The cruising industry has been upended this month with the launch of Virgin Voyages. Luxury cruisers now have more options than ever before with the Scarlet Lady’s debut.
Forget what you've known about cruise ships. Think not of massive ships conquering the waves on the open ocean while vacationers shoot through water slides dipping precariously off the ship's side. Instead direct your mind to a slower pace, a more intimate, personal experience. Think of a vacation where you can reap all the benefits of a cruise ship, while also visiting places most recently only accessible via land travel.
In recent years river cruising has increased in popularity, and we are experts in this growing market. Whether you want to visit castles in England, taste the street food in Vietnam or try the port wine in Portugal, we have the experience and knowledge to help you plan the perfect river cruise vacation.
If you’re new to river cruising, we’ll break down the top five things you need to know to get started.
WHY BOOK WITH TRAVELPERKS AND NOT DIRECT?
Top Three Reasons:
1) We are unbiased experts who share information the cruise lines and resorts won’t.
2) It does NOT cost more, and should save you money and time.
3) We are paid by the cruise lines and tour operators, NOT you.
Why not take your next vacation to France on a French river cruise? In this post we'll break down many of your options, no matter who you are, and what you enjoy. There is truly a French cruise for everyone, from wine tasting to rooftop camping. And if a guided cruise with river cruise experts (us) is on your bucket list, come along with us in 2020 for the France trip of the century!
If healthy eating and an active lifestyle are important to you even while on vacation, you don’t have to pass up a cruise. Traditionally thought of as a place to belly-up to the buffet and eat your weeks-worth of calories in one day, cruises these days are beginning to appeal to a wider audience, including health-conscious travelers. Here we’ll give you tips to keep up your health interests while cruising, and watch your weight as well. Vacation can still be about relaxation and treating yourself, without requiring you to return home feeling heavy and bloated.
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- A French River Cruise for Everyone
- 5 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy on Your Next Cruise
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- The 5 Coolest River Cruise Ships in Europe
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"As we started out on our excursion in Juneau (to Mendenhall Glacier) there were a group of Bald Eagles, in a certain area by Sandy Beach, and our tour guide made a quick, unexpected stop, so we could take photos. It was an amazing once-in-lifetime trip. Thank you for assisting us in our travel arrangements!"
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"Everything worked out even better than planned. On all three shore excursions we met people in the bus who said they appreciated those excursions and they were far better than the ones offered by the ship. We, too, were impressed with the quality of the excursions and tour guides. The cruise was spectacular and all the arrangements made in advance were spectacular."
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today’s environment, booking vacations is hard. Why? There are a million and
one websites out there that all have information on them. You can look at peer
reviews until you are blue in the face. Is this ship really that bad? Is it the
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And sorting through all of them and figuring out what is real and what is
somebody making a mountain out of a mole hill takes time.
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Prior to using Theresa’s team, I would spend hours planning and routing and reading. Now? I pick the phone up or I email the awesome team and they take care of me and we get to enjoy our vacation.
If you are booking a large group or an intimate vacation, I highly recommend Theresa and her team. Awesome to do business with and they make vacations FUN!"