Cruise Through Portugal’s Port Wine Country ~ on Riviera River Cruises ‘Douro Elegance’

… by CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein … A week lazily cruising through Douro River is a relaxing experience.  Beautiful views, good food and wine, and excellent, welcoming service are the main pillars of the trip.  A greater understanding and appreciation for the country of Portugal, its people, history and several key industries was perhaps the best souvenir of the trip. Arrival. Porto airport is fairly small, though the walk from the gate to customs seemed to take …

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MS Jane Austen Sailing ~The Seine, Paris and Normandy / Preparing for My Riviera River Cruises Adventure

I last visited Paris in June 2016 and cherish many fond memories. The City of Light ranks high on many bucket lists for its iconic sights, outstanding museums, fantastic architecture and fine French food and wine. You can’t go wrong. I couldn’t be more excited to be heading back to Paris, where I will start and end an eight-day Riviera River cruise on the MS Jane Austen, on the Seine and Normandy rivers. The Riviera itinerary enticed …

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Riviera River Cruises Adds Lake Geneva, Alps Extension to Rhône Itinerary

COURTESY Riviera River Cruises: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Make the most of your Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence cruise by continuing your travels into the spectacularly scenic region surrounding Lake Geneva on a new extension from Riviera River Cruises. On the Lake Geneva & Golden Pass extension, visit picturesque Annecy, France, and Switzerland’s sophisticated Montreux Riviera, then experience the thrill of the cable car climb to an Alpine glacier and one of the world’s most scenic …

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11 Fantastic Reasons to Sail with Riviera River Cruises

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 If you are searching for the ultimate European cruise, be sure to read up on Riviera River Cruises! This cruise line prides itself on attention to detail in every aspect of its offerings, and guests say a voyage “feels like coming home”. Below are 11 great reasons to sail with Riviera River Cruises: 1. Solo river cruises: For a number of Riviera River Cruises sailings, there is no single supplement charge.  Every sailing has double cabins set aside with no single supplement. …

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