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4 Great Reasons to Take a River Cruise

February 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 149

Taking a river cruise is often seen as a way to get all the benefits of a larger cruise while still getting to see large swathes of one or two countries. Unlike more open water based cruises, even when you're on board you can still watch the countryside pass by and really soak up the atmosphere of the country you're visiting. Whether it's a Rhine cruise or a cruise down the Nile, this article takes a look at some of the best reasons to take a river cruise.

The destinations.

River cruises allow you to visit an enormous variety of destinations, especially in Europe. Many cities and towns have been built next to rivers allowing river boats easy access to these cultural hubs. Paris, Budapest and St Petersburg are all fantastic examples of this. It's not just Europe though, cruises down the Nile and on the Yangtze are also known as some of the best cruising experiences in the world.

Convenience and comfort.

River cruising makes the holiday experience incredibly relaxing; after boarding the ship it's just a case of unpacking and then sitting back and enjoying the views. The lounges and cabins of most river ships include all the comforts you would expect and with on board restaurants and bars you can grab a bite to eat or a drink when ever you fancy. This comfort and convenience takes much of the stress out of the travelling.

A new view every day.

Much in the same vein as ocean cruising, the heart of the cruising experience is the ability to see something new everyday. Dropping off to sleep knowing that when you wake in the morning you'll be greeted with a new destination is a unique experience and every day on board the ship affords you new views of outstanding scenery, mountains, forests, towns and cities.

The culture and history.

Most days on board you're not only greeted with a new view every day, but also welcomed with a new town. River ships tend to have moorings right in the very heart of the town, so it's just a case of stepping off and enjoying all the town has to offer. Many of the towns and cities you get to visit will also have a wide range of attractions you'll want to visit, so reading up on them in advanced is a great way to get the most out of your day.

This article was written by Thom Sanders, on behalf of the River Cruise Line, who offer a wide selection of River cruise experiences, including trips to Moscow and several Rhine cruise options.

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