Win a Copy of the New Berlitz River Cruising in Europe & the USA (ended)

June 25, 2018
Viking Hild in Koblenz, Germany

Congratulations to contest winner, Renee G!

Enter to win a copy of River Cruising in Europe and the USA!

River cruising is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing segments of the cruise industry. New ships and new itineraries are constantly appearing, and whether it’s a wellness emphasis, wine-themed cruise, new program to attract younger cruises or something else, there are always new offerings for guests on and off these ships.

The reasons for the popularity of river cruising shouldn’t come as a surprise: It’s one of the most hassle-free ways of traveling between multiple cities (and even across international borders) without having to deal with the logistics of booking hotels, finding places to eat, planning a sightseeing itinerary and arranging local transportation. Once you sign on, all the details are taken care of for you. And because river cruising is mostly-inclusive, you’re able to have a very good estimate of the costs of your trip before leaving home.

American Queen on the Mississippi

American Queen on the Mississippi

The problem of over-choice

How do you select a cruise line and itinerary? You have to do your research and compare the offerings. It’s also helpful to speak to friends and associates who have been on river cruises. Yet, the offerings have grown so rapidly that even seasoned travelers and travel insiders have a hard time keeping track of all that’s new.

That’s why the new Berlitz of River Cruising in Europe and the USA, now in its Third Edition, is such a valuable resource for travelers. The book will be released next month (July 2018).

Grand Circle Cruise on the Rhone River in Burgundy

Grand Circle Cruise on the Rhone River in Burgundy

What’s inside the cover?

This 320-page book includes detailed reviews of over 300 riverships, including a separate section covering the growing number of vessels traveling on waterways in the U.S.

For the first-time cruiser, it provides practical information so you can ask the right questions before booking and know “what to expect” once you’re onboard. It explains the options of “how to book a cruise,” including the pros and cons of using the Internet vs. travel agents. For the seasoned cruiser, it offers a guide to choosing your next cruise and explaining what you’ll see on different itineraries.

Amadeus Silver III on the Moselle River in Cochem, Germany

Amadeus Silver III on the Moselle River in Cochem, Germany

Each ship reviewed in the book is rated with between 1-4 stars and there’s even a Top Ten List based on Berlitz ratings. The guide, which is filled with evocative photography, is written by authority Douglas Ward, who has been called a “maritime Sherlock Holmes,” having spent 6,200 days on 1,200 cruises.

This is a great reference book to keep at home. If you prefer, a QR code is inside the book that allows you to download the free Berlitz River Cruising app with all the same insightful reviews.

AmaSonata on a Tulip Time Cruise in the Netherlands

AmaSonata on a Tulip Time Cruise in the Netherlands


For the armchair traveler or anyone planning a river cruise, winning a copy of Berlitz River Cruising in Europe and the USA will leave you informed and inspired.

Berlitz will be giving one reader of MTTT a copy of the book (retail value $19.99). To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below (on or before midnight EST, July 20, 2018 )mentioning one river in Europe or the USA that is beckoning you to travel (e.g., Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Douro, Mississippi, or any other).

One individual will be randomly selected and announced here.

Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of the guide for review and is sponsoring this giveaway.

All photo credits: Jerome Levine

If you aren’t feeling lucky, the guide is available for purchase from Amazon.


  • Reply
    Abigail Gibson
    June 26, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I would love to do a Rhine river cruise from Amsterdam to the Black Forest. On my bucket list.

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      Betsy carey
      July 16, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Douro River would be wonderful cruise!

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    Nicole Flynn
    June 27, 2018 at 1:16 am

    The Rhine River is calling me as well. When I was a small child I visited it where there are supposed to have been three sirens that lived on a rock. I would love to take my children to feel the magic I felt then, plus I want to feel it again myself.

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    Sally Carroccia
    June 27, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Rhone river is my dream cruise

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    June 27, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Rhine river seems like an amazing cruise. Thank you os much for the offer. I love your blog!!

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    Sharon Travis
    June 27, 2018 at 9:51 am

    The beautiful Danube is my choice.

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    June 27, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Rhone river for sure!

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    Heather Arnould
    June 27, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    The Douro River in Portugal is calling to me. Would love to cruise it.

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    Heather Swanson
    June 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Mississippi River

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    June 27, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I want to visit the mighty Mississippi!

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    John Hubbard
    June 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm


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    Sandi Tymchuk
    June 27, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I would love to cruise the Duoro River with my husband. My mother was born in Portugal, and I have never visited.

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    Kay Lynn
    June 28, 2018 at 9:28 am

    The Rhine River is the next one on my bucket list. Can’t wait to see all the castles!

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    June 28, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    The Rhine river. It is my heritage!

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    June 28, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I’d love to travel along the Rhine!

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    Alena Svetelska
    June 29, 2018 at 7:47 am

    I grew up in czech republic only river I remember is river called Labe….thanks for the chance

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    Belinda Shaw
    July 4, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I’ve never been on a river cruise but like to go on one in the USA

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    July 4, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The Danube river calls my name!

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    Jessica Powell
    July 4, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve always wanted to travel along the Rhine.

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    Debbra Dunning Brouillette
    July 4, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I’d love to do a river cruise in France along the Rhone.

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    Lori Tripoli
    July 5, 2018 at 11:01 am

    This looks like a fantastic resource–because you are exactly right, there is so much to choose from! One of the best vacations of my life was on a river cruise in France.

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    Christine Geaney
    July 5, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I would enjoy the opportunity to take a river cruise on the Mississippi River

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    Wanda B
    July 5, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    The Danube River has been calling my name for a long time and I would love to take a river cruise there some day.

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    July 7, 2018 at 7:09 am

    A River cruise would be nice.

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    Renee G
    July 8, 2018 at 12:10 am

    A trip along the Rhine would be delightful.

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    July 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    The mighty Mississippi

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    Andrea Johnson
    July 12, 2018 at 3:39 am

    The Danube river

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    July 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I’d love to visit the Danube.

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    Gregg Cesario
    July 15, 2018 at 6:47 pm


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    susan smoaks
    July 17, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    i want to go on the rhone river

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    July 19, 2018 at 1:01 am

    I would like to go on the Mississippi River!

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    Jennifer Williams
    July 19, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I would love to try any of them but I think my 1st choice would be the Mississippi River

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    Daniel M
    July 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    would love to cruise down the mississippi

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    Rose Santuci-Sofranko
    July 19, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Oh wow, I keep seeing ads for cruises on the Rhine that look amazing! Thanks and God Bless!

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    heather c
    July 20, 2018 at 6:24 am

    I’ve been reading up on Rhine River cruises for the past few years. This book would be amazingly helpful!

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    July 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Would love to travel on the Rhine.

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    July 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

    The Danube is beckoning me

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    Buddy Garrett
    July 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    The Danube is beckoning me to travel.

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    July 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I have always wanted to see the Danube River because I remember doing a report on it in school many years ago and being so fascinated by it.

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    July 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Rhone river !!!

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    Renee Rousseau
    July 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Alaska waterways near Juneau are on my bucket list!

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    July 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I want to go down the Rhine. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jana Leah
    July 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I’d like to cruise the Columbia River in Oregon.

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    Janet Boyanton
    July 20, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    The Danube is the river I would cruise.

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    Philip Lawrence
    July 20, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    The Rhone beckons me and I look forward to cruisoing it.

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