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There must have been a sale on the letters B and V when they were naming cities along the lower Danube. The itinerary for our journey from Budapest toward the Black Sea has us visiting Belgrade, Belogradchik, Baba Vida and Bucharest. And our tours include …

Oh, you poor puppy. I’m going to miss you! Don’t you wish you could actually take your sad-eyed pooch or pouting pussycat along with you as you pack up for a cruise? It’s a dream of a lot of regular cruisers, says Cheri Port, ‎Travel …

River cruises in Europe have certainly matured in the past few years, offering the kind of amenities, luxury and cuisine once only found on ocean-going ships. As their popularity increases, all the river fleets are expanding rapidly, to the point where is can be almost …

How can you top Crystal Symphony? A lot of cruise ship designers have asked that question over the years as they’ve tried to out-do Crystal Cruises’ classic ship. Yet every year, Crystal Symphony and sister ship Crystal Serenity  maintain their lead in customer surveys. The latest …

A great thing about cruising on the rivers of Europe is that every day you’re docked in a city so steeped in history and culture that there’s always something fresh to discover. On a recent Danube cruise on Viking River Cruises we started in the heart …

I can’t imagine any voyage more steeped in European history than a cruise along the Danube aboard a Viking Longship whose program director is a guy named Attila “the Hun-garian.” Even our starting point on the Danube is iconic. The Viking River Cruise dock is …

River cruising is  the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry now, and that’s due in large part to rethinking the possibilities. Only a few years ago, river cruises didn’t appeal as much as land travel to North Americans. The ships that carried passengers on the …

You don’t have to know brix from clicks to appreciate a wine cruise on the Danube. But whether you’re an amateur or a wine pro, you’re sure to come away with a new appreciation for good vintages. And on an Ama Waterways In Celebration of …

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