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Uniworld's RIVER BARONESS in Rouen

ABOVE: Uniworld's River Baroness departs from Les Andelys on its way to Rouen.

River and Barge Cruise Reviews

Uniworld's River Countess: Venice and the Venetian Lagoon
Our illustrated review describes a cruise that spends several days in Venice and nearby ports, with shore excursions to Padua, Bologna or Ferrara, Ravenna, and Verona included in the fare.

La Bella Vita: Po River Cruise
Cruise between Venice and Mantua by way of Chioggia, Ferrara, and other ports along the Venetian Lagoon and the Po River. La Bella Vita, a 20-passenger hotel barge from European Waterways Ltd., has the ambience of a tiny ship. (Our in-depth review includes a day-by-day photo cruise diary.)

Uniworld's River Baroness: Paris and Normandy
Our 10-page review and accompanying photo gallery describe a week-long roundtrip cruise from Paris, with visits to Rouen, Honfleur, Monet's Giverny, and the D-Day landing beaches.

A Barge Cruise in France
Our 8-page article on one of Europe's most comfortable hotel barges is accompanied by a day-by-day barge cruise photo gallery. (The barge, La Renaissance, offers pick-up and drop-off service in Paris at no extra cost.)

Viking River Cruises: Southern France
Follow the MS Maribelle from Chalon-sur-Saône to Avignon, with stops in Lyon, Arles, and other inland ports. Our 192-page report includes a cruise review and photo gallery.

Peter Deilmann's Casanova: Venice and the Venetian Lagoon
We've kept this archived review from 20o4 online for the many loyal fans of Peter Deilmann Reederei, a luxury brand that exited European river cruises in 2009.


River Cruises in the South of France
Follow the sun and practice your French with a 7-night Rhône and Saône river cruise aboard a Viking or Uniworld ship.

Barge Cruises & Canal Boats
Explore Europe's waterways in luxury, or rent a boat and pilot it yourself.

Coastal, Canal, and River Cruises in Britain
Tour England and Scotland by skippered steamer, narrowboat, or hotel barge--or cruise the English and Welsh coast aboard an offshore lighthouse tender.

Book review: Insight Cruise Guides
Or illustrated review covers Insight's Great River Cruises: Europe and the Nile and Mediterranean Cruises.

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