River Cruise

Tulip Time River Cruising: A Journey Through the Heart of Spring

By Carol Rowland / April 3, 2024 / Comments Off on Tulip Time River Cruising: A Journey Through the Heart of Spring

As I sit here at my desk, I hear the birds chirping and a bright red cardinal seems to visit a particular tree limb every few hours, so spring is here. The signs of springs and my recent cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium inspire this week’s article… Tulip Time River Cruising: A Journey Through…

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Activity and Discovery Excursions on River Cruises

By Carol Rowland / March 20, 2024 / Comments Off on Activity and Discovery Excursions on River Cruises

The excursions on river cruising have changed over the last ten years, and inspires this week’s article… Activity and Discovery Excursions on River Cruises As I cruise right now on a special itinerary on the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium, the variety in the shore excursions offered cause me to think that most of…

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Exploring the Mekong River – Vietnam and Cambodia

By Carol Rowland / November 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Exploring the Mekong River – Vietnam and Cambodia

A few years ago, I had zero interest in this type of trip, so my conversion from meh to enthralled inspires this week’s article… Exploring the Mekong River – Vietnam and Cambodia When I think of taking a vacation to an exotic destination, traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia on a Mekong River cruise immediately springs…

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Cruising the Rhine River: The Castles of the Rhine

By Carol Rowland / October 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Cruising the Rhine River: The Castles of the Rhine

Since I just got off of my river cruise last week, my thoughts are about planning another one, as river cruising is one of my favorite travel styles. Looking at other river options inspires this week’s article, with one of the unique highlights of a Rhine River cruise… Cruising the Rhine River: The Castles of…

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Experience Europe’s Magical Waterways: The Seven River Journey

By Carol Rowland / May 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Experience Europe’s Magical Waterways: The Seven River Journey

River cruising is on the brain this week, as we work on various client river cruises for the rest of the year and into next, and officially launch a Danube River cruise pilgrimage this fall. An even bigger trend in river cruising has emerged, and since I like to keep you in the know, I…

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Beyond sightseeing: Experiences of Budapest

By Carol Rowland / April 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Beyond sightseeing: Experiences of Budapest

I have to say that I’m kind of in love with Budapest. I love the old world European atmosphere, the beautiful architecture and friendly people. I’m particularly fond of cities that are easy to walk for exploring, and Budapest fits that well with the Danube River as its centerpiece. Discovering cities through various ‘experience’ tours…

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What to consider in evaluating a river cruise ship?

By Carol Rowland / March 15, 2023 / Comments Off on What to consider in evaluating a river cruise ship?

You might wonder what I look for and how I evaluate river cruise ships, and how that matters to you, so that idea inspires today’s article… What to consider in evaluating a river cruise ship? I am in Budapest, Hungary for a couple of weeks as I attend the ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors)…

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Through the heart of Europe

By Carol Rowland / January 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Through the heart of Europe

Some of the travel arrangements I’m working on are European river cruises, so I thought that inspired me to share the beautiful destinations of such a trip down the Danube River… 5 amazing countries you’ll explore on the Danube River Europe is a favorite destination with unique experiences to offer visitors, especially in its central…

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4 Fascinating Countries You’ll Explore on the Rhine River

By Carol Rowland / September 21, 2022 / Comments Off on 4 Fascinating Countries You’ll Explore on the Rhine River

Travel goes on and a consistent area of interest is river cruising. It’s such an amazing way to immerse yourself in a destination, since it’s so easy to walk right off the ship into the heart of a city, combined with the convenience of unpacking once. The Rhine River is one of the most popular…

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Exploring Provence by River Cruise

By Carol Rowland / December 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Exploring Provence by River Cruise

This week’s article is inspired by this Rhone River cruise and the towns that you can visit along the way… Exploring Provence by River Cruise Provence is a region of southeastern France, renowned for hosting some of the most spectacular scenery and one of the most desired places to live and visit in all of…

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