River Cruisingthe Best Way to Travel
River cruising is, quite simply, the best way to travel through
many of the worlds most fascinating places. Comfortable and convenient,
it offers a greater variety of destinations than you could encounter any other
way. Also lets you get in-depth exposure to the culture and history of each
region. Both experienced and first-time travelers have discovered the joys of
river cruising, making it the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry.
Hassle Free: Relax in comfort for the duration of the cruise. No need
to worry about maps, traffic congestion or the many other hassles of traveling
by bus or train. A river cruise is a stress-free way to see the best that your
destination has to offer. Hassle-free travel; unpack once in spacious river
view stateroom. Sail into the heart great cities of the world at a great vacation
See the Worlds Greatest Cities: Cologne, Vienna, Moscow
so many cities and towns developed along waterways, they were literally made
to be accessible by river. Some of these cities are just not available to ocean
cruisers, and bus passengers spend precious hours on the highway, checking in
and out of hotels. River cruising brings you more of these destinations than
you could see any other way.
New Scenery: All Day, Every Day: Enjoy breathtaking scenery from just
about everywhere on the shipin the bar, restaurant or lounge (all with
panoramic views), on the sun deck with fresh air or from the privacy of your
stateroom. And, river cruise vessels keep moving, so you see new vistas and
explore new destinations throughout the day, every day. Our ships often travel
at night, so you can wake up in an exciting new place each morning, with no
effort on your part.
The Heart of Your Destination: Unlike ocean cruises, rivers provide
easy access to city centers. Sail directly to the heart of every destination
and dock in the middle of town. Walk right off the ship and join the days
activities. You spend less time getting thereand more time being there.
There are many ways to travel through Europe, but none compare to the intimate,
stylish, and sophisticated experience of a river cruise.
A More Personal Experience: Because our ships are designed to accommodate
between 150 and 300 guests, it is easy to make new friends. Share a drink with
the couple you met on the days tour, or dine with interesting people in
the open-seating restaurant. And you can forget about waiting in long lines
to embark, debark or have a meal.
Travel Your Way: Enjoy the guided walks, in-depth tours and excursions
planned for you in each destinationor sightsee on your own, with time
allocated for independent activities.A staff focused on you! With an average
crew to traveler ratio of 4:1, know that your needs will be met. An English-speaking
staff caters to you every step of the way. A Cruise Director who cares: best
in industry Cruise Directors who focus on making each and every sailing unique,
entertaining, and engaging. Included sightseeingdont pay extra to
experience the destinations you visit. Expertly crafted excursions will enhance
your cruise journey.
Smooth Sailing: The flat-bottomed shape of river cruise ships ensures
a safe and smooth ride without any worries about motion sickness. No need to
spend days getting your sea legs as with ocean cruisingwhich
means more time to really enjoy your vacation. The river: historic and breathtakingly
serene and tranquil. Your ship: an elegant floating hotel with all the comforts
of home. You: completely at ease because you unpack only once! River cruising
is a wonderful story of discovery, complete with easygoing comfort and convenience
often just a stroll away from the ship. There is no waiting in long lines to
get on or off the ship, and there are always amazing things to see scenic vineyards,
historic castles, or countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the comfort
of your stateroom.
State of the Art Ships: We offer to see Europe on the youngest fleetships
average just two years in age. Modern, comfortable, contemporary vesselsstate
of the art amenities and spacious common areas make for an enjoyable sailing
environment. Best in class stateroomsat 172 sq feet youll find none
larger, plus flat screen TVs, Egyptian linens, large wardrobes, and mini bar
cater to your every need. Floating room with a view: 90%+ of the cruise staterooms
have panoramic sliding glass doors and French balconies, enhancing your views.
Delightful dining: from handcrafted cuisines that incorporate local flavors
to choice of complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner, dining is
a true treat. River Cruise travelers gave our vacations a 97% satisfaction rating
on post-vacation surveys.