This morning we enjoyed a leisurely sail up the Irrawaddy River. Alternating through a landscape of brown sandbars and lush green forest canopies, the banks of the Irrawaddy are dotted with … [Read more...] about Viking Mandalay: Village Life in Ohn Ne Choung, Myanmar
Yesterday we transferred quickly and easily from Inle Lake to Mandalay. While we waited for the previous Viking passengers to disembark the ship, we enjoyed a coach tour of the city. We stopped … [Read more...] about Viking Mandalay: World’s Largest Book & U Bein Bridge, Myanmar
Waking up in the Aureum Palace on Inle Lake made me feel like a queen. Like a British Colonial Queen, to be specific. My accommodations as I backpack solo around the world are decidedly more...rustic. … [Read more...] about Viking Mandalay: Stupas & Silk at Inle Lake, Myanmar
All-inclusive river cruises are immensely attractive. While they are generally priced higher than their non-inclusive counterparts, voyages on all-inclusive lines like A-ROSA, CroisiEurope, Scenic, … [Read more...] about What’s Included In All-Inclusive River Cruises?
Are shore excursions or tours included in the river cruise fare? It depends. While shore excursions are often an add-on for ocean cruises, they are pretty much the norm for river cruises in all … [Read more...] about Shore Excursions: Which River Cruise Companies Include Them in the Fare?
There is a fairly wide variation among river cruise companies with regard to what is included in the cruise fare. Some companies are much more inclusive than others. Although, the trend in the … [Read more...] about All-Inclusive River Cruises: How Are They Defined?