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may 28 2010

Ask Trip Coach: River cruising

(Illustration by Chris Gash)

For a charming, laid-back, no-hassles tour of Europe, river cruising is hard to beat. If you've ever had questions about this elegant mode of travel, send them in to us now.

River cruising, while growing rapidly in popularity, is new to a lot of travelers—and that's why we're devoting an upcoming Trip Coach column to the topic.

You might be wondering:

What are the most scenic rivers?

What are the most interesting and fun riverside villages and towns to explore?

Besides Europe, where are river cruises offered?

What are the differences between Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Uniworld, and other companies operating river cruises?

How different is river cruising from the big-ship ocean cruise experience?

And of course, how do you get the best price on a cabin?

Send in your questions about river cruising, and we'll do our best to clue readers in on everything they need to know about the experience in an upcoming issue of Budget Travel.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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