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Old March 29th, 2015, 01:13 PM
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I thought this was a very informative article about some wonderful river cruises in Europe. Can't wait for our next opportunity to try another one, that's for sure! Such an awesome way to see some amazing places.

The only disappointing part of the story was that they really only talked about Viking and Avalon. Of the 4 major river cruise companies, I would rank these two 4th and 3rd respectively. I believe that Ama Waterways and Uniworld offer a better experience, but there are also many others that are worth your consideration.

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Five years ago we had a Amsterdam to Vienna, Rhine River cruise booked. Sadly, I had to get a new pacemaker put in, and we had to cancel.

The real sad part is that River Cruising has become so popular the prices are a lot higher now than in 2010. The economy is also in better shape and that could have a lot to do with it.

We still hope to do this cruise in the next few years. We'll have to wait until we go back to England, Mexico and Australia.

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Well, at least the good thing is that the dollar is doing better against the Euro. When we were there a few years ago it was $1.40 to 1 euro. Then a couple years later it was $1.25 to 1 euro. Right now it's $1.09 to 1 euro. So for us, it's a good time to travel to Europe, but a bad time for them to travel here.

If we weren't in the process of selling our house, moving, and trying to buy a new house, we'd definitely be looking at a river cruise right now because I tend to think they will continue to get more and more popular, which will have an impact on the prices going up.

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With more companies building more river boats the river is going to get more congested
The rafting up at ports will increase
We did a Scenic Tours trip in 2012 fortunately we only rafted up once & it was only for an hour or so while Avalon let passengers off for a tour
I would like to do one in France but so far have not been successful in convincing DH
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And the last I looked, it was $1 U.S. to .89 Euro. So right now, it's a great deal to travel to Europe - best it's been in many many years!

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