You Might Like Emerald Waterways If…

Voted Cruise Critic’s Best New River Ships of 2014, Emerald Waterways launched in 2014 with twin vessels: 182-passenger Sky and Star. This year, it unveils another dynamic duo, Sun and Dawn. With bold and modern designs, Emerald appeals to young cruisers and travelers looking for moderately priced, all-inclusive journeys along the Rhine, Danube and other […]

Just Back From…Loire Princesse

Within the space of a couple of hours, I watched a 40-foot elephant lumbering along the shore, stepped over a giant tape measure, spotted one house perched on top of a chimney and another partially submerged in the Loire River. My eyes weren’t deceiving me, as I hadn’t even had my first sip of the […]

You Might Like Scenic If…

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours’ expansive “space ships” may be for you, if you want room to stretch out while on a river cruise.

You Might Like AmaWaterways If…

AmaWaterways manages to offer both a personalized feel as well as the consistency that is a hallmark of larger companies.

You Might Like CroisiEurope If…

Never heard of CroisiEurope? Find out if their French style river cruises are right for you.

You Might Like Uniworld If…

If you’re looking for a luxe river cruise experience then Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection a match for you.

You Might Like Viking River Cruises If…

Cruise Critic is kicking off River Week with a spotlight on Viking River Cruises. Find out if you are a Viking river cruiser.

Lucky Puppy: Finse Tours the World with Viking Cruises

The adorable golden lab in the photo is called Finse, and she’s one lucky pup. Aristocratic by birth and quickly becoming one of the world’s most travelled dogs, Finse is also the star of a children’s book series. Not bad for a one year-old. Finse was born into a life of privilege in Highclere Castle […]

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