Shari’s Travel Blog is a blog from Experts at Land and Sea by Shari Marsh ( Raleigh, N.C., USA).

Packing for a European River Cruise

(Courtesy: Pixabay) Packing For A European River Cruise River cruises are much more casual with more excursions than the usual ocean cruises so you can pack a lot less, and differently. Here’s some tips, but not by any means an exclusive list. 1. If it is in the shoulder season, think [...]

Packing for a European River Cruise2018-10-18T18:20:54+00:00

River Cruising – Around the Globe

River Cruising is More than Western Europe Most people when they think of a river cruise picture themselves on a river in the heart of Europe – the Rhine, the Moselle, or the Danube. A few others may think of France – the Seine, the Rhone, the Dordogne, the Saone  or the Garonne as [...]

River Cruising – Around the Globe2016-12-30T19:14:52+00:00

Should I Travel in a Group?

If you are thinking group travel is anything like the old-fashioned bus tour, please think again. Group travel, especially on ocean or river cruises, gives you the best of both worlds – independence but support from fellow group travelers if you need it. Sometimes there is the bonus of an escort for the group, someone [...]

Should I Travel in a Group?2016-12-30T19:14:53+00:00

Top  6 Reasons to Use a River Cruise Specialist for your Next Cruise

Whether this is your first river cruise or if you have experienced one or more of this type of cruising in the past, you will always benefit from employing the expertise of a river cruise specialist to reserve your next one. A “river cruise specialist” knows the various lines because he or she has travelled [...]

Top  6 Reasons to Use a River Cruise Specialist for your Next Cruise2016-12-30T19:14:53+00:00

Trier: Traces of Rome in Germany

Trier Not far from Koblenz, nestled in the valley between vineyard covered gentle hillsides and hugging the shores of the Moselle River is a quaint town. Despite its small size, Trier, Germany has an important historical presence quite in contrast with its first appearance. Here are some interesting facts and places to see [...]

Trier: Traces of Rome in Germany2016-12-30T19:14:53+00:00

The Old Bridge of Florence

Florence in Italy is full of wondrous sights for the visitor but perhaps the most beautiful spot, especially of an evening, would have to be the “old bridge”, Ponte Vecchio. Crowded most days with shoppers, sightseers, musicians and, alas, great opportunists (pickpockets), you may be hesitant to wade in but as with all locations some [...]

The Old Bridge of Florence2016-12-30T19:14:53+00:00

Your Travel Professional is Your PC*

When it comes to travel and especially cruises, use the services of a PC* With all that is out there on the web, why has research on your PC, your tablet, or your smart phone not replaced me, your travel professional? I'm not saying never do your own research as it helps you focus on [...]

Your Travel Professional is Your PC*2016-12-30T19:14:53+00:00

The Quaint Town of Rudesheim am Rhine

The Quaint Town of Rüdesheim am Rhine Rüdesheim A popular stopping spot for any Rhine River cruise is Rüdesheim, or Rüdesheim am Rhine, located at the eastern bank of the Rhine Gorge not far from the Lorelei. It is surrounded by vineyards and lies below the towering Niederwald. Due to its [...]

The Quaint Town of Rudesheim am Rhine2021-06-17T17:25:52+00:00

AmaWaterways Paris & Normandy 7 Night River Cruise

with 2 Day Paris Extension Shari Marsh of Cruise Holidays Land and Sea took these photos of her river cruise in the autumn of 2014. As a river cruising expert, she would be happy to plan this river cruise for you or any other river cruise itinerary you choose. The photos were complied [...]

AmaWaterways Paris & Normandy 7 Night River Cruise2019-01-22T21:34:16+00:00
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