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Best Deals on River Cruises for 2022

As the world copes with the effects of the pandemic, the river cruise industry is hoping to start sailing early in the New Year. Select river cruise companies resumed operations earlier this year, but with […]

WORDS BY Arlan . Dec 13 2021

Major river cruise lines pause sailings around the world

Avalon Waterways, AmaWaterways with APT, Travelmarvel Crystal Cruises and Teeming River Cruises have joined the growing list of river cruise lines cancelling their sailings amid the Covid-19 outbreak. They join Scenic, Viking and Uniworld with […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Mar 16 2020

The ultimate list: All the current cancellation policies for the top river cruise lines

As river cruise lines update their cancellation policies in response to the coronavirus, we have compiled the most up-to-date list of what they are all doing. While most of the lines are adhering to the […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Mar 12 2020

Is it safe to cruise rivers? Everything you need to know after the Australian government warnings

Booked on a river cruise and want to know if you should still travel? The latest government warnings against cruising overseas if you are elderly or have health issues is now putting river itineraries in […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Mar 11 2020

The best deals for solos in 2020

Once, cruise lines shunned them or charged them twice for the same trip. Now, as solo sailor numbers grow, lines are embracing the trend with special deals. Competition is increasing, and the result is discounted […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Jan 28 2020

Cruises cancelled as coronavirus fears spread

River cruise lines have made their first cancellations due to the coronavirus as it continues to spread across the world. Despite the season typically commencing from March, many lines with vessels operating in China have […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Jan 28 2020

Avalon re-enters Egypt as the Nile comes back to life

Avalon Waterways is returning to Egypt and the Nile as the destination regains its cruise popularity. Avalon halted Egyptian itineraries due to the country’s continuing turmoil.  But now it has joined a number of lines […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Dec 4 2019

The best short river cruises in Europe and Asia

River lines are experimenting with shorter cruises – three to seven day itineraries – to tempt passengers who are new to cruise and those who want to mix a river cruise with other holidays. You […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Nov 26 2019

2020: the year of the younger river cruiser

Next year is set to see a major change in passengers cruising inland waterways.  The demographic of people choosing to cruise is at last getting younger. With 2020 set to be more immersive and authentic, […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Nov 26 2019

Inside the 5 most luxurious suites onboard river ships

It’s the battle for big balconies, the scuffle for space and the tussle for top toiletries. Expansive suites with sitting rooms and bars, butler service, massive bathrooms and sprawling bedrooms are normally associated with ocean-faring […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Nov 12 2019