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Site of England’s Royal Wedding Is on ‘Royal Cruise’ Route

Magna Carta cruising

To coincide with the highly anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, European Waterways is launching a new and highly exclusive “Royal Cruise”, which navigates the River Thames aboard the 8-passenger Magna Carta hotel barge.  Created through a special arrangement between European Waterways and members of several historic households, the cruise gives guests the “royal treatment,”…

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CroisiEurope Inaugurates Three New Ships

MS Camargue on the Rhone

In line with its development vision, CroisiEurope, the leader in European river cruises, inaugurated three new ships this spring, bringing its fleet to a total of 55 vessels. These new additions reflect the continued growing demand for river cruising. Two of this year’s inaugurations are for ships that underwent complete redesigns, while the third is a new build. The MS…

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Seabourn’s 2018 Northern Europe Summer Voyages Showcase New Shore Excursions

Seabourn Iceland

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, will be traveling the waters of Northern Europe this summer, from the North Atlantic and North Sea to the Baltic Sea, Kiel Canal and more as the slanted sun warms cities from Iceland to Estonia and beyond. Travelers touring the region in utmost luxury and comfort on board Seabourn Quest and the maiden…

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Packing Passions for 2019 Avalon River Cruises

Avalon Cruises Wine Tasting

A vacation to the legendary riverbanks of the world offers travelers a break from the ordinary; but not from their extraordinary interests. In 2019, Avalon Waterways will offer travelers its most dynamic “Special Interest” cruises to date, inviting them to explore their hobbies and passions on vacation. “From beer and wine to history, music and Christmas cruises, Avalon’s Special Interest…

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Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, Baltic, Iceland

Holland America Nieuw Statendam

Following an inaugural season island-hopping throughout the Caribbean, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic Ocean in late April 2019 and spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the summer. Offering an enchanting collection of seven- and 14-day itineraries to the Norwegian…

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Recreate The Bachelor Paris Experience with U by Uniworld

u by uniworld

Looking to recreate The Bachelor Paris experience (sans awkward Arie/Lauren date and without Krystal, obviously)?  U by Uniworld, the first-ever river cruise experience designed exclusively for 21-45 year olds, was featured on this week’s episode and is rolling out its “U Get a Rose” package. Now bookable via ubyuniworld.com, the package mirrors some of the best moments experienced in Paris…

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Luxury Cruising on the Danube River with AmaWaterways

AmaViola on the Danbe

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Having relished extensive ocean cruising the past two decades, in recent years we’ve added several river cruises in the mix, with great delight. Our latest, aboard the 158-passenger AmaViola provided several check-offs on our must-see list: the Danube, Prague, Budapest and one of the newest ships from highly-rated AmaWaterways. “Ama” comes from the…

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CroisiEurope Introduces Extended Loire Itinerary for 2018

CroisiEurope Loire

Europe’s largest river cruise operator, CroisiEurope, is introducing a brand new extended Loire River itinerary for 2018: Chateaux of the Loire Valley. This new 7-day cruise program features their popular Loire cruise combined with a trip to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley and an overnight stay in Paris. Prices for this 7-day program start at $2,417 per person with multiple departures…

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Celebrity Edge Offering European Vacations In Summer 2019

Celebrity Edge iconic suites

From Athens to Barcelona to Reykjavik, Celebrity Cruises has all of Europe covered with the brand’s award-winning fleet that delivers unrivaled modern luxury vacations. In 2019, Celebrity will have five stunning ships, including the newest, Celebrity Edge, sailing in the region. With stops in 27 different countries, overnight stays in 16 cities, and visits to more than 90 ports of…

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