Take to the waterways for an unforgettable adventure
Discover new destinations, make exciting memories and explore the world from the comfort
of a luxury cruise planned by one of the world's leading travel experts!
It’s time to upgrade your travel experience
When you think of cruising, what comes to mind? Do you picture a large ship with thousands of people island hopping in the Caribbean or Greek Islands? Are you more the smaller, luxury vessel type with everything included? Or can you envision a luxurious river vessel with carefully planned itineraries and less than two hundred passengers on board?
Luckily you've come to the right place! Dave of DNA TOURS/ RIVERCRUISEKING.COM is all about dedicated service and creating personalized authentic experiences regardless of where.
Your time on board is just as valuable as your time in each port, so let Dave use his expertise and insider tips gained from over 125+ cruises, as well as 25 years of living in Europe and travelling the world, to match you to an unforgettable vacation.
Better yet, why not just go with him on one of his FABULOUS escorted group trips and sit back knowing that everything is organized and done. You just have to pack and show up!
Say Yes to Sailing
The hottest trend in travel at the moment is to combine a river cruise with a sea cruise or an extended land package to get the most from both time and budget!
After Covid, many travellers want to maximize their vacations and limit their flights so a beautiful combo of trips is the ultimate answer.
Dave, an avid ocean cruiser and top-rated tour guide at Trip Advisor, also known internationally as the River Cruise King, is the perfect person to help you package it all together in your own unique adventure... getting the best of all possible worlds.
THE CRUISE VACATION OF YOUR DREAMS STARTS HERE
Is a River Cruise For You?
Welcome to a world of enchantment and relaxation, where the gentle currents of rivers carry you through breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultures.
Imagine gliding along pristine waters, immersed in the rich history and captivating beauty of destinations beyond your dreams on a beautiful ship with bespoke dining and service with everything included.
Dave's expertly chosen itineraries, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional services ensure that every moment of your river cruise is nothing short of perfection. Get ready to set sail on an unforgettable voyage, where cherished memories are created and enjoyed for a lifetime.
Your ideal river cruise adventure awaits!
The number 1 benefit of river cruising is that it takes you through major European capitals and quaint villages, to abandoned temples in the jungle, on safari, or even back in time. Lose yourself in French vineyards, explore the famed port wine cellars of Vila Nova da Gaia, marvel at castles, or watch a sun set behind outlines of elephants.
Dave has done it all and is the perfect person to send you there.
Cruising the High Seas?
Is the thrill of a sea cruise, where the ocean becomes your playground and breathtaking destinations await your exploration your ideal trip? Are you dreaming of an unforgettable getaway on the open waters?
Look no further! Navigating the vast sea of options can be overwhelming, but fear not, as Dave is here to be your compass in selecting the ideal ocean cruise that suits your every preference and aspiration.
Whether you crave a sun-soaked Caribbean adventure, a cultural Mediterranean odyssey, or an exotic journey to distant shores, Dave has you covered. Together we can chart a course through the world of sea cruises, helping you set sail towards the vacation of your dreams!"
With years of experience and a passion for curating unforgettable cruise experiences, Dave takes pride in understanding your unique tastes and requirements. From luxury-seeking adventurers to budget-conscious explorers, my expertise spans all spectrums, ensuring that every aspect of your cruise aligns with your expectations.
Service, Price, Knowledge
Leave the stress of planning behind and let Dave guide you through a world of options, from the most awe-inspiring itineraries to the finest onboard amenities.
My goal is for you to embark on a seamless voyage right from the start, filled with excitement, relaxation, and the joy of discovering new horizons which all begin with expert planning.
As a preferred vendor with my own team of in-house VIP assistants at the top lines, you can book confidently knowing that you are always getting the best price possible and in the surest of hands.
My world becomes yours and my contacts open doors!
As a proud member of OASIS, I have access to the very best of everything from rates to upgrades and other special treats. As part of a consortium of professional agents making up the Signature Travel Network, cruise lines grant our guests many extras.
So not only do I offer all my clients first choice access and exceptional travel opportunities for every cruise destination, but you will also enjoy a variety of perks that are not available to anyone else!
Meet the King of River Cruising
My name is Dave, and I'm called the River Cruise King... and of course, there is so much more!
My gift is matching people (and businesses) to their perfect cruise itineraries and ships, maximizing their travel investments, and guiding them away from cookie-cutter internet offers toward personally tested, high-quality, authentic local experiences that combine seamlessly with the casual elegance of the world's top river cruises.
Although I had completed an incredible number of sea cruises before spending a decade focused solely on river cruising, my talents as a travel agent come from being both a cruiser and an expert tour guide, plus having grown up in America, but now living in Europe for 25 years gives me a unique perspective of where my clients come from and where they want to go.
Whether in Europe, Asia, or Africa, I use the expertise and knowledge gained from almost 40 years in the travel business, decades of living in Europe, and 65+ river cruise and 75 sea cruise ventures in curating your special trip.
I know that planning these kinds of vacations can be overwhelming and leave you feeling like every decision is still questionable no matter how much reading you do. "Did I get the best rate?" "Did I choose the right cabin?" All these things can nag at you. No worries. I can help you with my first-hand experience.
Neither your planning nor your trip should ever make you feel that way, so sit down with me and let's talk.
I have so many secrets and tips and things to share with you you'll need two vacations.
YOUR DREAM CRUISE AWAITS
Dave works on itineraries up to two+ years in advance because early bookers get the best travel opportunities, the best cabins, and have the luxury of time to plan those special moments. It all starts here. Let's start planning.
Which Cruise Suits You Best?
The first major decision is easy: sea cruise or river cruise? Then a world of choice begins.
Looking to sail in one of my escorted groups? Excellent! Select an itinerary at my Cruise With Dave page from the list of "Future Engagements", fill out the form, and I’ll send you more information.
If you are new to cruising, let’s set up a time to discuss some travel opportunities that would fit you.
I want to find out more about you to ensure a perfect fit. I know the right cruise for every guest!
Which Insurance Plan Is Right For You?
Once your cabin is secure the next crucial step is to discuss your travel insurance needs and whether the cruise line's protection and or waiver programs are right for you.
Insurance is absolutely necessary, but the provider's program is not always the right fit for everyone depending on where you live, the journey you pick, and other factors. I will help you sort thru the noise and get this important topic sorted safely.
No one should leave home without travel insurance and I help you figure out your optimum plan.
What To Do Before and After Your Cruise?
Now comes my favorite part: working out the fine details and adding custom experiences to suit your vacation wish list.
For some people the cruise line's land packages before and after the cruise are perfect complements to their vacation. Others like to do their own thing and some like a combination of both.
This is where my inside tips and local knowledge are your greatest asset and will help you choose the absolute best ways to start and end your river cruise journey.