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Posts by Simeon

Uniworld Christmas Markets River Cruise – the best way to see Europe’s Christmas Markets

When TV presenter Jane MacDonald was treated to a ‘Christmas Markets River Cruise’ last November and the results screened on Channel 5 in the UK, it reminded me that Simeon, here at Global River Cruising had actually been on pretty much the same cruise the year before.  A Uniworld Christmas markets river cruise is the […]


AmaWaterways Legendary Danube Review

Today I’d like to share my experiences of a sophisticated and elegant cruise down the Legendary Danube on AmaWaterways’ stunning new AmaSonata.


Limited Mobility & Choosing a River Cruise

Assessing River Cruising for Limited Mobility Clients River Cruising appeals to all ages and can be a particularly popular holiday for clients with limited mobility or walking difficulties.  Gliding effortlessly along from port to port, as ever renewing scenery drifts past, can be a wonderful experience. It is important however to understand the challenges that one […]


MS Swiss Corona Review – Burgundy & Provence

Cruising the Rhône & Saône on the MS Swiss Corona Riviera Travel operate their Rhône and Saône river cruises through Burgundy and Provence on the lovely MS Swiss Corona.  It really is a cruise of two very different rivers with the calm, peaceful, picturesque La Saône meeting the strong and powerful Le Rhône at their […]


Service Recognized in Mystery Shopper Win

We’re delighted to have been named Winner in Travel Weekly’s Mystery Shopper exercise. Focussed on river cruise specialists, scoring was based on knowledge & expertise as well as service and the overall client experience. The weighting for each is shown below, we scored 89%. 50% – Advice & Product Knowledge 25% – Customer Service 15% […]


MS William Shakespeare Review

A look at the New MS William Shakespeare from Riviera Travel Riviera Travel have commissioned another new river cruise vessel for the 2014 season, the MS William Shakespeare.  We take look at how she will stack up against the competition from their own fleet and across the other river cruise operators.


MS Lord Byron River Cruise Review

So you’ve found a fabulous river cruise aboard the absolutely amazing MS Lord Byron – but is the ship “truly one of the finest ships of this type afloat anywhere in the world” as described in Riviera Travel’s brochure?


Review of the MS Lord Byron

The Lord Byron moved to a new home in the South of France in summer 2017.  She sails the beautiful Rivers Rhone and Saone from Lyon to Avignon. Browse cruises featuring the MS Lord Byron. Click here. ——————————————————————————————————————– Well I’m now back in England and reminiscing about my time on the MS Lord Byron. I thought […]


River cruise dress code. What to pack for your cruise.

One of the more common questions we hear from potential river cruises is what should I wear and what do I need to pack?  With baggage generally limited to one suitcase per person it is useful to understand what you might need.  Well the first thing to say is that you certainly don’t need to […]


Benefits of River Cruising Vs Ocean Cruises

River cruising is a relaxing way to discover new places from the comfort of a floating hotel. With an intimacy that is not available on an ocean-going cruiser and an accessibility to areas that a car cannot get, they are the best way to discover some of the world’s greatest treasures, both natural and man-made. […]