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3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Rouen
Aside from Paris, Rouen is the biggest port that you'll visit on a Seine River cruise. So, if you want to explore on your own, here are some fun things to do.
24 Hours in Amsterdam With Amadeus
Abigail Barker took a short flight to Amsterdam to look around Amadeus Princess. Here's a summary of what she thought of this fantastic ship.
When Is A River Cruise Not Just A River Cruise?
Most river cruises travel along one river, some visit two, but very few join two rivers together by sailing into the sea.
An AmaWaterways Adventure In Amsterdam
Emma Moody recently took a trip to Amsterdam to experience the beautiful AmaPrima. Here are the highlights from her short river cruise.
5 Bagan Temples You Shouldn’t Miss On Your Irrawaddy River Cruise
With so many different temples to see and a relatively short time in this port, it’s impossible to see everything. However, here are 5 that you shouldn’t miss.
A Springtime Christening Along The Rhone & Saone
Our Product Executive, Hannah Logan, recently visited the French town of Vienne to attend the christening of Amadeus Provence. Here's a first look at the ship.
Two New River Ships Named For 2018
Amadeus River Cruises and American Cruise Lines recently announced the name of ships that will join the respective fleets in 2018. Here is how they'll look.
Take Our Quiz And We’ll Tell You Which European River Cruise You Should Take
Our quiz will match you with the perfect European river cruise. Just answer a few questions and we'll recommend your next holiday.
4 Ways To Upgrade Your River Cruise
River cruises are more inclusive than their ocean counterparts, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no room to upgrade your experience if you want to.
Why You’ll Love French Canal Cruising
Instead of fast-flowing rivers, 180-capacity ships and crowded city tours, think leisurely canals, 12-person barges and unique, local experiences.
River Cruises Continue To Appeal To Younger Travellers
Whilst the average age of a river cruiser is around 60, the number continues to fall as cruise lines look for more ways to attract millennials.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Memphis
Due to humid weather in the summer, we suggest April & May as the best months to sail the Lower Mississippi and so here is some great inspiration for when you reach Memphis.
5 Themed River Cruises For 2017
Themed river cruises focus on a particular interest to offer an itinerary aimed at bringing like-minded people together. Here are a few examples in 2017.
When Is The Best Time To Take A River Cruise?
Weather, crowds & local events all influence a river cruise. We’ve considered these to tell you the best time to take a river cruise in a range of regions.
3 Mekong River Cruises Offering A Taste Of Vietnam and Cambodia
A Mekong River cruise can take you to beautiful temples, lively river markets and remote villages in which the people greet you with open arms.
10 Photos To Inspire A Danube River Cruise
As the second longest river in Europe and the waterway flowing through the most countries in the world, the Danube is popular for European river cruises.
A First Look at the Amadeus Provence
The stunning AMADEUS Provence is set to be launched in Lyon in April 2017. Take a first look at this magnificent new vessel which will be sailing on the French Rivers throughout 2017.
5 Beverages Named After The Place They Are Produced (and how you can taste them)
There are many drinks that have strict laws governing how they are produced. Here are some great examples and how you can try them.
Discover Russian History 100 Years On From The Revolution
Regardless of whether there will be an official acknowledgement of this landmark year, 2017 is still a great time to learn about the history of Russia.
Insightful India and the Brilliant Brahmaputra
In December 2016, four of the Fred.\ River Cruises team were lucky enough to enjoy a seven-night downstream sailing on the Brahmaputra River
New Year, New River Cruise Ships
2016 saw new arrivals on the Douro and Elbe, among others, but here are the latest additions we can expect in 2017.
River Cruise Trends For 2017
It’s that time of the year again when we start to look forward to what we could see happening in the industry over the next 12 months.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Belgrade
The capital of Serbia is an interesting stop on any Danube river cruise. Here are a few things you can do with your free time here.
Cruising Through Borneo With Pandaw
As the trend for exotic river cruises continues to grow, we look at Pandaw's new itinerary through the jungle of Borneo.
A Day On The Douro
Last week, we took a trip to the city of Porto to see what all the fuss is about and take a closer look at one of the ships sailing this beautiful river.
An Inside Look At The CLIA River Cruise Convention 2016
This weekend we travelled to Amsterdam for two nights, to attend the annual CLIA River Cruise Convention. Here's the inside scoop.
New Website Brings New River Cruising Experiences
Our brand new website is now live and eagle-eyed visitors will have noticed that there are a few new additions when it comes to where and with which company you can cruise. We still have a fantastic range of river cruises in Europe, Asia, A…
Christmas Markets By The River
Why not combine your preparations for Christmas with a relaxing trip abroad by taking a Christmas Markets river cruise?
