Friday, 25 May 2012

Thinking of a River Cruise in Europe?

Research a River Cruise in Europe
My daughter and son-in-law are moving to Germany to live so the thought of visiting them next year sent me scurrying to my stack of brochures about European river cruises.
  Viking, Amadeus, APT and Avalon Waterways seem to be the main cruise lines in the area. In fact, the future of river cruising looks so bright that this year Avalon have two new 'suite' ships and Viking are launching six new ships, with another four to debut in 2014.
  The prices for European river cruises seem to be quite a bit more expensive than ocean cruises. But you have to think what is included in the cost:
  • all gourmet meals (wine and beer and soft drinks included in on-board dinners and lunches)
  • accommodation in large staterooms (with floor-to-ceiling windows on upper and middle decks)
  • all gratuities
  • all guided shore excursions daily with local guides
  • transportation, entry fees and reservations on tours
  • personal audio headsets for tours
  • port charges
  • lectures about local areas visited
  • wi-fi connections
  • excellent crew:passenger ratios ensures excellent service
Now to work out which cruise we might go on!

1 comment:

  1. That is a great idea to have a tour in Europe. Base on what I have know, Europe is a country that has a lot of beautiful views.

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