Why is a Scenic River Cruise so Wonderful?
Scenic specialises in six-star ultra-luxury, with all the decadence, comfort, and opulence you would expect. Immersive shore excursions, fine dining, boundary-pushing boats, exquisite and personal service, and some of the best food being served on water, Scenic has become a benchmark for what it means to see the world. This article looks at what makes this cruise line so wonderful...
5 Reasons to River Cruise with AmaWaterways
Part of AmaWaterways enduring success is down to their constant strive to stay ahead of the curve. They persistently break the mould they helped set. This is a cruise line with passion, positivity, and personal interaction as the bedrock for its river cruising experience. This article talks you through the reasons to book your next cruise with AmaWaterways.
6 Reasons to Visit Paris on a Luxury Cruise
Paris. One of the most visited cities in the world but maybe you don’t associate it with cruising. More than 19 million tourists are said to have visited Paris in 2022 and I was lucky enough to be one of them. I think you should add a trip to Paris (and a Seine river cruise!) to your cruising bucket list, and here's why...
My Bucket List Cruise on the Mekong River
A couple of weeks ago, Panache Cruises' admin executive Claire embarked on the trip of a lifetime. From her home base in Lanzarote, it was a long journey to get to her final destination... Phnom Penh, Cambodia! This blog looks at the luxurious way in which she got there with Emerald Cruises...
AmaMagna: Redefining River Cruising
Sailing onboard the AmaMagna is a travel experience like no other and one that will resonate throughout your life.
A Taste of the Mekong
My once-in-a-lifetime cruise to the Mekong with AmaWaterways was filled with some of the best memories I’ve ever made on a cruise and although the cruise is filled with excursions and trips to some fascinating places, the food on board AmaDara was equally as memorable as the other on-shore experiences.
Christmas on the Rhine
In the midst of the new travel regulations, a lot of customers are feeling uneasy about travel, especially the ‘hoops’ we are being made to jump through to get on a plane.
I was one of these people until I got to the airport and was through to departures within the space of ten minutes. Airports are no different now compared to how they were in summer at the height of travel. Wear a mask, make sure you have read your instructions given to you by your agent, and have your paperwork in order.
Exploring the Douro with Emerald & Scenic
Our journey to Porto had not been without its stresses, with confusion surrounding testing and Portuguese entry requirements, but thankfully the team at Panache had come up trumps giving us sound advice and double checking that we would arrive with all our paperwork in place. Despite the pre-travel concerns the actual travel to Porto was relatively easy and apart from a couple of checks at check-in and an extra form to show at passport control it really was no different to travel pre-pandemic.
Bordeaux River Cruise with Uniworld
Arriving in the heart of Bordeaux we could see from the dockside that the SS Bon Voyage had a unique style, standing out from the other river ships with her bright blue, playfully designed top deck. Stepping aboard the first thing that struck us was the opulence and grandeur of the reception area, perfectly melding luxurious highly polished, glossy wood furnishings with local affectations, including two enormous ornate vases magnificently displaying the most gorgeous bunch of sunflowers ever and a large, vibrant wall mosaic depicting a typical French countryside.
Cruising the Mekong with AmaWaterways
Think of the most famous rivers of the world...now imagine cruising down one of them in an ultra-luxurious, six-star river vessel. My colleague Natalie has written about her incredible experience cruising along the beautiful Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam with Ama Waterways in April 2017. Here's Natalie's story...
"I was lucky enough to sail along the Mekong with Ama Waterways a few years ago and it was the most memorable experience I have ever done! I love that side of the world and it was really a once-in-a-lifetime experience.