|Port call at Rudesheim |
on the Rhine River in Germany
Photo: Avalon Waterways
Rivers have always fascinated travellers. They beckon traders with promises of distant commerce, lure adventurers to explore the interior of continents, and tantalise us with the distant lands that lie along their banks. Travellers have been using rivers for centuries as highways to other places: the only wonder is that it took so long for river cruising to emerge as a no-hassle way to holiday.
It should be no surprise that river-cruising is one of the fastest-growing areas of tourism, offering us an ever-increasing choice of novel experiences across the far reaches of the globe. After all, what easier way to travel through the Ukraine, watching the golden domes of monasteries pass by as you tuck into blueberry pancakes? Perhaps you fancy exploring 5,000 years of history along the banks of the Yangtze River, whose misty mountains and deep gorges are renowned in Chinese poetry and painting. Or maybe you see yourself cruising down the Rhône, visiting lavender-scented monasteries and Michelin-starred restaurants as you go. On a river cruise, you can, with ease.
|American Star on the Hudson River, USA.|
Photo: American Cruise Lines
We hope that, as well as being informed, you’ll find an idiosyncratic, witty, insightful and sometimes irreverent attitude. After all, why be bland and boring? We want to say things that will make you think, or smile, or just cause an attack of whimsy. In short, we aim to provide plenty of inspiration to get you floating merrily downstream. Stay tuned!