The Ultimate River Cruising Handbook
Featuring 2019 pricing charts for all European rivers.

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In Europe alone there are more than two dozen navigable rivers and canals. Add the confluence of companies offering seemingly similar experiences and you might just end up feeling as though you’re going upriver without a paddle. I’m here to help you navigate the ever-changing currents that define river cruising today. Having added more than 50 river cruises to my proverbial travel bucket, I’ve garnered a lot of insights that can help you understand the many options available to you.

Inside The Ultimate River Cruising Handbook, you’ll discover …

  • The differences between the types of river cruises
  • How to get the best value on your river cruise
  • The best times of year to river cruise
  • Which river to cruise
  • How to deal with high water/low water issues
  • 2019 pricing charts
  • And more

More Than $300 Worth Of Special Savings Inside The Book

Inside The Ultimate River Cruising Handbook, you'll find special savings from AmaWaterways, Emerald and Scenic. 

Available Digitally & In Print

Spanning 274 pages, the Ultimate River Cruising Handbook is available in four versions. Be sure to choose the one best suited for you.

Two Types Of Digital Versions

The .epub version is optimized for smartphones and tablets, while the .pdf version is optimized for computer screens. Both are large downloads, so if you do make a purchase, be patient (and be on WiFi for the best download experience). 

I recommend owning a copy of the digital version as it includes links to articles and videos - and it will be updated frequently, particularly valuable for those of you who rely on the pricing charts at the back of the book.

The digital version costs $14.95.

We are looking ahead to another cruise in 2019 and your book has been beneficial in gathering information of various trips and ships. - Ernie [last name withheld], New Hampshire

Two Types Of Print Versions

There are two versions of the print edition. A black-white-version is available for $24.95 while a full-color version is available for $49.95, plus shipping & tax. If you can pony up what is essentially double the price, I recommend the full-color version as it includes more than 100 photographs as well as color charts. You can see the differences below. 

I truly appreciate your unbiased advice. It's difficult to find these days. — Keith, Calgary Alberta

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It is an excellent resource, and lives up to your vast knowledge of the subject. Your comments on Scenic's trip to Bordeaux has us sold on that trip in 2020!

Dolf Dunn

Fripp Island, SC


I am very much enjoying your River Cruising Handbook. I find it very informative, honest, and exciting to read ... thanks for putting all the info in a well written and concise fashion!

John & Pat Gross
Catonsville, MD


Great value, and good introduction into all types of river cruising. I appreciate the pricing updates.

Ian S McFarlane
Vancouver, Canada