Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Scenic set to explore the Mekong in style

In what is sure to be exciting news for anyone wanting to explore Cambodia and Vietnam by river in luxury, Scenic Tours has recently announced that it plans to launch the all-suite Scenic Spirit on The Mekong River at the start of 2016. The 68-passenger vessel will have 34 suites, all of which will offer balconies […]

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AMA Waterways

Incredible experiences with AMA Waterways

It’s certainly been a busy year for leading river cruise line AMA Waterways, with some incredible sailings and the maiden voyage of AmaPura, the line’s all-suite vessel which caters for just 56 lucky passengers as it explores Myanmar’s incredible Irrawaddy River. What’s more, 2015 and 2016 are set to be even busier, with the launch […]

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viking, river cruises, viking, europe river cruises

Explore Europe the Viking way

If you’ve visited these pages before, you may remember my series of blogs looking into the Norse myths and legends which inspired one of the world’s leading river cruise lines, Viking, when it came to naming their many vessels. A look through Norwegian history shows that Vikings certainly knew a thing or two about exploring […]

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AmaPura embarks on maiden voyage across Myanmar

AmaPura embarks on maiden voyage across Myanmar

AmaWaterways latest river cruise ship has embarked on its maiden voyage across Myanmar, sailing on a 15 night Hidden Wonders of Myanmar adventure to explore some of the most beautiful and enchanting ports along the Irrawaddy from the city of Yangon. This incredible river voyage will offer guests the opportunity to immersive themselves in local […]

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Avalon Waterways

First Avalon Waterways Suite Ship to launch next spring

Just as it did last spring, river cruise line Avalon Waterways is set to introduce more new vessels to the rivers of Europe in 2015, one of which will be the Avalon Tapestry II. The line will continue its tradition of naming godmothers for each of its new vessels and has recently announced that author […]

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Take your own Mekong journey

This weekend sees the start of Sue Perkins’ journey along the Mekong. Well, the TV version of it at least. The Great British Bake Off star is taking her own river voyage along the epic waterway, through Vietnam, Cambodia and beyond, in a new four-part BBC series which begins on Sunday. Before you tune in, […]

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Halloween

A Halloween cruise to Dracula’s Castle

You’ve no doubt been inundated with Halloween-themed advertisements and the like in the run-up to the Eve of All Saints. In the same way as the Christmas preparations seem to start earlier and earlier each year, so do the Halloween ones. But what does all this have to do with river cruising? You may be […]

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Culinary delights on a river cruise

Culinary delights on a river cruise

Gourmet dining is an important part of the river cruise experience and most river cruise lines are well-known for providing guests not only with a selection of delicious international dishes, but also a range of traditional cuisine inspired by the destinations on their itinerary. This blog will take a look at some of the tempting […]

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Amazon river cruises

See the wonders of the Amazon on a river cruise

The Amazon is the second longest river in the world at an incredible 4,000 miles in length, reaching widths of up to six miles and stretching across South America through Brazil, Columbia and Peru. This mighty waterway is brimming with majestic scenery and fascinating wildlife, cutting through the vast Amazon Rainforest, as well as many […]

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MS Shakespeare

Riviera Travel to launch second new ship for 2015

Adding to its fleet of luxurious river cruise ships, big-brand travel company Riviera is set to welcome even more adventurous holidaymakers to the fold with not one but two new river cruise ships for next year – having previously announced MS Jane Austen and now adding the new 5-star MS Charles Dickens to its fleet. […]

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