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Thursday, October 08, 2015

An Interview About River Cruising


 An Interview About River Cruising.

Raye & Marty Trencher
Editors and Publishers
Cruise Traveler Magazine

Learn how Viking River Cruises offers cruise travelers the opportunity to journey into the heart of the world's greatest cities and most charming towns, discovering the true nature of the land and its people.

 Why River Cruising?
Rivers have throughout time served as the world’s natural highways, facilitating trade and travel, connecting people and cultures. As civilizations developed along riverbanks, history’s footprints have remained along their shores, making a river journey simply one of the most culturally enriching and rewarding travel experiences you can have.

Nothing Compares To A River.     
How else but on a river can you journey into the very heart of the world’s greatest cities and most charming towns, discovering the true nature of the land and its people?
Where else but on a river could you be gently carried along on an elegant, intimate ship, docking right in the heart of town, strolling off to begin your exploration? How else but on a river would you travel with such ease, unpacking just once and enjoying the ever-changing scenery along the banks? Comfortable and convenient, river cruising offers a greater variety of destinations than you can find any other way. Spend less time getting there, and more time being there. Small wonder so many people have fallen in love with this relaxing, immersive and thoroughly enjoyable form of travel.
 
River Cruises bring out the explorer in you!
Whether it's river cruising or touring, are you curious, independent and searching for authentic experiences? Are you a world-wide wanderer who has simple expectations, but high standards, read on. If you want to go where locals go, explore iconic landmarks and be in the heart of the adventure, then river cruising may just be right for you. On a river you can journey into the very heart of the world’s greatest cities and most charming towns, discovering the true nature of the land and its people. When you river cruise, we know, when you come home, you'll have a great story to tell.

On a river cruise you'll spend less time getting there, and more time being there. Your river-ship is the hub of your experience, and you itinerary offers a unique take on its ports-of-call, the best of what each destination has to offer – inspiring you to go out and explore. Making a river journey is simply one of the most culturally enriching and rewarding travel experiences you can have. The result: experiences that lead to great stories.


 River Cruise Through the World’s Must-See Destinations
When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. Viking is the most award-winning river cruise line. For more than a decade, they have been recognized consistently by both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler for outstanding quality, as well as being named “Best River Cruise Line” multiple times by Cruise Critic.

From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, they offer cruises that allow you to fully
 experience the wonders of each region. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruise tour along the Yangtze, Mekong or Irrawaddy Rivers. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Elbe or Douro. Viking Cruises - River Cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination.

River cruise offers unrivaled convenience - unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. State-of-the-art ships, comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, and exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable journey at an incredible value.

What's Included on a River Cruise?
Viking River Cruises - Inclusive Cruising
Enjoy stunning outside staterooms or suites with a veranda, French balcony, or window, spaciously designed with comfort and vista in mind and beautifully appointed with elegant décor featuring hotel-style beds, premium bath products, TV infotainment system
Complimentary guided shore excursions featuring expert local guides, audio-listening devices for the guide’s lecture.
All onboard meals created by our Swiss-trained chefs featuring fresh ingredients and regional specialties, served in a variety of settings including al fresco dining.
Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with our onboard dinner and lunch service; bottled water and complimentary cappuccino, coffee and tea at our 24-hour hot beverage bar.
•An in-room infotainment system featuring movies on demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more.
Complimentary Wi-Fi access provided throughout the ship, when in signal range of service.
 
What's not found on a River Cruise?
River Cruises don't offer elaborate production shows, don't have a casino. There's no big promenade shopping mall, no midnight buffet, nor any waterslides, ice skating rinks or rock climbing walls. River Cruises do transport you " back in time" to visit the people, places and events, where Europe's rich history comes alive in hundred's of historic sites, classical cities and towns. All the while, enjoying Viking’s modern comfort, cuisine and included onshore excursions and activities. Taking a River Cruise Vacation could turn out to be quite a journey. To get started, call 800.365.1445.
 
What are the Top 5 Reasons to take a River Cruise?
1. There’s no more convenient way to travel; unpack just once instead of boarding a bus or driving from hotel to hotel.
2. You spend less time “getting there” and more time “being there,” and you’re accompanied by scenic views the whole time!
3. Where else but on a river could you be gently carried along on an elegant, intimate ship, docking right in the heart of town, strolling off to begin your exploration.
4. The most cosmopolitan cities developed along the rivers, the world’s first trade routes. From iconic “must sees” like Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest to quaint villages and towns, a river cruise lets you savor the delights of both.
5. The price you pay covers just about everything—accommodations, river transportation, port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner and lunch onboard.

To learn more about what cruise itineraries are on offer; read the details and see what Viking's guests have enjoyed most when traveling with Viking, Call us at 800.365.1445, speak to a Viking Master River Cruise Expert, ask all the questions you want. Take advantage of their knowledge and expertise, and when you are ready to book your trip of a lifetime, they're ready to help in anyway they can.



 

Need Help?
We are here for you with one-on-one support and personalized cruise vacation planning help. Whether you need help finding the right cruise line, cruise ship, destination, ports of call or shore excursions or want to learn more about us, a professional Certified Viking Master River Cruise Expert is just a toll-free phone call away. For all the help and advice you'll need, give us a call at 800.365.1445 today.
The Value of Knowledge And Know-How from Viking Certified Experts.

Raye and Marty Trencher are part of an exclusive group of travel experts who are recognized by Viking Cruises as River Cruise Travel Experts, earning that distinction for their unique qualifications and knowledge as Viking Cruises  planning professionals. Marty & Raye are a husband and wife team with more than 30 years experience cruising the world. Their commentary has been quoted by MSNBC, CNN, Budget Travel, Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and in syndicated travel columns and online sites across the country.

They are publishers of Viking River Cruises - River Cruise Magazine, and are also editors of Cruise Traveler Magazine. Their mission is plain and simple. To provide real-life accounts and expert advice, not just a flood of information. They literarily have cruised "round the world", sailing thousands of nautical miles, visiting ports of call, inspecting ships, sampling itineraries and critiquing shore excursions... And now, they hope to pass on that knowledge and information to you. Sharing their stories that offer the best possible cruise options based on your lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience, etc....plus they'll point out where to get group rates( without joining a group!), free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts. Get advise about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, proper immigration documentations and much more.

They'll tell you how to avoid common travel mistakes, and share insights on the latest cruise news and how it affects your vacation planning. Call them at 800.365.1445. The call is free, and so is the advice.

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