by Shanae Sexton, September 2018

In September I had the pleasure of sailing on the Travelmarvel Diamond, from Amsterdam to Nuremburg along the Rhine & Main Rivers.

This was my first experience of river cruising and it certainly exceeded my expectations.

Travelmarvel were exceptional hosts and everything from the safety briefing to the excursions off the ship ran like clockwork.

The staff onboard made the experience that much more enjoyable and by day 3 they even knew what coffee you liked of a morning.

Roland, our cruise director was exceptional – even sourcing a new CPAP machine to assist in treating one of the guests’ sleep apnea, and delivering it back to the ship so the client was not affected.

From sailing along the river after breakfast, rugged up in blankets and drinking hot chocolate, to exploring the vineyards and towns of Germany – we had so many highlights.

It was so nice to get back onboard after a day of exploring and share stories with the other passengers on board over an incredible 3 course dinner and then head to the lounge, where they had different entertainment every night.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 days onboard and found it a perfect combination of relaxation and exploration.

If you are considering a river cruise or are not sure if it is for you – then I would highly recommend trying one, even for 7 days to give yourself a taster.

There are plenty of fantastic itineraries on offer from your traditional Amsterdam to Budapest to France, Portugal and Russia.

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