If you are planning a vacation to Europe and were considering a traditional cruise or a coach tour, , here are 5 reasons to choose a river cruise instead.
1.A river cruise can often take you right to the center of the city itself. You simply disembark and you are in the center of Paris or Amsterdam. And unlike a coach tour where you have to pack and unpack at each hotel in a new city, on a river cruise, you unpack once and then relax and watch the world go by from the sundeck
2. Yes believe it or not, you can get sick of the sight of the ocean, especially if you are looking at it for hours on end. On a river cruise, there is always something to see like gorgeous countrysides and quaint villages.
3. But no matter how breathtaking the scenery, sitting for hours on end can become tedious for even the most seasoned traveler. On a river cruise when you get tired of the scenery, you can visit the library or perhaps go get a massage. Try doing that on a coach!
4. Unlike the huge cruise ships, the river cruises are much smaller and much more intimate. While you may not find 5 swimming pools and a zipline, you will find a cozy library and a fitness center. And no, you won’t be able to see “Chicago” straight from Broadway, but will be delighted by music and dance from local artists.
5. Lastly, the food! River cruise ships offer gourmet quality meals made by chefs from all over the world. And instead of sitting in a huge dining room with 10 other people you have never met, try sitting on your private balcony, nibbling on local cheese and bread, and sipping a borduex from the village you just visited. (and that is just the appetizer)
So there you have it, 5 reasons to consider taking a river cruise the next time you plan your vacation to France, Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, Hungry, Serbia, Spain, Russia Bulgaria and basically any country that has rivers.
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