Read the site's unbiased reviews on the top river cruise lines, ships, destinations, excursions, and more, so cruisers can make informed choices for their next holiday. This section features reviews for major river cruise operators like Viking, Scenic, Tauck, and Avalon Waterways. Travelers can also check ratings for staff, dining, cabins, amenities, and onboard experience. Cruise enthusiasts can also research destinations with the site's port and itinerary reviews. River cruisers can also use the excursion reviews to compare offerings in each port. They can see which shore tours received top marks from Australian cruisers for value, unique activities, cultural immersion, and more. Whether novice or seasoned travellers, this Review section provides useful insights to help cruise enthusiasts set sail with confidence.

Avalon Alegria on the Douro

The joy of the Douro: Onboard Avalon Alegria in Portugal

Not even the rain could dampen the celebrations around Avalon Alegria's launch - the line's newest ship in Portugal.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 28 2024
The Scenic Spirit on the Mekong

Romancing the river with Scenic on the Mekong

A first encounter with small-scale cruising on the Mekong with Scenic can teach you that the road less travelled is best found on water.

WORDS BY Anna Johnson . Mar 18 2024
The Avalon Envision

Spoiled for choice – an active cruise aboard the Avalon Envision

Onboard the Avalon Envision, Sue Bryant enjoys the line’s do-it-your-way ethos, especially their more active options.

WORDS BY Sue Bryant . Apr 22 2020
Teeming Rhine River Cruises

Onboard Teeming Rhine River Cruises, where you’re the boss

The days of all-inclusive – and all-regimented – river cruising may just be drawing to a close with Teeming on a Rhine itinerary.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 25 2020
The Three Gorges on the Yangtze River

Viking River Cruises’ slow boat through China

A Viking river cruise and land tour combination through China shows Bridget McGrouther the highlights of this fascinating country.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 2 2019
Viking Delling

A Viking foodie tour of France

A foodie tour onboard the Viking Delling is an exploration into the wonderful of the France but also learning to be our own masterchefs.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 17 2019
Cam and Jules' Le Boat adventure

Exclusive: The verdict on MAFS stars Cam and Jules’ Le Boat adventure from Nieuwpoort

They are definitely not your usual travel reviewers. But then, a journey from Nieuwpoort with Le Boat is not your usual travel holiday.

WORDS BY Rose Kelly . Sep 4 2019
AmaMagna first look

First Look: AmaMagna, a revolution on the Danube

AmaMagna started 10 years ago (perhaps even longer) as a bold idea, the vision of AmaWaterways’ co-owner and president Rudi Schreiner. A European river ship twice as wide (22 metres) as the standard, featuring an […]

WORDS BY John Roberts . Jul 10 2019