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Questions to help you prepare for your river cruise

When preparing to go on your holiday, you always need to plan ahead, for what you need to take, the places to visit and so on. On a river cruise, your itinerary is planned out for you, but there are still some questions to ask yourself to help prepare before you go.

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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 […]

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Problems on river cruising – 5 point checklist

Problems on river cruising do happen. As a travel agent who specialises in river cruises we tell people honestly about problems that can occur on river cruises.  Once we have talked them through it, we find that people are ready to go and have the confidence to set off on their river cruise journey, safe […]

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Our Loire River Cruise Review

Being lovers of France we are always especially pleased to hear about new river ships in France. So, when we discovered that Croisi, the most French of river cruise companies and actually the largest river cruise company in the world, my English speaking friends, had decided to put their minds to a ship design that […]

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In Praise of French Balcony Cabins on European River Cruise Ships

First time river cruisers can feel they need, what the Americans term a “veranda”, a sit out balcony and not a French balcony.  Why? This would not really be my preference.  I would choose a French balcony over a veranda on a European river cruise ship. You are not trying to see past 4,000 other […]

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What should I pack for a river cruise holiday?

Is there actually a dress code on a river cruise and what should I pack? These are questions we hear from potential first time river cruisers.  The river cruise brochures show pictures of happy river cruise customers who all look so confident in their specially selected river cruise attire – straight out of a photo shoot of […]

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Review of Christmas & New Year River Cruises

I very much like being able to sell river cruises where you know what you will get weather-wise. Christmas in central Europe will not be hot, the days will be short, the weather crisp and maybe a little snowy.  It is a landscape that will twinkle and inspire. Guaranteed! Luftner, Uniworld and AMA waterways offer […]

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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% […]

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Mobility Issues and River Cruising

I do get often asked about how suitable river cruising is for people with mobility issues.  It does of course come down to the judgement of the potential cruiser but I hope that the following bits of information and suggestions may make you feel more confident about whether a river cruise will suit your mobility […]

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

One of the more common questions we hear from potential river cruises is about what exactly is river cruise dress code and does it wary by ship?  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 […]

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