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.
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).
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.
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.
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.