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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 […]


Ocean Cruise versus River Cruise. What’s the difference?

River Cruise or Ocean Cruise what’s the difference? Plenty.  River is a more like a land tour than an Ocean cruise experience.


What’s the food like on a River Cruise?

“What is the food like on a River Cruise? is one of the frequent questions we get asked.


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.


Review of Uniworld’s River Empress Ship

I’m finally getting around to writing about my visit to Uniworld’s River Empress. I do find it hard to write about Uniworld ships as I am so biased. What can you say other than it’s lovely. River Empress is a 110m Ship Having had my head turned by Uniworld’s “Super Ships” the Antoinette, Maria Theresa […]


Island Hopping Cruise in Croatia Review. Day 1

MV Amalia trip with Titan, 1st-3rd October 2015 We arrived at Venice Marco Polo airport whilst it is having renovations done. Beware at the moment as Venice Marco Polo airport is a little messy and quite a walk to the water taxis so be prepared. We were off for our journey to Rijeka via a […]


Azamara Quest Ship Visit – 4th July 2015

Azamara Quest Ship Visit – Saturday 4th July Queen Elizabeth Il terminal Southampton. It was a very busy morning in Southampton as Britannia and Azure and Anthem and the Azamara Quest were all disembarking and embarking but traffic still pretty good at 9.30. Southampton really does know how to do ex UK cruising. But you […]


Top 10 Reasons to Visit Vienna in 2015

Vienna is a much loved river cruise destination and there are many ways to see and enjoy it. Operators offer short city tours, at night illumination cruises, private concerts and recitals as well as museum visits and local culinary adventures.  We would also recommend an extended stay in the city, there is so much to […]


SS Antoinette Review – Day 6

We sailed this morning to Koblenz and arrived at 10am.  It is worth mentioning that you can’t feel the motion at all on the SS Antoinette or hear any engine noise.  You are only alerted to movement by looking out of a window.  As someone who feels seasick at the slightest movement it was a […]