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.
On the world’s rivers, travelers bend and wind through historic and dramatic landscapes reminiscent of impressionist paintings depicting vineyards, castles lining hilltops and medieval villages from the days of time past.
River cruisers enjoy access to thriving, popular cities like Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam and Prague byway of the world’s rivers. But, only on river cruises do travelers have the opportunity to step back into history and experience lesser-known towns and hidden landmarks that most travelers have passed by. Here are the top 5 hidden places to experience along Europe’s rivers.
By: Linh Nguyen
Senior Travel Consultant
I recently spent 8 days on the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways on their new Visionary ship. Even though this was not my first river cruise, I can say that I was still absolutely impressed with the whole experience. The ship is modern and comfortable with enough things to do while you’re cruising through this beautiful river. The pre-planned itinerary was well balanced between included land tours, optional excursions, and free time. Everyone from the Tour Director down to the local guides was friendly, helpful, and always went above and beyond to make sure my trip was as memorable as possible. The Romantic Rhine with Avalon Waterways was one of my most memorable vacations to date.