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Europe's most beautiful rivers - and how to explore them

The Rhine<p>Easily the most popular river for cruising, the Rhine has its source in the Alps, becomes navigable at Basel, in Switzerland, and runs north – in parts serving as a border between France and Germany – to meet the North Sea near Amsterdam. Sections of the river flow through steep-sided, …

European Travel

Why You Should Book a River Cruise Right Now

You can cancel (for free) up to the day of departure.<p>Eyeing a river cruise getaway? You’re in luck: award-winning Viking River Cruises has brought back its risk-free booking promotion for the month of February, a limited-time only no-fee cancellation policy that you’re more likely to see when …

River Cruising Sets Sail for Millennials

<i>Photo courtesy of Adventures by Disney</i><p>River cruising is booming, and it’s not all thanks to older generations, although that has been the traditional …

ISIS Wants Its Own Navy to Attack Cruise Ships, NATO Officer Warns

ISIS militants want to build their own navy to attack cruise ships in the Mediterranean, a senior NATO naval officer has warned.<p>ISIS is looking to …

Are cruise holidays safe from terrorism?

Royal Navy officer, vice admiral Clive Johnstone CB CBE, has recently warned that Islamic State militants would like to build a maritime arm, posing a threat to Mediterranean cruise ships.<p>But the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents most cruise companies worldwide, has …

Extremism

On Your Clients' Holiday List: River Cruises with a Theme

<i>In addition to scenic beauty -- Durnstein, Austria, is shown above -- those booking a themed cruise enjoy specialty perks related to music, beer,</i> …

A good fit for group travel

For many in the group travel market, the popularity of river cruising — and its suitability to groups — has been a huge boon for business in recent …

10 Ways to Determine if Small Ship Cruising Is For You

Small cruise ships do not offer the bedazzled interiors, crazed casinos, Las Vegas productions, pools, climbing walls, multiple restaurants, and spas of much larger ships. If that's what you're into, stop reading now and head to Disney, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess and the …

Cruise Ships

European river cruises: From the Rhine and Rhône to the Danube and Douro

European river cruising is riding on the crest of a wave – it's the fastest growing sector of the travel industry. And with itineraries packing as …

River cruise growth outpacing the oceans

It wasn’t so long ago that river cruise lines were plying the Rhine, Main and Danube in Europe in a much smaller way than today, while their ocean …

River cruising for millennials

It’s no secret that the dominant river cruising demographic is retirees. Older travelers have embraced river cruising with a fervor that has fueled …

River Cruises Eye 2016 Water Levels

River cruising has exploded over the past year—and so have the problems that come with it. While low water levels were an issue last year, they are …

Travel Market Report: Travel Market Report

A Viking River Cruise Along the Historic Danube

<b>BUDAPEST</b>, Dec. 18, 2015 – The Danube, which flows through 10 European countries, has been termed the “route of emperors and kings.” During the Middle …

European Travel

Cruise prices going up in North America

I went searching to see if what I had heard was true, that prices of cruises departing from North America were up. They are.How things have changed …

Panama Canal

WOW! Big savings on Avalon river cruises

Until January 5, Avalon Waterways has a deal on select cruises which include waiving the single supplement, which is always of big interest to our …

River cruise

In 2016, after several years of inexhaustible growth in the river cruise sector, some of the bigger players are taking a bit of a breather (and by …

River cruise cuisine hot travel trend

The first difference you notice is that the river ship glides on calm waterways instead of riding choppy seas often associated with ocean cruising. …

Viking, Crystal and navigating new waters

Less than one year after Viking launched into ocean cruising with the delivery of the Viking Star in March, Crystal Cruises announced that it would …

Why river cruising isn't just for adults

Where is that old carving partly painted blue?<p>We're in picturesque Bamberg, Germany on a GPS scavenger hunt and, truth be told, there was a fair amount of grumbling among our young scavenger hunters -- it was raining; it was hard. One family dropped out. Another opted for more hot chocolate and …

Top 5 Reasons That You Must Go On A River Cruise On Your Next Trip

If cruising in big ships together with a thousand of people doesn't entice you, good news, there is more than one way to cruise. Introducing river …

Top 10 Ways to Boost River Cruise Bookings in 2016

A Viking River Cruise Along the Historic Danube

During the Middle Ages, travel by water was the easiest – and most luxurious – way for a monarch to visit his or her dominions, as most cities of any …

Europe's best music-themed river cruises

Not so long ago, the most challenging music you could expect to hear on a cruise ship was a few bars of Gershwin on the piano. That is no longer the case. Operators have grown wise to the fact that their clientele has sophisticated tastes and prefers something a little more demanding and …

River cruising tops 2016 trends, Travel Leader survey shows

European river cruises topped the list of international luxury travel destinations outside of North America, in Travel Leaders Group’s survey of top …

Young Travelers Head for the River: River Cruises Attract a Younger Generation

The good news is that river cruising has grown by 25% over the past five years more than triple the total growth rate of all cruise brands, according …

Which are the best budget river cruises?

<b>Q:</b> I’m tempted to try a river cruise but it seems expensive. Do I need to compromise on quality to meet my budget?<p><b>A:</b> As with hotels, there are river cruises to suit all pockets. Do not expect a five-star experience for three-star prices but rest assured that the budget lines deliver a good level of …

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