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Amazing River Cruises You Can Not Miss Next Summer!

Soaking in the sun from island to island is always fun. However, vacationers are increasingly opting to explore amazing river cruises. Here is a look at those you cannot miss!

Viking Ocean & River Cruises- Rhine River Cruises

These unforgettable Northern European excursions top the list of amazing river cruises. These journeys explore some of Europe’s finest vineyards and architecture. As you leisurely float along, keep an eye out for the historic castles and villages that echo your favorite fairy tales! Your voyage will cross countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. Discover the homelands of the Vikings and also explore centuries worth of trade and fishing tucked away deep in the fjords.

The best authentic Mississippi River cruise

American Queen Steamboat. Image source: Mike via CC by 2.0

American Queen Steamboat Company – Mississippi River Cruises

Enjoy an authentic Mississippi River Cruise on the largest steamboat in the world, the American Queen. Boarding this ship seems like taking a step back in time. Tiffany glass and Victorian era fretwork, immerse you in the unique atmosphere of southern hospitality. You will see iconic cities such as New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis. Connect with American history and discover the birthplace of jazz music and home of Mark Twain. The highly acclaimed entertainers of the American Queen will dazzle you each night with unforgettable performances, while experts on board will share their rich knowledge of America’s past.

Avalon Waterways-Amazon River Cruises

Amazon River cruises are perfect for travelers who want to explore the heart of mother nature. Pink dolphins and vibrant macaws are just some of the wildlife you may run into as you tour the countries of Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Venezuela. Start your trip by visiting some of the oldest wonders of South America, the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.  Next, you will get to board small pangas which will get you up close and personal with the wildlife of the rain forest. Finally, be sure to visit the local Peruvian villages and listen to the campfire tales of ancient Peruvian legends.

The Zambezi Queen floating down the Chobe River

Zambezi Queen. Image source: Josh Friedman via CC by 2.0

AmaWaterways-African River Cruises

Board the Zambezi Queen and float along the Chobe River to take in the sites of Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Wine tasting, safaris, and authentic African cuisine, await you on your journey. Visit the unforgettable Victoria Falls and learn the ways of the famous South African Bushmen. With plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, and a chance at watching elephants, lions, and hyenas up close, these amazing river cruises most certainly deserve a top spot on your vacation list next summer.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collections

Uniworld River Cruises have been recognized as some of the most luxurious and all-inclusive river cruises available in the world today. Your choices with Uniworld are limitless because they can take you anywhere! The fleet includes multiple ships which explore the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, in first class luxury.

Are you a food lover? Check out Uniworld’s “Connoisseur Collection,” which has created trips dedicated to fine dining and wine tasting. If you are looking for a trip for the whole family, choose from the “Generations” collection of ships. These family friendly journeys will travel throughout exciting locations such as Paris, Italy, and Prague. Uniworld offers an experience for everyone from thrill seekers to lovers of the arts.


Are you finally ready to plan your trip on one of these amazing river cruises? Contact your Travalet representative today so you can pack for your next vacation!



Featured image courtesy of Lauri Väin via flickr.com. Image provided by Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.