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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!

A leading member of Oasis Travel Network, DNA TOURS

Upgrade your travel experience with DNA TOURS/ RIVERCRUISEKING.COM!

When you think of cruising, do you imagine bustling Caribbean or Greek Island trips on massive ships, or do you prefer the intimacy and luxury of a smaller vessel with all-inclusive amenities? Perhaps you envision a serene river cruise with carefully crafted itineraries and fewer than two hundred passengers.


Fortunately, you've found the perfect solution!


Dave, the expert behind DNA TOURS/ RIVERCRUISEKING.COM, is a seasoned cruise agent with extensive firsthand experience on all the top cruise lines. With a deep understanding of every destination, Dave ensures that each guest receives personalized, authentic experiences tailored to their preferences.


As one of the top 10 agents at Oasis Travel Network, Dave stays up-to-date with the latest travel trends and maintains strong relationships with cruise lines worldwide. With his dedicated service, you'll be treated like royalty from booking to disembarkation.


Your time onboard is just as important as your time in port, which is why Dave leverages his 25 years of experience living in Europe – from the Rhine Region to Berlin and now Barcelona – to curate unforgettable vacations for his clients.


But why stop there? Join Dave on one of his fabulous escorted group trips and let him take care of all the details. With Dave at the helm, all you have to do is pack your bags and show up – the rest is taken care of!



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. Picture yourself gliding along pristine waters, immersed in rich history and captivating beauty, aboard a beautiful ship with bespoke dining and all-inclusive service.


With expertly chosen itineraries, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional services, Dave ensures that every moment of your river cruise is nothing short of perfection. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable voyage, where cherished memories are made and enjoyed for a lifetime.


From exploring major European capitals to discovering quaint villages, abandoned temples in the jungle, or experiencing a safari, river cruising offers unparalleled experiences. Lose yourself in French vineyards, marvel at castles, or witness a sunset behind the outlines of elephants.


Dave, with his wealth of experience, is the perfect guide to send you on your dream river cruise adventure. Your ideal journey awaits!

Cruising the High Seas?

Dreaming of an unforgettable voyage on the open sea?


Look no further! With Dave as your guide, navigating the vast sea of cruise options becomes a breeze. Whether you yearn for a sun-soaked Caribbean escapade, a cultural Mediterranean journey, or an exotic adventure to distant shores, Dave has you covered. Together, we'll chart a course through the world of sea cruises, setting sail towards the vacation of your dreams!


With years of experience and a passion for curating unforgettable experiences, Dave takes pride in understanding your unique tastes and requirements. From luxury-seeking adventurers to budget-conscious explorers, his expertise spans all spectrums, ensuring every aspect of your cruise aligns perfectly with your expectations.

Service, Price, Knowledge

Say goodbye to the stress of planning and let Dave be your expert guide through a world of endless possibilities, from awe-inspiring itineraries to luxurious onboard amenities.


My mission is to ensure your journey begins seamlessly, brimming with excitement, relaxation, and the thrill of discovering new horizons – all thanks to meticulous planning.


As a preferred vendor with my dedicated team of in-house VIP assistants at the top cruise lines, rest assured that you'll always secure the best price and be in the most capable hands.


My world becomes yours, and my extensive network of contacts opens doors to exclusive experiences you won't find elsewhere.


Proudly affiliated with OASIS and part of the esteemed Signature Travel Network, I have access to unparalleled rates, upgrades, and special treats. By booking with me, you not only gain priority access and exceptional travel opportunities to every cruise destination but also enjoy a plethora of perks unavailable to others.

Paris, the gateway to the Seine, DNA TOURS

Say Yes to Sailing

Experience the latest sensation in travel: the fusion of a river cruise with a sea voyage or an extended land package, providing the ultimate blend of exploration and value!


In the wake of Covid, travelers are seeking to optimize their vacations while minimizing flights. What better solution than a delightful combination of journeys?


Meet Dave – a seasoned ocean cruiser and acclaimed tour guide with top ratings on Trip Advisor. Internationally recognized as the River Cruise King, Dave is your go-to expert for crafting a bespoke adventure that seamlessly integrates the best of both worlds.

Sail and make memories, DNA TOURS
The River Cruise King & Friends, DNA TOURS
Dave awarded one of the top worldwide agents, DNA TOURS
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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.

 STEP 1 
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.


Already know where you want to go on your own "majestic tour"? E-mail me or schedule a free consultation so I can find out more about your wishes and match you with the best options.


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.

Meet Dave, the River Cruise King, DNA TOURS

Meet the King of River Cruising

Hello, I'm Dave, also known as the River Cruise King, but my expertise extends far beyond that title.


My passion lies in pairing individuals and businesses with the ideal cruise itineraries and ships, ensuring they maximize their travel investments.


Rather than relying on generic online offers, I specialize in delivering personally vetted, high-quality experiences that seamlessly blend with the refined charm of the world's premier river cruises.


While I've embarked on numerous sea cruises in the past, my focus over the last decade has been on river cruising. My background as both a seasoned cruiser and a seasoned tour guide, combined with my upbringing in America and 25 years of residency in Europe, afford me a unique understanding of my clients' origins and aspirations.


Drawing from nearly four decades in the travel industry, extensive European residency, and over 65 river cruises and 75 sea cruises, I meticulously curate each trip to Europe, Asia, or Africa with unparalleled expertise.


Planning such vacations can often be overwhelming, leaving you second-guessing every decision. Questions like, "Did I secure the best rate?" or "Did I choose the right cabin?" may linger. Rest assured, I offer firsthand experience and guidance to alleviate any concerns.


Your planning process and travel experience should be nothing short of seamless and enriching. So, let's sit down together, where I'll share my wealth of insider secrets, tips, and insights—enough to fill two vacations!

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