We have been on Uniworld and enjoyed it. Are thinking of Tulips & Windmills in 2009 and looking for comparison information on Viking, Vantage and Avalon Waterways. Any information would be appreciated.
Both Viking River abd Avalon Waterways have some of the newest boats and best rates you will find. Uniworld is a good company, too, but these others have tons of experience and now cater to the American audience so they know exactly what you want in a river cruise.
We just came back from a Christmas Markets river cruise on AMA Waterways Amacello. It was pretty good. Cabins were 170 sq ft and had a french balcony. Food was pretty good but menu was limited. Wine included with dinner was ok. Excursions were generally excellent. I would recommend AMA primarily for the ships along with decent food.