Elbe River Cruises - Discover Central Europe
If you should decide on a cruise on the Elbe you will be getting to know a river with a centuries-long history. Experience exciting metropolises along with fascinating and multifaceted natural beauty.
The Elbe River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go
On your cruise along the 1091 km-long river from the Giant Mountains of the Czech Republic to its point of discharge into the North Sea, the unique and varied river landscape will entrance you. As you pass by the extensive grasslands of Bohemia, travel through deep gorges in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and glide through picturesque cities of culture, the sheer variety will delight you. The best time for a River Cruise on the Elbe is in the months of May to September
Elbe River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions
Your boat trip along the Elbe will take you to Dresden, also known as "Florence on the Elbe". Take a look at the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche and the Semperoper or lose yourself in the lively old town or the vibrant nightlife. The area around Dresden also has numerous beautiful towns and historic buildings to offer. The 18th century castle at Pillnitz, which is situated directly on the Elbe and offers a breathtaking panoramic view, is just one of the highlights of your cruise.
Another highlight of your boat trip is the medieval city of Prague with the world-famous Hradschin Castle, which is the very first thing that you will see from your boat. The famous Charles Bridge connects the two parts of the city and gives you a marvellous view of Prague Castle.
The excitement continues in the city of Meissen, famous for its porcelain, which has been produced here since 1710, in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, and in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, where you will encounter enormous container ships on the Elbe or get a feel for the city's maritime flair with a visit to the fish market.
The Elbe River Cruise - an unforgettable journey
On your Elbe River Cruise you will watch as beautiful and multifaceted landscapes give way to historic cities, making your cruise into a fantastic travel experience which you will remember for years afterwards.
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Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.