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3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Salamanca

18th February 2020
Although not a port on the Douro River, the city is easily reached via land from somewhere like Vega de Terron (another stop on the itinerary). So, when you cross the border from Portugal into Spain, here are some must-do things in Salamanca.

4 Rails Extensions For Your Next River Cruise

11th February 2020
With the help of the far-reaching European rail network, your river cruise could include the chance to explore more of a region and secure more unforgettable experiences in the process. Here are four different rail extensions you could consider.

Discover These Legends With American Cruise Lines

4th February 2020
Whether you choose a Mississippi River cruise, a journey along the Snake and Columbia rivers or a coastal voyage through New England, an American Cruise Lines itinerary presents the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of legendary people – both real and fictional.

5 Things To Know About Expedition River Cruises

28th January 2020
Whilst some river cruises feature relaxing journeys along the classic European waterways, there is another group, at the opposite end of the scale, that provides the chance to take the road less travelled through a variety of exotic destinations.

2021 Brings New Itineraries, Excursions And A New Ship For Emerald

21st January 2020
Emerald Waterways has announced the latest ship to join its ever-growing Star-Ship fleet, along with new itineraries and shore excursions for 2021.

Keukenhof Gardens: Beyond The Tulips

14th January 2020
Although Keukenhof is iconic for its volume of tulips in every colour of the rainbow, there is plenty more to see and do in within these extensive grounds.

4 Reasons To Take Your First River Cruise In 2020

7th January 2020
There are so many great reasons to dip your toe into the world of river cruising and, once you do, you’re sure to be hooked for life. Here are just a few arguments as to why this should be your year to sail one of the world’s breathtaking waterways.

3 Things To Do In the Port Of…Darwin

17th December 2019
Before you depart on an Australian river cruise that will include stunning waterfalls, beautiful wildlife and Aboriginal artwork, you’ll arrive in the northern city of Darwin.

More Options For American River Cruises Courtesy Of Viking and Uniworld

10th December 2019
The choices for both Mississippi and Amazon River cruises are growing thanks to Viking River Cruises and Uniworld.

5 New River Ships Launching In 2020

3rd December 2019
Typically, a new year means new ships and 2020 is no different, as cruise lines look to expand their capacity and venture into new parts of the world.

3 Caves To Discover On A Mekong River Cruise

26th November 2019
Along with the beautiful temples and pagodas found in the towns and cities, a number of caves add to the sacred atmosphere on the surrounding banks. Here are three such caves you may discover on your journey along the Mekong.

Saga Brings Its Spirit To Europe’s Rivers

19th November 2019
2019 has already been an exciting year for Saga, but the excitement isn’t over yet. The cruise line is ending the year on a high by announcing plans to build their first river ship.

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.

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