Coast's Brian Kelly shares tips for first-time river cruisers

In June, my wife, Roanna, and I had the best holiday of our lives.

Sailing on a nine-day Avalon Waterways Active Discovery Cruise on the Danube, we departed from beautiful Budapest and along the way visited Visegrad, Vienna, Krems, Grein, Engelhartszell before disembarking at Linz.

I suffered withdrawal symptoms for many weeks after. In a word, it was fabulous. This was our first time experiencing cruising and we thoroughly recommend it.


Avalon Waterways offer many different cruise experiences, not just on the Danube but also on many other European waterways, as