Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice for river cruising is what we do best. This is one of Australia’s leading resource for river cruising holidays worldwide. Browse our website for expert tips, up-to-date advice, and details on the most amazing river cruise destinations, shore excursions, voyages and ports for Australian travellers. From Europe’s charming waterways to exotic Asia, our articles help you pick the right river cruise. In addition, this website also help travellers peruse itineraries and find voyages ranging from scenic weekend escapes to epic cross-continent odysseys. Moreover, this page also helps cruisers discover ports of call from Amsterdam to Angkor Wat. The Tips & Advice section provides good reads about unique shore excursions – from bicycling through Bordeaux vineyards to visiting Buddhist temples in Myanmar. Furthermore, the site’s Tips & Advice page allows Ausie travellers to be bet prepared and packed for their river cruise with our informative guides. We provide savvy pre-trip advice from visa and travel insurance needs to recommended packing lists. Find tips on everything from shore excursion selections to shipboard etiquette. Know before you go with our destination-specific guidance. Finally, our goal is to simplify river cruising for Aussies. Browse our 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. Let us guide you on an extraordinary journey along the great rivers of the world.

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

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. It’s not hard to see why. The […]

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

5 river cruise myths debunked

There are now hundreds of river cruise ships sailing around the world. Whether you’re looking to explore inland destinations through Europe, Asia, Africa and America, there is now so much on offer when it comes […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jan 24 2024

Nine 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

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

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