The Definitive Guide to River Cruising!

March 9, 2015

The fastest growing cruise market is only getting bigger, better, more popular and more luxurious. Once only a hobby held by the upper-class looking for a cultured look at Europe and Asia’s important cities, now river cruising has opened up and anyone can sail down river in style and comfort.

If you’ve ever been on a river cruise then you already know what to expect; immaculate ships, friendly atmosphere, delicious food, incredible excursions, but for those of you yet to sail the Seine (or Danube, Nile, whichever you prefer!) there’s a lot to discover about river cruising!

Well not to worry – we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find all the important information you’ll need before setting off down river…

 

River Cruises

10 Unmissable Aspects of Beautiful Burma – Burma is a country with a rich history and an even richer culture, with breathtaking landscapes, incredible views, mesmerising statues and structures and let’s not forget the cats which jump through hoops. Yes, you read that right, here are our ten must see parts of Burma…

 

 

27 Reason Why Viking Cruises are THE River Cruise Line –River Cruise Line One of the biggest names in River Cruising, Viking sport intimacy and comfort above all else on their cruise ships. Every itinerary is designed with the cruiser in mind and the entire journey is guaranteed to have you living the high life while drifting down stream. We have 27 reasons why you might want to stay with Viking…

 

deepest-river-congo-river1[1]www.CRUISE.co.uk’s Top Five Rivers for 2016 – The year has only just started and we already have five river that you should really take a cruise down! How many of these world famous rivers have you considered before?

 

 

Mekong-cover[1]Life on the Mekong – This famed river running through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Myanmar and Vietnam is a world away from home! Some utterly breathtaking sights await those who cruise the Mekong, whether that’s aboard the ship or on one of the incredible excursions!

 

rat_01[1]Top Ten Grossest Foods from Vietnam and Cambodia – We’re still on the Mekong! But forget the breathtaking sights, we’re looking at the scents that you will take your breath away – not always in a good way…

 

vietnam1[1]Vietnam and Cambodian Cuisine – Yeah, try and put that last list out of mind – Not everything they eat on the Mekong involves an ingredient you might keep as a pet. Here’s a couple of example recipes you can try to get the taste of Vietnam without even leaving home.

 

Danube[1]Just Why is the Danube so Perfect for First Time River Cruisers? – The Danube is one of the most popular rivers to cruise, and it’s easy to see why; the Danube flows through many of Europe’s most fascinating countries and cities, giving you a chance to freely express your inner sophisticated European traveller.

 

SZM6rF61[1]Battle of the River Cruises: Emerald Sky VS Uniworld’s Antoinette – It’s modern sensibilities VS a grandiose floating mansion. Two very different approaches to river cruising, one 4* cruise experience offering high quality service designed to make sure you feel comfortable at all times, and then the 6* cruise experience making sure you want for nothing at any moment. Two incredible, yet very different cruise experiences.

 

cover[1]Top Five Cheapest River Cruise Lines for Drinks – Like a bit of wine while you dine? A glass of posh drink whilst sitting on top deck watching the world drift by? Then you might need to know where you can get the cheapest drinks on a river cruise…

 

JMD_51[1]Top Ten Reasons Why River Cruising Kicks Ocean Cruising’s Butt – As we’ve already said, river cruising is only growing and there’s good reason for that! River cruises are providing the kind of intimate and enlightening experiences that ocean cruising is struggling to provide. Here’s ten good reasons to look into river cruising for your next holiday…

 

BAN-RIVER-EMERALD-710x270-31OCT14_0[1]Emerald Waterways 360° Tour – Not convinced by all of the above? Well, would being able to have a look around a river cruise ship convince you? If it helps we have a 360° tour of Emerald Sky, one of the most beautiful ships in the Emerald fleet! Just look at that gorgeous interior…

 

Rivers-vs-oceane_0[1]River VS Ocean – Our River VS Ocean guide aims to highlight the differences between cruising the high seas on a large liner and sailing through narrow waterways on a modest ship. As it turns out, both have some really amazing positive points…

 

viking-neptune-lobby[1]Rivers of the World – If you’re looking into river cruising this year the hardest question just might be; “Which river do we choose?” Luckily we’ve got you covered once more! In this guide we go over all the main rivers you can cruise down, what you can see, what you can experience…

 

 

River cruisingRiver Cruise Drinks Prices – How much is a bottle of beer on APT? How much is a coffee aboard Emerald Waterways? How much are the soft drinks aboard Viking? Luckily we have all those answers and much more…

 

 

no-smoking[1]River Cruise Smoking Guide – We know that for some a cigarette in the evening is one of life’s little pleasures, so whether or not you can smoke on your balcony can make a big difference! Make sure to check our guide before lighting up!

 

wifi-symbol[1]WiFi Onboard River Cruises – Whether you run an online business or you just want to keep up to date with family and recent events, internet access is an essential part of life now, and you would like that access while on holiday too! Whether it’s absolutely free or incurs charges, we’ve got the run down of WiFi costs on all the cruise lines.

 

Curve of Danube RiverRiver Tips & Gratuities – Some say this is the “hidden” charge at the end of the cruise – but it’s not hidden if you know about it beforehand! Whether it’s included in the cost of the cruise or needs to be paid for afterwards, here you can find out how much each river cruise line charges for gratuities!

 

River Danube

Which River Cruise Line Goes Where… – You could be taking a nice trip aboard an APT ship, but where is that ship heading? Which cruise line can take you around China? Once again www.CRUISE.co.uk has the answer and we’re more than happy to tell you…

 

Cruises+Mississippi+River+Paddleboat+Steamer1[1]Ten Reasons to Take a River Cruise – Need more reasons? We’ve still got ten! Ten more handy reasons to take a river cruise over the “bigger is better” mantra of ocean cruising!

 

 

cycling on a river cruiseRiver Cruise Past Passenger Benefits – Been cruising with a line before? Well you might get some nice bonuses for being a loyal customer! We run down all the offers and membership tiers river cruise lines have for their returning passengers.

 

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Our Predictions For the Most Popular Rivers of 2016 – The popularity of river cruising continues to grow year on year with more and more people discovering the charms of small ship cruising; calmly drifting along a river, being waited on hand and foot whilst you glide past beautiful scenery, before docking in the heart of historic cities…

 

An Introduction to APT

An Introduction To: APT River Cruises – Ever wondered what it would be like to travel on a APT cruise? We give you the low down about everything APT, whether its dress codes, the dining experience or ships available!

 

 

An Introduction to AmaWaterways

An Introduction To: AmaWaterways – We’ve compiled almost everything you might ever want to know about AmaWaterways – to explain why they are such a great cruise line to travel with! Don’t believe us? Read on to find out more…

 

 

riviera-river-cruisesAn Introduction To: Riviera River Cruises – If you haven’t heard of this river cruise line who are a favourite of British cruisers – you should have! Read all you need to know about their ships, dining options and entertainment here…

 

So, sold on river cruises yet, or still need more information? If there’s anything else you’d like to know you can leave a question in our Q&A section, check our river reviews or just ask one of our specialist cruise consultants!

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