A-ROSA River Cruises has recently launched its unique Destination Scout concept to provide guests with insider knowledge and local tips on critical cities on the Rhine and Danube. As part of their 2023 concept, A-ROSA aims to make their European river cruises more authentic, immersive, and inclusive than ever before. They have enlisted passionate and knowledgeable local experts in critical destinations on selected routes to quickly allow guests to get the lowdown on insider tips and experiences to maximize their time ashore beyond the tourist trail.
The Destination Scouts will advise A-ROSA’s onboard Excursion Expert on all the latest destination insight and local knowledge on their given city so that it can be shared with guests on board. In addition, on specific itineraries and dates, the Destination Scouts will also come on board and share their tips directly with the guests. Guests can use any tips gained to explore the city with the exclusive eye of a local the following day.
A-ROSA River Cruises aims to provide guests with an authentic experience, and the Destination Scouts concept is a step towards fulfilling that promise. The scouts will share tips on the best places to go shopping, the best restaurants and cafes to visit, the best and newest exhibitions to recommend, and any particular local concerts that might interest guests. They will also share their thoughts on the hidden gems away from the main attractions.
For instance, one of the Destination Scouts in Vienna is Elisabeth Weigand, who has over 30 years of experience in knowing Vienna and its best-kept secrets. In Mainz, Paul, Simon, and Bjorn from MAINZGUIDE will come on board and share their knowledge of the city, especially its wine taverns. In Amsterdam, Dutch native Harry Struylaard will be on hand to ensure guests are fully immersed in the city during the Rhine Discovery Amsterdam & Rotterdam itinerary.
Jörg Eichler, CEO of A-ROSA River Cruises, said, “Sharing our Destination Scouts’ knowledge with our guests means they are able to delve even deeper into the city they are visiting. The Rhine and Danube feature some incredible cities bursting with unique culture, art, and history. We are delighted to be working with a host of knowledgeable locals who will share valuable insight into their hometowns as well as tips on local activities, culinary delights, and much more.”
A-ROSA River Cruises is one of Europe’s leading river cruise lines, offering guests an exceptional cruising experience with its modern ships, outstanding onboard amenities, and diverse itineraries. With the Destination Scout concept, the company is committing to providing an authentic and immersive experience to a new level.
For more information on A-ROSA River Cruises and its itineraries, please visit www.arosa-cruises.com/au or contact your preferred travel advisor.
In conclusion, the Destination Scout concept is a brilliant idea to help guests gain more insight into the cities they visit during their European river cruises. It is an excellent opportunity for guests to experience local culture and traditions, explore hidden gems, and enjoy authentic cuisine. The involvement of local experts will enhance the overall experience and make the river cruise journey even more memorable.
WRITTEN BY: JILL WALSH