2018 Ultimate River Cruising Handbook
To Be Published First Quarter 2018
I’m here to help you navigate the ever-changing currents that define river cruising today. I already produce tons of content for my sites avidcruiser.com and rivercruiseadvisor.com to help travelers make informed cruise vacation decisions. I decided to create an ebook to streamline this information even further, devising a step-by-step guide to selecting the right river cruise for you. Believe me, it is a process. There are so many personal factors that go into making river cruise vacation decisions. What I think is incredible might be a total miss for you.
But let’s face it, sitting down to read one river cruise review after another isn’t exactly entertaining. Even I think ship descriptions start to sound exactly the same and I’ve been on the ships. That’s why, in addition to my advice for selecting a cruise vacation, I’ve included a collection of voyage travelogues, highlighting aspects of a particular vessel, staff encounters, and of course amazing destinations in a more narrative style than your run-of-the mill cruise guide.
My hope is that you’ll feel as though you’re traveling along with me, all the while learning something about river cruising the waterways of Europe. Throughout this book, we’ll admire the mighty castles along the Rhine, marvel at the marquee cities along the Danube, gaze in wonder at the vertical landscapes flanking the Moselle and the Douro, set off on the Seine within sight of the Eiffel Tower, breathe in the fragrance of lavender in Provence while cruising the Rhône, and bundle up for winter during Christmas Markets river cruises. Doesn’t it all sound wonderful? It is.
Fans of my websites often tell me how much they appreciate the detailed photos and videos, so this book would be remiss without including a fair share of those too. Hopefully it will further provide you with a sense of traveling vicariously with me. In fact, being able to provide a visual showcase of these experiences is one reason I chose to publish a digital version of my book. Not to mention that a digital format allows for me to quickly deliver information to you about an ever-changing industry on an annual basis, unbound by the time constraints of getting printed books from my computer to your bookshelves.
Having focused my travel writing career on the cruise industry for nearly three decades, I’ve taken hundreds of cruises, and in the past ten years, added more than 50 river cruising to my proverbial travel bucket. Personal preferences aside, what I can tell you is that I have garnered a lot of insights that can help you understand the many options available to you. Within these pages I share with you those that I hold in highest regard.
Clearly, I adore this segment of the travel industry and am grateful for each day that I spend on the rivers in Europe. But more importantly, I can take what I’ve learned and pass it along to you to ensure your time and money are wisely spent.
If you’d like to have your say about what you’d appreciate seeing in the book and how you’d like to see it delivered (print, digital, Kindle, etc.) please take a moment to complete the form below. Many thanks in advance.