An Exceptional Resource--Our Europe River Cruise Section of Our Website

An Exceptional Resource—Our Europe River Cruise Section of Our Website

By Hank Schrader, USMA ’71, Europe Destination & Europe River Cruise Expert

Do you want the Best Europe River Cruise Resource available for you on the World Wide Web?—then visit our river cruise section of our website! 

A very bold statement, to say the least, but for me it is true—we have more information about Europe River Cruising assembled in an easily organized manner to answer almost any aspect of your questions about Europe River Cruising.  I study Europe river cruising daily, have visited dozens of websites, read everything I can about Europe river cruising, and, in my humble opinion, we have the best information, organized in an easy manner, for you to understand and learn more about Europe river cruising.  Some websites come close, but still do not provide as extensive coverage as we do.

So, let me defend my thoughts—Are we an Exceptional Resource and the Best Europe River Cruise Resource on the World Wide Web?


We have 9 pages that cover Europe River Cruising.  In these pages, we provide you the information to decide if a Europe river cruise is the right vacation for you.  The 9 pages are 1) Europe River Cruises (an excellent overview); 2) Europe River Cruise Route Guide; 3) Rhine River Cruises; 4) Danube Cruises; 5) French River Cruises; 6) Europe River Cruise Comparisons 2018-2019; 7) We Are River Cruise Specialists & Experts; 8) River Cruise Travel Request Questionnaire and 9) Europe River Cruise Companies Onboard Reviews. 

On the 9 pages, there are 25 in depth PDF slide shows, and blogs which will provide you a unique resource that is not overwhelming.  It is very user friendly and organized to help you find out what you want to know quickly and efficiently.

Perhaps the best part of the website for you (besides the easy way to find out the information you desire), is that it answers for most people the 2 most ask questions in web searches about Europe River Cruising.  The 2 most asked questions are—1) What are the Best European River Cruises? and 2) What is the Best European River Cruise Line?

How We Answer—What are the Best European River Cruises?

Europe River Cruise Route Map—from AmaWaterways

Europe River Cruise Route Map—from AmaWaterways

The answer to this question is cover primarily by 4 of our website pages.  They are Europe River Cruise Route Guide page; the Rhine River Cruises page; the Danube Cruises page; and the French River Cruises page. 

Danube Cruise Pictures

Danube Cruise Pictures

Our Europe River Cruise Route Guide is exceptional—this is an in-depth resource with maps and pictures, so you can quickly capture what you can expect to experience on a particular route.  The 3 remain pages (the Rhine, the Danube and French routes) provide you an in-depth look at some very specific routes to help you fine tune your trip.

Rhine River Cruises

Rhine River Cruises

Of course, the Europe River Cruise page also answers this question.

If you visit these pages, you will know the differences between the routes and help you chose the right cruise for your next vacation.

We would really like you to visit the Route Guide page—here is the link:

How We Answer What is the Best River Cruise Line?

Our Europe River Cruise Comparisons 2018-2019 page is an awesome summary of 8 different cruise lines.  Most travel advisors really do not know the subtle difference between lines and there is no industry standard way to make these comparisons, so this is a unique approach to this vexing problem. 

This page compares the advantages and disadvantages of AmaWaterways, Avalon, Crystal, Emerald, Scenic, Tauck, Uniworld and Viking.  There are 17 comparison charts on this web page.

You just will not find another in-depth resource like this, unless you purchase a book about Europe River Cruising.  It always ranks on page one of Google—this means the content must be exceptional to rank so high!

We challenge you to read it for yourself—here is the link:

Our Onboard Reviews

Many folks want to know as much as possible about what the cruise ship and cruise lines offer to you for your trip.  It is often the details about the ship décor and staterooms that help you understand if one line might better match you desired travel style.

Why not take a quick peak?—here is the link:

We help you take the next step to get your Europe River Cruise

About 85% to 97% all Europe River cruises are sold by travel agents (source CLIA—the Cruise Lines International Association), so in my mind, using the right travel advisor is key to getting the trip that matches your travel style and desired travel experiences. 

Our pages We Are River Cruise Specialists & Experts; and River Cruise Travel Request Questionnaire should help you understand that we are the right folks to advise you and help you get the best possible Europe river cruise for your next vacation.  We are happy to match our experience (17 river cruises) and knowledge against all others.

Don’t just take my word for it—read it yourself and then decide—here is the link:

My Final Thoughts

Wow!—what a resource!  It is all there and combined with the over 50 blogs we have written about Europe River Cruising, it would be hard to find a better resource—our River Cruise Section of our website is an exceptional resource and we believe unmatched by others!

We are travel experts, ocean and river cruise experts, and Europe destination experts.  We have first-hand knowledge of almost anywhere you want to visit in Europe.  We know our products and the vendors who sell them to you.  We have designed special tours for dozens of clients, led several and will continue to find just the right vacation that will exceed your expectations.

When you are spending your hard-earned money for a vacation, you want an advisor who can match you with the right trip.  You want someone who will understand your expectations and fuel your anticipation (or excitement) to get you the best possible trip experience.  And, you want someone who can help you with the decision making process.  We think we have all these qualities.

Whatever your Dream Destinations are, we are here to help you get the best possible vacation based on what is important to you!  We will provide you high quality, expertly planned travel.  Please give me a call 713-397-0188 (Hank) or email me at  We want to help you:  Savor life…make memories…Visit Dream Destinations!  Your journey begins here!

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HANK is a certified Western European Destination Specialist (DS) who has been traveling to Europe for 48 years.  He is also an Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC), conferred by the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA).  This recognized expert in cruise and leisure travel is a retired Army Officer, and taught World Geography for 8 years.  He is a `71 graduate of West Point and has earned 2 master’s degrees.   His other Certifications:

  • AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist

  • Viking River Cruise Specialist

  • Scenic River Cruise Specialist

  • Emerald Waterways Specialist

  • Avalon Waterways Specialist

  • Brit Agent