The Value of River Cruising

Reflecting on A-ROSA Stella over an Aperol Spritz. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

One of the most common questions we get asked here on River Cruise Advisor – particularly from those who are considering a river cruise for the first time – is this: Is it worth it? What they’re referring to, of course, is the fact that your standard river cruise carries a price tag that is […]

Mobility Issues And River Cruising

Due to variances in docks and docking locations, it can be difficult to predict whether it will be easy to get around with a mobility scooter. Phot © Aaron Saunders

We recently received a question from a reader concerning the viability of river cruising for those with mobility issues. Because it’s so applicable — and surely on the minds of other potential river cruisers — we thought we’d share it here. Q: Are the Viking Longships handicapped accessible? What about the guided shore excursions? I […]

2014 River Cruise Ship Launches: A Primer

The elegant reception lobby aboard AmaSonata. Photo courtesy of AmaWaterways.

River cruising is growing so fast that guests – and travel agents – almost need a flowchart to keep track of the rapid changes. Next year, for example, the industry will see 25 brand-new ships enter service in Europe alone. Here’s a brief overview of what river cruisers can expect next year in the way […]

Applying for a Visa: Our Personal Experience

Many countries require visitors to have a valid visa for their stay. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia / Creative Commons

We’ve written before about some of the complications of obtaining visas in order to visit certain countries, and what you can do to ease that process. Typically, this involves utilizing the service of a visa processing agency that will take much of the pain out of the experience, but will hit you with a sizable […]