Why River Cruising? River Cruising is one of the fastest growing travel categories on the market today.  Most people love river cruising as you move from place to place without packing and unpacking while you are on the river but most days you are in a new town.  We do a lot of trips where we combine land vacations with a river cruise as most itineraries start and end in a different city.  Our travel agency is experienced with river cruises and we have actually taken a river cruise so we can give you first hand advice. Where do River Cruises Go? The two most popular rivers in Europe are the Rhine and the Danube.  The Danube is a long river that runs east and west from Germany through Austria into Eastern Europe.  The Rhine is the main north south river which runs from the North Sea at Amsterdam down to Basel which is near Zurich, Switzerland.  Many river cruise boats sail the rivers of France with some sailing into Paris and others doing the wine country.  European boats also sail the Douro in Portugal and the Po in Italy. River cruises also sail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in Russia.  This is a misnomer as much of this is lake cruising rather than traditional river cruising.  Most China trips include a trip on the Yangtzee and river cruise boats also sail Vietnam and Mynnamar (Burma).  Some of these countries require an entrance visa unlike Western Europe for Americans. The last frontier of river cruising is America and they are coming in a big way now and in the next few years.  Right now we have two companies sailing the Mississippi from New Orleans and all the way up to Ohio and St. Louis in the summertime.  Next year Viking has signed a contract with the State of Louisiana to headquarter boats in New Orleans. Are River Cruises Expensive? We do get promotional discounts on most brands of river cruises and we can help you understand which brand is the best deal on your dates, on your river, with your chosen category of room.  River cruises are a pretty inclusive experience as they offer most meals onboard, beer or wine with lunch or dinner and most include must see shore excursions along with a tour director. Is there a BEST brand of River Cruise? As with most travel products, it is not which brand is best, but which brand is best for you and your traveling companion.  Different brands of river cruises offer different amenities including full bar, wine tasting cruises or more gourmet dining experiences.  Some offer more shore excursions than others plus pre and posts experiences differ vastly among the river cruise companies.  Some have bikes you can ride along the river and others have more deluxe room configurations onboard. We even have brands like Tauck, Disney and Crystal entering the river cruise business.  Boats are marketed as 4 or 5 star experiences.  All of these affect the price and richness of the river cruise experience. Why use an Travel Agent to book a River Cruise? Since our services are FREE why not?  River cruising is a complicated landscape with air promotions sometimes and also land only promotions. Free or reduced air may be from limited gateways where another land only promo may work best from your home city.  We are familiar with room categories on various ships along with the style of the different brands.
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813-868-0007 info@vacationtc.com
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Why River Cruising? River Cruising is one of the fastest growing travel categories on the market today.  Most people love river cruising as you move from place to place without packing and unpacking while you are on the river but most days you are in a new town.  We do a lot of trips where we combine land vacations with a river cruise as most itineraries start and end in a different city.  Our travel agency is experienced with river cruises and we have actually taken a river cruise so we can give you first hand advice. Where do River Cruises Go? The two most popular rivers in Europe are the Rhine and the Danube.  The Danube is a long river that runs east and west from Germany through Austria into Eastern Europe.  The Rhine is the main north south river which runs from the North Sea at Amsterdam down to Basel which is near Zurich, Switzerland.  Many river cruise boats sail the rivers of France with some sailing into Paris and others doing the wine country.  European boats also sail the Douro in Portugal and the Po in Italy. River cruises also sail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in Russia.  This is a misnomer as much of this is lake cruising rather than traditional river cruising.  Most China trips include a trip on the Yangtzee and river cruise boats also sail Vietnam and Mynnamar (Burma).  Some of these countries require an entrance visa unlike Western Europe for Americans. The last frontier of river cruising is America and they are coming in a big way now and in the next few years.  Right now we have two companies sailing the Mississippi from New Orleans and all the way up to Ohio and St. Louis in the summertime.  Next year Viking has signed a contract with the State of Louisiana to headquarter boats in New Orleans. Are River Cruises Expensive? We do get promotional discounts on most brands of river cruises and we can help you understand which brand is the best deal on your dates, on your river, with your chosen category of room.  River cruises are a pretty inclusive experience as they offer most meals onboard, beer or wine with lunch or dinner and most include must see shore excursions along with a tour director. Is there a BEST brand of River Cruise? As with most travel products, it is not which brand is best, but which brand is best for you and your traveling companion.  Different brands of river cruises offer different amenities including full bar, wine tasting cruises or more gourmet dining experiences.  Some offer more shore excursions than others plus pre and posts experiences differ vastly among the river cruise companies.  Some have bikes you can ride along the river and others have more deluxe room configurations onboard. We even have brands like Tauck, Disney and Crystal entering the river cruise business.  Boats are marketed as 4 or 5 star experiences.  All of these affect the price and richness of the river cruise experience. Why use an Travel Agent to book a River Cruise? Since our services are FREE why not?  River cruising is a complicated landscape with air promotions sometimes and also land only promotions. Free or reduced air may be from limited gateways where another land only promo may work best from your home city.  We are familiar with room categories on various ships along with the style of the different brands.
