Opinion

We offer timely opinion and editorial content with an Australian perspective on the latest news and issues shaping river cruising worldwide. This site also carefully and thoughtfully crafts independent articles analyzing current events and trends in the river cruise industry. Additionally, we also provide insightful opinions on new ships, safety protocols, deals, destination policies and other happenings that impact the Australian river cruise traveller. Through opinion write-ups, this site also allows cruisers to delve into hot topics like overtourism in European ports. Learn how cities like Amsterdam are responding to manage large visitor volumes from river ships and discover less-crowded alternative ports to consider. Through this opinion page, we keep river cruise enthusiasts to stay informed on factors influencing travel to exotic waterways. We also provide invaluable insights and enrich discussions on river cruise itineraries for our Australian readers to be abreast with the prevailing trends. Moreover, this site also provides a insightful pieces on the pros and cons of exploring emerging destinations before your next adventure. This site’s opinion page aims to be a trustworthy source of travel advice for Aussies. Our excellent editors provide well-researched perspectives on need-to-know issues for river cruisers. So, want the inside scoop on river cruise trends? Prefer tips from seasoned Australians? Then bookmark our site as a valuable planning resource.

The lessons of the Danube for the future of river cruising

It’s a blessing and a curse – the world is increasingly becoming smaller with tourists vying to see the jewels of the globe. The Danube is one of the most popular destinations for river cruises […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 4 2019

A bill of rights for river cruise passengers?

It’s been a rough summer for river cruise operators in Europe, with the hot weather making itineraries a challenge. Cruise lines have reacted with mixed responses. Most have been upfront. APT and Avalon have made […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 28 2018

Great offers for solo sailors as supplements are slashed

River cruising is particularly well suited to solo travellers: ships are small, so it’s easy to mix and mingle; the atmosphere is relaxed and you’re bound to meet other like-minded passengers, whether they’re also travelling […]

WORDS BY Sally Macmillan . Aug 21 2018