River Cruise Radio

River Cruise Radio is a weekly podcast about river cruises in Europe, North America and Asia. We delve deep into river cruises including destination tips, advice from industry experts and guest interviews. From cities and towns, culture and cuisine to outdoor adventures and activities, it's all here. Sherry Kennedy is an authority on river cruising in Europe, USA and beyond and brings her years of river cruise experiences to inspire and help listeners plan and enjoy their river cruise. Learn more at
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Feb 23, 2017

This week we tackle your listener questions. Chris Owen joins us to answer river cruise questions on:

1. How do the loyalty programs work on a river cruise line and are there levels like like ocean cruise lines? 

2. We are going to Amsterdam. What should we know about navigating the city? 
3. Booked on a Viking Windmill Tulip cruise - what should I expect aside from the obvious? 
4. What is there to do if we are docked at night in a port? 
5. Is it customary to tip the crew members and program director onboard? 
Feb 16, 2017

We get a lesson in budgeting this week from Chris Owen. He shares with us how to make our vacation dollar go further and how it isn't impossible to save for a river cruise. It's a matter of being disciplined. From using the right credit cards to switching cable providers - there's something to learn here. 

Feb 9, 2017

River cruises are more about the destination, not the onboard experience. We prove that again this week as Theresa shares her review of her Amawaterways luxury river cruise, the AmaDara. This river cruise ship is based in Southeast Asia and focuses on Cambodia and Vietnam. Hear her experiences in Asia, what the dining was like onboard and the unique food offerings this ship offers. 

Feb 2, 2017

Chris joins us this week to tackle some of your river cruise questions. 

  • Should I take the family and best way to get the best price?
  • How dressed up do I have to get? 
  • What type of food should I expect on my river cruise?
  • Will they take care of my dietary restrictions? 
  • How does traveling solo work with the single supplement fee? 
  • Do the river cruises always dock in the center of town?