Archive for the ‘River Cruising’ Category

Viking River Cruises – What is a River Cruise?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

 Nothing Compares to a River Cruise River cruising is a relaxing, immersive and thoroughly enjoyable form of travel where you can enjoy ever-changing scenery along the banks of waterways such as the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Douro, Volga and Yangtze. Unpack just once on an award-winning, state-of-the-art 190-guest Longship and journey into the very heart of […]

My Tremendous Tauck Bridges River Cruise Experience

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

By Nancy Kivlen, Director of Leisure, Carefree Vacations My sixteen-year-old niece and I arrived in Paris on July 14th, Bastille Day. We were greeted by a cheerful French man holding a Tauck Tours sign at Charles de Gaulle airport. He whisked us away to our Pullman Eiffel Tower Hotel where the view of La Tour […]

The Viking Difference: The Thinking Person’s Cruise

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

We travel to explore, to learn, to understand. As the world’s leading river cruise line, we believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. That’s why our intimate, inclusive itineraries are designed to help you explore nuances of your destination: its food, culture, people and customs. […]

Your view from the Rhine: Legends, Castles and Kings

Monday, November 28th, 2016

YOUR VIEW FROM THE RHINE: LEGENDS, CASTLES & KINGS November 17, 2016 by Crystal Cruises When Crystal Bach embarks on her maiden voyage next summer, she’ll sail into a veritable fantasy land along the romantic Rhine. Stretching from its glacier Alpine source and emptying into the North Sea, this great river winds through the heart […]

Cruising the Mekong River with AMAWaterways

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

  AMAWATERWAYS AMAZING JOURNEY TO CAMBODIA AND SOUTH TO VIETNAM VIA THE MEKONG RIVER First and foremost let me just say WOW! The adventure was more than I ever thought it could be or would be. While the travel to and from Asia is almost unbearable, the adventure was well worth it. I flew in […]

Carefree Vacations Hosted Adventure – Castles on the Rhine River

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Carefree Vacations Hosted Adventure – Castles on the Rhine River – Client Blog – September, 2015 Uniworld’s Castles on the Rhine was the perfect introduction to our first time river cruising. The trip was both exciting and peaceful at the same time. Attention by the cruise staff to our every want was excellent. The ship […]

Rhine River Cruising

Monday, October 5th, 2015

One of the wonderful rewards of being a travel consultant is using your knowledge and expertise to guide friends and family on magical adventures to the world’s most captivating destinations. Carefree Vacations Agent, Lynn Rodrigues, recently enjoyed this reward hosting a small affinity group on a Rhine River Cruise with Uniworld River Cruises. The group […]

Viking River Cruises – Cruising the Rhine

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

I recently returned from a Viking River Cruise along the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, the Netherlands aboard the Viking Var, one of Viking’s newest longships. Regarding the ship – all of the 15 longships are identical. Clean lines, minimal décor, a Scandinavian ‘Ikea-style’ with blond wood and glass, giving the illusion spaces […]

American Queen Steamboat – Bluegrass and Bourbon themed River Cruise

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Just came back from the American Queen Steamboat – Bluegrass and Bourbon themed River Cruise from Cincinnati to St. Louis. The Ohio and Mississippi Rivers are so smooth and quiet – I really loved just drifting along in harmony with nature with the gentle sounds of the water spilling from the paddlewheel. There is a […]

Paris – Highlights of The City of Lights’ Unique Arrondissements

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Whether it is the culture, food, art, wine, romance, or a mélange of it all, Paris finds itself on nearly everyone’s bucket list, and for good reason.  It is almost impossible to avoid beauty in the City of Lights, and with a diverse selection of experiences to suit every taste, the capital of France proves […]