About Me


Thanks for visiting and allow me introduce myself. My name is Linda May Dinsmore and I am “The River Cruise Lady”

I’m working my way around the globe and have fallen in love with river and small ship cruising and have now been on the Rhine, Main, Mosel, Danube, Rhone, Saone, Seine, Garonne (Bordeaux area) Yangtze, Mekong, Amazon, St. Lawrence and the Columbia/Snake rivers. For small ship cruising, I’ve sailed the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, North Sea, South China Sea, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Kiev/Suez Canal.

I’ve recently returned from an African River Safari on the Chobe River on the amazing Zambezi Queen and you can see a video of the journey on my Africa/Asia page of this website.


When you travel, you learn how others live differently, speak differently, act differently and you come away with a better understanding of the their culture, habits, life and it enriches you. Your world opens up and memories are made that will last a lifetime.
Ten years down the road, you won’t remember how much the trip cost, but you’ll remember how it made you feel.

So if you are contemplating a river or small ship cruise and would rather not trust your hard earned money to a call center agent who may have not have even been on a cruise yet, why not let my years of experience plus personal knowledge of all the companies and destinations to help you plan your next unique small ship experience.

Linda at the SOS Children's Village in Jamaica

Linda at the SOS Children’s Village in Jamaica

I am also a firm believer in giving back both in my community and globally. In my community, I am involved with our local Food Bank and Christmas Bureau. Countrywide, I’ve been a part of the Breakfast Clubs of Canada. Globally,  I have been involved in some projects with TPI for the past few years, helping a womens & childrens shelter in Cancun, a rural school in the Dominican and most recently, the SOS Children’s Village in Jamaica.  I was very moved by my visit there where we met with the “Mothers” of the children they look after. Their main focus is helping neglected and abandoned children and orphans, as well as disadvantaged families. They provide a home and a sense of belonging and it made me realize how lucky I was to grow up in a happy family atmosphere.  I am now sponsoring a monthly donation to the SOS Village in Namibia as much help is needed in that country.

My office is located right near the Canada/US border so my clients are split between Canadians and Americans and I can speak both languages (you know postal code/zip code !)

I look forward to helping you plan your next river or small ship ocean cruise experience and feel free to contact me at linda@therivercruiselady.com or from Mon. to Sat. 9am to 5pm, call 604-540-8287 or toll free 1-877-543-8182

Thanks and May Today be Your Day to Travel !      Linda May Dinsmore

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