Why Choose A River Cruise

March 14, 2017



Why choose a river cruise

A river cruise is a fantastic way of seeing the world and it’s the ideal choice for those that like the idea of a cruise, but not necessarily an ocean cruise. It’s relaxing, you dock right in the heart of the cities and towns that you visit and there are endless shore-side experiences available – the food is rather tasty, too!

River cruises have grown in popularity massively in recent years and there are more river cruise lines out there than ever before, we offer voyages with AmaWaterways, Tauck and Scenic in Europe, and French America Line and the American Queen Steamboat Company in the U.S.A.. We also have a selection of river cruises in Africa and southeast Asia with AmaWaterways

Why Take A European River Cruise

European river cruises are some of the most popular in the world and it’s not surprising given the regions natural beauty, historic sites and some of the most famous cities in the world. Sail right into the heart of hundreds of fascinating destinations, including Budapest, Paris, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Oporto and many more.

A river cruise in Europe is a real adventure and their popularity has soared in recent years, this is great news for those who wish to try it for themselves as it means your choices of itinerary and ship are pretty much endless. There are many embarkation ports available throughout Europe and some can be reached without having to fly, which is great news for those who would prefer to skip an airport completely.  We offer a variety of European river cruises with AmaWaterways, Scenic, Tauck and the newest luxury river cruise line on the market, Crystal River Cruises.

A Mississippi River Cruise

A cruise along the Mississippi is, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so naturally you want to make the most of it. There are numerous voyage options for the Mississippi, including lower and upper sailings. Voyages along the lower Mississippi travel between the carefree city of New Orleans and soul-soaked Memphis. Sailing on the beautiful American Queen, guests will be taken on a journey of true discovery; past water-side Victorian mansions and plantation houses, and through towns that encapsulate everything there is to be celebrated about the Old South. Upper Mississippi river cruises with the American Queen Steamboat Company operate between St Louis, Minneapolis and St Paul. Abundant with wildlife and incredible frontier landscapes, a voyage along the upper Mississippi is brimming with hidden gems.

Of course, American Queen Steamboat company isn’t the only line out there that offers Mississippi river cruises, French America Line is one of the newest cruise lines on the market and their vessel the MV Louisiane is certainly one to consider.


What’s Included On A River Cruise?

What is included on your river cruise holiday depends on the operator you choose to cruise with. All lines include onboard dining, while some also offer wine with meals, selected shore excursions and onboard Wi-Fi. However, there are also lines, such as Crystal River Cruises, which include flights and transfers in the cruise fare, as well as offer complimentary drinks onboard throughout the duration of your voyage – in short, everything is included.

Selected cruise lines, that visit exotic destinations like the Far East, will also include land programmes on selected itineraries. These are particularly ideal for allowing guests the opportunity to explore in-depth before or after their voyage.

Book Your Luxury River Cruise with The Cruise Line

For more information on river cruising or any of the cruise lines featured, please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677 – they would be delighted to help you find your next river based cruise holiday.

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