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Articles and reviews on river cruise and small ship cruise lines.


The Premier Team loves writing articles and reviews for the Cruise Line Spotlight Series!
As with our other Spotlight Series featuring Port Spotlights, Itinerary Spotlights, and Ship Spotlights, these articles pertain to all aspects of the award-winning river cruise and small ship cruise lines we represent, providing our customers and site visitors with unique, in depth commentary that will help them select, plan and prepare for their cruise vacations. 

Our informative Spotlight Series is yet another reason to work with one of our Personal Travel Planners who are experts on all things to do with river and small ship cruising.
Why? They’ve been guests on the river and small ship cruise lines we write about. Not only do our cruise experts know about how each cruise line operates, worked with their excellent crews and warm, hospitable staff, but they've personally experienced every facet of their ships... ferreting out all the things to see, do, explore and participate in onboard. They've investigated, tasted, sipped and tested all the amenities such as the gourmet cuisines, fantastic regional wines and beers, delicious bath products, luxurious linens and hotel-style beds, eBikes, free wifi, the pools, entertainment, and salons, and so much more! Because they have first-hand knowledge about these cruise lines, our experts have all the answers for you as you book, plan and prepare for one of the most memorable vacations you’ll ever take! If you have any questions after reading our Spotlight Series articles, don't hesitate to call one of our cruise experts for the answers, more info, and to book — 1-855-255-1200.

Take a look at our Cruise Line Spotlight series below. "First time" and experienced cruisers alike should not miss these articles... Happy reading!

A Sneak Peek at some of our
A look back at 2017
A wake-up call for 2018
New Innovations in
River Ship Dining
A Sneak Peek at some of our HOTTEST DEALS for 2019 A look back at 2017. A wake-up call for 2018 New Innovations in River Ship Dining
All indications are that 2019 will be even more in demand than 2018. Reasons for that include the ever-growing popularity of river cruising worldwide, and the fact that only a few new ships will be launched for the 2019 season. Due to that fact, large discounts for 2019 will be few, and far between, but we DO have some great Early Booking discounts for Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Solo Travelers, and Family-Friendly river cruises if you book very, very soon... The 2018 river cruise market is booming. In order to truly understand why, we had to take a quick look back at what the cruise lines did to stimulate 2017 bookings. To those of us selling river cruises, 2017 will be remembered as the year of the "perfect storm" — a combination of market events that caused the super-fast “disappearing deals” of 2017. Everyone was caught a bit off-guard by the strong demand in 2017 after two really miserable years (2015/16). No one knew what to expect, so cruise lines kicked off the 2017 sales season with very aggressive offers designed to stimulate early bookings — and, boy, did they. There are quite a few very nice new innovations from a number of our favorite river cruise brands such as Scenic, AmaWaterways, and the newest river cruise line, Crystal, that we would like to tell you about in this article.
Viking River Cruises AmaWaterways River Cruises
Viking River Cruises AmaWaterways River Cruises
In today’s complicated world, who you are, what you stand for, your experience, and pride of workmanship SHOULD be very important. For over 15 years, Viking River Cruises has evolved a strong lineage and demonstrated a wealth of experience in delivering quality river cruise vacations. That experience has paid off, winning prestigious awards from the likes of Condé Nast’s Traveler and Travel & Leisure Magazine... River cruising in Europe and other destinations is quickly becoming the cruise vacation of choice for discerning Boomers and pre-Boomer travelers looking for an in-depth experiential vacation that is also an exceptional value and includes all the essential elements of a five-star resort stay. If that's what you're looking for, look no further than an exciting Premium river cruise on AmaWaterways.
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