Devouring European Cities and Cuisine Viking-Style

Onboard Viking Odin, I left the Port of Amsterdam and cruised north to the fishing village of Volendam. I was lucky enough to have the experience thanks to Viking River Cruise, who had invited on a three-day mini cruise after the christening of their new longships. My cruise companions and I would visit Volendam, Kinderdijk (Holland’s famous windmill area), and Rotterdam. Each ... Read Full Article

Europe’s Best River Cruises

Cruising in Europe doesn’t mean you are limited to the ocean on large mega-ships. River cruises are a great way to see a variety of locations, without the hassle of repeatedly packing and unpacking or moving from place to place. And unlike ships that cruise the seas, river boats tend to be much smaller and offer a more intimate experience. Because of their size, they can dock directly in port, ... Read Full Article

Luxury Cruise Lines Come to Europe

Many cruise lines have discovered the allure of Europe and have expanded their offerings to this historical part of the world.  Here is our list of the best luxury cruise lines in the world. Crystal Cruises Crystal Cruises offers a gracious cruise experience with over-the-top shore excursions. Their restaurants serve menus featuring fresh ingredients, and their bar menus offer premium ... Read Full Article

All Aboard for a Europe River Cruise

Longing to see Europe in a new way?  Well, river cruising might be the answer. You pay with the dollar before you go and there are few out-of-pocket expenses when you are there. There are cruises for most budgets and there are a myriad of destinations including some wonderfully new, popular destinations in Eastern Europe and Russia. A river cruise experience is quite different from that of ocean ... Read Full Article