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3 Reasons To Choose A Themed River Cruise

31st October 2017

The number of themed rivers cruises seems to grow each year, with more and more interests being considered as the focal point for a cruise along one of the world’s waterways. So, with these sailings being more infrequent, here are three great reasons to choose them over standard river cruises.

More Of What Your Love

Love Chocolate

If you are passionate about your hobbies and interests then the chances are you will jump at the chance to partake in them at every opportunity. Whether you enjoy golf, chocolate, wine, history or even Christmas, there are river cruises available that put all the focus on these subjects. From shore excursions to onboard activities, your holiday will be filled with things you love to do, so you can look forward to every single part of the itinerary.

These cruises may also give you the opportunity to visit somewhere associated with your interest that you thought you would never get the chance to see. For example, art lovers can visit Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, whilst music enthusiasts could find themselves exploring Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg.

Likeminded People

Wine Talking

One of the best parts of a river cruise is getting to know the other people on board and making new friends along the way, and this is even more enjoyable during a themed river cruise. What better company is there than people who share the same passions as you?

You will already have at least two things in common (your love of river cruising and an interest in whatever the theme of the sailing is) and this will be the perfect platform for fascinating conversations. Speaking to your fellow guests may even help you to learn more about your hobby, as you discover it from somebody else’s point of view.

Learn From The Experts

Golf Lesson

Most themed river cruises will welcome aboard on expert on the subject of the sailing. Not only does this mean you may get to meet someone you greatly admire, but the insight they offer will help you learn more about the topic in question. As well as accompanying you on shore excursions, these authorities will present lectures on board the ship.

Depending on their area of expertise, they may even offer live performances/enrichment sessions. For example, musical performers might play something for the group, specialist sommeliers might hold wine tastings on board and pro golfers will take you off the ship to practice your swing.

If you would like to book your own themed river cruise, we have many different options available. These range from wildlife-focussed itineraries to those aimed at lovers of wine, history and music. Call us on 0800 954 0064 for more information.

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