Crystal cruises

Crystal Cruises announces five new river yachts

If you keep up with these blogs, you’ll already be aware of ultra-luxury line Crystal Cruises’ plans to branch out into the river cruise market but it has just announced even more exciting news, with the first ship in the fleet set arrive a year earlier than planned, in 2016. Not only that but it’ll […]

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Scenic set to launch four new ships

Luxury river cruise line Scenic certainly has some big plans for 2016, with no fewer than four new vessels scheduled to set sail. Always hugely popular rivers, the Rhine, Main and Danube are scheduled to play host to the all-new 169-passenger Scenic Amber, sister ship to Scenic Jasper and Scenic Opal, herself a new ship, […]

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Crystal cruises

Crystal to cruise Europe in 2017

Following on from last month’s announcement of its extensive expansion, ultra-luxury ocean line Crystal Cruises has just revealed more details of its plans to enter into the world of river cruising in March 2017. The line is eager to point out that it is responding to the demands of its existing luxury-loving clientele and that […]

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…and now over to our correspondents on the Danube…

On-board guest lectures are of course nothing new in the river cruising world, but the newest river cruise line currently exploring Europe’s rivers, Emerald Waterways, is currently offering a brand new Danube river itinerary featuring some leading names from the world of political punditry. We talk a lot on about how river cruises take […]

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The all-new Concierge Desk

While we’re proud of the service we offer at, we always believe in trying to be better, and we always seek feedback from our customers to find out what we could do to improve. Delivering the best customer experience is at the heart of what we do, which is why we’re proud to announce […]

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The benefits of booking river cruises early

When it comes to finding your perfect river cruise, whether that’s the ideal itinerary, the right time of year or the best ship for your needs, booking early is the ideal way to find just what you’re looking for. Here’s why: Find the perfect itinerary River cruises are becoming a more and more popular choice with […]

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Music themed river cruises

The Music of the River: Music-themed River Cruises

Because they tend to visit some of Europe’s most culturally rewarding cities, river cruises lend themselves especially well to music-themed cruises. Though you can explore the musical heritage of these cities on many a Seine, Danube or Rhine cruise offered by any river cruise line, there are a number of lines which offer themed cruises […]

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Which river cruise is best for you? Part 3

This third blog in this series looking at which river cruise is best for you is all about what you most like to do in your spare time, when you’re not sampling the local dishes and tipples and soaking up the architecture or scenery. For the art lover The Louvre is one of the world’s […]

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River mini cruises

Which river cruise is best for you? Part 2

In the next in my series of blogs which looks at which river is best for you, I look at the best cruises to choose if you’re a lover of nature or history. For the history buff It’s fair to say there’s history to be found wherever you look but if it’s something which truly […]

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How to get the best deal on a river cruise

Which river is best for you? Part 1

It has to be said, a river cruise is a pretty unique way to explore. From the moment you depart, there’s so much to see as your scenery is always changing and it’s up to you how you take it in too – whether that be up on deck or from your own stateroom balcony. […]

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