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The Best Things About Taking A River Cruise

12th May 2015

There are so many great reasons to travel the world via its waterways. This way of life is one that is set at a leisurely pace and one which allows all the best sights to come to you, whilst you simply relax and take it easy. Here are just a few of the best things about a river cruise.

Unpack Once

If you were to try and see more than one destination during a land-based holiday, it would involve having to repack your suitcase every time you decided to move on. However, once you step on board your beautiful river ship, you only need to unpack the once.

The fact that your floating hotel moves with you means that you get to witness ever-changing scenery and multiple destinations within a single trip. And with some operators, you may not have to unpack at all. Lines such as Uniworld offer an unpacking and packing service to those who choose to stay in a suite.

Get More For Your Money

Most people will be looking to get as much for their money as possible when they go on holiday and a river cruise can certainly offer this. As well as four or five-star accommodation for the duration of your trip, you’ll also receive all of your onboard meals and a range of interesting shore excursions as part of the price you pay. How much more you get will depend on which cruise line you sail with.

Choose AmaWaterways and you’ll also receive complimentary beverages with dinner, free Wi-Fi throughout the ship and access to a fleet of bicycles that can be used to explore your surroundings. Opt for a Uniworld river cruise and you can include all-day beverages (alcohol and soft drinks), Wi-Fi, transfers and gratuities on the list of things you won’t have to pay extra for.

See A Different Side Of Your Destination

The world looks very different when viewed from the river and a cruise along one of the many waterways that GoRiverCruise offers will provide you with a unique perspective. Not only will you get to see quaint, little towns that you would have never of thought to visit alongside major towns and cities on the same trip; you’ll never miss a moment of them.

All staterooms and suites on a river ship are on the outside, so you can’t fail to have a perfect view. Add to this the fact that you’ll arrive right in the heart of every port you visit and it’s clear to see this is the ultimate way to travel.

You Can Do As Much Or As Little As You Like

Whether you choose a Seine River cruise or an adventurous trip along the Amazon, the most you have to do is sit back and relax. There will be a variety of different areas in which you can take it easy, such as the Sun Deck, lounge and spa, and you don’t even have to leave the ship if you’d rather stay on board with a drink in hand.

However, if you wish to be more active during your break then you can be. River operators are starting to add all sorts of exciting facilities to their ships, such as indoor swimming pools, fitness centres, cinema screens, and giant chessboards. And, of course, there’ll be the chance to explore each of the ports you visit as part of various different shore excursions.

If all of this sounds like your perfect holiday, then why not see what River of the World can do for you. Browse the options on our website or call us today on the number at the top of your screen.

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