Rüdesheim to Amsterdam – Rhine River Cruise Part 2
Charli May recently experienced the world of river cruising for the first time. Here is the second part of her experience on board Amadeus Silver III.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest settlement in Vietnam. Here are just a few of things you could get up to before sailing off up the river.
Rüdesheim to Amsterdam – Rhine River Cruise Part 1
Charli May recently experienced the world of river cruising for the first time. Here is part one of her experience on board Amadeus Silver III.
Get Active With APT’s New Cycling Series
Bikes and river cruises seem to go hand in hand more often than not these days and the latest river cruise line to expand their cycling offering is APT.
4 Balcony Options For Your European River Cruise
Depending on which river cruise line you sail with and the grade of cabin you choose, you may have access to one of the following types of balcony.
5 Of The Most Romantic River Cruise Destinations
When it comes to romantic holidays, a river cruise is a great choice. So, if you’re looking for a loved-up break, head to any of these enchanting destinations.
American Queen To Welcome A Duchess In 2017
Until now, the American Queen Steamboat Company has offered two authentic paddle steamers, but in 2017 there will be the addition of a third.
A Rhine Repast
A paradise for meat lovers, there are many dishes found throughout the Rhineland that will make your eyes light up and your stomach growl.
In Search Of The Mekong River Dolphins
A new itinerary from Pandaw, travelling further up the Mekong than any other, can take you in search of the Irrawaddy dolphin.
A Tribute To Europe’s Tributaries
Although most of our river cruises take place on Europe’s major rivers, there are many fantastic places to explore along some of the continent’s tributaries.
4 Things Attracting Millennials To River Cruising
A survey by the AAA has discovered there could soon be a boom in millennials taking river cruises. So what's appealing to the younger generations?
Sumptuous Suites On Europe’s Rivers
Most river ships will feature a few opulent options if you really want to enhance your trip. But what do these sumptuous suites have to offer?
The Asian River Cruise Bucket List
Asia will keep you coming back for more every time you visit and so here is a bucket list of experiences found on river cruises across the continent.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…St. Petersburg
Depending which way round your itinerary is, you will either start or finish your river cruise in Russia’s second city. Here are some great ways to spend your time here.
New River Vessels For 2016
River cruisers will know there have been many great additions on the waterways of Europe in 2016 and here are just a few.
Cruise Lines Russian To Reintroduce Volga River Cruises
Last year, river cruise lines decided to suspend operations in Russia because of ‘uncertainty’ in the country, but many have now reinstated them for 2017.
5 Must-do European River Cruise Excursions
As with ocean cruising, exciting excursions can really enhance your river cruise. Here are five great examples of must-do river cruise excursions when sailing through Europe.
The Best Cities Along Europe’s Rivers
Bursting at the seams with history and offering exciting attractions & delicious cuisine, these cities will be the highlight of many a European river cruise.
3 National Parks You Can Visit On A River Cruise
Whilst some scenery can only be admired from your cabin balcony, national parks allow you to climb ashore and explore your beautiful surroundings.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of...Avignon
As the former seat of the Pope and the site of one of the most famous bridges in the world, Avignon offers much to see and do.
3 Avalon Enhancements For 2017
Avalon Waterways has added a number of improvements for the 2017 river cruise season. Here's a look at some of them.
What To Do When High Water Levels Affect Your River Cruise
Sometimes high water levels will have an impact on your river cruise. Here's some great advice if you are worried this is the case with your holiday.
The Perfect River Cruise If Golf Increases Your Joie De Vivre
If you have a keen interest in golf, you may be interested in the excursions that have just been added to this 2017 itinerary.
AmaWaterways Repeats Berlitz Monopoly
For the second time, AmaWaterways has earned all of the top ten spots in this year's Berlitz river cruising guide.
European River Cruise Sights That You Don’t Have To leave The Ship To Enjoy
The highlight of any European river cruise is getting off the ship and exploring the new destinations. However, there will be plenty to please the eye on the river banks too.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Nashville
Nashville serves as a starting or finishing point on some of our Mississippi and Cumberland river cruises. Here are some great things to do in Music City.
European Wine Ports You May Not Have Heard Of
Europe is home to some of the best wine regions in the world but here are some wine ports which you may not be familiar with.
4 Things You’ll Find On Our Belgian and Dutch Waterways Cruises
Spring is the perfect time to travel along the Belgian and Dutch waterways. Here are a few things you can expect to see along the way.
New River Cruise Line Brings French Flair To America’s Deep South
A new luxury river cruise line is to set sail throughout America's Deep South later this year. Here's everything you need to know.
