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AmaWaterways Ships

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways continues to build upon our industry lead with a fleet of 15 custom-designed vessels in Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa.

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America Steam Boat Company Ships

Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately riverboats that preceded her and so inspired her designers.

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APT Ships

A river cruise with APT is the most relaxing and stylish way to discover the world’s greatest waterways. With over 85 years of experience and expertise, award-winning APT understands what makes a truly memorable holiday.

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Avalon Ships

Avalon Suite Ships Avalon Passion The Avalon Passion accommodates 166 passengers and features two full decks of Panorama Suites. With wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform into a unique open-air balcony, the suites are the ideal setting for stretching out and relaxing or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access and complimentary computer use in public areas, a fitness centre, a hair salon, lift, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare. Avalon Impression Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Impression accommodates 166 passengers and features two full decks of Panorama Suites, each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows. At 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the unique opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro. Avalon Expression Avalon Expression is an innovatively designed Suite Ship which accommodates 166 passengers and offers two full decks of suites, each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique open-air balconies. Designed with superior comfort in mind, Avalon Expression offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail, as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views. Avalon Imagery II One of 2016's two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II accommodates 128 passengers and continues all of Avalon's excellent Suite Ship traditions. Choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform the living space into a unique open-air balcony. Wake each morning with a view of the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded fitness centre, hair salon, an elevator, alternative light dining options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system and deck games. Avalon Tranquility II The Avalon Tranquility II accommodates 128 passengers. Its intimate setting features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform into a unique open-air balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, perfect for stretching out and relaxing or even throwing a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area. Onboard amenities and services include complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a fitness centre, a hair salon, lift, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare. Avalon Tapestry II Launched in 2015, the Avalon Tapestry II accommodates 128 passengers and offers two full decks of Panorama Suites, each sized at an impressive 200 square feet and featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform your stateroom into a unique open-air balcony. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, Wi-Fi access and complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro. Poetry II The Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting for 128 passengers. Like its sister Suite Ships, it features two full decks of suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform into a unique open-air balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a fitness centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro. Avalon Artistry II Intimate and innovative, Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon Suite Ship which accommodates 128 passengers. With two full decks of suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique open-air balconies. A contemporary ship designed with comfort in mind, Avalon Artistry II offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail, as well as elegant dining and chic, minimalist decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, comfort, views and design, an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window, and measures a spacious 200 square feet. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up each morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views. Avalon Visionary The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting for 128 passengers, with two full decks of suites featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform the living space into a unique open-air balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the changing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a fitness centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro. Avalon Vista Accommodating 166 passengers, Avalon Vista delivers a river cruising experience like no other. As one of Avalon Waterways' innovatively designed Suite Ships, Avalon Vista offers two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique open-air balconies. Designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, Avalon Vista offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, [...]

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Crystal River Cruises

Crystal Mozart The largest and most luxurious vessel in Europe, Crystal Mozart channels the essence of Crystal’s award winning design with clean, contemporary lines and innovative state-of-the-art technologies. Expansive windows, living rooftop garden, pop-up rooftop bar, al fresco café and wide open canopied decks wait you. Crystal Bach Joining the Crystal River Cruises fleet in June 2017, Crystal Bach will sail the Rhine River. At 135 metres in length (the maximum size permissible on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers), Crystal Bach is the first of Crystal’s Rhine Class yachts, and will offer the luxury of a swimming pool with a sliding glass roof as well as larger, well-appointed suites. Crystal Mahler Joining the Crystal River Cruises fleet in August 2017, Crystal Mahler will embark on Grand European voyages between Budapest and Amsterdam. All of Crystal’s luxury river yachts will offer guests luxurious amenities, including Crystal’s acclaimed butler service for every suite and plush king-sized beds that face toward the Panoramic Balcony-Windows. Crystal Debussy Designed to Crystal’s ‘Rhine Class’ exclusive yacht design, Crystal Debussy will set sail in April 2018. Crystal River Cruises have the largest suites of any European river cruise line as well as exceptional in suite amenities including i-Pad controllers for controlling everything, from your suite temperature, to the TV channel you want to watch, to ordering from the complimentary room-service menu! Crystal Ravel Crystal Ravel will transport 106 guests on the grandest of voyages along Europe’s mightiest rivers, all in sublime luxury. Onboard guests can enjoy Michelin-star level cuisine with local flair in our many dining venues including the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro café and the exclusive Vintage Room; Cove Bar and Palm Court Itineraries Jewels of the Rhine aboard the Crystal Bach Duration: 15 days First departure date: 01/06/17 Prices start from: £3,945 River: Rhine View more details Treasures of the Danube onboard the Crystal Mozart Duration: 11 days First departure date: 01/04/17 Prices start from: £3,572 River: Danube View more details More itineraries available for this operator, please call 01954 232 802 or email sales@rivercruiseholiday.com Where they sail Gallery

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Emerald Waterways Ships

Emerald Waterways sleek and modern Star-Ships aren’t like other river cruise ships. As one of Europe’s newest fleets, every slick detail and contemporary feature has been designed to enhance the experiences of our guests.

