It's day one of our weekend canal boating experience and so far if we're not bumping off both banks we're zig-zagging along the canals like a drunk stumbling between bars.
If Colmar was a person it'd be neck deep in therapy.
The beauty of the Rhine is easily lost in translation.
The cruise industry has not been one to snooze when it comes to keeping up with technology - and the biggest winners are passengers.
The truly great thing about this historic and beautiful continent is that its attractions are so numerous and its sights so abundant that there still lies plenty of hidden gems.
The city boasts beautiful medieval architecture and some startling Soviet-era constructions.
There's a river cruise suitable for just about every traveller.
Cruise ships are now one of the few places where smokers are welcomed.
These are the places that are still worth discovering, still worth exploring as you cast your travellers' eye over our wide brown land.
Mysterious and magnificent, the backwaters of the Murray River are a hidden treat.
Here's a lowdown on the differences between ocean and river cruising that you need to know.
Don't be quick to judge. Here are seven myths that will change your preconceptions about a holiday afloat.