African Safari In-Person Workshop Feb ’23

All About African Safaris in-person event coming to Murrells Inlet for an exclusive SafariDemo.com presentation! A safari is an amazing way to experience the wonders and beauty of the famed Big Five, the Serengeti, and the amazing people living 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.

Have you ever wanted to know which is the BEST river Read more

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

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

A Visit to Portugal & Spain

I am an Air Force Brat.  During my father’s time in the service he twice had the opportunity to be stationed in the Azores on the island of San Miguel, which is part of Portugal.  This base served as Read more

How to get the Right Cabin on your next River Cruise

Cabin type (or category) is an important factor in deciding on which river cruise line is for you. All claim to have the best cabins of course, and there is quite a bit of innovation among the different companies. Even if you have decided on which line, there can be quite a cost & experiential difference depending on the cabin category you select... Read more

Bringing Grandkids on a River Cruise

Don’t do it!  Well, there are some important exceptions, but let’s be clear: there are only a few situations where kids under 18 should be on a river cruise.   In some cases, such as with Viking,  they are Read more

Water Levels and Your River Cruise

A particular river has certain size locks and bridges that drive the dimensions of a river cruise ship.  However, on occasion a change in water levels can cause those dimensions to go from tight to impassable.   When Read more

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