About Simeon

Striving to make our technology work to help you find your perfect river cruise. Let me know if you think there's anything we can do better. A little more about us ...

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 might experience along the way, and how these might be overcome. Continue reading

MS Swiss Corona Review – Burgundy & Provence

Cruising the Rhône & Saône on the MS Swiss Corona

Pont St Benezet, Avignon, River Rhône

Pont St Benezet, Avignon, River Rhône

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 confluence in Lyon. Continue reading

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% – Website Appearance
10% – Overall Experience

Our Service Ethos

As a specialist agency we aim to offer a fantastic service for all our clients.  Using our knowledge and expertise we help them find the river cruise that is right for them.  As we are not aligned to any specific operator clients can be assured of an independent view and unbiased recommendation.  Working closely with all the major river cruise operators, and niche river cruise providers, we know their river cruise ships and itineraries very well.

As well as providing specialist insight behind the brochure content we are also very happy to research specific personalised itineraries for our clients, or just hard to find availability. It’s all part of the service!

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Service Winner - Global River Cruising

How We Can Help

If you’re tired of browsing endless web pages. Tired of sitting on hold listening to an automated message.  Call us and talk to a real person.  Let us take the legwork, or even internet work, out of your search.

Our Recommendations

The Mystery Shopper was looking for a relaxing Danube river cruise.  They wanted a good size cabin with a French Balcony and bicycles available on board.

We recommended one of the following itineraries, click the links for full details:

Viking River Cruises – Romantic Danube
Uniworld with Titan Travel – Enchanting Danube
Titan Travel & the MS Mozart – Danube Symphony
Lüftner Cruises – Danube Rhapsody
Riviera Travel – The Blue Danube

For all Danube river cruises click the following link or use the navigation buttons at the top of the screen.

Global River Cruising – Danube River Cruises

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 William Shakespeare

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