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Who is Alex Leete? A passion for travel and over 15 years' experience in the industry encouraged me to set up Global River Cruising, our own family run company. Over the last few years we have been on as many river cruises, ships and seen as many destinations as we possibly can so we can rightfully call ourselves "experts". As independent specialists we work hard to find the perfect river cruise for our clients - at the very best prices too!

Russian Waterways Cruises – FAQ

Have you ever been tempted to travel to Russia? A Russian river cruise can cover the must-see sights of Moscow and St Petersburg whilst also allowing you to discover a more rural Russia which still exists today. What can you see on a Russian river cruise? What is the best time of year to go […]

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River Cruise Ships – Amadeus Queen Review

I have been lucky enough to have been invited to the christening on the Lüftner family’s 14th ship, no mean feat for a family owned river cruise line.  Mrs Lüftner’s speech outlined the challenge when she recalled standing and looking at all the ships lined up together in their winter dry dock and calculating that […]

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The Beauty of the Royal Clipper and the Adriatic

With so many modern cruise ship experiences on offer these days, why would you turn back the clock and aim to produce a 21st century version of a vessel that Thomas Cook would recognize or take the lead from that famous BBC serial “The Onedin Line”? At Star Clippers, the desire is to be able to […]

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Tulip River Cruising In The Netherlands

The waterways of The Netherlands are ideal for a river cruise especially in springtime to see the stunning Tulip and Bulb fields in full bloom.  Ranging from a 4 night mini cruise to a luxury 10 day voyage. One of our favourites  is with Amadeus onboard the beautiful Silver III – their brand new flag […]

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Introduction to No Fly River Cruises in France By Rail

This week’s blog post is an introduction to the reality of doing a French river cruise without having to set foot in an airport.  In the UK, our rail system is poor apart from routes leading directly into London.  But once at St Pancras for the Eurostar, then the European mainland is waiting.  So, our […]

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Why are Douro Valley River Cruises so Popular this Year?

Douro valley river cruises seem to be on everyone’s bucket list for 2018 and 2019.  This Northern Portugal river cruise is being asked for more and more.  (The odd enquirer doesn’t even really care where it is, the Douro valley just sounds good!)  The weather promises to be good in the summer in the Douro […]

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Amadeus River Cruises – Amadeus Silver II Review

Amadeus River Cruises by Luftner , a family owned company, offer high quality river cruises on the major rivers in Europe. Unlike some of the better known and much, much larger American owned companies, Amadeus has stayed in the same family for the last 40 years and prides itself on a small fleet of custom […]

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Why do single travelers pay more for a river cruise?

“Why do I have to pay double for a single cabin?” We get asked this question all the time.  The worst thing for a single river cruise traveler is the single supplement.  But don’t just get angry.  It’s easy to avoid paying double by understanding the river cruise single market and how it works.

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Wine River Cruises in France on the Rhône

Wine for elevenses? It’s almost obligatory when sailing on a Rhône wine cruise in France.  How do you fancy a relaxing morning being taken to the local vineyards to see the vines tumbling over the hillsides, before sampling the various wines the local vineyards and wineries have to offer along the Northern and Southern Rhône?

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Is a river cruise holiday right for me?

If you are not sure whether a river cruise is right for you, rest assured you are not alone. It is a lot of money to spend on a holiday and if you are not sure, it is much easier to do nothing.

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