4 Highlights Of An African River Safari
Our Africa river cruises with AmaWaterways give you the chance to enjoy a range of fantastic experiences. Here are just four highlights of these trips.
10 Facts About 10 Places The Danube Flows Through
Europe's second longest river flows through ten different countries. Here are some facts about the towns and cities that lie on the banks of the Danube.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Basel
Our Rhine river cruises usually end or begin in the city of Basel, so here are three of the best things to do when you arrive in port.
Why Douro River Cruises Are The Hottest Holiday For 2016
After a significant increase in the number of people interested in Douro river cruises, we look at why 2016 is the year to sail through Portugal.
Viking Invades Amsterdam With Six More Longships
A recent event in Amsterdam celebrated the launch of six more Viking Longships, as the cruise line continues to expand its fleet at quite a pace.
Float Through France With Uniworld
With Uniworld's 'Ultimate France' itinerary, you can sail three regions of France in one trip.
Discover US Cultural Heritage With Themed Cruises From Un-Cruise
US specialist Un-Cruise Adventures have added more themed cruises for 2016. Here we take a look at what they will focus on.
Talk Of A Tauck Fleet Upgrade
River cruise line Tauck have announced plans to upgrade five of their ships, renaming them and creating more space on deck.
Indulge Yourself This Easter Along Europe’s Rivers
Easter is a time of the year when we all like to indulge in a few sweet treats. Here are some river cruises that allow you to do just that.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Mandalay
As a stop on many of our Irrawaddy river cruises, Mandalay is a great city to explore. Here are some exciting things to do whilst you're there.
More Chances For A Sightseeing Cycle With AmaWaterways
As AmaWaterways increases its hiking and biking shore excursions for 2016, there's now a wider range of active tours when travelling through Europe.
Do I Need A Balcony On My River Cruise?
We take a look at whether a balcony stateroom is worth the upgrade. Here are some great benefits to having your own outside space.
Celebrate 260 Years Of The Douro Wine Company
The Douro Wine Company was established in 1756. 260 years later and the controls it put in place have helped Port wine to become a great success all over the world.
What Does 2016 Have In Store For River Cruising?
As we look ahead at the next twelve months, we consider what the world of river cruising may have in store for travellers during 2016.
The European River Cruise Bucket List
There are some great sights to see along Europe's waterways, but here is our list of those which you must not miss.
Make 2016 The Year You Take An Asian River Cruise
With three different rivers to choose from, Avalon Waterways have some great options for exploring Asia.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Minneapolis
If you find yourself in the city of Minneapolis, ready to start an adventure along the Mississippi, here are some fantastic things to get up to whilst you're there.
I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Ama Here!
As 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' heads into its final week, AmaWaterways are sharing some unique dining experiences of their own.
Explore The Beaches Of The Normandy Landings With Avalon Waterways
In 2016, Avalon Waterways are offering the chance to visit the historic beaches of the Normandy Landings as part of a Seine river cruise from Paris.
Highlights of the Majestic Yangtze River
A Yangtze River cruise, coupled with a longer land-based stay is the perfect way to explore this ancient and magical country in perfect comfort.
Three Times A Silver Lady
Amadeus River Cruises are set to launch their third longship when Amadeus Silver III arrives in the spring.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Bratislava
Whilst on a Danube river cruise, you may find yourself in the port of Bratislava. Here are just three of the many things you can do to make the most of your visit.
Don’t Miss These Mississippi Christmas River Cruises
The American Queen Steamboat company are now offering guests the chance to get into the festive spirit on a Mississippi river cruise.
Scenic Tours Ventures Further Into Asia For 2016
With the launch of two new ships along two of Asia's most iconic rivers, Scenic Tours is heading further into the region for 2016.
This Magnificent River Cruise Can Take You From Seville To The Black Sea
CroisiEurope has announced a 40-day river cruise that will take guests from Spain to Romania. Here is what it involves.
AmaWaterways Scoops Hat-Trick In Cruise Critic Awards
Cruise Critic, used as a hub of information for everyone interested in the cruise industry, has announced the 2015 winners of its UK Editors' Pick Awards.
Three Ways To Cruise Europe’s Rivers As A Family
Who says river cruising isn't family-friendly? Here are three ways you can enjoy a multi-generational trip on Europe's waterways.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Zagreb
Continuing our series of post detailing what to do in some of the world's most popular ports, here's a look at the Croatian capital of Zagreb.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Steamboats
The American Queen is the largest paddle steamer ever built & is one of only a few in America today. Here are some facts from the golden age of steamboats.
