European River Cruising is an Australian favourite and it’s not hard to see why. The rivers of Europe promise stunning scenery along with centuries of culture, all with the ease of unpacking once. I was fortunate enough to experience APT River Cruising first hand, and on board the AmaReina life couldn’t get much better. Everything from the ship facilities, on board cuisine and level of service was faultless.
The 15 day Magnificent Europe itinerary takes you from Budapest to Amsterdam (or in reverse), I joined the river cruise half way in Nuremberg, Germany and I was impressed from the moment I stepped on board. The suites are luxurious, equipped with state of the art technology, and modern furnishings. Categories T+ and above include your very own butler who is there to make your experience even more enjoyable. There is something magical about sitting on your balcony watching the sun rise while sipping on you freshly made coffee.. and you haven’t even left your cabin yet! The food on board exceeded all expectations, with an à la carte menu offered for every meal there was something for everyone. Any special dietary requirements were met with ease – nothing was ever too much trouble! Also with a vast selection of high end wine, there
was something for every palate.
APT have their freedom of choice tour options, these tours operate at each port and it is up to you which tour you do. They are not compulsory, if you would prefer a leisurely day on board or to take a quiet stroll yourself you can do this too. That’s why it’s ‘freedom of choice’ you have the freedom to choose what you do. The tours are operated by local guides, all of whom are knowledgeable and engaging. One of my favourite tours was to the medieval town of Rothenburg. Rothenburg is picturesque German town where it is Christmas all year round. It’s like walking into a fairy tale dream land. Known as the best preserved medieval town in Germany, the architecture is beyond amazing.
River cruising is a perfect way to see Europe, the ships are essentially floating luxury hotels taking you to towns you would only dream of. In addition to comfort and easy travelling APT European river cruises are fully inclusive – All meals, beverages and touring, there are no hidden extras! If you enjoy the finer things in life, with a casual atmosphere then APT is for you!