. Here's what you can do when you visit on one of our Ganges River cruises.
3 River Cruises With An Ocean Twist
These river cruise options include a dash of ocean cruising to create something a little bit different.
The Wildlife Of The Amazon River
The Amazon rainforest is teeming with wildlife. Here are some of the fascinating creatures you may spot on a river cruise through Brazil.
Portuguese Ports In Which To Sample Port
We highlight some of the best ports along the Douro River in which you can taste some of the many varieties of port wine.
Your Chance To Hear The Sound Of Music On A Uniworld River Cruise
In the year of its 50th anniversary, Uniworld are inviting a special 'Sound of Music' guest on board some of its Danube River cruises.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Portland, Oregon
Portland is a major stop on our Columbia and Snake river cruises. Here are some great things to do during your time here.
The Extras You Can Expect From A River Cruise
River cruises are excellent value for money. Here are some of the complimentary extras you can expect to enjoy as part of your cruise fare.
4 Lesser-Known European Rivers To Explore
These alternative European rivers may not be offered by everyone, but are definitely worth exploring. We take a closer look at the Garonne, Po, Elbe & Guadiana.
Europe’s Most Stunning Cathedrals
Here are some of the best examples of religious architecture in Europe. These stunning cathedrals can all be found on our river cruises.
The Best Things About Taking A River Cruise
There are many great reasons to take a river cruise but here are just a few. You can look forward to only unpacking once and a great all-inclusive package.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Koblenz
When you reach Koblenz, on your Rhine river cruise, here are three things that you should definitely do before leaving the city.
A Silver Sister Joins The Amadeus Fleet
As Amadeus launch their newest river ship, Amadeus Silver II, we take a look at what guests stepping on board can look forward to.
4 Innovative River Ship Features
These innovative features mean that river vessels can make the most of the limited space they have whilst also attracting more travellers.
The Intriguing Irrawaddy
Our Myanmar river cruises can take you down the length of the Irrawaddy. Here are some of the fascinating sights you will see along the way.
River Cruise Partnerships That Benefit You
When a river cruise line partners with another company it usually means both will benefit. However, there are usually benefits for you, the cruiser, too.
A Look At CLIA’s First Ever River Cruise Weekend
From March 26th to March 30th, CLIA are hosting their first ever River Cruise Weekend. Here is everything you need to know to get involved.
Three Things To Do In The Port Of…Lyon
When you arrive in Lyon during one of our Rhone river cruises, the city will greet you with open arms. Here are some great ways to spend your time.
4 All-Suite Ships For Luxury River Cruising
These all-suite river ships will provide the most luxurious way to traverse the world's rivers. Premium amenities and unrivalled views await.
A Wealth Of Options When Choosing A European River Cruise
Our European river cruises can take you on a tour of many different countries on the continent. Here are the rivers that will take you through each nation.
4 Unfamiliar Danube Ports To Get Excited About
There are many big cities along the river Danube that you will be very familiar with, but here are some lesser known gems to get excited about.
Tulip Time Is Almost Upon Us
Spring brings with it thousands and thousands of tulips to the fields of the Netherlands. Here's what you can expect from our Tulip Time river cruises, which will allow you to see them in all their glory.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of… Phnom Penh
Continuing our '3 Things To Do In The Port Of' series, we take a look at what you can get up to in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
5 Foods To Try During Your African River Cruise
Our African river cruises will take you into the heart of countries such as Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa. Here are some foods to try along the way.
Relive Your Favourite Film On A River Cruise
Our river cruises can take you to filming locations all over the world. Find out how you can walk in the footsteps of your favourite film characters.
Europe’s Most Breath-taking Castles
The banks of Europe's rivers are littered with magnificent castles. We take a look at some of the most impressive and nostalgic examples.
New River Ships To Get Excited About In 2015
A number of new river cruise ships are being launched in 2015. We take a look at some of the most exciting new recruits.
