10Best: Go Cruising on a River

Versatile new ships ply Europe, celebrate America and offer adventure

by Anne Chalfant

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River cruises have been hot, hot, hot the past few years, with river cruise lines plunking more and more ships onto waterways each spring. The Mississippi River now has two paddle wheelers, and in Europe, scores of ships are plying rivers such as the Rhine, the Danube, the Seine, the Rhone, the Elbe and others. Today's river ships have huge windows for prime viewing of castles and cows, vineyards and cities. Another river cruise advantage is easily viewing two regions, such as Vietnam and Cambodia. Some land travel is mixed with river sailing, but it's still an easier Southeast Asian journey than trying to do...  Read More »


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