Monthly Archives: September 2015

HAPPY 50TH ON THE RIVER

Q –  I am starting to plan my 50th birthday party on a river cruise in Europe. I will have approximately 6-8 persons traveling. We have 2 singles (issue). I am looking for the most economical cruise that can handle our couples and singles. I was thinking of Nuremberg to Budapest but with the influx…

NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE HEARD OF THIS LINE?

Q – You have not mentioned Emerald Waterways in your reviews and some friends have asked us to join them next summer on a river cruise. They did volunteer that Emerald was a “great deal”. Any thought on the line would be appreciated as we don’t believe a word on the so-called “critic” sites. A…

ANY REASONS TO AVOID THE UNIWORLD GANGES VOYAGER 11?

Q – We’ve done Uniworld and loved it. Their Rhine program was really well planned and we love the beautiful decor and, what we felt, was excellent food. We’ve traveled throughout Europe since my retirement on cruises, river boats, and both Insight  and Collette Tours in Europe. Our son keeps telling us that we’re not…

IS RIVER CRUISING THE RIGHT OPTION FOR OUR FAMILY?

Q – Hoping you could help me with an initial question re; river boat feasibility before I explore this any further. My 85-year-old mother would like to participate in a river boat trip -Danube/Rhine, with her three able-bodies spouses children and their spouses. Mom is healthy except for her limited mobility. She can walk, but…

WHAT IS WRONG WITH JUST SAYING “DAM IT”

Q – Have read this information about water levels in Europe. Really wonder why yours is the only site to talk about this honestly? It sounds as though the Rhine has fewer problems because of the dams that have been built. So why don’t the folks along the way in Austria, Hungary, etc. just build…

HOW GENEROUS WILL AMA BE IF OUR RIVER CRUISE BOAT TURNS INTO A GREYHOUND BUS?

Q – This has really been eye-opening. We’ve been really excited about the AMA Waterways river cruise we booked for next August. We are doing their Legendary Danube itinerary, the one that gives you three nights in Prague. What happens if we arrive in Europe only to find that instead of a terrific time on…

WHERE CAN WE FIND ORGANIC FOOD ON THE OCEANS OR RIVERS?

Q – We are only eating organic food. No sugar, grains or butter. Beef must be 100% grass fed, chicken must be organic and pasture raised (not cage free) Salmon must be wild Alaskan (Frozen is ok). I have contacted Silverseas and Regent but find they really do not accommodate organic. Do you know of…

BEST RIVER CRUISE FROM BUCHAREST TO BUDAPEST

Q – My husband and I are looking for a mid-to-late August River Cruise. Preferably from Bucharest to Budapest. We’d like to spend some time in Prague pre or post cruise. Very confusing on best cruise that fits us. Can you assist? A – If you don;t mind, we are going to use your note…

SECURITY PROCEDURES ON RIVER BOATS

Q – What security measures are in effect on the river cruise ships in light of the terror attacks happening in Europe and elsewhere? A – Not sure which terrorist attacks you refer to. It is far more likely you will be killed by a television set falling from the sky (off an apartment building…