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Planners Talk Back: Favorite River Cruise

We asked Select Traveler planners, “What has been a favorite river cruise?”


Cindy Salta

Prestige Plus | Laconia Savings Bank

Laconia, New Hampshire

The Waterways of Europe cruise that takes travelers from Budapest to Amsterdam (or the other way around) was the best. For 16 days, we traveled on the Rhine, the Mosel, the Danube, and experienced cathedrals, medieval cities and castles in many countries. What a way to see so many places, unpacking only once and not spending life on a motorcoach. You could stay on the boat, get out and tour, or even bicycle if that was your choice.

Our boat was spectacular, including the accommodations, and the food was often local and authentic to the destinations.

We want to see Asia the same way and would also love a Mississippi River cruise.


Cindy Reynolds 

Passport Travel Club | Bank of Commerce

Duncan, Oklahoma

We are planning a nine-day Rhine River cruise in 2015, thanks to the “wow” response from European river cruises with friends, family and neighbors.

It’s sold out with a waiting list, and no wonder. Vineyards, castles and towns in Holland, Germany and France with many historic sites are included. And I need to mention, considering the price includes airfare, food and beverages — it’s the most economical way to travel in this part of the world.


Carolyn Cobb 

Passport 50 | Planters Bank

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

We cruised the Rhine and Mosel with Mayflower Tours. From Switzerland to the Netherlands with France and Germany in between, we saw castles, vineyards and historical sites, so much that was included on the excursion. The 7 million tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland were in bloom, and that only occurs for six weeks a year. We were very lucky.

People asked if we got our money’s worth, and I can’t imagine anyone not exclaiming “Yes!” Our experience was above and beyond our expectations, and we can’t wait to do another cruise in 2016.