For a comprehensive introduction to river cruising, click here:
http://www.cruisecritic.com/river/

Other basic articles:
River Cruise Basics
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=18

Accessible River Cruise Basics
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1959

American vs. European River Cruises
http://www.cruisecritic.com/v-2/articles.cfm?ID=2154

Best Active River Cruises
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2610

Best Family River Cruises
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2301

Best River Cruises for Gay and LGBTQ Travelers
https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=3418

Canal Cruise Basics
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1446

Christmas Markets Cruises Tips
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2050

Dining on a River Cruise
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2080

European Castles to See Along Germany's Rivers
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2633

First River Cruise? Here Are 11 Things Ocean Cruisers Need to Know
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1553

How Wind and Water Levels Could Ruin Your River Cruise
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1522

River Cruise Pricing
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1499

River Cruise Line Comparison Articles:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2415906

Articles about specific Rivers and Areas:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2220727

Articles on What to Expect on a River Cruise:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2526382

For reviews of river cruises, click here:
http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/?src=nav
[select each river cruise line from the pull-down menu – scroll down to “All Cruise Lines”]:
A-ROSA, Amadeus, AmaWaterways, American Queen, Avalon, CroisiEurope, Emerald, Grand Circle, Pandaw, Scenic, Tauck, Uniworld, Vantage, Viking

For more detailed questions, search this forum:
[Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > River Cruising]
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=191

For questions about specific ports on river cruises, search:
[Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > River Cruising > River Cruise Ports
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=440

To connect with members sailing on your river cruise, search:
[Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > ROLL CALLS > All River Cruise Roll Calls]
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=685
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