Our tip about river cruising… Pick the river or region you want to travel.  Tell us about the type of experience you desire and we can explain the various lines that will satisfy you best.  If it is all about price, we do that type of analysis too.
River Cruising
Tampa Bay’s Cloud Based Travel Agency
813-868-0007 800-955-5594 info@vacationtc.com
Florida Seller of Travel.  Reg. #10098
© 2006 to 2016 Market Access Promotions, Inc.  
BOOK WITH OUR TRAVEL AGENCY
813-868-0007
Why River Cruising? River Cruising is one of the fastest growing travel categories on the market today.  Most people love river cruising as you move from place to place without packing and unpacking while you are on the river but most days you are in a new town.  We do a lot of trips where we combine land vacations with a river cruise as most itineraries start and end in a different city.  Our travel agency is experienced with river cruises and we have actually taken a river cruise so we can give you first hand advice. Where do River Cruises Go? The two most popular rivers in Europe are the Rhine and the Danube.  The Danube is a long river that runs east and west from Germany through Austria into Eastern Europe.  The Rhine is the main north south river which runs from the North Sea at Amsterdam down to Basel which is near Zurich, Switzerland.  Many river cruise boats sail the rivers of France with some sailing into Paris and others doing the wine country.  European boats also sail the Douro in Portugal and the Po in Italy. River cruises also sail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in Russia.  This is a misnomer as much of this is lake cruising rather than traditional river cruising.  Most China trips include a trip on the Yangtzee and river cruise boats also sail Vietnam and Mynnamar (Burma).  Some of these countries require an entrance visa unlike Western Europe for Americans. The last frontier of river cruising is America and they are coming in a big way now and in the next few years.  Right now we have two companies sailing the Mississippi from New Orleans and all the way up to Ohio and St. Louis in the summertime.  Next year Viking has signed a contract with the State of Louisiana to headquarter boats in New Orleans. Are River Cruises Expensive? We do get promotional discounts on most brands of river cruises and we can help you understand which brand is the best deal on your dates, on your river, with your chosen category of room.  River cruises are a pretty inclusive experience as they offer most meals onboard, beer or wine with lunch or dinner and most include must see shore excursions along with a tour director. Is there a BEST brand of River Cruise? As with most travel products, it is not which brand is best, but which brand is best for you and your traveling companion.  Different brands of river cruises offer different amenities including full bar, wine tasting cruises or more gourmet dining experiences.  Some offer more shore excursions than others plus pre and posts experiences differ vastly among the river cruise companies.  Some have bikes you can ride along the river and others have more deluxe room configurations onboard. We even have brands like Tauck, Disney and Crystal entering the river cruise business.  Boats are marketed as 4 or 5 star experiences.  All of these affect the price and richness of the river cruise experience. Why use an Travel Agent to book a River Cruise? Since our services are FREE why not?  River cruising is a complicated landscape with air promotions sometimes and also land only promotions. Free or reduced air may be from limited gateways where another land only promo may work best from your home city.  We are familiar with room categories on various ships along with the style of the different brands.
River Cruise Views courtesy of Avalon Waterways
River Cruising
Check out our Co-branded Websites          Direct content, pricing and promotions. Get local support, advice and assistance from our Travel Agency
Our tip about river cruising… Pick the river or region you want to travel.  Tell us about the type of experience you desire and we can explain the various lines that will satisfy you best.  If it is all about price, we do that type of analysis too.