Enjoy a river cruise in Europe, the US, or far-flung locations — in comfort, without being overwhelmed by thousands of fellow passengers. You don't need to fear seasickness and travelers are often just steps from the shores of iconic destinations.
Some people don’t belong on a large cruise ship. The industry is seeing a lot more people trying river cruises. They range from baby boomers to those between 35 and 65. On average, guests are active people who enjoy regular exercise, are health conscious, and have a keen interest in a variety of locally sourced foods and wine.
Just as in ocean liners, there are a variety of types of river cruises. They range from the luxurious to the nuts and bolts.
You have to find the right fit for you.
Avalon Waterways brand as an example of a customizable experience that caters to new cruise clients. Avalon Choice presents 3 types of options: Classic, Discovery and Active options both onboard and onshore. Classic features all the major highlights; Discovery provides an interactive, deeper dive; and Active is for the most adventurous passengers. An active excursion might be a visit to a vast network of caves below Budapest, Hungary, where you can gazed upon dramatic rock formations before discovering the city’s Hospital in the Rock. The former infirmary is now a museum highlighting the wartime treatments that were provided in the underground shelter. It’s the kind of unique, immersive activity that, until now, hasn’t really been typical of most cruise experiences.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, meanwhile, provides a luxury experience with a focus on food and wine. It also features wellness offerings, active excursions and family programming. At the same time, its subsidiary, U River Cruises (formerly U by Uniworld), proves there’s still room to innovate.
U offers longer stays in port, so guests can explore cities by night as well as by day; more high-adventure excursions; and more social opportunities to engage with other guests, such as communal dining tables and onboard parties.
Crystal River Cruises also offers so many things that the best land-based boutique hotels offer, but with unrivaled space and personalized service. They have five dining choices, including on-demand in-suite dining, means you no longer have to share a dining time with 190 fellow guests.
Ultimately, river cruising offers a broader variety of products for clients.
You need to select the right one for you. Consider your activity level, budget, and excursions. There is a river cruise out there for you.
For help finding the best cruise for you, visit https://www.petersontravelpros.com.. We will find the right fit for you. Judy Peterson