Tips & Advice

Browse through the curated articles on Tips & Advice about river cruising. This page features expert tips, up-to-date advice, and details on the most amazing river cruise destinations. There are also features about shore excursions, voyages and ports for Australian travellers. From Europe’s charming waterways to exotic Asia, the page's curated articles help you pick the right river cruise. In addition, this page also helps travellers peruse itineraries and find voyages ranging from scenic weekend escapes to epic cross-continent odysseys. Moreover, this Tips & Advice section provides good reads about unique shore excursions – from bicycling through Bordeaux vineyards to visiting Buddhist temples in Myanmar. Furthermore, this page allows Ausie travellers to be prepared and packed for their river cruise with our informative guides. Providing savvy pre-trip advice from visa and travel insurance needs to recommended packing lists. Finally, browse the comprehensive recommendations on spectacular cruises worldwide. From the Seine to the Mekong, the Nile to the Yangtze, and of course the famous waterways of Europe like the Rhine, Rhone, Danube, and Moselle. This website helps intrepid Australian travellers create their dream river cruise experience.

Uniworld couple sititng on a ship under a bridge in Europe

How a European river cruise can save you almost $13,000

A stress-free luxury 15-day river cruise in peak or shoulder season, from Amsterdam to Budapest, would be about half the cost of an arduous road trip.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 28 2024

Are all-inclusive cruises so yesterday?

Since opening to the Australian market, UK-based Riviera Travel has secured large numbers of Australian river cruisers and is still growing.

WORDS BY Sally Macmillan . Jan 25 2024
Rhine Medieval Germany

River review: What to do while you wine on the Rhine

It's the rock-star route of river cruising. The Amsterdam to Basel itinerary, which sails the Rhine, is one of the most popular routes in the world of river cruising.

WORDS BY Vanessa Wu . Jan 24 2024

What to see on the Mekong: The best destinations

A river cruise on Southeast Asia’s mighty Mekong is a wonderful introduction to the history, cuisines and daily life of Vietnam and Cambodia.

WORDS BY Sally Macmillan . Jan 24 2024
Best rivers for first timers

What are the best rivers for first-timers

Over 100,000 Australians take to the rivers every year. With a wealth of estuaries to cruise from, it’s important to pick the right cruise.

WORDS BY Sally Macmillan . Jan 24 2024
Royal Crown, Avalon Luminary, Pryce Rousse

5 river cruise myths debunked

There are now hundreds of river cruise ships sailing around the world. To celebrate the rivers of the world, we’re breaking down the myths of river cruising.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jan 24 2024
Livelihood on the Mekong

9 of the best experiences on Asia’s waterways

Cruising Asian rivers is really about picking your time. The peak cruise season starts in October with the end of the monsoon season.

WORDS BY Vanessa Wu . Jan 24 2024
Childred playing in the river

The river cruise that made these travel experts “converts for life”

Flight Centre marketing managers Ashleigh Conwell and Danielle Luck recall the Mekong trip that made them cruise converts for life.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 24 2024
Speyer Technic Museum

10 fascinating things to see on your cruise that aren’t castles or cathedrals

Cruisers on Europe’s rivers are often inundated with plenty of cathedrals, castles and historic sites. But that’s not all here is to see.

WORDS BY Vanessa Wu . Jan 24 2024