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River Cruising

Planning your expensive river cruise vacation by yourself is a risky business. You don’t know river cruising industry, destination, customs. – Why don’t take advantage of knowledge and firsthand experience of Nadia Jastrjembskaia, CLIA-certified cruise advisor in the rank of Elite Cruise Counselor.

OR SIMPLY CALL 772 335-7017

Nadia has planned for river cruises for my family for the last couple of years and she is awesome! She is knowledgeable and always helpful. She is always on top of all details and ready to give advice and assistance when needed! Do yourself a favor and only use Nadia as your travel planner!

 John M, MN

Nadia takes the angst out of travel planning and allows us to focus on the excitement of an upcoming river cruise. Creativity is another forte, as she offers guidance on the “what, where, when & how” to make each day memorable. We are blessed to have her as our agent!”

Alice B., Vero Beach, FL

Then pay close attention to what you’re about to see. Because you’re about to…

“Discover how to see Europe. Without packing and unpacking. Without jumping from train to bus. From bus to train. Just enjoy medieval cities and villages. Vistas and food …”

Now it’s your turn to cruise in Europe!

Get FREE Instant Access To “A First Timer’s Guide to European River Cruising” Now…

  • Free consultation*
  • One point contact for all details
  • Unlimited interaction with your personal planner
  • Best options for your cruise vacation
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You book your river cruise with us:

  • We will match your requirements with the best cruise products in the industry
  • The best itinerary, cruise line, ship and stateroom within your budget
  • Visas help

You purchase your vacation protection with us

  • Your choice: from cruise line or 3rd party
  • Free kids’ protection
  • Help to make a claim

You book your air tickets with us

  • Airline of your choice
  • Your preferable airports, stops, seats
  • With your air miles

You book your pre- and after cruise extensions us:

  • Customized excursions and activities
  • Unlimited consultations about each excursion or activity

You book your hotel with us:

  • Hotel of your choice
  • Close to attractions you select

You have secured transactions with us

  • Your credit card is charged by cruise line, insurance company, etc
  • No hidden fees
  • All conditions of cruise lines apply

5 Plus 1 Tips about River Cruising

that You May not Aware of – Read More in Downloaded Brochure above

Don’t choose a river cruise based on price alone

Every river line has its own unique personality even within the same fare ranges. Making choices are more complicated due to on board experiences.

River cruising is not handicap friendly even most of ships have elevator

This is due to the fact that in most places cobblestones are not good for wheelchairs and scooters.

In smaller historical towns and villages may be no even sidewalks to move around.
Most hotels in Europe are not handicap-friendly. Some of them even don’t have elevator.

River cruise companies depend on water levels and can’t operate if water level is too low or too high

In some situations, captains even can’t predict the water level in particular region.
This translates that your cruise may be turned into bas tour with long hour rides.

Read carefully contracts with river cruise company before you pay the deposit. In most cases it is written that cruise company has a right to change itinerary if level of water is too low or too high.

Work with cruise advisor who knows historical variations of water level in the region to pick up the right month to cruise.

Deposit and final payment for river cruise companies are different compare to ocean going cruise lines

Pay attention to penalties after deposit made.

In some cases, deposit may be not refundable at all.

Final payments for the cruise are far in advance compare to ocean going cruises.
Penalties start immediately after the final payment.

Due to the cost of river cruising pick up the most knowledgeable and experienced cruise advisor

The most advanced cruise professionals are extremely busy and don’t offer any ‘specials’ or cash-backs to new customers.

Some even charge for initial consultation and advices.

Pick up those who had at least 10 river cruises in Europe on the different cruise lines to give you first-hand advices and share experience.

You will be surprise to learn how many very important small details are non-known to traveling public.

Dress is country club casual, no need for
formal attire


This is YOUR vacation. In YOUR way.You will LOVE our collection of travel brochures and eBooks written by Nadia Jastrjembskaia, Elite Cruise Counselor and managing director here, at Aurora Cruises and Travel.


River Cruise Collection:

  • 46 Brochures
  • 12 River cruise lines, incluidng Viking Cruises, Ama Waterways, A-Rosa, Avalon, CroiseEurope, Emerald Waterways, European Barging, Scenic Cruises, Tauck River Cruises, Uniworld, Crystal

The Best Itinerary for First Timers

From Amsterdam to Budapest

Day 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Day 2 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
Day 3 Cologne, Germany
Day 4 Koblenz, Germany & Middle Rhine
Day 5 Miltenberg, Germany
Day 6 Würzburg, Germany
Day 7 Bamberg, Germany
Day 8 Nuremberg, Germany
Day 9 Regensburg, Germany
Day 10 Passau, Germany
Day 11 Melk & Krems, Austria
Day 12 Vienna, Austria
Day 13 Vienna, Austria
Day 14 Budapest, Hungary
Day 15 Budapest, Hungary

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