With the establishment of the European Union, crossing country borders became much easier and the European River Cruising industry has grown exponentially. There are many navigable rivers throughout the world and many more companies now offering river cruise itineraries.

Ingrid’s Travel by Design has personally experienced many different companies & itineraries over the years and is pleased to offer a select group of companies we believe are the best value for your money, as well as the crème de la crème of the industry for those clients who must have the very best luxury available.

Selecting our favorite cruise is an impossibility. We love the experience of unpacking once, having our room, restaurant(s) and lounge move with us as we travel 100’s of miles through the world’s best landscapes, rivers & seas. We get to experience a different town/island/landmark every day while enjoying local wines & beers, paired with exceptional cuisine prepared from local ingredients.

Best of all on River Cruises, no ship rocking & rolling, less than 200 travelers/ship and very small tour groups. Most shore excursions and beer & wine at lunch & dinner are included in your cruise price, and a slower/more relaxing pace. For active cruisers there are guided hikes and bicycle tours.