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River Cruises

May 01, 2012

Are you looking for a different type of holiday this summer? If your answer is in the affirmative, then we have just the thing for you - a river cruise! Instead of flying in and out of destinations or taking tiring motor coach tours, take a leisurely river cruise. River cruises are a great way of exploring new destinations: glide down the inland waterways with land never out of sight, take in the local culture and discover the delightful little towns and villages en route.

Why take a river cruise?
A river cruise is by far one of the best ways to discover a region, whether it be Europe, China or even the mighty Amazon. A river cruise allows you to explore interesting towns inland and really soak up the atmosphere of the destinations that hug the riverbanks.

When you are not in a port, sit on the upper deck of your ‘floating hotel’ and admire the scenic beauty of the countryside and the charming little towns as you cruise through the inland waterways. Dock at a new port every day, often in very close proximity to the centre of town, step ashore and explore the delightful town squares, historic sights, majestic cathedrals or just sit at a bistro sipping coffee and take in the atmosphere and culture of the town. The tour guides for the shore excursions are almost always local, so are a great source of information and trivia about the area as they actually live there.

Sail on small intimate ships with luxurious amenities, butlers that provide personalized service, indulge in fine dining onboard feasting on the local cuisine of the ports you touch and meet groups of like-minded people. Each cabin usually has a great view, as normally there are no interior cabins. No need to stand in lines to get off the ship, no motion sickness as the waters remain consistently calm and best of all no packing and unpacking every second day. Once you book the cruise, sit back and relax - there is no better way to get to know a region or a country, than on a river!

River cruise destinations
Cruise through Europe on the legendary Danube or Rhine, take a slow boat in China through the Yangtze River or traverse Cambodia and Vietnam on the Mekong. A cruise down the Nile is definitely one of the best ways to get an insight to the treasures of Egypt. Go to South America and take a thrilling river cruise on the Amazon to explore a region where few have gone. Get a taste of Russia on a river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow, or in Australia cruise down the Murray River and gape at the rugged beauty of the surrounding landscape. The possibilities are endless and the itineraries many.

What’s included in the price?
The price of most river cruises includes the transportation on the ship, onboard accommodation, all meals and onboard entertainment and unlike ocean cruises the daily shore excursions at the ports your ship will dock at.

So are you ready now to take the most relaxed and wonderful vacation ever? Once you have been on a river cruise, we guarantee that no other vacation experience comes close and you will soon be back for another wonderful cruise holiday!

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