River Cruising: What’s Making It Such A Hot Trend?

Join us in early July as we report live from Emerald Waterways' Emerald Sky! Photo courtesy of Emerald Waterways

From the Danube to the Mekong, we just can’t get enough of river cruising. And we’re not alone. There’s no getting around the fact that river cruising is red-hot at the moment, not just in Europe but around the world. As more travelers uncover the magic of sailing the Danube, they become comfortable exploring other […]

Viking River Cruises Offers Discounted Airfare

Welcome Aboard! Viking is offering some cool early and last-minute booking incentives this month. Photo ©  2014 Aaron Saunders

Until September 30, 2014, Viking River Cruises has some interesting special offers on – and they just might save you a bundle on 2014 and 2015 river cruise departures if you’re able to pay in full at the time of booking. Until the end of the month, Viking is offering discounted roundtrip airfare on its Europe, Russia and […]

It’s Not a River Cruise, But You Should Still Be Excited About Viking Star


Who’s excited about the launch of Viking Cruises first oceangoing cruise ship, Viking Star? We are. Nine months from now, Viking will christen Viking Star in Bergen, Norway and usher in a brand-new era of cruising. It sounds like marketing double-speak, but it’s true: Viking is sailing into uncharted waters here. Viking is, after all, […]

Which European River Cruise Ships Feature Bathtubs?

Some suites - like this one onboard AmaWaterways' AmaLyra - do feature full-sized bathtubs. A reader asks for more information. Photo ©  Aaron Saunders

We get plenty of interesting and insightful questions here at River Cruise Advisor, but few have put out thinking skills to the test like one we recently received from a reader: Do Viking, Uniworld, AmaWaterways, Avalon, A-ROSA, or Tauck offer a suite with a bathtub in Europe? The short answer is yes. The long answer […]

Viking Cruises Renews PBS MASTERPIECE Sponsorship

Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Viking River Cruises has announced it will renew its sponsorship of PBS’ MASTERPIECE for another year. MASTERPIECE was recently earned 24 Emmy nominations for the 2014 year, and its celebrated programming includes the wildly-popular Downton Abbey, as well as Sherlock and Mr. Selfridge. “Our partnership with MASTERPIECE is successful largely because of similarities between our […]