What are the best river cruises for you? That’s a tough question to answer because there are so many variables. Are you on a tight budget? Is the sky the limit? Are you willing to splurge on a memorable vacation? Maybe you’re someone who values good food and good wine so much that these are vital components to your experience. Or maybe you’re like me in that you want to combine your passion of bicycling with river cruising? Our goal here on River Cruise Advisor is to help you find the best river cruises for you.
Pretty much all that you need to make your decisions about river cruising is confined within the digital bookends of River Cruise Advisor. We strive to be the most authoritative resource on river cruising.
The fact is, we love river cruising, so running the site is a labor of love. Lately, we’ve been hard at work — and enjoying it — to update and add new features to River Cruise Advisor. In the past week, in fact, we’ve added several new resources, all outlined below. Plus, we’ve updated a few key pages in ways that are more beneficial to readers. We’re also trying to help travel agents better serve their clients (we’re strong supporters of travel agents) by launching resources for river cruise sellers.
Here’s what is new and improved on River Cruise Advisor.
Thank you to the 100+ of you who put down $5.99 to purchase my new e-book, My Six Favorite Cruises Of 2015. It was gratifying to see that enough of you saw sufficient value in the ebook to purchase it. Each of my six favorite cruises proved to me that river cruising truly does offer something for everyone. A big thank you for your support.
River Cruise Reviews
Our job, our passion, in fact, is to inform you as best as we can through our river cruise reviews. We know that you can become confused – dizzy may be the better word – by the various river cruise itineraries, stateroom categories, French balconies vs. step-out balconies, the differences in river ships and between the cruise companies.
Making a decision on which river cruise company to work with and which river to choose can certainly be daunting.
Help is here. We’ve have been fortunate to cruise on ships operated by all of the major river cruise companies, and in fact, we’re constantly cruising on the rivers. So we feel qualified to provide some guidance in helping you decide where you want to river cruise and which river cruise company may work best for you.
In that spirit, we have updated our river cruise reviews landing page. We even attempted to bring some order to river cruise companies by categorizing them. Check out our River Cruise Reviews to find the best river cruises for you.
Ask River Cruise Advisor
Ask River Cruise Advisor is a podcast in its nascent stage. Our goal is to answer reader questions (and we get tons of them each week) in a podcast format, rather than answering individual emailed questions where only the recipient benefits from the information we’re sharing.
We hope to build an audience, and you can help. Simply ask your question by using the web interface at Ask River Cruise Advisor.
Please be patient as we grow the podcast. We hope to have a significant archive of questions and answers with the coming weeks and months.
Thank you for helping us build a strong river cruise community.
Get My Recommendations
I’m enjoying the engagement with all of the people who are writing me to ask my advice about river cruising. Yes, my inbox is a little nuts, but I’m managing to respond in a timely manner. Need help finding the best river cruises for you? Get My Personal Recommendations About A River Cruise Best Suited For You
New: Travel Agent Resources
Our site attracts a fair number of travel agents. To be of even more service to them, we’ve started a Travel Agent page that, for the time being, provides resources for travel agents to obtain further training. Obviously this benefits travel agents, but it also benefits consumers, as travel agents become better and better informed about all of the product differences in the river cruise arena.
If you are a travel agent, please see our Resources for Travel Agents, and please, add to the discussion by commenting at the bottom of that page. We’re striving to create a viable and vibrant community for those who love river cruising as much as we do.
The Best River Cruises For You?
As I noted in the beginning of this post, there are many variables when it comes to determine the best river cruises for you, but together we can find a trip that enriches your travel on the rivers that add to the beauty of our world.