Travel Journal

Blogs

20 Feb 2018

All you need to know about Fred. Olsen River Cruises


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is venturing into the river cruise market, launching it’s first river ship Brabant in April 2018. The intimate 150-guest vessel will sail along some of Europe’s most stunning waterways, including the Rhine, Moselle, and Danube.

Read More

08 Dec 2017

A guide to river cruising


For an unforgettable and enriching travel experience, a river cruise holiday is hard to beat. If you’re put off by large crowds and the floating resorts of ocean cruise ships, then the small intimate and sociable ships that travel along the majestic European rivers may be the perfect choice for you.

Read More

12 Oct 2017

The Ultimate Guide To Cruising With U by Uniworld


I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 night cruise aboard U by Uniworld’s very first sailing along the Seine, on The B. I went in detail about what I got up to each day in my daily blogs (If you’ve not checked them out yet, click here), but now I want to talk about the overall experience, and what makes U unique. This is the ultimate guide to U by Uniworld…

Read More

12 Oct 2017

U by Uniworld’s The B: River Cruise Ship Review


​Take it from me, The B is unlike any other river cruise ship currently sailing on European rivers. I spent 4 days on the first ever sailing with U by Uniworld and visited Paris, Rouen, and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Check out my daily blogs here, and if you want to learn more about the U by Uniworld experience, click here.

Read More

11 Oct 2017

Day 4: Conflans-Sainte-Honorine – A Royal Visit With U by Uniworld


​I started the day having Brunch as we gently approached the French town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, located just 15 miles from the centre of Paris. The farm to table dining concept really works on The B, and it’s great to try amazing healthy foods, sourced locally where possible.

Read More

10 Oct 2017

Day 3: Rouen – Medieval Discoveries With U by Uniworld


There was some confusion this morning over the time to meet for the kayaking excursion along the Eure River. We were due to meet at 8:15 to head ashore, but the ship was delayed and the meeting time was changed to 9:45. Sadly without much notice, the meeting time was changed to 9:20. I missed the excursion, but in a way it was a blessing. Hearing other people’s stories when they returned later that afternoon, they talked about how exhausting it was, with 2 miles of rapids, and people falling in the water. I had a relaxing afternoon on deck as we continued to sail to Rouen where we would now arrive at 3pm.

Read More

Customer Review

Mr Calder

This was our second Viking cruise on one of their Longboats and it was equally impressive. You certainly get what you pay for with Viking and having looked around we can see no other river cruise company for us

Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises

Destination: Danube

Cruise Ship: Viking Jarl