River, Barge, and Canal Cruises in Europe
European Cruise Guide
ABOVE: Emerald Star, as seen from Burg
Landshut (a ruined fortress above Bernkastel-Kues and the Moselle River in
River and Barge Cruise Reviews
Emerald Star from
Nuremberg to Trier
We joined Emerald Waterways for a cruise on one of its
ultramodern "Star-Ships" via the Main-Danube Canal and the Main, Rhine, and
Moselle Rivers in Germany. Our review is accompanied by a day-by-day photo
Uniworld's La Venezia
Countess): Venice and the Venetian Lagoon
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.)
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
photo gallery. (The barge, La Renaissance, offers pick-up and
drop-off service in Paris at no extra cost.)
Viking River Cruises: Southern
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
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.
Cruises from Paris Paris for Visitors
Spend a week exploring the Seine and Normandy by ship.
Paris River Cruise Ports Paris for
Central Paris has two adjoining ports for river vessels, and
they're easy to reach on foot or by public transportation.
River Cruises in the South of
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.
Nuremberg Cruise Port
How to reach your ship from Nuremberg, Germany's
airport and city center (or vice versa), using public transportation. Our
article includes illustrated step-by-step directions, and it also tells how to
reach the suburb of Erlangen (which some cruise lines use for itineraries that
begin or end in Nuremberg).
Book review: Insight Cruise Guides
Or illustrated review covers Insight's Great River Cruises: Europe and
the Nile and Mediterranean Cruises.