Is River Cruising for Families?

Is River Cruising for Families? This is a question that we are hearing more and more of late.  The answer to depends on what you are looking for in a vacation. In this writer’s humble opinion, a river cruise is the ultimate stress free vacation.  I have taken countless ocean cruises and always have [...]

Is River Cruising for Families?2017-04-20T23:41:23+00:00

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

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

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

Lyon, The City of Lights

Lyon, France Perhaps no city will be more memorable than Lyon as one of your ports of call on any south of France river cruise that sails the Saône or Rhône rivers. From river bank to the rising hillsides beyond, the pastel colors and architecture of its buildings portray a place of history, beauty, culture [...]

Lyon, The City of Lights2019-01-07T15:38:47+00:00

Festivals, Facades, & Photograpy

Chalon, France The south of France …how often have we heard or seen that phrase in books and cinema, often in conjunction with a holiday for the well-heeled? Nowadays you can visit this area of France, as many thousands do each year, by river cruise. Over the next few blogs we are going to explore [...]

Festivals, Facades, & Photograpy2016-12-30T19:14:56+00:00
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