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Great Rail Journeys Ships

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a cruise. Savour ever-changing scenery along the tranquil banks of the River Seine or travel effortlessly past the majestic castles and enticing vineyards of the Rhine.

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Insider Journeys Ships

Over the past 10 years a new generation of experiential small boat river cruising has emerged. On the Mekong Insider Journeys have been leaders in offering boutique and luxury cruising experiences aboard The Jahan and The Jayavarman.

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Pandaw Ships

We have 13 beautifully crafted Pandaw ships in operation that we built ourselves. Each ship, hand finished in brass and teak by traditional craftsmen, are in themselves objects of great beauty.

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Riviera Ships

Riviera Travel have been operating Escorted tours for 30 years and in addition to that, European River Cruises for almost 6 years.

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Scenic Ships

Luxury focused innovation and design mean Scenic is a class leader delivering the ultimate in European river cruising on our state-of-the-art Space-Ships.

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Titan Ships

Titan offer 80 enticing river cruise itineraries in their cruise compendium, there really is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a classic cruise on the romantic Rhine or the Danube, a ‘Six-Star Experience’ cruise with Uniworld, or if you’re thinking of something further afield, perhaps a journey on the mighty Mississippi or Burma’s exotic Irawaddy.

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U by Uniworld Ships

U by Uniworld is a new take on experiential travel, with cruises designed for those with a passion for exploring and a taste for authentic adventures.  Travel should be relaxing, exhilarating, and convenient, tailored to your interests — all at the same time. We are U And on a U by Uniworld river cruise, that’s exactly what you’ll experience. U by Uniworld DOCK IN THE CITY CENTRE Our perfectly sized ships can often dock in the centre of cities both large and small, putting you right in the middle of the action from the moment you step ashore. Less time getting to and from means you have more time for exploring. TRAVEL ALL OVER. UNPACK ONCE. Cruising with U is the easy and convenient way to get from city to city. Or even country to country. There’s a whole lot of travel in store. CHIC COMFORTABLE SHIPS Our ships double as a social club and venue for meeting like-minded travellers onboard. They’re decked out with a sleek design, contemporary flair, and tons of exciting elements and extras onboard. DO IT YOUR WAY You’ll have several daily options of activities, excursions and events to choose from, all tailored to your travel personality. Or do your own thing. It’s all your call. LIVE THE SOCIAL LIFE Experience both iconic sites and hidden gems that will fill your social feeds with wanderlust THE  TWO SHIPS The A makes her home on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, flowing through the Netherlands and Central Europe. She’s sleek and sophisticated. The B cruises down France’s Seine River. Her chic style and Parisian influence will put you in the French spirit even before stepping off. ROOFTOP LOUNGIN’ Grab a drink and meet us on the top deck, where the glass enclosed room disappears into the floor to create an open-air hangout. It’s the best view in the house and the spot to meet new friends or listen to a local guest DJ. With a casual dining venue and lounge seating, it’s the place to be. DELICIOUS DINING Our ships feature two venues for dining, a full-service restaurant and casual rooftop eatery, each serving farm-to-table cuisine, often inspired by the culinary style of the places you’ll visit. Or if you’re in the mood for breakfast (or dinner) in bed, you can also order room service. EVERY ROOM HAS A VIEW Both ships feature three different room styles each with waterfront views. Flying solo? We have single rooms available and feature special room share rates for those traveling on their own who want to share the experience with a like-minded traveller. To talk about your U experience get in touch with the team today sales@ponderstravel.co.uk Where they sail Danube Rhine Seine Gallery Related blog entries U by Uniworld – See whats new

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Uniworld Ships

Multi award-winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection offers truly all-inclusive European river cruises that sail the continent’s most luxury waterways onboard luxurious boutique ships.

