Viking Grand European Tour Planning Guide

In June, we return to Viking River Cruises for a 15-day Grand European Tour itinerary,  sailing from Budapest to Amsterdam.  As with any travel, being prepared often makes the difference between a good experience and a great one.  That rule is Read More …

Reviewing Relevant River Cruise Travel Apps

Before any major trip, it is a good idea to consider the travel apps we might bring along for the ride.  If it has been a while since your last dance, new apps might be available.  Specific destinations, travel mode, safekeeping Read More …

River Cruise Drydock: Not Like Big Ships

Like any other sailing ships, river cruise ships to perform maintenance when no passengers are on board.  European river cruise companies commonly do this between the end of one year’s season and the beginning of the next.  Decks are resurfaced, carpets Read More …

Deep Travel Planning Enables Personal Narrative

Investing time in planning nearly always brings a better travel experience. Still, how individual travelers go about that planning varies, largely depending on personal preferences and priorities. Some travelers like the planning process nearly as much as travel itself.  They dive Read More …

Unusual Reasons To Visit Amsterdam Before Or After Your Fabulous Cruise Vacation

After Rotterdam, the port of Amsterdam is the second largest port in the Netherlands and host to over 700,000 cruise travelers who pass through every year, embarking on any one of over 140 ocean and 1500 river cruise itineraries.  A Read More …