River cruise vacations have rapidly increased in popularity in recent years. A river cruise allows the traveler to enjoy the luxuries of a cruise ship, while also seeing many of the cultural sights one would on an inland tour. In some parts of the world, like Southeast Asia, a river cruise be the only way to see certain cities, cultures, and natural features.
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The majority of our river cruises are sold in Europe. The Rhine, Danube, and the Main River are the most popular river cruise vacations; discover what makes each of them unique.
I recently had the opportunity to travel with AMAWaterways on their Melodies of the Danube. We began in Budapest, Hungary and ended in Vilshofen, Germany, with many ports visited in between.
The room was very nicely appointed and sparkling clean. To my surprise I found umbrellas in the closet. (Nice touch) They had walking sticks for their guests and even some were equipped with a small fold down chair to rest. They had bicycles onboard for anyone who wanted to take a spin in the ports we visited. They absolutely thought of everything for every type of traveler.
When you think of “cruising” you picture massive ocean liners, fancy restaurants, swimming pools, casinos, nightclubs and a lot of people on board. While cruising has always proven to be exciting and fun, it’s also known to be an escape of a grandeur scale—one of entertainment and nightlife. But what if you want a vacation that’s more intimate, more sophisticated, and more of a relaxed atmosphere with an enlightening experience? That’s what River Cruising can offer it’s travelers. It’s a way to really experience Europe, be immersed in the local cultures and explore hidden treasures along the countless ports where massive cruise ships cannot enter.