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Sherry Laskin offers river cruise and coastal cruise information, ship reviews, port tips and guest interviews to help you plan your cruise vacation.


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Sherry Laskin offers river cruise and coastal cruise information, ship reviews, port tips and guest interviews to help you plan your cruise vacation.








064: Kristin Karst, Co-Owner of AmaWaterways, Talks About What's Ahead for River Cruising with AmaWaterways

I sat down with Kristin Karst, co-owner of luxury river cruise company AmaWaterways, to find out what's new on the rivers for next year. Kristin reveals more about their soon-to-launch double-wide river ship built solely for the Danube river.


063: What I Learned From My First River Cruise

This week we talk with Doug Parker from Cruise Radio about his very first river cruise. Find out what he learned from his lack of research.


062: New River Ships for 2018 & Not-to-Miss Europe Shore Excursions

This week's episode catches up on the new river ships set to launch this year. From Europe to the USA, new river ships are taking on a new look. Not sure what Europe river cruise shore excursions to choose? Curious about Keukenhof? Here's a rundown on several extra-special shore excursions, most of which are included in the price of your river cruise.


061: Cruising Scotland's Rugged West Coast, Inland Waterways and Secluded Lochs

A cruise along Scotland's west coast is truly a bucket list vacation. Step aboard Argyll Cruising's eight-passenger Splendour and set sail from Holy Loch, one of Scotland's most picturesque ports. Argyll Cruising is family-owned and operated by the Duncans and everyone pitches in. Meet Jamie Duncan and learn about their unique, hand-picked itineraries, remote places you'll visit and the gourmet cuisine prepared by Chef Mike.


060: Danube River Cruise Through Eastern Europe Starting in Bucharest

A lower Danube river cruise is like stepping back in time to the Cold War era, when the entire region was under Communist rule. Beginning in Bucharest, Romania and cruising upriver to Vienna, the transformation from Eastern to Western culture is clearly noticeable. River cruiser Rusty Pickett describes his first Danube river cruise experience, what he enjoyed most along the route and why it's such a unique and interesting river cruise.


059: Tauck River Cruise Review | Cruising from Prague to Budapest

This week we hear from Annie Rudolph who just returned from her first Tauck luxury river cruise. From Prague to Budapest, Annie talks about her first impressions of Tauck's MS Savor, life aboard and all of the special, exclusive Tauck events in cities on their river cruise. Ever wonder what it's really like to cruise aboard a truly all-inclusive river ship? Annie tells all plus what you can expect for shore excursions, night-time events and dining aboard MS Savor. For more information and everything you need to know about river cruises, visit GuideToRiverCruising.com Have a question or just completed a river cruise? Contact me at sherry@rivercruiseradio.com


058: River Cruise Radio is Back! A River Cruise for Millennials, Best Time for a River Cruise & More

Did you know there's a new river cruise line only for Millennials? This and more river cruise news about new ships for next year...who's building what and where they'll cruise. Embarkation day doesn't have to be stressful. Here's some advice and suggestions about embarking on your river ship as well as what to expect when you get there. When it's time to make the decision to choose your river cruise itinerary, sometimes it helps to know what you might expect depending upon the season that you choose to go. For more information on river cruising that includes podcast descriptions and related articles, visit GuideToRiver Cruising.com


057: Single Cruising, Cabin Tips, and Where I Should Cruise To

This week we answer more of your listener question. Sherry Kennedy from GuidetoRiverCruising.com answers them. Questions? doug@cruiseradio.net


056: Smoking on River Cruise Ships, Staying Active, & Itinerary Changes

Sherry Kennedy from GuideToRiverCruising.com stops by to answer more of your listener questions. 1. Are all river cruise ships alike? 2. Is it easy to gain weight on a river cruise? 3. What are some good ways to stay active on a river cruise? 4. What is the smoking policy on a river cruise? 5. What happens if the river levels are too high or too low? 6. I'm flying in on the morning of my cruise, how early can I arrive for embarkation?


055: Your River Cruise Questions Answered

This week we answer some of your questions about river cruising. Sherry Kennedy from GuideToRiverCruising.com takes the hot seat. 1. Categories of river cruises? 2. When to river cruise? 3. What is life like onboard? 4. Is all inclusive really all inclusive? 5. How does the gratuity program play out? 6. Do people get seasick? Thoughts or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net


054: Cruise on the Columbia River in the Northwest

Sherry just returned from a river cruise on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the northwest part of the United States. Sherry shares her adventure and gives us a full trip report. It was a very interesting time to travel because of the wildfires impacting the area and the Hurricanes back on the east coast.


053: Spending the Day in Venice, Italy

After a recent trip to Venice, Italy, we talk tips on navigating the city and how to get around.


052: European Christmas Market Questions | River Cruise

On this episode, we answer some of your questions about European Christmas market river cruises. We talk about the general vibe at the actual Christmas markets, what to expect, excursions and activities themed around the sailing itself, and a good entry-level Christmas market cruise to take. Special thanks to Simon Duvall, Community Manager at Cruiseline.com for taking the time to answer some of these questions. Thoughts or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net


051: Sailing North America Rivers | River Cruise

We are taking a break from European river cruises and heading to our own backyard this week! Chris Gray Faust from CruiseCritic.com joins us to talk about her recent adventures cruising North American waters.


050: River Cruise Trends, Newer Ships, and Upcoming Itineraries

Every once in a while I come across a guest who can give us a lot of information on river cruises and offer some raw data. On this episode, the ceo of CruiseDirect.com stops by and we discuss river cruise trends, new European river ship launches, and upcoming itineraries that people are booking. Comments or would like to share a review? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net.


049: Talking to a River Cruise Skeptic

We talk with a river cruise skeptic, Tommy Casabona from the Always Be Booked Podcast, who isn't the least bit interested in taking a river cruise. When he told me this, it fascinated me, so I turned the mic on and we chatted about the reasons why.


048: Azamara Club Cruises vs River Cruises

This week we answer a listener request comparing an Azamara Club Cruise to a Viking River Cruise in Europe. Is there a difference? Simon from Cruiseline.com stops by to compare and contrast the two.


047: Best River Cruises For Your Interest

Ever wonder what European river cruise might be for you? Or maybe it's not Europe - maybe it's one somewhere else. Editor and river cruise guru, Chris Gray Faust from Cruise Critic joins us to match the right cruise with your interest. We discuss wine/food cruises, art sailings, river cruises with active excursions, scenic and history based river cruises, and others if you're looking for something different.


046: Creating Your Own Shore Excursion + River Cruise Packing Essentials

This week we answer two more of your listener questions. 1. A couple excursions don't look appealing to us. What is the best way to approach building our own food and wine tour? 2. What are the packing essentials for a river cruise? Send us your river cruise question to be answered on the show, doug@cruiseradio.net.


045: Listener Questions on River Cruise Wines and Hotels

Today we have Sherry Kennedy on to help field your river cruise questions. We are traveling on the Rhine this fall and are looking for some wine advice. Our family is telling us to bring back some great wine but we know nothing about buying wine in Europe! What is a good starting point? Please help! - John, SD Do you have any advice in finding a post cruise hotel in Amsterdam, the cruise package is way too pricey for us. Donna, CA Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net.