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First time on a RIVER CRUISE | Traveler's Guide and Expert Advice 2018 – 2019 (MUST KNOW)

Greeting Travelers!
With well over 30 river cruise lines in operation along the waterways of Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, it has become increasingly difficult to answer one of the most basic questions travelers ask: How are each of these river cruise companies different from one another and which one is best for me and my group?
Welcome to Traveling-Guru, where we provider insider knowledge in Travel and Tourism. I’m you host Dennis Foutz.
When you’re planning a river cruise, you have a dizzying number of choices. To better understand what your choices are, we’ve lined up the Top-7 River Cruise Lines and featuring the most commonly asked questions to Traveling-Guru.
Ready? Let’s go river cruising!

#1 Amawaterways.
Defining Feature: Modern, contemporary ships combining elegant style and service, and a focus on health and wellness.
Destinations: Europe, Portugal, Africa, Cambodia & Vietnam, Myanmar

#2 Avalon
Defining Feature: Some of the most uniquely-designed staterooms afloat.
Destinations: Europe, Asia, Amazon, and Galapagos Islands

#3 Crystal
Defining Feature: Spacious staterooms; Crystal’s renowned service by Crystal hired, trained and manage crew; Michelin-star-inspired dining.
Destinations: Europe

#4 Scenic
Defining Feature: With its new ships, Scenic strives to be the most inclusive of all river cruise lines.
Destinations: Europe, Asia

#5 Tauck
Defining Feature: All-inclusive river cruise tours that include overland journeys chocked full of exclusive experiences.
Destinations: Europe

#6 Uniworld
Defining Feature: All-inclusive, boutique river cruises accented with classic “old world” European design.
Destinations: Europe (including Italy), Russia, Portugal, Egypt, China, India, Cambodia & Vietnam

#7 Viking
Defining Feature: Scandinavian design, Nordic sensibility and the most river cruise ships on the waterways of Europe – by far. 69 by 2019!
Destinations: Europe, Russia, Portugal, Egypt, China, Cambodia & Vietnam, Myanmar, Ukraine

Alright Travelers, thank you for tuning in to Traveling-Guru.
I hope you got as much out of it as much as I put into it and if I can be of any assistance in booking you, your family or a group to a river cruise I’d love to help you out!
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I’m your host Dennis Foutz and see you next week!
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  1. This video left out one of our favorite river cruise company Emerald Waterways.

  2. Dificult to understand with this music.

  3. How good is their WiFi?

  4. Damn, that background music is nails on a chalkboard. 😳

  5. Europe's beautiful classic buildings are made of stone….so pretty to look at when you are on a river cruise…

  6. Tone down the background piano.

  7. Very good info. Can u turn the background piano down?

  8. Lose the music.

  9. Wonderful overview! I am encouraged to hear that Tauck is starting to cater to single travelers. I hope other river cruise lines follow suit.

  10. Hi, any recommendations for solo travelers for river cruising?

  11. thanks for the review it's exactly what I wanted. I've been wondering if it's possible to take a cruise and combine it with Andre Riel?

  12. Yeah, so the audio isn't great, big deal, you'll get better. But the content is excellent!

  13. NO REASON FOR BAD AUDIO!!! Re-record you’re flubs!

  14. This is an edited video, you can have multiple takes, no reason for audio flubs!

  15. Double the width? Most of the river cruises are at the maximum widths to fit in the locks.

  16. Crappy audio, you were saturating the audio track. Did you listen to this before you posted it?

  17. Great comparison between river cruise lines.

  18. Before you publish anything you ought to listen to your audio. It's way over-modulated and detracts from your presentation! You really should have someone that knows what they are doing produce your stuff for you!

  19. What do you think of EMERALD/Evergreen

  20. Sorry, the piano was sooooo annoying when I'm trying to listen to the commentary!
    I gave up at around 13 minutes!

  21. Great video! So many river cruising options!


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