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Avalon Scenery

86% Loved It
21 Member Reviews
This was my first River cruise but it was such an excellent ...
Europe (9 sailings)

Viking Torgil

86% Loved It
35 Member Reviews
Overall wonderful trip. However, bathroom & cabin were ...
Fantastic Cruise Douro Cruiser
This was our first river cruise and certainly not our last ...
Bahamas (120 sailings)

Disney Dream

My parents surprised my sister and I about this cruise. We ...
Disney is so magical. anaidhenriquez
we love Disney Dream, they think about all the details, ...
Europe (56 sailings)


85% Loved It
42 Member Reviews
The trip down the Rhine River with stops at 2000 year old ...
This was our first river cruise - the Rhine River from ...
Southern Caribbean (21 sailings)
Europe (6 sailings)
Baltic Sea (5 sailings)
Western Caribbean (3 sailings)

Celebrity Eclipse

We were really impressed with Celebrity Eclipse for our ...
We chose this cruise because it was recommended by a friend ...

Scenic Opal

85% Loved It
35 Member Reviews
I recently took the Scenic Opal on the Danube to Budapest. ...
This was our first cruise of any description, so we decided ...
Europe (10 sailings)

Viking Njord

85% Loved It
76 Member Reviews
This was a first cruise for us; we did this so we would not ...
This was only the third voyage of this vessel but the air ...
Europe (3 sailings)

Viking Rinda

85% Loved It
96 Member Reviews
The boat, food and crew were excellent. The overall ...
We had a marvelous time. The ship, our cabin, the staff, ...


85% Loved It
33 Member Reviews
Best vacation yet! IslandDreamer2
I am delighted to give high marks to the company Island ...
Trip of a Lifetime shirewoman
We were fortunate to get to sail on the Sagitta as part of ...

Ocean Princess

First I would like to put our review in context, we are ...
Europe (32 sailings)

Viking Vili

85% Loved It
31 Member Reviews
Food - delicious; room - Private with a lovely view. We ...
This was an absolutely excellent river cruise. Embarkation ...
Asia (72 sailings)

La Marguerite

85% Loved It
13 Member Reviews
From the start of the trip in Siam Reap to the last night ...
Europe (45 sailings)

Viking Forseti

84% Loved It
93 Member Reviews
This was our first cruise of any kind. The staff was ...
Available Wines Arib918
Everything on the cruise was higher than what was expected. ...
Baltic Sea (6 sailings)

Viking Sun (Retired)

84% Loved It
76 Member Reviews
My husband and I took an incredible first cruise from ...
Rhine Getaway Curlygardengirl
This was our first river cruise, and we loved everything ...
Europe (21 sailings)


84% Loved It
25 Member Reviews
We chose Ama Waterways for our 25th Anniversary cruise and ...
We boarded the Amacello in Amsterdam for the first leg of ...

Scenic Jade

84% Loved It
31 Member Reviews
Scenic River Cruise Darryl Hughes
From go to whoa the Scenic Cruise on the Scenic Jade was ...
The whole experience was excellent. The staff were ...
South Pacific (79 sailings)

Paul Gauguin

Tahiti and the PG have been a bucket list trip since we got ...
The Paul Gaugin is not what you think of as a traditional ...
Western Caribbean (16 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (12 sailings)
Southern Caribbean (11 sailings)
Western Mediterranean (8 sailings)

Celebrity Reflection

our first cruise and we couldn't have chosen a better ship ...
We chose celebrity because my partner who is an elite ...
Mediterranean (63 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (20 sailings)
Transatlantic (5 sailings)
Panama Canal & Central America (3 sailings)

Seabourn Odyssey

Our first ever cruise and it lived up to our expectations. ...
Hand Hygiene Issues fairdinkumozzie
We had our first cruise on this luxury line starting on 26 ...
Europe (52 sailings)

River Empress

83% Loved It
30 Member Reviews
Lifetime Memories Rivermemories
I waited a few weeks to write my review because I simply ...
My mother, who passed away earlier this summer, swore she ...
Europe (46 sailings)

Avalon Expression

83% Loved It
13 Member Reviews
Avalon was recommended by our travel agent. The overall ...
A Great Trip Clobrun
My wife and I took a River Cruise on the Danube River from ...


83% Loved It
18 Member Reviews
We were delighted with the cruise. The Northern Lights ...
When I first booked this 'expedition ship/coastal ferry' I ...

Charles Dickens

83% Loved It
6 Member Reviews
Superb Charles Dickens Smudgeroonie
Have just returned from a Danube river cruise on Riviera ...
Eastern Mediterranean (25 sailings)
Western Mediterranean (24 sailings)
Caribbean (15 sailings)
Mexico (5 sailings)

Azamara Quest

We were on the same cruise as an earlier negative reviewer; ...
Pleasantly surprised willy_the_wombat
This was our first ever cruise having been well seasoned ...
Asia (21 sailings)
Eastern Mediterranean (11 sailings)
Baltic Sea (11 sailings)
British Isles & Western Europe (8 sailings)

Azamara Journey

As first time cruisers we had no idea what to expect or how ...
This was our first cruise and was a 50th birthday present ...

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