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Dan Meister, CMP

Boca Raton, FL
Luxury and Group Custom Travel Agent

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River Cruise Expert

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We love traveling, discussing and helping clients book the perfect River Cruise. 


River cruising is the ultimate and luxury way to see "Land by Water" and enjoy an up close and personal experience.   We can guide you to the best ships, season, rivers and directions based on your dates and interests.  


If you are already an ocean cruiser, check out our 15 Reasons Why Ocean Cruisers will Love River Cruising:


 


"15 Reasons Why Ocean Cruisers will Love River Cruising"


Hello fellow ocean cruisers. Is cruising your passion and your favorite vacation style? Have you already explored the vast ocean cruises and are now itching for something fresh, unique, and yet equally captivating? Here's a thought - let's switch currents and embark on a River Cruise while still unpacking just once!No, it's not lesser, just different.


Imagine an intimate luxury barge with a 5-star hotel on top loaded with local food, beverages, and culinary delights navigating through serene river paths at a leisurely pace. This is experiential travel tailored for those seeking intimate encounters with remarkable destinations. So, are you ready for this rich tapestry of new sceneries and splendid culture?


Sit tight and take a full breath as we steer you through our top 15 reasons why Ocean Cruisers will love River Cruising.


1) No waves: No seasickness and No Motion of the Ocean


2) Much smaller and Intimate Ships: Most river cruise ships are long and narrow with 4 or less decks as they need to navigate under the same bridges and through the same locks. Most ships accommodate 146 -200 guests plus staff compared to mass-market mega ocean cruise ships holding 4,000 and more guests and staff.


3) Inclusive Pricing: Accommodations, shore excursions, Wi-Fi, specialty coffees, bottled water, onboard entertainment and cultural activities along with happy hours, and wine and beer with meals are included in your cruise fare.


4) No Formal Nights or Reserved Seating: Dining is relaxed with casual dress and atmosphere onboard, more like a country club experience.


5) Up Close and Personal: Dock in heart of towns and villages and step into local culture with authentic experiences.


6) No Crowds, No Lines and No Waiting: You'll enjoy freedom of movement when and where you want.


7) Focused on Adults: While children ages 12 and over are welcome on most ships, programing and activities are focused on adults. Some cruise lines do offer special sailings with a family theme in the summer, but most cruise cabins only accommodate 2 guests.


8) Local Beer and Wine included with all Meals: Some cruise lines offer beverage packages onboard, but alcoholic beverages are nominally priced and you're welcome to bring onboard your own beverages to be enjoyed in your cabin. Many ships also host Bon- Voyage and Farewell hosted cocktail parties included in your cruise fare.


9) New Ports of Call: – Most ports you’ll visit can only be seen from river cruise ships as there is no way to reach these river cruise ports on mega ocean cruise ships.


10) Castle Views: You’ll see an abundance of medieval castles on Danube and Rhine River cruises, and many are open for visitors.


11) No Need to Rush Back: Often during your cruise your ship will overnight at the city docks or have late afternoon or evening departures so can fully enjoy your time and local nightlife in port.


12) Taste the difference: Smaller 4- and 5-star ships and guest numbers mean chefs can get creative with more emphasis on local recipes, ingredients, fresh fruit and cooking styles for exceptional culinary experiences. Enjoy local wines, beers, cheeses and fruits onboard. No mass produced and basic buffets.


13) Bicycles onboard: Many cruise lines and ships carry bikes onboard so guests can enjoy biking through vineyards and along the historic towns and village riverbanks with views of castles and landmark structures (check your ship and cruise line in advance to see if they do carry bikes).


14) Themed Cruises: Popular themes include wine, beer, history, religion, heritage, Christmas markets, famous writers and authors.


15) Variety of River Cruise Destinations: River cruising has really grown in popularity with itineraries now available throughout Europe, USA, Asia and Egypt and even the Amazon...If a river runs through it then you can usually find a river cruise ship.


Best way to book a River Cruise: Like ocean cruising there are so many choices in itineraries, seasons, cruise lines, ships and cabins that is best to work with an experienced Travel Agent specializing in River Cruises so they can educate and guide you to the best options that meets your goals, desires and budget.


 


 


 

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My Reviews

22 of 34 people found this review helpful
Cruise Time
outstanding is the simplest term to use!
By  Marc  from  Nashville, TN
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25 of 40 people found this review helpful
First class experience from beginning to end
My experience with Dan was nothing short of first rate. He understood exactly the type of experience we were looking for and then delivered a property that even exceeded our expectations.
By  Chad  from  Denver, Colorado
Traveled to  New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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24 of 38 people found this review helpful
Arguably the Catalyst for My Wedding
My (now) husband and I booked an Alaskan cruise with Dan in the summer/fall of 2014. He did such an amazing job that we decided to make that trip our honeymoon, and planned the wedding around that cruise! No question was too trivial, no detail left to chance. Dan thoroughly communicates with his customers, and his follow through is excellent. I have, and continue to, recommend Dan without reservation.
By  Christine  from  Boynton Beach, FL
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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27 of 46 people found this review helpful
Mother/Daughter Cherished Memories!
Very professional and knowledgeable.
By  Katie  from  Delray Beach, Florida
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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22 of 36 people found this review helpful
Trip of a lifetime
Dan was very thorough, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He has great follow up and constantly communicated with us to make sure we were all set for our trip as well as followed up afterwards.
By  Dave  from  Delray Beach, FL
Traveled to  Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dan Meister, CMP responded:
Thank you for nice comments and hope you can join some of our fun group trips in the future!

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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium

Travel Specialist:

  • Christmas Markets
  • Food & Wine
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Viking

Certifications/Awards:

  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
  • Celebrity Cruises 5 Star Academy Graduate
  • Avalon Wateways Specialist
  • CIE Ireland Travel Expert
  • AMA Waterways River Cruise Specialist

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