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APT Cruising Tell Us What’s Hot in River Cruising for 2015

Posted November 5th, 2014

Award-winning luxury cruise operator, APT Cruising, offers all inclusive river cruises on some of the world’s most impressive vessels. Undoubtedly experts in the world of river cruising, they have shared with us their top five hot destinations to set sail on a river cruise in 2015:


At the heart of three of APT’s India itineraries in 2015 is a new luxury, 7 night Lower Ganges river cruise onboard the new RV Ganges Voyager, which takes you off the beaten path to explore the rarely travelled region of West Bengal.

Sailing on a roundtrip from Kolkata to Murshidabad, highlights include a visit to Mother Theresa’s house; the chance to join villagers for a local game of cricket; shopping at shore side bazaars; and stops at various temples.

APT's RV Ganges Voyager exploring West Bengal


River cruising in Vietnam and Cambodia is another growth area for river cruising, and is sure to be just as hot in 2015. APT operates the AmaLotus in the area, and will also introduce the AmaDara, a new 62-cabin, all-balcony suite vessel which will début next year.

Sailing through sleepy villages, you will be able to enjoy a real slice of local life, as well as sampling a special banquet designed by APT’s Asia Ambassador, celebrity chef Luke Nguyen.

APT's RV AmaLotus cruises the Mekong River

Myanmar (Burma):

As a relatively new destination for river cruising, 2015 is set to be a big year for Burma as it continues to emerge from the far-reaching shadows of its more developed neighbours. And with good reason!

Mystical, mysterious and largely influenced by the Western world, it’s a country of incredible charm. And there’s no better way to explore the untouched essence of this beautiful nation than on a river cruise along the mighty Irrawaddy River. You can choose from APT’s AmaPura in 2015 or you can book to sail on the new luxury river ship, the RV Samatha in 2016. Accommodating just 60 guests, this river ship will make her maiden voyage on these waters the year after next.

USA – Columbia and Snake River:

New for 2015, APT guests will have exclusive access to the boutique-sized Queen of the West paddlewheeler as part of its new Columbia and Snake River itineraries, travelling with just 120 fellow guests.

You will be able to discover over 11,000 years worth of the region’s cultural history, including the active strato volcano of Mount St Helens; see the country’s second largest waterfalls; explore the heart of Washington State’s wine country, savouring the wines at Kiona Vineyards; and visit a world-class art collection.


French river cruising is growing rapidly in popularity; whether its cruising the Seine from Paris to enjoy the beauty of North West France; or cruising the rivers of Southern France from Arles to Lyon. With APT you could enjoy a private tour of Grignan Castle and a gourmet feast at L’Abbaye de Collonges – owned by Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse – plus many other highlights.

Cruise the Seine river with APT

No matter which destination you choose, a river cruise should definitely be on your to-do list. And you can’t go wrong when you book your cruise on board an APT vessel.  You will be able to unpack only once, and enjoy your holiday on a floating boutique hotel, where the next great destination appears at your doorstep each day.

For more information on cruising with APT Cruises, just call one of our Cruising Specialists on 1300 954 661 today.

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