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  • Writer's pictureLaura Avital

River Cruising - the "In" way to see Europe

Ocean cruises have been a popular way to vacation for decades, and for good reason. They’re affordable, convenient and offer travelers peace of mind knowing that everything they need for a fantastic getaway is all in one place. What could be better than that?

Consider a river cruise!

You might think that the words “inland” and “cruise” are incompatible. River cruises combine all the comfort and convenience of an ocean cruise with the excitement of European excursions at each port of call.

To all cruise-lovers, perhaps it’s time to shake up the ocean liner experience for an entirely new way to explore the world’s waterways.

Here are some reasons why you’ll love river cruising:

River cruises take you through countries, not just to them.

River cruising offers a more intimate setting. Most ships range from 144 to 196 passengers.

And now – since capacity is limited due to Covid-19, there will only be 50% - 60% on each ship. This means that you’ll you’ll have a more personal experience with other passengers and crew.

Dive into local culture. Get away from the touristy ports and explore hidden gems.

No need to rush back to the ship. With many departures being later in the afternoon or evening, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the nightlife in select ports of call. Whether you choose an evening walk through cobblestone streets, a local show or performance, or one last glass of wine after dinner while listening to a local musician, immersing yourself in the evening culture together with the locals is a unique experience.

Whether you’re into wine tasting or local street food, a river cruise provides an exceptional culinary experience both on the ship and at every destination.

One of the reasons we love river cruises so much (and we know you’ll agree) is the feeling of walking into a luxurious suite or twin balcony stateroom that will be your home away from home for the next 7, 8, 10 days or more.

There are many companies to choose from, but AMA Waterways is one of the best. They are up to date on all new protocols, wine & beer are included with meals and their included shore excursions are unbeatable.

We have amazing promotions for 2021 with AMA Waterways

including discounts on cruise fares.

Check out our featured cruises and call us for more destinations and to book your river cruise

Coming up next week, some of the destinations & activities you can experience on your river cruise.

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