Viking cruises

Viking Longship Baldur – who was Baldur?

Welcome to my fourth in the series of articles which concern themselves with the origins and stories surrounding the figures from Norse mythology who lend their names to the vessels in Viking River Cruises’ ever-growing fleet of Viking Longships. I’m working through the ships alphabetically, so this time it’s the turn of Baldur. Who was […]

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Rhone

Cruising the Rhone with AMA Waterways part 1

Amazing destinations, a wealth of cultural sites, enriching excursions, mouth-watering cuisine and sumptuous accommodations. River cruises are all those things and more but to truly immerse you in the experience, we thought it would be a good idea to share with you the day-by-day observations of a river cruiser. Natalie Ford recently set sail on […]

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Regensburg

Top Emerald Waterways Features

Luxurious Heated Swimming Pool The swimming pools on each Emerald Waterway vessel boast a retractable roof – so regardless of the weather, you can head down to the poolside and enjoy the sumptuous feeling of a heated sun lounger. There’s even a Gelati station nearby if you fancied indulging in a delicious treat. But the […]

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cycling

How to get the most out of your river cruise as a cyclist

Cycling and river cruising. At first glance, there’s not much in common – each involves a completely different mode of transport after all. However, if you’re a cyclist eager to explore some of Europe’s most fascinating cities, a river cruise could in fact be the perfect way to do it. Roaming free as a cyclist […]

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£299 per person

Did you know that you could cruise from just £299 per person?

As unbelievable as it may seem, if you book now, you could set sail on an exciting four night voyage to marvellous destinations across Belgium and the Netherlands with the River Cruise Line from as little as £299 per person. This cruise embarks on the 8th April 2014, so make sure you book sooner rather […]

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Avalon Waterways cruises

UK river cruise bookings on the rise

River cruises have truly taken off in the UK cruise market in recent years, with a 22% leap in river cruise bookings in 2013 alone. It’s a trend that’s been growing steadily for several years. Between 2008 and 2013, for instance, the river cruise industry has seen passenger increases of 10% year on year, according […]

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angkor

Destination Focus: Angkor Wat

The remarkable Mekong River stretches far across South-East Asia and holds plenty of surprises for river cruisers.Perhaps the biggest shock to those who visit the region is the rare blend of the modern and the ancient that seems to pervade Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar to name but a few. Where else for example, can […]

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Sun deck

Best Views from your Sun Deck on a River Cruise

One of the most common features aboard the many river cruise vessels that grace the waterways of Europe and the rest of the world are spacious, outdoor sun decks. Sun decks are the perfect on-board location from which to observe the passing scenery as you cruise from port to port along the banks of scenic […]

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