By: Glenn Scarborough, Travel Consultant
This past December I had the pleasure of joining Avalon’s Tranquility II for its “Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine with Avalon Waterways” itinerary. This was my second Avalon Waterways vacation, and it will not be my last. My friend Akram was excited to join me for this trip (full disclosure: all the best pictures in this blog are his). What follows are my impressions and musings about the trip, although we did so much that I couldn’t possibly include everything. If you are the kind of person who (like me) likes to sit and go through photo albums with people, then you might find the read rewarding.
River cruising with Emerald Waterways is one of the best ways to explore Europe. Emerald believes in authentic shore excursion experiences that put you right at the heart of every destination that are included in every river cruise. Travelers who are looking for a more immersive experience can upgrade to their specially designed collection of DiscoverMORE excursions.Continue reading
By: Vivian Vo, Travel Consultant
This was our first time on an Active and Discovery on the Rhine with Avalon Waterways cruise and it was a memorable experience. I planned this trip to celebrate my best friend’s birthday, which turned out to be the best decision! Continue reading
By: Ellie Silguero, Travel Consultant
When I opted to take a trip, I gravitated toward the Globus family of brands. They’ve been in the business over 90 years and, from a customer service standpoint, they’re a standout. I would be traveling with my mom and wanted the experience to be as stress-free as possible. Sailing from Basel to Amsterdam allowed us the chance to visit our German roots, cruise through the Rhine Gorge, and we would only need to unpack once – the delightful perk of a floating hotel. With that in my mind, we decided that the Romantic Rhine with Avalon, the sailing sister company of Globus, would be the perfect fit.
By George Pitiranggon, Director of Marketing & Web Strategies
If you’re reading this article right now, chances are you know, or at least have heard of, a river cruise. And if you know what a river cruise is, you’ve probably heard of Viking, Avalon Waterways, Uniworld, and others. Now we have a new player in the game and their name is U by Uniworld, a completely new sister brand to Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. But I want you to take a deep breath and gather everything you know about river cruising and completely throw it out the window. Just forget it all. That’s because U by Uniworld has completely changed the river cruise game and depending who’s reading this, it’s definitely for the best. Keep reading to find out what I mean.