When considering a Mekong cruise, weather can play a significant part in the success of your journey. Before you embark on a Mekong cruise, consider selecting a season that best fits you. Exploring the Mekong River is an unforgettable experience, but understanding the weather conditions can make your journey even more enjoyable. November to January: […]

July 18, 2024

Weather Matters Choosing the Perfect Season for Your Mekong Cruise Adventure

Behind the Scenes, River Cruise, River Cruising

Cruise Line Legal Stuff everyone loves to read, said no one ever. After years in this industry, it’s clear that hardly anyone gives the Terms & Conditions of sailing the spotlight they deserve. They’re like the backstage crew of your cruise—essential but often overlooked. Ever had a friend caught off guard by a surprise river […]

June 20, 2024

The Difference Between Terms and Conditions and Passenger Contract

Behind the Scenes, Ocean Cruising, River Cruise

You’re ready to take your river cruise and you couldn’t be any more excited! Yeah you! You picked your river; you picked your brand, and you are ready to put down your deposit!  BUT STOP!  The one thing you really need to make sure you do is read the Terms & Conditions provided to you […]

January 11, 2024

This is the one thing you must do before putting a deposit down on a river cruise vacation

Behind the Scenes, Ocean Cruising, River Cruise, River Cruising

Have you ever laid under a mighty Oak tree on a hot day in the summer?  Looking up and gazing at the huge green leaves that majestically sway in the summer breeze.  Beautiful Oak with the acorn buds growing in the sun’s light.  The huge branches covered with green leaves, providing protection from the damaging […]

October 6, 2023

The Oak Tree

Behind the Scenes, LIfestyle, River Cruise

2022 was one of the busiest years I’ve ever experienced in the history of Fitzgerald Travel.  Every season of was filled with a hosted river cruise experience.  This is not typical for the agency and I highly recommend three maximum hosted groups, not five! (note to self).  Some of our hosted journeys were our regularly […]

January 4, 2023

2022, A Year to Remember

Behind the Scenes, Beyond, Ocean Cruising, River Cruise, River Cruising

This Saturday, December 10th, we are embarking on a journey to visit the Rhine Castles and Swiss Alps on a river cruise with AmaWaterways. This is not my first Christmas Market Cruise; this journey happens every two years with Fitzgerald Travel. This year is extra special to our group. Originally slated for December 2020 & […]

December 7, 2022

Sailing into a Winter Wonderland

Christmas Market, River Cruise, River Cruising

There has been a lot of negative media reporting lately due to the low river levels in Europe. The articles are reporting how ‘awful’ the river cruising experience has been because of the low water situation due to the very hot dry summer Europe had. The stories have not all been completely accurate, but the […]

September 30, 2022

River Cruising During High or Low Water Levels

Behind the Scenes, River Cruise, River Cruising

I’ve sailed the Rhine, the Danube, the waterways of Holland & Belgium, the Seine, the canals of Provence, the Mosel, the Main and more. This was my first Douro River cruise experience.   I have sailed with Viking, Amadeus, AmaWaterways, Croisieurope, and have experiences with Scenic, Emerald, and Uniworld so when I say that our […]

August 23, 2022

6 Things That Make a Douro River Cruise Distinctively Different 

Douro River cruise

Behind the Scenes, Beyond, Europe, River Cruise, River Cruising

Living the active life? Hitting the gym everyday? Perhaps you are a regular walker, biker or hiker? Afraid that if you take a river cruise you would have to give that up for a week? Worry no more! This type of cruise was designed especially for you and your lifestyle. What do you mean Active […]

January 27, 2022

River Cruising for the Active Lifestyler!

Europe, River Cruise, River Cruising

I didn’t mean too. It was quite innocent in the beginning. It just happened. It was a slow and steady seduction. When I first laid eyes on this vision, I reacted like any normal woman honestly. I stared with curiosity and skepticism. I stood there taking it all in wondering how it could ever measure […]

January 20, 2022

This Week I had a Passionate Affair

Barge Cruise, Behind the Scenes, Beyond, River Cruise, River Cruise

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