River Cruising


By: Ericka Baron

Endless choices of travel options await the willing traveler from joining an escorted group tour visiting the highlights of Europe to spending a week in a popular sun destination at an all-inclusive. Taking a cruise has become a preferred travel choice for many seasonal travelers. For the avid traveler who has sailed the high seas on large ships and is looking for a new cruise holiday, River Cruises offer a wonderful and unique experience.   

River Cruises provide an opportunity to explore Countries by sailing on historical waterways in small ships that usually host no more than 150 passengers. River Cruising itineraries offer an array of exciting options from exploring the Danube River in Europe to sailing down the Mekong River in Asia.  Sights of castles, popular villages, dense forests, and wine estates are common sights from the comfort of your boat.

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-1-20-15-amRiver boats typically dock in the center of vibrant cities, small towns, and quaint villages allowing passengers to immediately experience the charms that each visit has to offer with well organized excursions that are crafted by experts and led by the best tour guides. River cruises dock for longer stays and even over night in many ports enabling passengers to discover locations at their own leisure. Imagine strolling through a little French village after dinner to relax at a neighbourhood café terrasse with locals before retiring for the evening to the comfort of your boat. 

There are several river cruise companies, each offering different types of styles, comforts levels and passenger experiences that are unique to the ships and fit into different budgets.  All boats offer an intimate feeling that is not often found on larger cruise ships.   Some of the world’s finest chefs are working on the river cruises to create culinary delights that are paired with the best wines of the world, which reflect the places visited. The staff is always attentive and makes each experience personable and unforgettable. 

If you’re considering a River Cruise as your next travel escape, do not hesitate to contact a travel agent to help you decide the right itinerary and River Cruise that’s perfect for you.   Bon Voyage!

For questions or comments please contact me, Ericka Baron, at ericka@grandescapades.com.  I would love to hear from you!


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