Cruising has always been a popular vacation choice but have you ever considered a river cruise over an ocean cruise? In the past few years, river cruising has been increasing at ten times the rate over ocean cruising so let’s take a look at 5 Reasons to Choose a River Cruise.
- With a smaller number of passengers onboard a river ship (usually under 200), this allows for a more intimate, casual, relaxing cruise without line-ups and crowds; it’s easier to mingle, partake in activities, and meet new friends
- A river ship docks in the middle of a town which is perfect for sightseeing; this also allows passengers to get on and off the ship at their leisure, a very convenient feature when shopping and gathering souvenirs
- This central docking does not require taking a tender to go ashore, nor does it require additional time or money for transportation in order to get to the local town area
- All cabins on a river cruise ship are outside cabins providing beautiful river views; a river cruise allows passengers to visit destinations not normally visited by traditional larger cruise ships
- For those passengers prone to sea sickness on an ocean cruise, the shallow and calm waters of a river mean there’s no chance of getting the much dreaded illness
Viking River Cruises, “the world’s leading river cruise line,” offers sailings within Europe, Russia, and China; African Travel offers luxurious Nile cruises; Avalon Waterways provides river cruises in Europe, Egypt, China, and the Galapagos Islands; The Barge Company features amongst others a river cruise along the Seine visiting Normandy, Paris, and Northern Burgundy.
And, of course, don't forget the US and Canada - there's the Great American Steamboat Company offering Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee River sailings; American Cruise Lines offers Lewis & Clark themed cruises along the Columbia and Snake Rivers; Alaska river cruising and St. Lawrence River cruising with St. Lawrence Cruise Lines.
For more information, visit:
- Viking River Cruises
- African Travel
- Avalon Waterways
- The Barge Company
- Great American Steamboat Company
- American Cruise Lines
- St. Lawrence Cruise Lines
- Alaska Dream Cruises