Fine time on the RHINE

River cruise allows up-close, intimate look at valley, ports

Posted: October 7, 2012 at 3:19 a.m.

One of the ships in Avalon Waterways’ fleet sails past a medieval hilltown along the Rhine River. Riverboat cruising is becoming more and more popular because passengers enjoy the intimacy of the smaller ships and river-port calls.

I’ve been a land-based traveler for most of my life. Motor coaches and cars have helped me explore everything from Italy’s Tuscany region to Ireland’s Rings of Kerry. But recently I discovered a love for river cruising.

Rhine Cruise

Small ships cruise the rivers of Europe (By Lisa Burnett)
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Travel, Pages 54 on 10/07/2012