After the Danube, the Rhine is Europe’s next most-popular river for vacationers looking to take a river cruise. With most departures sailing between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland in the south, Rhine river cruises can visit numerous countries in a single week, including the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Switzerland, with inland excursions that reach as […]
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The issue of water levels along the rivers of Europe has once again reared its ugly head – and it’s not pretty. Due to increased rainfall activity, the Danube and Rhine Rivers are currently experiencing high water levels. This has forced some river cruise lines to make changes for sailings through the end of June, […]
River Cruise Advisor contributor Lauri Wakefield has produced a new ebook designed to help make choosing a Rhine river cruise easier. Her book details Rhine river cruise itineraries from seven of the top river cruise companies and includes a one-page comparative chart outlining Rhine river cruises by company and itinerary. Click here to order.
During a seven-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam, where we disembarked on Wednesday of this week, I asked myself: Is AmaWaterways more adept than its competitors when it comes to navigating low water? I had good reason to pose such a question. Rhine river levels have been at historic lows. On some stretches of the river […]
Cruises on the Rhine River are similar to the Danube in terms of popularity and are a favorite among travelers. All major river cruise lines have at least one itinerary on the Rhine, and most have more than one. Some Rhine River cruise packages are combined with other major European waterways, such as the Dutch & Belgian Waterways, Moselle, […]