Top Five reasons to take a River Cruise
River Cruising is becoming ever so more popular and this year will be no different. That’s why we thought we would let you in on five reasons why we think you should take a river cruise.
1. You can watch the world go by, up-close and personally!
Unlike ocean cruising, all cabins on river cruise vessels will have a large picture window, French balcony or standard balcony (on some of the newer ships) so you are guaranteed to always have a view outside your stateroom. Whether it is towns, villages, cities or the countryside, you’ll be close to land most-of-the-time and when cruising through places of interest, your tour manager will narrate highlights along the way.
2. River Cruise Ships are small (and friendly!)
Unlike cruise ships, river cruise vessels are designed to go through locks as required, meaning they are not too big and not too small. The majority of river cruise ships hold between one to two hundred passengers and very rarely more than that.
3. River Cruising is oh so easy!
There’s no kerfuffle involved and certainly no pushing and shoving like there is at the buffet on large cruise ships. Just get on board, unpack your bag(s) and then sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery! Your floating hotel will take you on an adventure visiting many iconic villages, towns and cities along the way. Most of the time, your ship will moor in the heart of the action. And, nine times out of ten, shore excursions will be included too!
4. When river-cruising in Europe, there’s no need to fly (unless you want to, that is!).
A river cruise holiday in Europe is perfect for those who don’t want to fly. That’s because it is so easy to take the Eurostar direct from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet of Ashford through the Channel Tunnel to the continent, from where you can connect to the local high-speed rail network and join your cruise.
5. Smooth sailing, guaranteed.
People who have never cruised before worry about seasickness, but on a river cruise they don’t have to worry at all. However itineraries can be affected due to the tides, but should a rare event like that occur, passengers are transferred by motor coach to key destinations.
River Cruises operate all over the world, not just in Europe. There are more exotic journeys that await you. From cruising down the Nile in Egypt to the Yangtze in China, river cruising operates mostly wherever you’ll find a major river. View our selection of luxury river cruise lines.