The Amazing Amazon
A trip along the Amazon River truly is an adventure. Here are some of the amazing things you will get to experience when you book with us.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of… New Orleans
New Orleans is one of America's most loved cities. Here are three ways to get the most from this cultural, historical and fascinating Mississippi port.
River Cruise Trends To Look Out For In 2015
As 2014 draws to a close, we take a look at some of the river cruise trends that we could see in 2015.
4 Rivers You’ve Never Heard Of
We're all familiar with rivers such as the Danube, Rhine, Mississippi and Seine but what about some of the more obscure but equally important ones?
The Docile Douro
The Douro provides a relaxing destination for a river cruise with plenty of chances to recount the history of the area and sample some amazing Port wine.
Top 3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Antwerp
Belgium's second city has so much to offer. Here are some interesting things to do when you stop in Antwerp during your river cruise on the Dutch and Belgian waterways.
A Short Guide to Burmese Cuisine
Want a cruise that allows you to try Asian Cuisine? Our short guide will point out some dishes you may be able to try on a Burma (Myanmar) Cruise.
Introducing the AmaWaterways Beer Themed Cruise
Whether you are a beer connoisseur or just someone who appreciates the taste and complexity of this much-loved beverage, this beer-themed​ cruise may well fill your pint glass to the brim.
10 Irresistible River Facts
Start your learning even before you set off on your river cruise by reading our fascinating facts about the world's waterways.
Three Christmas River Cruises Certain To Encourage Festive Cheer
As Christmas creeps closer, we take a look at how you can get yourself in the festive spirit onboard a variety of different river cruises.
Top 3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Linz
The port of Linz can be visited on our Danube river cruises. Here are some interesting things to get up to whilst you are in town.
Cycling Along The Danube
AmaWaterways is the only river cruise provider to carry more than 24 bikes and respective safety equipment on board each boat for no extra charge – allowing for an ultimate sense of freedom to explore either on your own or as part of a comp…
Scenes From The Seine
A Seine river cruise is the best way to see both sides of France. There are quiet countryside communes to explore as well as major cities like Paris that we all know and love.
Getting More From Your River Cruise
Whilst river cruises are great value for money, you can always get more from them by enhancing your trip in these different ways.
4 Amazing River Cruise Experiences
We can offer so many amazing experiences as part of our river cruises. However, there are some which you may struggle to find elsewhere.
Reasons To Revel In A Rhine River Cruise
Rhine river cruises provide so many exciting things to look forward to along your journey. Here are a few great reasons why you should take a ride on this romantic waterway.
Hidden Gems That Make River Cruises Sparkle
Beyond the popular river cruise destinations, there are many hidden gems waiting to be unearthed. He are some great examples that you may not think to visit independently​ but that will offer a pleasant surprise when you find yourself there…
A Closer Look At The Best River Cruise Fleet In Europe
The recently released Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships Guide rates AmaWaterways as the best river cruise fleet in Europe. Here is a closer look at this excellent cruise line.
5 Reasons Why You Will Love A River Cruise
If you are contemplating whether a river cruise is for you or not, here are some great reasons why it most definitely is.
The Meandering Mississippi
The Mississippi is one of the most famous rivers in the world. By booking with us you can experience the magnificant sights and sounds of both the upper and lower parts of this beautiful stretch of water.
The Rise Of The Themed River Cruise
Themed river cruises are on the rise and the top operators are now adding more and more topical options to their itineraries. Here is a look at some of the different subjects that can be explored.
Europe's Best Wine Regions (And The River Cruises That Will Take You There)
There are delicious wine regions all over Europe and we can help you arrange river cruises in order to discover them. Here we take a closer look at three of the best.
The Mysterious Mekong
Mekong river cruises are becoming very popular with people looking for an alternative to European trips. Here's what you can expect on this fantastic waterway.
5 Differences Between River Cruising And Ocean Cruising
Ocean cruising is not for everyone​, but those who feel it isn't their thing should read these five reasons why river cruising might be a more attractive option.