Lush Lakes Found On River Cruises
Sometimes a river cruise may also include visiting a lake. Here are some picturesque examples that feature on a few of our itineraries.
A New Dawn (And Sun) For Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways have launched two more Star Ships to join Emerald Star and Emerald Sky in the current fleet.
3 Things To Do In the Port Of…Luxor
Luxor is the perfect place in which to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. Here are just three things you should do during this part of your river cruise.
Expect Yachts Of Luxury With A Crystal River Cruise
Crystal Cruises have recently announced their planned extension into river cruising. We look at what their ships and itineraries will offer.
Natural Beauty On The Columbia And Snake Rivers
The Columbia and Snake Rivers are home to many areas of natural beauty. Here is just a taste of what you can expect.
A Host Of New Rivers For You To Explore
With the new rivers recently added to our website, there are plenty more adventures for you to consider.
5 Things To Know Before Travelling To Vietnam
Mekong River cruises are becoming more and more popular, but here are a few things you should know before heading off to Vietnam.
The Hottest River Cruise Deals Right Now
There has never been a better time to book your river cruise. Here are some of the best offers available at the moment.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Varanasi
Varanasi is regarded as the holiest city by Hindus all over the world. Here's what you can do when you visit on one of our Ganges River cruises.
3 River Cruises With An Ocean Twist
These river cruise options include a dash of ocean cruising to create something a little bit different.
The Wildlife Of The Amazon River
The Amazon rainforest is teeming with wildlife. Here are some of the fascinating creatures you may spot on a river cruise through Brazil.
Portuguese Ports In Which To Sample Port
We highlight some of the best ports along the Douro River in which you can taste some of the many varieties of port wine.
Your Chance To Hear The Sound Of Music On A Uniworld River Cruise
In the year of its 50th anniversary, Uniworld are inviting a special 'Sound of Music' guest on board some of its Danube River cruises.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Portland, Oregon
Portland is a major stop on our Columbia and Snake river cruises. Here are some great things to do during your time here.
The Extras You Can Expect From A River Cruise
River cruises are excellent value for money. Here are some of the complimentary extras you can expect to enjoy as part of your cruise fare.
4 Lesser-Known European Rivers To Explore
These alternative European rivers may not be offered by everyone, but are definitely worth exploring. We take a closer look at the Garonne, Po, Elbe & Guadiana.
Europe’s Most Stunning Cathedrals
Here are some of the best examples of religious architecture in Europe. These stunning cathedrals can all be found on our river cruises.
The Best Things About Taking A River Cruise
There are many great reasons to take a river cruise but here are just a few. You can look forward to only unpacking once and a great all-inclusive package.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Koblenz
When you reach Koblenz, on your Rhine river cruise, here are three things that you should definitely do before leaving the city.
A Silver Sister Joins The Amadeus Fleet
As Amadeus launch their newest river ship, Amadeus Silver II, we take a look at what guests stepping on board can look forward to.
4 Innovative River Ship Features
These innovative features mean that river vessels can make the most of the limited space they have whilst also attracting more travellers.
The Intriguing Irrawaddy
Our Myanmar river cruises can take you down the length of the Irrawaddy. Here are some of the fascinating sights you will see along the way.
River Cruise Partnerships That Benefit You
When a river cruise line partners with another company it usually means both will benefit. However, there are usually benefits for you, the cruiser, too.
A Look At CLIA’s First Ever River Cruise Weekend
From March 26th to March 30th, CLIA are hosting their first ever River Cruise Weekend. Here is everything you need to know to get involved.
Three Things To Do In The Port Of…Lyon
When you arrive in Lyon during one of our Rhone river cruises, the city will greet you with open arms. Here are some great ways to spend your time.
4 All-Suite Ships For Luxury River Cruising
These all-suite river ships will provide the most luxurious way to traverse the world's rivers. Premium amenities and unrivalled views await.
A Wealth Of Options When Choosing A European River Cruise
Our European river cruises can take you on a tour of many different countries on the continent. Here are the rivers that will take you through each nation.
4 Unfamiliar Danube Ports To Get Excited About
There are many big cities along the river Danube that you will be very familiar with, but here are some lesser known gems to get excited about.
Tulip Time Is Almost Upon Us
Spring brings with it thousands and thousands of tulips to the fields of the Netherlands. Here's what you can expect from our Tulip Time river cruises, which will allow you to see them in all their glory.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Phnom Penh
Continuing our '3 Things To Do In The Port Of' series, we take a look at what you can get up to in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
5 Foods To Try During Your African River Cruise
Our African river cruises will take you into the heart of countries such as Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa. Here are some foods to try along the way.
