Have you thought about a river cruise? For years there were few options, riverboats quite basic, yet prices were expensive. Today’s river cruise market has changed; there are several established companies in the market i.e. AMA Waterways, Avalon (part of the Globus brand), Uniworld Boutique Cruises and Viking River Cruises and more recently A-Rosa, Emerald, & Scenic River Cruises joining the ranks. Riverboat construction is constrained by locks and bridges along the rivers that must be navigated accounting for the somewhat similar common appearance. Don’t be fooled the new ships are filled with innovative construction designs and loaded with 5-star amenities to satisfy the most discerning. Beyond the longtime favorites suppliers have opened new European rivers to cruising like the Douro in Portugal & Italy’s Po River from the Venice Lagoon. The rivers of SE Asia, Africa and the Amazon have new luxury riverboats exceeding the expectations of the American traveler. Don’t overlook the great US and Canadian waterways options.
A river cruise is a great vacation on its own or take advantage of the opportunity to link itineraries together or add pre & post land extensions as may be desired. Remember a river cruise is more inclusive including shore excursions, bicycles for the adventurous, local entertainment on board, usually beer & wine with meals. For consumers this is great news as this competition has brought very competitive pricing i.e. 2 for 1 cruise rates, often $300-$3000 off per couple, or reduced air; sometimes free. A River Cruise more affordable than you might imagine.
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