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3 Places At Which To Mark Veterans Day With American Cruise Lines

12th November 2019
Always a moving occasion, events will be held all over the USA on 11th November to commemorate Veterans Day. With that in mind, here are three points of interest where you can mark Veterans Day 2019 during an East Coast Inland Passage or Mississippi River cruise.

3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Vernon

5th November 2019
For many people, Vernon is just a departure point from which to travel to Giverny to see Monet’s famous gardens. And, whilst the Impressionist’s house is an interesting excursion to look out for, there is plenty more to see and do in Vernon itself.

Douro River Cruises – Looking Beyond The Port

29th October 2019
Port wine is not the only reason to choose a river cruise through the Douro Valley. This slow-paced holiday can also cater to many other interests, meaning there are plenty of excuses to come along, even if port isn’t your preferred tipple.

3 Regions To Explore On An Australian River Cruise

22nd October 2019
If you’re interested in discovering areas of the country that lie off the beaten track and away from the traditional tourist cities, here are three regions through which you can sail.

10 Temples You May See On A Nile River Cruise

15th October 2019
From Cairo (often included as a pre-cruise stay option) to Aswan, there are so many amazing sights to visit on a Nile River cruise. Here are ten amazing temples to look out for on your list of activities.

3 Special River Cruises To Enjoy In 2020

8th October 2019
If you’re looking for something a little bit different for your 2020 river cruise, we have three great options here for you to consider.

Dig Up Some History In 2020 With A-Rosa

1st October 2019
Themed river cruises are a great way to combine a well-deserved holiday with one of your biggest passions. And now, A-Rosa has announced a series of archaeology themed river cruises throughout Europe in 2020.

What To Watch Out For In The Wachau Valley

24th September 2019
Whether it’s from the glorious sun deck of your ship or during an exciting excursion, there is plenty to look out for along this scenic stretch of the Danube River.

3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Sibsagar

17th September 2019
Sibsagar, often written as Sivasagar, is the capital of the Indian region of the same name, located in the northern state of Assam. So, what can you expect when MV Mahabaahu arrives?

New Ships For Viking, New Routes For U

10th September 2019
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

3rd September 2019
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

27th August 2019
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)

20th August 2019
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

13th August 2019
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

6th August 2019
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

30th July 2019
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

23rd July 2019
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

16th July 2019
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

9th July 2019
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

2nd July 2019
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

25th June 2019
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

18th June 2019
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

11th June 2019
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

4th June 2019
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

29th May 2019
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

21st May 2019
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.


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