River cruises are becoming an increasingly popular and relatively easy way to travel the world. With numerous rivers to explore and companies to book your trip with, river cruises provide guests with excellent service, exquisite food and wine, and a perfect balance between action-packed days and relaxation. This Valentine’s Day, here are seven reasons to fall in love with river cruising.
1. You only have to unpack once
Packing and unpacking can be a tedious and time-consuming process when traveling to multiple destinations on a vacation. Luckily, on a river cruise you only have to unpack once! All of your belongings will remain safe and in order on the ship, and your only concern will fitting in all of the sights there are to see at every port along your cruise.
2. The service is impeccable
The staff on a river cruise is always exceptional. From knowing your name and your drink order, to always having the minibar stocked with your favorite snacks, the typical river cruise crew strives provide guests with unparalleled service that caters to each and every guest. They focus on building relationships with customers, a big reason why so many people choose river cruises for luxury vacations again and again.
3. You don’t have to worry about transportation
If you are a frequent traveler, you know there can always be glitches in transportation plans. Why hassle with flight delays, train schedules, or driving when you can choose a relaxing river cruise instead? Imagine the freedom from worrying about where you are going and how you will get there as you float from city to city. On a river cruise, it almost feels as if your destinations come to you!
4. You have access to the best tour guides
Whether you want to tour the destinations on your own or go with a group, river cruises provide you with the resources to make the most of each and every destination you visit. Private and group tours are offered at almost every port, so you will have access to a professional and experienced tour guide who will make you feel like an insider (or a local) wherever you go.
5. Spend time with people who share your interests
River cruises provide the perfect opportunity to meet other travelers who appreciate the luxury and culture of a high-end adventure vacation. Your fellow cruisers likely seek relaxation, embrace the cultures of the destinations, and enjoy the fine food and wine provided on board. With an average age of 55, river cruises appeal to active adults. Most cruises have fitness centers and offer on-shore adventures such as biking and hiking to help passengers stay fit while traveling.
6. Do as much…or as little…as you want
One of the perks of a river cruise is that you are not obligated to do anything you don’t want to do. If you decide to skip out on the city tour and enjoy a massage in the on-board spa instead, that’s acceptable, and even encouraged. If you have your heart set on visiting a world famous museum while your travel partner checks out a bike tour, the concierge can arrange it. The staff on a river cruise cares about your individual desires and understands that each guest wants to enjoy their vacation in a unique way, so they will strive to accommodate your every wish.
7. Explore the world
From the Danube, to the Rhine, to the Douro, and to the Dordogne, European river cruises offer countless selections to satisfy travelers. Whether you want to explore castles, visit wineries, or embrace rich history and culture, river cruises have it all. Often there are multiple tour options at each port city, so you can even take the same cruise twice and get a whole new perspective of a city. Already tried Europe? Why not discover one of the numerous river cruises along the Mekong in Southeast Asia, a safari cruise in Africa, or the Amazon River in South America?
Choosing the perfect river cruise should be as enjoyable as the river cruise itself, and our consultants would love to help you select the river cruise adventure of your dreams. Request a consultation today or give us a call at 706-549-1164 for more information.
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