5 Tips for River Cruising

October 24, 2013AOL Travel, Articles, Europe

Published October 24, 2013 on AOL Travel || You’ve chosen your cruise operator and picked which river you want to explore. Your airline tickets are booked and you’re eager to relax with a glass of wine as a dreamy landscape passes by. Before you go, here are five tips to help you make the most of … Read More

River Cruising: Do You Get Your Money’s Worth?

October 22, 2013AOL Travel, Articles, Europe

Published on October 22, 2013 on AOL Travel || One of the biggest draws of river cruising is that you pay a lump sum and your entire vacation is handed to you on a silver platter (or a black neoprene travel folder in Viking‘s case). Included in the package are your hotel, which travels with you … Read More

Slideshow: Danube River Cruise Through Germany, Austria and Hungary

October 22, 2013AOL Travel, Articles, Europe, Photos

Published October 22, 2013 on AOL Travel || Onion-domed churches, vineyards chiseled into hills, ancient castles and grand palaces: a river cruise on the Danube is a scenic affair. In August I joined Viking River Cruise’s Romantic Danube trip from Nuremberg to Budapest. Along the way the boat stopped at historic riverside towns and cities, including Regensburg, Passau, Melk and Vienna. Follow along … Read More