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Teeming River Cruises Launches a New European River Cruise Line Bringing Affordability and Individual Control to Cruisers

Teeming River Cruises Launches a New European River Cruise Line Bringing Affordability and Individual Control to Cruisers

Winter Park, FL – After 10 years in the travel industry, founders of Teeming Vacation Rentals, Jeff and Gina Paglialonga, are enthusiastically embarking on a new journey with Teeming River Cruises. The inaugural cruise will be a 15-day Royal European Tour from Amsterdam to Budapest, sailing on July 21, 2017, with fares starting at $1,6799.

The Paglialongas have been avid travelers throughout their lives and when it came to cruises, the couple recognized a need for a different kind of European river cruise. Their goal was to design cruises that offered more for today’s travelers…more affordability, more flexibility, more active-lifestyle options, more control for each individual cruiser, more hands-on experiences, more time in port, and more immersion in the local culture. With Teeming River Cruises, passengers will (as their tagline expresses) be able to “Explore More for Less.”

Ralph Grizzle, one of the most prominent names in cruise writing and founder of, observes, “The cost of the experience has been prohibitive for many travelers who would love to see Europe by river ship but simply cannot justify the expense. That’s changing as new operators like Teeming River Cruises introduce river cruises that go for less thanaround $200 per person per day.” He further notes regarding new-comer Teeming River Cruises “its founders fill a void for those seeking river cruises with equivalent costs to do-it-yourself, land-based trips in Europe.”   

Teeming River Cruises, while offering affordability, has no intention of sacrificing luxury. For their inaugural cruise, they will be sailing on the legendary MS Royal Crown, a celebration of style and decadent glory of days gone by. This 90-passenger vessel offers the “royal” all-inclusive treatment while on board, with the hospitality services provided through River Advice ( who specializes in the boutique river cruise segment and operates a fleet of about 45 passenger cruise ships.  The Paglialongas have even met personally with Gijs Schot and Jan-Willem van Schie, owners of Neerlandic Shipping Group (, who own the MS Royal Crown and the Sound of Music.

Much of the Paglialongas globetrotting has been on cruise ships, with ships becoming their floating hotels as they’ve explored distant lands and immersed themselves in the culture of some of the world’s most stunning cities and fascinating countries. After recently branching out from “ocean cruisers” to “river cruisers,” they recognized a need for a different kind of river cruise. They have designed their river cruises with the traveler in mind, inspiring the additional tag line ~ Teeming River Cruisers, “by Travelers for Travelers.” Jeff and Gina will actually be on the July 21st maiden voyage along with the other passengers.  

Teeming brings a more affordable approach to the river cruise industry, offering their guests the option to pay only for those experiences in which they wish to participate. Cruisers are free to explore on their own and at their own pace. Instead of being regimented to a short window of time on group tours, travelers will have more time for personal exploration and shopping. They can take a seat at a café, browse the local outdoor markets, head to a nearby landmark, visit a local cathedral, explore historical sites, shop in quaint boutiques, dine on regional dishes, or sample local wine.

Teeming will also be the first European river cruise line to pioneer the use of the POPGuide (, a revolutionary first class content audio guide for the most sought-after ports. Along with this informative, entertaining guide is an offline map (no roaming costs), offline navigation between the points of interest and a “Get Me Home” button. “This new technology fits perfectly with Teeming’s business model of more freedom and personal control for the river cruise guest,” stated Federica Parchetti, Business Development Executive for POPGuide. POPGuide is a division of Vox S.p.A. (, who introduced the first rental service of tour guide systems for guided groups.

Teeming River Cruises is going to great lengths to put together the best team with the goal of being “the low price leader for river cruises in Europe”. They will soon be releasing their dates for 2018.

About Teeming River Cruises:

TeemingRiver Cruises was newly founded in 2016 by Jeff and Gina Paglialonga, with the intent of designing more affordable river cruises teeming with value and a personalized journey. Their innovative standard for cruising provides an incredibly low price and an à la carte type of luxury cruise (with costs less than half of major competitors). Their inaugural cruise on the iconic Royal Crown sails from Amsterdam to Budapest on July 21, 2017. This 15-day voyage travels through 15 cities and 5 different countries on the waterways of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.  As noted above, the Paglialongas also own a successful vacation rental management company, Teeming Vacation Rentals, and an Allstate Insurance Agency.

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