River cruise companies are restarting operations in Europe this month. CroisiEurope is among the first to return to the rivers, having resumed cruises on Portugal's Douro on June 7 and starting back … [Read more...] about The River Cruise Companies Are Ready To Restart: Are You Ready To River Cruise?
Yesterday, the European Union announced that it would welcome fully vaccinated travelers as well as unvaccinated travelers from Covid-safe countries (the list of those countries is expected to be … [Read more...] about It’s Official: Summer River Cruises Are A Go
Last week, we published our survey results in which we asked our readers if they would be comfortable traveling to Europe this summer. Though the European Union is currently ironing out a way to open … [Read more...] about Will European Travel Have To Wait Until Fall – Or Later?
Around this time last year, we ran a survey asking our readers when they expected to travel again. Europe, responded nearly 75 percent of river cruisers. On the oceans, Europe and the Mediterranean … [Read more...] about SURVEY RESULTS: Your 2021 Travel Plans
In our last post, we learned how steam engines were adapted to propel riverboats in Europe and the United States (if you missed that post, see Where River Cruising Began: A ‘Fire Boat’ On The Saône). … [Read more...] about Paddle-Wheelers On The Mississippi, Steamboats On The Rhine & The Rise Of KD River Line
In 1783, in the city of Lyon, a 32-year-old engineer and inventor did something remarkable: He unwittingly gave birth to river cruising as we know it today. On what was presumably a warm day in … [Read more...] about Where River Cruising Began: A ‘Fire Boat’ On The Saône