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Vantage Travel Ships

Ponders' new travel partnership brings luxury AND value Now you can cruise Europe’s waterways in 2016 in ultimate comfort and luxury! We’ve partnered with the deluxe travel firm, Vantage Travel, to bring you luxury travel experiences and the finest European river cruises at affordable prices, as well as cruises on Asian rivers, small ship sailings and escorted tours, all at exceptional prices. Don’t miss the launch of Vantage Travel’s brand new “six star” river cruiser, River Voyager, in March 2016 which joins the existing fleet of luxury vessels, including the newly refurbished River Navigator, River Venture, River Splendor and River Discovery II. Ask us for details of themed river sailings sailings, from art to beer, wine to food, with a cultural twist or opportunity to learn a new skill or come home with memories to last a lifetime. And find out about the best value river cruises in Europe, just call us on 01954 232802 or click here… Why Vantage Travel offers the ultimate in luxury AND value On board each ship, you’ll find tastefully styled surroundings, free wi-fi, spacious public areas and staterooms, twice daily maid service, French balconies to optimise cabin space, a rear-facing Captain’s lounge with retractable roof, single cabins for solo travellers, complimentary use of on board bicycles, fitness room and massage studio, and an eco-friendly fleet with quieter, more efficient engines, a more efficient hull design and water and energy saving features. The new jazz-themed River Voyager (with suites named after Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald or Dizzy Gillespie and a new Blue Note lounge)offers intimate cruising, with now more than 176 guests on board and the best staff to guest ratio in the industry, with better than 1 : 4 staff to guests. Healthy spa cuisine and lighter menu choices are served buffet style in the Cotton Club Lounge, at the rear of the ship, with incomparable views via floor to ceiling windows. When the weather is fine, the glass roof can be slid to the back wall, to give a full alfresco experience. As with the other ships, meals are taken in the main dining room, with free seating, in a refined and relaxed atmosphere, with crisp white table linen, fine crystal, Villeroy & Boch dinnerware and silverware, fresh flowers and attentive service. On the new Voyager, the restaurant will be jazz themed and called the Bourbon Street Bistro dining room. Chefs prepare a daily menu of European dishes, as well as a choice of vegetarian or heart-healthy meals, lighter dishes and a salad bar for lunch. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, dinner is served with complimentary wine. Solo travellers have the choice of reserving a single cabin or a choice of two different matching programmes, sharing with other solo travellers, to avoid paying double room rates. For health conscious guests, lighter and healthier meals can be served, the ships offer a massage studio and fitness suite, a walking / running track on the upper Solaris deck, and on-board bicycles can be used when in port, to cycle along tow-paths or through the many cities and villages accessible from the ship’s mooring points. For less mobile guests, an elevator operates between decks and a chair-lift to the Solaris deck. VANTAGE TRAVEL "AT A GLANCE" Features of Vantage's Deluxe state-of-the-art ship, MS River Voyager Double sinks in the bathroom of the Owner's Suite Jacuzzi bath and separate shower in the bathroom of the Owner's Suite Remote controlled curtains in all Deluxe Suites Individually-controlled tilt-up mattresses in all Deluxe Suites Self-defogging mirrors in the bathrooms of all cabins Complimentary Ice cream buffet station available in the Cotton Club Lounge Professional Espresso machine in the lounge A jazz-themed ship — from The Blue Note Lounge to the musician-named suites New State-of-the-Art Interactive Features on board Video on demand from a vast library of films. Movie list Access to international television channels Journey tracking, with daily destination highlights, important events, flight information and many other key information from the comfort of the cabin. Real time GPS tracking to follow the ship’s progress. Ship wide, wireless internet access The Green Fleet: Environmentally Friendly Ships Vantage’s new ships are designed to the latest eco-friendly standards. Energy-efficient Tier 2 engines run quieter, produce less exhaust, and save fuel. State-of-the-art water- and energy-saving are employed throughout, including “smart cabin” systems and bright, efficient LED lighting. Quieter, more efficient hull designs save fuel and produce less wake. Waste treatment and recycling systems comply fully with strict European Union standards. For example, 90% of water used on the ship is cleaned to drinking water quality before being returned to the river. Services & Amenities Free wi-fi throughout the ship Early riser breakfast available daily Free coffee, tea & hot chocolate available 24 hours a day; cookies and snacks every afternoon Fitness room with treadmill, stationary bicycle, free weights, plus walking/jogging track on Solaris deck Souvenirs and sundries available Playing cards and selection of games available Blue Note Lounge serving from noon until last guest retires Entertainment on board featuring local performers coming aboard in select ports, plus jukebox filled with nostalgic music hits Twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown Massage Studio on board Elevator between Navigator, Explorer, and Odyssey decks, plus hydraulic chairlift to the open-air Solaris deck Itineraries For up to date offers for this operator please call 01954 232 802 or email sales@rivercruiseholiday.com Where they sail Gallery 1234171819► Related blog entries Vantage River Cruise Review River Voyager – from Basel to Amsterdam On Board Vantage Travel with Clare Dudley

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Viking River Cruises Ships

A Viking river cruise is the most exciting multi-destination journey – and the most relaxing. One day, Budapest, the next day, Vienna.

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