• Glenda Williams

River Cruise Dreaming!

Updated: Aug 25


Are you river cruise dreaming for 2021 or 2022? Well, dream no more! This is just what the doctor ordered for your acute bucket list anxiety. Be amazed with less than 200 fellow travelers on a deluxe small ship, all-inclusive and tours included. Smooth sailing and you get to step off the ship right in the city. It is not a dream when you see how close you are to the shore. You will definitely be taken aback!

Herein are several European river cruises available via renown suppliers. The writer is a river cruise specialist and an experienced traveler who can help ascertain the itinerary that's right for you. A tailor made itinerary -- country, region, river, routes, dates, the ship -- can make all the difference in your spectacular vacation!

A river cruise is great for groups, family, incentive, reunion, retreats, etc. There are various lengths to suit your schedule, 4-, 5- and 7+ days. The shorter cruises, at your option, can be accented with a pre- and/or post-hotel package.


Themed River Cruises

River cruise lines constantly work to exceed expectations and provide exclusive themed cruises for discerning travelers. Doing what you love is a great way to travel.

  • Oberammergau Passion Play. One of the greatest traditions since 1634. Re-enacting the crucifixion of Christ – from entry into Jerusalem to Resurrection. Performed once a decade in the Oberammergau Bavarian village.

  • Wine. A special wine host onboard and distinguished wine regions -- #Burgundy, #Chardonnay, #Champagne . . . .

  • Culinary. Indulge in culinary cooking adventures, wine and more.

  • Beer. The beer lover explores regional beers, breweries, beer tastings, brewing techniques, etc.

  • Gardens & Nature. Be amazed by magnificent gardens, parks, exquisite lakes, greenhouses, and an onboard botanical expert.

  • Solo. Yes, no single supplement while cruising solo; several itinerary options.

River Cruise Itineraries

There are numerous itineraries available and again an excellent river cruise specialist can help you identify the right fit:

  • Enchanting Rhine Wine Cruise, 7 Night, Basel to Amsterdam. Historic wine regions. Strasbourg Alsatian wine tasting. Rüdesheim. Sample Riesling. Amsterdam’s canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges.

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  • Paris & Normandy, 7 Night, Paris. Seine River cruise. The Normandy region, WWII’s D-Day invasion site. Vernon, Monet’s gardens at Giverny. Rouen, home of Joan of Arc. Paris and its signature sites.

  • Taste of Bordeaux Wine Cruise, 7 Night, Bordeaux. A must for French culture, lifestyle, wine, and food enthusiasts. Chateaus, vineyards, wineries, tastings, an exclusive wine festival . . . . Bordeaux, France’s legendary wine capital and more.

  • A Taste of the Danube, 4 Day, Budapest to Vienna. Cruise through the borders of Hungary and Slovakia. Bratislava. Austria’s Wachau Valley. Visit Melk and conclude your cruise in Vienna.

  • Christmastime in Alsace & Germany 5 Day, Basel to Frankfurt. Switzerland to Breisach, gateway to the Black Forest -- Black Forest ham, cherry cake, cuckoo clock. Strasbourg, Christmas markets. Visit Heidelberg and Frankfurt.


Tours & Excursions

A most remarkable river cruise feature is that the tours are already included. Local guides engage you with a wealth of knowledge on curated tours at all activity levels.

  • History and heritage tours

  • Museums and art galleries

  • Castles and villages

  • Golfing

  • Jogging

  • Kayaking

  • Painting classes

  • Walking tours


Onboard Experiences

There are dynamic activities and amenities on the ships. So ship up for a great time:

  • Entertainment-On-Demand, free high-speed internet access, movies, etc.

  • Fitness room, massage and spa services

  • Regional cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients

  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast

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