Live Voyage Reports From the River Preview: Emerald Waterways and AmaWaterways

The next two weeks are going to be full of adventure here on River Cruise Advisor, as we launch two Live Voyage Reports on two very different vessels plying the waterways of two very different regions in Europe. Beginning July 12, Aaron Saunders will embark Emerald Waterways‘ brand-new Emerald Star in the Hungarian capital of… [Read More]

The Avid Cruiser’s Europa 2 Video Review


This weekend, Vancouver-based videographer Chris Stanley and I put the finishing touches on our Europa 2 cruise review. The video provides a quick look (5:41 minutes) at Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ newest luxury vessel. If you have trouble viewing the embedded video, click here to view on Youtube. Transcript of  The Avid Cruiser’s Europa 2 Video Review VOICEOVER: Embark… [Read More]

Cruising The Caribbean & Saving On Silversea With Special ‘Silver Select’ Offers


Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has expanded its Silver Select promotion beyond Alaska and the Mediterranean to include select voyages in the Caribbean. The Silver Select promotion enables guests to personalize their voyages with a choice of three enticing offers: a two-category suite upgrade, a $500 per person credit toward the purchase of the Silver Sky® air program, or a $500… [Read More]

CroisiEurope’s Botticelli Brings Us Into The Heart Of Postcard-Perfect Honfleur


As promised, CroisiEurope’s Botticelli brought us into the heart of Honfleur this morning. Few, if any, other river cruise vessels can get into Honfleur. Other river cruise companies were in Le Havre, bussing their guests to Honfleur. I’ve written about this region and produced a video, which you’ll find here. Suffice to say that Honfleur… [Read More]

Live From The Seine: On CroisiEurope’s Botticelli, What Do You Get For $175 Per Day?

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Following yesterday’s inspiring visit to Monet’s gardens in Giverny, we spent another morning of scenic cruising as CroisiEurope’s Botticelli made its way down the Seine toward Honfleur. The relaxed morning on board gave me time to reflect on where CroisiEurope fits in the overall river cruise marketplace. In this post, I’ll provide a few insights… [Read More]

Live From CroisiEurope’s Botticelli: The Magic Of Monet’s Gardens In Giverny


After departing Paris last night at 2 a.m., CroisiEurope’s Botticelli sailed the serpentine Seine in the direction of Vernon. With our arrival scheduled at 1 p.m., we enjoyed a morning of scenic cruising, certainly one of the highlights of any river cruise through Europe and something you just can’t get on a motorcoach tour. Imagine… [Read More]

Live From The City Of Light: On CroisiEurope’s Botticelli, Discovering Paris


After our evening cruise through the heart of Paris last night, we woke up to another beautiful day in this gorgeous city. On tap, a day “dedicated to the discovery of Paris,” with an optional guided tour, and also optional, late-evening entertainment at Nouvelle Eve, billed as traditional French Cabaret and situated just a block away… [Read More]