Russian Art Museums, the Rhine and Danube Rivers, European Countrysides on Boutique River Cruises

I love to cruise, and in my experience, river cruises are a wonderful way to explore the countryside on a beautiful stretch of water. The small ships and hotel barges of these lines offer an intimate experience for travelers who wish to see villages, medieval towns and the lovely European countryside in an up-close and uniquely personal way. I am always excited to see what new ships and amenities the cruise lines are offering… so what’s in …

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European Waterways- Glide Down Historic French River and Canals

Some of my favorite hotel barges are those that travel the beautiful and historic rivers of Europe.   If this is something you’d like to try (or return to!), European Waterways is currently offering some very tempting packages on their vessels, like companion pricing and complimentary nights at 5-star hotels. Is a trip through France high on your to-do list?  The Burgundy region offers some of the most scenic canals in Europe… it is an area rich in …

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The Wonderful Experience Of Small Ships

Looking for a vacation that feeds the mind and soul?  I love the experience of cruising on a small ship…the intimacy, the quiet relaxation, and the distinctive blend of personalities that makes each trip so unique… Here are a number of truly great reasons to consider a cruise on a small expedition ship, river cruise ship or a hotel barge:   1.  Smaller ships often put the focus on the environment, and offer programs to support green travel and the …

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ACL Brings Cruises To The Mississippi River

River cruises are a whole different experience in cruising, and one of my favorites.  The slow roll of the current as it wends its way through the scenic countryside, with its unique destinations, is an experience not to be missed. These cruises can be hard to come by in the U.S., so I was pleased to hear that American Cruise Lines (ACL) is bringing the river cruise experience here in 2012. ACL recently announced that it is …

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Uniworld offers savings on its holiday river cruises if you book by Aug. 31

For those seeking an old fashioned holiday atmosphere, Uniworld’s 2010 Europe Holiday Boutique River Cruises are a great option. Plus, by paying in full by August 31, 2010, with Uniworld’s “Double Early Booking Savings,” couples can enjoy a savings of $600 and solo travelers can save $300. Imagine storybook villages and majestic cities adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and stars, grand Christmas trees decorated from top to bottom, melodious carolers and choirs with sweet sounding voices, …

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