How long have you been working in the travel industry?
I joined the Fred.\ River Cruises team at the start of 2017 and have never looked back! I came from an ocean cruise background and the transition to a small ship on the rivers seemed natural.
What, do you believe, makes river cruising unique?
River cruising is a truly unique way to see a number of different destinations in one trip, in a shorter amount of time. In just 8 days, you could visit a number of countries, towns and cities and all they have to offer, whilst also taking advantage of your floating hotel that acts as your transport from A to B. I believe it is the most wonderful way to visit these hidden gems that you may not get to see from an ocean cruise or even exploring by road or rail. The services offered on board river cruise vessels are second to none, and the quality of food and drink is something to be experienced.
Are there any rivers or regions that you would particularly recommend?
All of them! The Rhone and Saone offer some of the most picturesque views along rivers in Europe, many river cruise lines offer this sailing, however Amadeus River Cruises have the newest vessel on the waters, and their Amadeus Provence ship even boasts an infinity pool at the back of the ship to take full advantage of the beautiful weather. The Danube is a highly recommended river for both newcomers to river cruising and also well experienced river cruisers. The Danube runs for almost 2900km through the heart of Europe all the way to the Black Sea, and the Danube Delta is truly a natural beauty. Amadeus River Cruises takes passengers to KM 0 and showcases the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Danube Delta, famed for its vast variety of wildlife.
What are the unique factors of booking with Fred.\ River Cruises?
Options! We give you the flexibility to tailor-make your river cruise with optional pre or post cruise stays, various transport options to, from and during your trip, and even added options such as home pick up or airport parking. Our team of river cruise experts are here to help make your river cruise dreams a reality
Which river cruise lines have you cruised with?
I have sailed many of the European rivers with Amadeus River Cruises and also AmaWaterways.
What is your most memorable river cruising experience?
My most memorable river cruising experience was a sailing along the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam with Amadeus River Cruises. We took one of the optional shore excursions in Strasbourg which consisted of a coach tour, walking tour and canal boat tour through the centre of the city. I remember sitting on the canal boat on a very hot July afternoon taking in the beautiful buildings along the canal, I would highly recommend this excursion.
My most memorable river cruising experience was a sailing along the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam with Amadeus River Cruises. We took one of the optional shore excursions in Strasbourg which consisted of a coach tour, walking tour and canal boat tour through the centre of the city