This comprehensive guide lists descriptive information for every European riverboat and hotel barge, inlcuding vital statisitics, stateroom size, descriptions of public areas, dining, shipboard facilities, and itineraries. Each vessel is evaluated as to comfort, and luxury. Hundreds of photos of the vessels exteriors and interiors and included, as well as sample menus and daily programs.
Several chaptes are devoted to descriptions of the cities and villages visited by riverbvoats, and the regions and villages visited by hotel barges, along with descriptive photographs of each. .
This is the first and most complete guide to river and barge cruising in existence. Updated annually by Steven B. Stern who is the ultimate authority on all forms of cruising. Having written 28 annual editions of the universally acclaimed "Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation", he has now written his 4th annual edition of this guide devoted to the riverboat and barge experience, the fastest growing segment in the cruise industry.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Ch. 1 The Riverboat Experience
Ch. 2 The Barge Experience
Ch. 3 Riverboat Cruise Companies and Their Fleets
Ch. 4 Description of Hotel Barges and Where They Cruise
Ch. 5 European Cities and Villages visited by Riverboats
Ch. 6 The Regions and Waterways Where Hotel Barges Cruise
Ch. 7 Summary of Ratings