Five more reasons to try a river cruise...

Jenny Cookman on 23 May 2021

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Five More Reasons To Try A River Cruise....

Part 2, following on from my previous blog 'My five top reasons to try a river cruise'...

1. Be In The Heart Of The Action

River cruise ships are relatively small compared to ocean ships, so when you’re in a city, you really will be ‘in’ the city. River cruise ships will tend to dock in the centre, so you can be right in the heart of things. You can go on organised tours or you can wander off and explore the city on your own.

2. All inclusive

The major extra cost when you’re on holiday is usually food and drink, so it’s very reassuring to know that all your on-board meals are included. Many of the river cruise lines also include return flights, transfers, excursions, complimentary drinks, tips, Wi-Fi and much more too, representing great value.

3. The World Is Your Oyster, Ostra, Auster, Huître, Mahar, Con Hàu…

As well as many European rivers, including - the Rhine, Moselle, Douro, Danube, Rhone and Seine, you can also take a river cruise further afield. The Amazon in Brazil, the Yangtze and Li rivers of China, the Nile through Egypt or Mekong in Vietnam. Steamboats also cruise several rivers in the USA including the Mississippi and Columbia. The great cities of the world have always been built on rivers, so river cruising is always an excellent way to travel and see the world.

4. There is something for everyone

From amazing five-star luxury to three-star river cruise ships, there are a wide range of options to choose from. Various cabin choices are available too, including spacious suites with full height glass doors flooding light into the room. Some rooms have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony so that you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you want to. Whether you want a quieter more adult feel or a family feel, there are different ships to fit the bill.

5. If You Don’t like Flying, Take A River Cruise (No-Fly Options)

Having a relaxing experience is important when it comes to river cruise holidays and this includes getting to the ship as well as the holiday itself. If you don’t like flying or the stress of waiting around in the airport, don’t worry. For some itineraries, you can travel to the embarkation point via train with all transfers arrangements made for you.

I absolutely love river cruise myself and would love others to discover it too. If you have any questions or like to find out more, please get in touch. Email: jenny.cookman@travelcounsellors.com

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