Splendor of the Seine River Cruise: Paris to Normandy

April 15, 2023 - 11 Days: Take a journey down a river of dreams! The Seine isn’t the largest river in Europe, or even France, but it may be the most renowned – and for good reason. This splendid waterway cuts through the heart... Read more

IN PERSON EVENT! July 22nd!

Learn more about Avalon Waterways River Cruises at our TipsForShips event on Thursday JULY 22, 2021 at Seasons Clubhouse in Prince Creek (Murrells Inlet SC) at 3pm! Please note this event is open to anyone, including Seasons residents.

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River Cruise Bible now available on Amazon

This is your guide to finding the river cruise that is exactly right for you. From Europe to Asia to the USA, there are many different cruise lines, often with vastly different pricing. The River Cruise Bible gives comprehensive comparisons between the major river cruise lines and explains what they share in common and how they differ. Arm yourself with this book to save money and ensure the best experience when booking your cruise. You will find out how to navigate tricky advertising gimmicks, which is the best river, how to properly book a river cruise... Read more

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking a River Cruise

Frequent mistake #1:  Not understanding the various advertising gimmicks. Cruise line promotions can be confusing and misleading, and river cruises are no exception.   

Frequent mistake #2: Forgetting to ask the 11 must-ask questions.

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Which River Cruise Line is the Best?

To try and answer this question, we had a panel of the big 8 river cruise brands each give their “elevator pitch” on why they are the best.

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River Cruise Innovations & Inventions

In addition to cabin & layout innovations, here are some other “firsts” from innovative river cruise companies.  I interviewed several river cruise lines and asked each what they consider to be their key innovations, inventions, or ideas that Read more

The “World Cruise” of River Cruises

The Seven Rivers Journey from AmaWaterways

On March 15th, 2021 this 2023 amazing River Cruise will open up for booking. It is expected to sell out on that day. However we have a way to hold your spot in Read more

Grand European 2022

July 20, 2022 - 15 Days: Departing Amsterdam aboard the Viking Longship Lif on July 20, 2022. Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend. Read more

Why Take A River Cruise?

Unless you have had your head buried in the sand for the past couple of years, you are probably aware that River Cruising has become increasingly popular. Most commonly thought of in Europe, on the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Douro Read more

What the River Cruise Lines Say About Themselves

Let’s visit how several of the river cruise lines position themselves in the market, in alphabetical order.

Michael & Kelly Graham sailing the Seine river on the AmaLyra (AmaWaterways, France)

Amawaterways

From the beginning, our goal was to create Read more