If you’ve never cruised to Alaska, you may think it sounds pretty straightforward: you fly to the west coast, board the ship, and within days you’ll be watching moose dance atop glaciers, while bald eagles land on your balcony railing as whales breach in the waters below, right?
When it comes to taking a cruise on river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports.
A storied river with a history that dates back to the origins of the planet, the Nile has always been shrouded in mystery and enchantment. Weaving through some of Africa’s most intriguing countries, it was once the only way people could traverse the continent’s incredibly varied landscapes.
Considered the heart and soul of Central Europe, the majestic Danube River is over 1,700 miles long and travels through ten countries. From its origin in Germany’s Black Forest, to where it empties into the Black Sea, history has been made all along the shores of this scenic river, and rising from its banks are some of Europe’s most glorious cities.
Whether you want to experience blissful Caribbean islands or watch the sun set over the Adriatic Sea, cruise by castles built by age-old kings or channel your inner Cleopatra as you float down the Nile, seeking out beautiful, romantic destinations can just as easily be done as a solo traveler as a it can for a couple.
There’s a certain charm that comes with an around the world cruise. Oceans are crossed, cities are explored, cultures are discovered and bucket list countries are checked off.
AmaWaterway’s Gems of Southeast Europe River cruises are among my favorite travel experiences, so, last July, I took an AmaWaterways river cruise so I could visit Southeastern Europe, a part of Europe I I hadn’t been to.
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Itineraries for cruises in Europe are so varied, you could go back year after year and not see the same port twice. Many of the vessels that sail these routes, however, may not be as large and roomy as ocean going ships, so it’s important to think carefully about what you pack.
More than 1,300 years ago, Vikings sailed their longships along Europe’s waterways on voyages of exploration and discovery. Today, travelers are again exploring Europe’s rivers, and one of the most scenic rivers to sail upon is the Rhône in southern France.