Relive Your Favourite Film On A Fred River Cruise
Our river cruises can take you to filming locations all over the world. Find out how you can walk in the footsteps of your favourite film characters.
Europe’s Most Breath-taking Castles
The banks of Europe's rivers are littered with magnificent castles. We take a look at some of the most impressive and nostalgic examples.
New River Ships To Get Excited About In 2015
A number of new river cruise ships are being launched in 2015. We take a look at some of the most exciting new recruits.
The Amazing Amazon
A trip along the Amazon River truly is an adventure. Here are some of the amazing things you will get to experience when you book with Fred.
3 Things To Do In The Port Of…New Orleans
New Orleans is one of America's most loved cities. Here are three ways to get the most from this cultural, historical and fascinating Mississippi port.
River Cruise Trends To Look Out For In 2015
As 2014 draws to a close, we take a look at some of the river cruise trends that we could see in 2015.
4 Rivers You’ve Never Heard Of
We're all familiar with rivers such as the Danube, Rhine, Mississippi and Seine but what about some of the more obscure but equally important ones?
The Docile Douro
The Douro provides a relaxing destination for a river cruise with plenty of chances to recount the history of the area and sample some amazing Port wine.
Top 3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Antwerp
Belgium's second city has so much to offer. Here are some interesting things to do when you stop in Antwerp during your river cruise on the Dutch and Belgian waterways.
A Short Guide to Burmese Cuisine
Want a cruise that allows you to try Asian Cuisine? Our short guide will point out some dishes you may be able to try on a Burma (Myanmar) Cruise.
Introducing the AmaWaterways Beer Themed Cruise
Whether you are a beer connoisseur or just someone who appreciates the taste and complexity of this much-loved beverage, this beer-themed​ cruise may well fill your pint glass to the brim.
10 Irresistible River Facts
Start your learning even before you set off on your river cruise by reading our fascinating facts about the world's waterways.
Three Christmas River Cruises Certain To Encourage Festive Cheer
As Christmas creeps closer, we take a look at how you can get yourself in the festive spirit onboard a variety of different river cruises.
Top 3 Things To Do In The Port Of…Linz
The port of Linz can be visited on our Danube river cruises. Here are some interesting things to get up to whilst you are in town.
Cycling Along The Danube
AmaWaterways is the only river cruise provider to carry more than 24 bikes and respective safety equipment on board each boat for no extra charge – allowing for an ultimate sense of freedom to explore either on your own or as part of a comp…
Scenes From The Seine
A Seine river cruise is the best way to see both sides of France. There are quiet countryside communes to explore as well as major cities like Paris that we all know and love.
Getting More From Your River Cruise
Whilst river cruises are great value for money, you can always get more from them by enhancing your trip in these different ways.
4 Amazing River Cruise Experiences Offered By Fred.\
Fred.\ can offer so many amazing experiences as part of our river cruises. However, there are some which you may struggle to find elsewhere.
Reasons To Revel In A Rhine River Cruise
Rhine river cruises provide so many exciting things to look forward to along your journey. Here are a few great reasons why you should take a ride on this romantic waterway.
Hidden Gems That Make River Cruises Sparkle
Beyond the popular river cruise destinations, there are many hidden gems waiting to be unearthed. He are some great examples that you may not think to visit independently​ but that will offer a pleasant surprise when you find yourself there…
A Closer Look At The Best River Cruise Fleet In Europe
The recently released Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships Guide rates AmaWaterways as the best river cruise fleet in Europe. Here is a closer look at this excellent cruise line.
5 Reasons Why You Will Love A River Cruise
If you are contemplating whether a river cruise is for you or not, here are some great reasons why it most definitely is.
The Meandering Mississippi
The Mississippi is one of the most famous rivers in the world. By booking with Fred.\ you can experience the magnificant sights and sounds of both the upper and lower parts of this beautiful stretch of water.
The Rise Of The Themed River Cruise
Themed river cruises are on the rise and the top operators are now adding more and more topical options to their itineraries. Here is a look at some of the different subjects that can be explored.
Europe's Best Wine Regions (And The River Cruises That Will Take You There)
There are delicious wine regions all over Europe and Fred.\ can help you arrange river cruises in order to discover them. Here we take a closer look at three of the best.
The Mysterious Mekong
Mekong river cruises are becoming very popular with people looking for an alternative to European trips. Here's what you can expect on this fantastic waterway.
5 Differences Between River Cruising And Ocean Cruising
Ocean cruising is not for everyone​, but those who feel it isn't their thing should read these five reasons why river cruising might be a more attractive option.