Tips and Advice for River Cruising
Spend less time getting there and more time immersed in the experience! River cruising is becoming more popular every year. Our travel agents specializing in river cruises will help you get to the heart of a region where you’ll discover its history, culture, and sights by river cruise. Board your intimate ship and settle in for a gentle sail down one of the world’s popular waterways throughout Europe, Asia, Egypt or South America.
New river cruise ships are being built and launched at a record pace. While this is great news for prospective river cruise passengers, it can make the planning a bit overwhelming. Let the experienced travel agents at Fox World Travel guide you through the process of selecting the perfect river, cruise line, ship and itinerary. Their knowledge regarding ship design, destinations, inclusions and shore excursions will ensure that the river cruise you choose will give you stories to share for a lifetime.
River Cruise Tips and Advice from Our Specialists
Attend all of the informational sessions/lectures offered onboard. They are extremely interesting and give you valuable information on the areas you are visiting. There is no additional cost for these and you don’t have to spend the time reading a book to gain this knowledge!
–Alana Magestro, Travel Specialist
On Spring and Fall cruises, pack a couple of scarves (men & women). They add a little extra warmth if needed and are very fashionable in Europe.
-Colleen Alsberg, Tour Manager
Read about and research every port of call on your river cruise itinerary, it will help you make the best of your free time. I also recommend trying the local specialties along the way I will never forget the beer or sausage in Austria.
–Sue Mischler, Travel Specialist.
The check-in procedure is so easy compared to big ship check-in. You can arrive at 11:00 am, and get right on and check-in. I highly recommend river cruising as a new experience for those who enjoy big ship cruising!
–Kathi Madison, Travel Specialist
If possible, leave a day or two early so you are acclimated to the time zone and not tired when you start your cruise.
–Sue Mischler, Travel Specialist
2014 Group River Cruises
|Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong River
Hosted by Rose Gray – March 1-17, 2014
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
7 Day Tour & 7 Day River Cruise
Uniworld’s River Orchid
|Tulips and Windmills Through Netherlands and Belgium
April 9-19, 2014
Amsterdam to Antwerp
Uniworld’s River Duchess
|Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches
September 8-16, 2014
Paris to Paris
|Amsterdam and Castles Along the Rhine River
Hosted by Rose Gray
October 16-26, 2014
Uniworld’s S.S. Antoinette
Amsterdam to Basel
River Cruise Companies
Our travel agents work with a number of river cruise lines and recommend cruise lines based on the travel preferences and lifestyles of our clients. Our most popular river cruise lines are Avalon Waterways, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Viking River Cruises. No two cruise lines are alike and we want to be sure you cruise with the company that is going to fit your travel style!
Spanning across all of Central and Eastern Europe, the Danube passes through 10 countries and 4 capital cities. Just imagine the unique experience of sampling the wonderful diversity of food, architecture, history and traditions that you’ll discover along the way. A Danube cruise brings you an East-meets-West experience unlike any other river can.
Quaint. Quiet. Quintessential Germany. That’s what a Main cruise delivers. The river takes its time winding leisurely through some of Germany’s most visually stunning regions. And along the way, it passes by everything that embodies Europe’s charm – medieval villages, fabled forests, and hilltop castles and churches.
Winding through some of the most picturesque landscapes in Europe – the Rhine is known as the romantic river. Think hillsides dotted with castles and fortresses, cobblestoned medieval villages, cuckoo clocks, and the legendary Black Forrest – the setting of the fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm.
As your cruise enters the Moselle, the Rhine’s peaceful little sister, you’ll be met with a picturesque setting that’s one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. The river is also an absolute must for anyone with an appreciation of wine. Lush vineyards line the hillside banks, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample the local vintages.
A journey down the Seine features two of the primary reasons visitors are drawn to France – art and history. Historians will take a trip back in time as they sail, enjoying glimpses far back into antiquity, the Middle Ages, and even the most critical moments of World War II. Art lovers will be equally thrilled, seeing firsthand both the works and the inspiration of France’s most celebrated artists.
THE RHÔNE AND SAÔNE
Famous wines, rich cuisine and breathtaking beauty. A cruise from Burgundy to Provence along the Rhône and Saône Rivers combines them all – creating the perfect indulgence for all your senses. This is perhaps the most famous wine-making region in the world, home to Chardonnay and Beaujolais wines.
Travel to China, and you feel like you’re stealing a glimpse of another world. The country’s diverse landscapes and ancient traditions are nothing short of mystical. Take in Beijing’s Forbidden City, the mammoth Great Wall or the mesmerizing Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an. Or see spectacular Shanghai, Tibet and Hong Kong.
A journey along the Nile river takes you back to the beginnings of civilization itself, flowing past 5,000 years of history, along the fertile soil that birthed the Pharaohs and allowed one of the world’s greatest cultures to thrive.
For nature lovers, a visit to the extraordinary Galápagos Islands is an absolute must. The remarkable flora and fauna waiting to be discovered are some of the most pristine and unaffected on Earth. Made famous as the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the 13 volcanic-rock islands offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for travelers.
Embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon. Experience the Amazon wilderness where it originates in Peru. The Amazon Basin covers an area larger than Western Europe, but it’s in Peru’s Amazon where biodiversity is at its greatest and the rainforest is untamed.
Making its way from the mountain plateaus of Tibet to the South China Sea, the Mekong river is the common thread that connects Southeast Asia’s tapestry of colorful cultures. Explorers will delight in the mix of languages, lifestyles and traditions.
River Cruise Specials
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