We love River Cruising and we are excited that Adventures by Disney is now offering this wonderful experience to families. Disney, in partnership with AMA Waterways, has designed river cruise ships specifically for families. The AMA/Disney ships, for example, have staterooms that can hold parents and kids (most other river cruise ships only have staterooms for two). Add to this expert Adventures by Disney guides to make a Disney river cruise a fun experience for the whole family.
Thanks to our client Michele from Illinois for this review of her and her husband Paul’s Disney cruise in Norway featuring Adventures by Disney excursions.
Tim & Anne’s CroisiEurope Seine River Cruise (July 2015)
by Tim Larison, CLIA Certified Master Cruise Counselor (MCC)
with comments by travel agent Anne Larison
Thanks to Georgianne Holland for sending us these photos and her feedback on a Royal Caribbean 7 night Mediterranean cruise she booked with us)
In the Fall of 2013 we finally were able to visit a city we always wanted to see – London, England. Listed below is our trip blog and some pictures we took of London and surrounding areas. At the end of this post Anne gives her impressions of our stay and tours.
Earlier this month we told you about our Rhine River Cruise – one of our best trips ever! When planning the trip we figured since we were paying for airfare to Europe, why not experience more than just the river cruise? We had never been to London before, and we saw on the map it wasn’t too far to get from London to Amsterdam by air or train. But then we came across a third option, shown in this video:
When Susan Ben approached us asking for a Europe cruise vacation for her family (2 adults 2 kids ages 23, 16) we suggested this Holland America Noordam cruise departing from Civitavecchia. The Bens wanted to see Italy and departing from the port close to Rome allowed them some days in Rome before and after the cruise. We also set them up in a small family run hotel that was close to the city sights and considerably less in price than the larger hotel options. Thanks to Susan for providing us this report and pictures:
Of all of the cruises we’ve now done, this is one of the top ones I think. Warm weather, interesting variety of ports, and something for everyone. They said multiple times that the Splendour was the smallest ship in the RCCL fleet, but had the best weather. It was the perfect ship for this cruise with 8 ports days and only 2 sea days, as we didn’t miss the other activities found on larger ships (we did see the Navigator in Athens and the Voyager, on which we sailed in 2008, parked next to us yesterday in Venice as we left). The public areas were in good shape.
In the summer of 2008 I was excited to try a new cruise experience – sailing the Danube through parts of Hungary, Austria, and Germany on the Avalon Artistry. After sailing on 18 different ocean cruises I had some questions about my first river cruise: