Avalon River Ship

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
U River Cruises

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 Kelly . Nov 26 2019
Uniworld Suite

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 Kelly . Nov 12 2019
APT premium wines

Best river cruise lines revealed in Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice awards

The record-breaking vote in this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards has produced a strong result for river cruise, with APT and Avalon Waterways sharing top honours. A total of 11,451 readers voted an astonishing […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 29 2019
Ships swapped as Europe's water levels fall - but cruises safe for now

Ships swapped as Europe’s water levels fall – but cruises safe for now

In 2013, water levels on the European rivers were at an all-time high, forcing many lines to cancel itineraries as ships were unable to pass under bridges. Lines like APT and Avalon warned their passengers, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 4 2018