Last year we set our very own Captain Wido, of the MPS Lady Anne, a task and that task was to come up with his very own river cruise itinerary for the 2019 season – encompassing some of his favourite places in his home country; the Netherlands. Although not easy, he fully exceeded our expectations and provided … Continue reading The ‘Nether’ visited locations in the Netherlands
Arena Travel is proud to be involved in the momentous D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance, setting sail from Dover on 2nd June 2019, in a ship charter orchestrated by the Royal British Legion and Fred. Olsen. The Fred. Olsen ship the Boudicca will provide a home-from-home for up to 300 veterans, each with a partner, relative or carer, … Continue reading D-DAY 75 – How the extraordinary voyage came about
We are delighted to introduce you to our brand new ship! That’s right, The River Cruise Line are proud to present to you the MS Arena, the latest edition to our fleet. An impressive 135m in length, the spectacular 4 star ship features 96 comfortable cabins, a fitness suite, library, on board shop, Panorama restaurant and … Continue reading Introducing The MS Arena
The Danube is the second longest river in Europe, and its magnificent waters flow through ten of the most historical and influential countries in the world. So, it’s no surprise that as it makes its way from its source high up in the German mountains, to its mouth in the Danube Delta, it flows past some … Continue reading The Danube’s Hidden Treasures
Bursting with history and full of culture, the ever-popular country of Croatia has seen hoards of tourists flock upon it from near and far, to explore its mesmerising towns, islands and beaches over the past few years. One of the main draws to this European country is a result of Dubrovnik’s dominating walls featuring as … Continue reading Our Croatian Adventure
A couple of weeks ago we sent our lovely Groups Services Team out to the Christmas Markets with some of our fabulous group organisers, for our annual festive familiarisation trip. The familiarisation trips are a great way for our Groups Services Team to catch up with the group organisers and discuss what they have enjoyed … Continue reading What to expect on a Christmas Markets River Cruise!
And relax… with the busy festive season now behind us, you’re probably wondering what to do with all your spare time? Usually it’s around about now that we start to consider those pesky New Year’s resolutions, that probably only last until the second week in January… but, what if we could offer you a New … Continue reading Our Top Rail Holiday and River Cruise Destinations for 2019
The MS Serenity has been our most popular ship for as long as I can remember - especially for those new to river cruising. I was given the opportunity to test it out, and I simply couldn't resist! I travelled on our Strasbourg Christmas markets cruise - the itinerary I was lucky enough to go … Continue reading My journey on the MS Serenity
MS Serenity ✔ All cabins have River views, a TV, air conditioning/ heating, an en-suite with LC, hairdryer & safe, dressing table with chair along with 2 small wardrobes and drawer space... There is also storage under the sink in the bathroom Towels are provided together with soap and shower gel in the bathrooms Each cabin has … Continue reading My River Cruise checklist
What's in my cabin? All Cabins have heating ( radiator) Small dressing table area (shelf & mirror) Hairdryers which are available on board Small windows which open – these are above head height and allow natural light (well above the water line) Electrically heated Towel rails (in the cabin ) Small shower & WC rooms … Continue reading What do I need to pack for my stay aboard the African Queen?
What's in my cabin? All cabins are of the same standard and well equipped with a desk, safe, hairdryer and an en-suite with a shower and WC All cabins on the main and upper deck have a picture view window, whilst those on the lower deck offer a porthole, you will not be spending much … Continue reading What do I need to pack for my stay aboard MV Dream?
Dalmatian Coastal Cruise Thanks to its hundreds of islands, reefs and islets, Croatia has long been popular with the sailing elite; but in recent years it has blossomed into one of Europe’s top destinations, attracting people from all walks of life who choose to come here on holiday. Whether it’s to discover a different … Continue reading What do our customers think?
One of our Group Leaders, Gerry Johnson, has been organising group holidays for clients from the Chesterfield area for 33 years and is passionate about taking like-minded individuals on interesting trips across the UK and Europe. He first travelled with The River Cruise Line on a cruise along the Rhine aboard the MPS Lady Anne … Continue reading A chat with an expert – The Rhine in Flames
We are The River Cruise Line; proud members of the Arena Travel group, offering relaxing river cruises in Europe and the UK. With 31 itineraries to 18 different countries, 13 waterways on 10 different ships and flexible travel options by air, rail or coach - The River Cruise Line pride ourselves on providing top quality … Continue reading The River Cruise Line