This 56-page guide is designed to help you decide if a cruise through Eastern Europe is something that you’d enjoy. It’s certainly not for everyone. If you’ve not done the upper Danube, between Budapest and Passau, for example, you may want to check that off your list first. Or maybe you fancy France, which has plenty of rivers (and charming canals) to keep you active on cruises for the next few seasons.
This guide is also for those of you who may already have booked your cruise. If that’s the case, my experiences may prove useful in helping you get the most from your adventures through Eastern Europe. For example, I remember having difficulty choosing between a full-day excursion to the Black Sea and a half-day excursion to Alfatar. My story on the village may convince you that the latter is the better of the two choices for you — or not.
The is definitely a river cruise that I would recommend without hesitation for experienced river cruises, and for newbies, Eastern Europe is a destination for those who are inquisitive and a bit adventurous, a journey to the exotic lands situated at the far reaches of the European continent. The journey gave me a lifetime of memories. I hope it will do the same for you.— Ralph Grizzle