This Saturday October 26th I will finally be off on my river cruise adventure. I will fly to Basel to board the new Uniworld luxury river cruise ship, SS Antoinette!
River cruising is a segment of the cruise industry that is exploding in popularity. People who have done the average ocean cruise are now looking for a better way to get up close and personal with the enchanting towns and cities of Europe while doing so in luxury, enjoying gourmet dining and sailing with 120 passengers rather than 3000.
On a river cruise you are docked right in town so no need to waste time on a bus getting to your destination. River cruises offer a much more cultural experience since clients enjoy onboard lectures and get really immersed in the history of each town during the included shore excursions.
I will be posting here every day during my trip so check in daily to see what I am up too. Here is a link to my itinerary: http://www.grandexplorer.com/uniworld2013FINAL.htm