5 Reasons to Choose a River Cruise

Date Posted: 11/04/2022

A river cruise can be one of the best ways to discover some of the world’s most beautiful destinations in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! We’ve put together our top 5 reasons to choose a river cruise as your next holiday!

Be in the heart of the destination

River cruise ships often dock right in the centre of the cities and towns it visits, meaning you’re right in the heart of each destination. You can easily hop on and off and explore as you please, making it the ideal holiday for city break lovers! There are rarely any sea days on a river cruise; so you can awake in a new amazing destination every day.

Scenic views

Stunning views are a given on any river cruise! Whether it’s meandering down the Danube at night past the Hungarian Parliament Building lit up in all its glory, or sailing through the Nile River witnessing the archaeological treasures and iconic sights, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Most cabins will have a window meaning you can enjoy these amazing views from the comfort of your own room- what’s not to love?

Small and intimate

River cruise ships are designed to navigate through tight waterways and under low bridges meaning they are smaller in size compared to ocean cruise ships. There are fewer cabins and passengers on board allowing for a more relaxed and intimate experience. So you’re more likely to get to know the crew and your fellow passengers; many travellers even opt to dine with each other and enjoy a drink at the bar. The number of passengers range from as low as 50 up to around 200. With a fantastic guest to staff ratio you’re guaranteed to experience exceptional attentive service, so you can sit back and relax knowing you’re in safe hands.

Great value

When you truly consider what is included in a river cruise holiday, you will be surprised at how good value for money they are! All on board meals are included as standard in the price of your holiday, plus some vessels offer complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner as well. When you book a river cruise package holiday your flights and transfers are included too, meaning you can enjoy your holiday with the knowledge and peace of mind that everything is taken care of.

Shore excursions included

Many river cruise lines offer a choice of shore excursions which are included in the cost of the holiday. This gives you the perfect introduction to the destination you’re in and see the highlights within the short time frame you’re visiting. There’s always something for everyone too! Whether it’s a walking tour, wine tasting or something more adventurous such as a guided hike or bike tour, you’ll be certain to find something perfect for you!

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