Experience the Joy, Comfort, and Culture of River Cruising
Recent years have seen the steady rise in popularity of river cruising. This boom is partly due to cruise enthusiasts, who have discovered that river cruises offer a more destination-oriented experience than that of their ocean combing counterparts. The river cruise is also becoming a favorite among those looking for a cost effective alternative to land packages.
River itineraries are destination intensive; they rarely include "days at sea". Due to the small passenger load of most ships, shore excursions can be very intimate experiences, allowing you to sample local culture up close. This is especially true of European river cruises, where itineraries take you down the Rhine or Danube, into the heart of Provence or the Loire Valley, and around Russia's sprawling countryside. While in China, the Yangtze invites even the most well-traveled guests to discover new and exotic landscapes.