River Cruising: The Exotics

River Cruising: The Exotics

The Mekong

Mekong River Cruise 300x179Experience Vietnam and Cambodia on this fabled river, also known as the “Mother of Water.” For centuries, the sagas of ancient emperors, colonial powers and modern conflicts have unfolded along its banks. To this day, the river serves as a vital lifeline to millions of people. On any cruise down this waterway, you will find a compelling contract between past and present. Lisa and her husband recently took on The Mekong River Delta themselves and can tell you much about the warmth and beauty they found here. Everything from fishing villages and monasteries to floating markets was within their reach. And it can be within yours as well.

The Chobe

Africa River Cruising 300x90Few river cruise lines venture into Africa. But it’s worth seeking out the ones that do. This scenic and amazing river forms the northern boundary of Chobe National Park in Botswana. It is a rich haven for wildlife. A unique combination of a river cruise and immersive land program is the ultimate way to discover this must-see part of the world.

The Irrawaddy

Irrawaddy River Cruises 300x93Located within Myanmar (formerly Burma), this river is the epitome of the path less travelled. Up until recently the region was largely unexplored by outsiders. This means now is the ideal time to visit this mystical destination. You’ll find former royal capitals, temples, and pagodas for days, as well as authentic locals. The smiling women in bright dress, robed monks and skilled fisherman will all cross your path as you immerse yourself in this cultural experience.

The Amazon

Amazon River Cruise 300x188In a world where it seems everything has been touched by man you can still venture into a vastly uninterrupted wilderness of untamed biodiversity. On an Amazon River cruise you’ll be able to find the start of the Amazon River in Peru and follow it to places you never could have imagined. After days spent in search of rare wildlife, swimming with pink river dolphins and visiting native communities you can return to a luxurious suite aboard the river cruising vessel of your choice.


Wherever you wish to journey on the water, your floating hotel awaits. Most ships feature spacious staterooms with private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. The luxury doesn’t stop there. River cruise lines are constantly aiming to provide a more pleasant atmosphere to passengers. They’ve brought in added amenities, authentic artworks and are adopting the most innovative design standards.
We look forward to sending you on a river cruise very soon. Just call 414-258-8715 to begin planning.


Click here to experience luxury river cruising with AVALON WATERWAYS in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia! On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, “included” is the name of the game. Spacious outside staterooms with expansive riverscape views. VIP access into the must-see sites. Your choice of enriching shore excursions led by Certified Local Guides. Wi-Fi access. Sparkling wines with breakfast, regional beers and wines at every onboard dinner, and unlimited lattes and premium coffees. And we’re proud to offer Avalon Choice®, an exciting concept in river cruising that gives you the freedom to personalize so many elements of your cruise.


Click here to explore the finest rivers in Europe and Asia with VIKING RIVER CRUISES – and soon they will offer sea cruises as well!

The Rhine, the Danube, the Volga, the Yangtze, the Nile… their very names evoke timeless romance. Cruising these beautiful rivers is a relaxing, convenient and gracious way to see many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Both modern cities and historic towns are arrayed along the riverbanks for your visiting pleasure, with breathtaking scenery along the way as you glide smoothly from place to place. Every stateroom has a view of the river, as do the restaurant, lounge and sun deck. Join us as we usher in a new era of ocean cruising by taking the innovative thinking behind our award-winning river cruises and bringing it to the epic setting of the sea. This cruise experience is the one our river passengers inspired us to create.