The Douro river has been the new kid on the block for a couple of years now. Every year new ships are being built to try and meet the demand for cruises during April to November. Riviera Travel have been using the Douro Spirit, a ship which was originally built for Uniworld. So successful they […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
There is a baffling array of different ships that can and do cruise the Nile, how on earth do you choose the one that will suit you best? I have been lucky enough to cruise the river Nile on board the MS Grand Rose and hope that this Nile cruise review will help you choose. […]
Today was our final full day on the SS Antoinette. The Uniworld staff are exceptionally good. As usual we were greeted at breakfast by smiling staff asking us how we were and following up on our conversations from yesterday. This is not over the top hospitality but a high level of care from staff, that […]
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 […]
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