River Cruising

Uniworld SS Antoinette - Image courtesy Uniworld
Luxury river cruising on the Rhine with Uniworld
As one of the most popular European rivers to holiday on, the Rhine has its fair share of river cruise ships. Which means there are times when ships need to tie up next to one another so passengers can...

A Beginner's Self Drive Boating Holiday in Ireland
"This is like a scene out of Disney's Jungle Cruise!" Captain Zac was right. As we gently cruised along a narrow stretch of inky water surrounded by lush vegetation that was so very very green it almost...
Last UpdatedAugust 1, 2019
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Smooth cruising - 8 classic boat journeys
Travelling by boat is an excellent way to experience a country or  destination. From cruising down the mighty Amazon using local boats or lazy days spent on a houseboat on Australia’s Murray River,...

Sailing the Nile: A journey upstream in a felucca
In my rush to meet the other passengers, I had forgotten my manners and looked down to see my footprints marked on the soft foam beneath my feet. I sheepishly returned to the bow of the boat to remove...
Last UpdatedAugust 23, 2018
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Lazing around on the Kerala backwaters in southern India
ANDREW MARSHALL gets to know Kerala on a kettuvallam (converted rice boat) as he watches rural life unfold along the backwaters of southern India. The slap-slop of clothing being thrashed to within an...
Last UpdatedSeptember 22, 2018
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Float your boat – Exploring Britain's canals
Britain's network of canals are the perfect, stress-free way to see the countryside from a whole new perspective. “There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about...

Nile Cruise
It’s my first morning in Egypt and I’m standing in the Temple of Luxor, struggling to take in the sheer size and scale of the place. Of course, like everyone else, I’ve seen the photographs and television...
Last UpdatedJuly 19, 2018
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Barge cruising - the perfect way to explore rural France
Drifting along the quiet rivers and canals of Burgundy while enjoying gourmet food and wine on the luxuriously converted L’Art de Vivre barge makes for an unforgettable, highly relaxing experience. This...
Last UpdatedJuly 28, 2018
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The blue(ish) Danube
A European river cruise can reach parts of the great cities of Europe that other cruises cannot. As I leave the airport for the ship, the road signs are for Praha (Prague), Brno, Bratislava, Budapest....
Last UpdatedJuly 19, 2018
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River Cruising - the Rhine
Time was when cruising was luxe, the last word in elegance. Only the privileged few found their way on to the grand old liners named after monarchs. Then the ships got bigger. And bigger. Now four or...
Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2018
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How to jump ship on a luxury cruise
On a two-week cruise, spending a couple of nights on land is the best way to see a new country. The idea of a cruise sounds great – buy an all-inclusive drink package, unpack your bags once and see a...
Last UpdatedJuly 8, 2018
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7 things to know before a Halong Bay cruise
As I sat on my balcony overlooking the warm glow of sunset lighting up a golden path across the eerily still water, I breathed as deeply as I could. Our Halong Bay cruise was everything I had hoped for. At...