River Cruise

River Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River

By Carol Rowland / September 30, 2021 /

From my time starting and ending our Camino trip in Portugal, I’m inspired by our time in Porto, and this week I share about river cruising on the Douro River… River Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River Beginning in the mountains of central Spain, the Douro River meanders into Portugal before setting off for the Atlantic…

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My Cruise Report from my July Mississippi River Cruise, Part 2

By Carol Rowland / September 8, 2021 / Comments Off on My Cruise Report from my July Mississippi River Cruise, Part 2

This is a continuation of my Mississippi River Cruise report from last week… Destinations and Shore Excursions American Queen’s approach to shore excursions is a hybrid of traditional Hop-On Hop-Off buses, and regular shore excursions. AQSC designs a special route around the city, with 5-7 attractions and stops along the way, where they pre-pay all…

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The World’s Ultimate Flower Show: Floriade

By Carol Rowland / August 4, 2021 / Comments Off on The World’s Ultimate Flower Show: Floriade

One of the stops we enjoyed in La Crosse Wisconsin was the lovely Friendship Garden there, as La Crosse is the sister city to seven cities around the world, and there is a themed area representing each country. Beautiful gardens seem to appeal to everyone, so I thought I would share about an unique event…

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Cruising the Moselle River

By Carol Rowland / July 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Cruising the Moselle River

While the Danube and Rhine Rivers are the first to come to mind in Europe, the Moselle offers some other variations on towns and experiences and it’s a little like the road less traveled, similar to the cruise I’m doing now, so a perfect segue this week… Cruising the Moselle River Characterized by stunning twisting…

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The Best Sights to see along Egypt’s Nile River

By Carol Rowland / July 14, 2021 / Comments Off on The Best Sights to see along Egypt’s Nile River

In the next few weeks I’ll be working on launching our Egypt trip for February 2022. Egypt is a top bucket list destination and I’m excited for the amazing itinerary we have. There is so much to see there that you’ve likely never heard of, yet are so much a part of the story of…

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Top Sights and Experiences in Prague

By Carol Rowland / April 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Top Sights and Experiences in Prague

I’ve been planning some future river cruises for clients and one of the favorite cities to visit as an extension to a Danube river cruise is Prague, which is full of intriguing sights and local experiences, so I share some top highlights… 7 of the Best Things to do in Prague Prague is the capital…

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Exploring the Bordeaux wine region of France

By Carol Rowland / March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Exploring the Bordeaux wine region of France

This week’s topic is about a fascinating wine region of France that is well worth a visit…  Exploring the Bordeaux wine region of France  When you think of France, many things come to mind. Fresh bread, gorgeous alpine scenery, flaky pastries, and the Eiffel Tower. One of France’s most famous exports, however, is wine. And…

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What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise

By Carol Rowland / March 3, 2021 / Comments Off on What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise

What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise While you probably get lots of promotions in your mailbox about European river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Seine, and Rhone Rivers, river cruising in the United States is a rapidly growing travel style. Exploring the United States via river cruise is a lovely travel experience anytime,…

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A Canal Barge in Europe

By Carol Rowland / January 27, 2021 / Comments Off on A Canal Barge in Europe

One of the things we’ve been working on during the last six months is our focus on itineraries and travel styles that meet our hallmarks, and today I share more about a little know mode of cruising – canal barges. Barge sounds industrial, but these vessels and experiences are luxury all the way… A Canal…

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Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise

By Carol Rowland / December 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise

I wanted to share a unique art-filled itinerary in France, which was also my very first river cruise experience… Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise History, idyllic French meadows, and fantastic art come together in a river cruise down the River Seine, offering passengers an intimate voyage into the very beating heart of French…

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