River cruising is the fastest growing type of cruise holiday out there and as its popularity continues to soar, the river cruise sector continues to come up with better ships, more exciting itineraries and more innovative technologies to fit the growing demand. A raft of new ships have been built over recent years, many bringing state of the art facilities and a luxury lifestyle to the river banks of the world.
The benefits of choosing a river cruise for your holiday are numerous. Daytime sailings and no inside cabins on river cruise ships mean that you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views all the way and with no choppy waves to navigate, you won’t have to worry about sea sickness. With most river ships only holding up to 250 passengers, you’ll never feel overcrowded and best of all, you’ll be able to visit several amazing ports in one trip and sail right into the heart of each destination.
The choice of rivers and ports of call is wider than its ever been, with itineraries along Portugal’s Douro, the Moselle flowing through Northern France, Luxembourg and Germany, and the Gironde and Dordogne in South West France joining old favourites like the Danube, Rhine and Rhone. While the options available in Europe are tempting enough, you can also enjoy a river cruise farther afield. Other great waterways include the mighty Mekong and Yangtze rivers in the Far East, the spiritual Ganges in India, the tropical Amazon winding its way through South America and the famous bayous of the USA’s Mississippi River. Of course, we can’t forget the magnificent river Nile unfolding the secrets of ancient Egypt as it flows towards the sea at Alexandria.
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