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10 cruises I’d like to be on

A little touch of wishful thinking from yours truly as Sydney still struggles to cope with wearing woolies and waiting for summer days…
Not in any order…
1. Chilean ice fjords on Scorpios 2
2. Sailing on Star Clipper in the Andaman Sea
3. Round the world on Queen Mary 2
4. Northern Europe and Scandinavia on Europa
5. Cruising the Po River on River Cloud
6. Visiting Antarctica and Mawsons Hut on Orion
7. Sailing the Caribbean on Sea Dream I or Sea Dream II
8. Checking out the Panama Canal on Regent’s Voyager
9. Exploring Egypt and the Red Sea on Silversea’s Silver Whisper
10.River cruising into Russia on Viking Surkov
That’s one of the hazards of being a cruise agent (if you could call it that) there are so many exciting and interesting cruises just waiting to be enjoyed.

Why now is the time to river cruise


Meandering through the European countryside where fairytale castles appear around a bend, historic villages perch amidst lush scenery and you retreat to your very own comfortable cabin is the perfect holiday for those who want to enjoy Europe at a snail’s pace.
Thanks to the brains behind the Rhine-Main-Danube canal which was completed in 1992 it is possible to cruise along 3,000 miles of river and canal network enjoying Europe at leisure. Today there is a huge range of river cruises to choose from including this selection which are big on service – Peter Deilmann, Amadeus Waterways, Avalon, Uniworld, Viking and Vantage.
Ships that cruise the rivers of Europe must meet certain specifications – maximum width is 11.5 metres, maximum length is 127 metres and three decks are all that is allowed – they carry between 164 and 176 passengers. Apart from these criteria you will find that every line has something different to offer – most appeal to the over-50s but there are also cruises that court families. Some focus on themes such as cuisine, wine, tulip time in Holland.
Currently many of the river cruise lines are offering some amazing specials – too many to list here. So if river cruising is something you’ve thought about but never investigated – now is the time to get in touch with us, tell us what you would like to do and where you would like to go and we’ll present you with some amazing options for you to explore European waterways.
And if cruising is something you have avoided because you get sea sick – river cruising is for you.