Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers

2017-04-24T18:42:33+00:00

What you envision for your special deal but ... The travel industry is highly competitive and nowhere more so than in cruising. Whether it is an ocean cruise or a river cruise, the market has exploded in the last few years with new vendors and new ships. Most consumers and travel agencies continue [...]

Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers 2017-04-24T18:42:33+00:00

Choosing a River Cruise

2017-06-26T19:28:47+00:00

River cruising is the fastest growing segment of the cruise vacation choices that folks are choosing these days. With the major uptick in popularity over the last couple of years, the options presented to the river cruiser are beginning to get as wide and varied as that of ocean cruising. Choosing the river cruise that best suits [...]

Choosing a River Cruise 2017-06-26T19:28:47+00:00

A Vacation Treat for Christmas

2016-04-25T23:03:19+00:00

The Christmas Markets in Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that will greet you as the [...]

A Vacation Treat for Christmas 2016-04-25T23:03:19+00:00

Advantages of a Cruise Tour

2016-02-26T15:06:30+00:00

Cruise or Cruise Tour? Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to a week’s extra stay. [...]

Advantages of a Cruise Tour 2016-02-26T15:06:30+00:00

Is Cruising Safe?

2016-01-11T22:43:20+00:00

Nothing can be said to be of an absolute certainty in this world – as I am sure it could be said at any age in history. So is cruising safe? The following is this writer’s perspective on the question. I have vacationed by car and by plane, have stayed in all inclusive resorts, experienced [...]

Is Cruising Safe? 2016-01-11T22:43:20+00:00

And All the Family Comes Along …

2015-11-23T19:41:57+00:00

Multi Generational Travel Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer too. So, other than holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, getting everyone together to spend quality time can be problematic. [...]

And All the Family Comes Along … 2015-11-23T19:41:57+00:00

Exploring Amsterdam

2016-11-03T13:42:49+00:00

Amsterdam and its Canals Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this city as a beginning or end point. One of the favorite pastimes of [...]

Exploring Amsterdam 2016-11-03T13:42:49+00:00

River Cruising – Around the Globe

2016-02-05T19:47:34+00:00

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 they [...]

River Cruising – Around the Globe 2016-02-05T19:47:34+00:00

5 Things to Do in Budapest

2016-02-05T19:48:27+00:00

The beautiful city of Budapest, capital of Hungary, is one of the largest cities in Europe and straddles the Danube River (originally Buda was on one bank and Pest on the other). It is often the jumping off point for a river cruise or the end point of one. It is recommended you add a pre [...]

5 Things to Do in Budapest 2016-02-05T19:48:27+00:00

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit

2016-02-05T19:49:26+00:00

When traveling in Europe, popular types of places to visit, besides museums and castles, are the churches and cathedrals. You’ll most often find these on the itineraries of guided tours and river cruise shore excursions. The cynical may comment the reason for this is that these buildings have free admission, but then the cynical are [...]

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit 2016-02-05T19:49:26+00:00