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5 Reasons for going on a River Cruise

Enjoy the thrill of sailing through some of the most beautiful cities in the world with a glass of champagne. Here are the 5 best reasons for going on a river cruise for a hassle-free trip.

By Cruise Booking Team

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A river cruise as the name suggests is a form of leisure travel that carries people on trips via inland waterways. A river cruise is generally of two types, a day cruise and a long cruise that travels between cities. While the former can be for 4-6 hours, the latter kind can last for about a week. A river cruise has a capacity of about 100-200 guests depending on the size of the ship. Ships meant for day cruises can carry small groups of people through the city. Day cruises are a kind of sightseeing tour wherein you can spot the various important and historical landmarks of the city.

In this article, we give you the 5 best reasons for going on a river cruise.

5 Reasons for going on a River Cruise 

1. A more intimate experience

A river cruise ship is a much smaller vessel than an ocean liner. It is made narrower and more compact so that it can easily pass-through bridges and locks. A river cruise ship will serve you deliciously cooked meals with fresh ingredients available regionally. You get to experience the cuisine of every region you are passing through so a river cruise is a one-of-a-kind experience and the top reason why you should be trying river cruising. A river cruise ship will generally have one main dining room and only one entertainment section such as a disco or a live performance space.

2. You don’t have to unpack and repack

When you are traveling by land from one city to another, you will generally have to stop by a hotel or a homestay or a bed and breakfast. This will require you to unpack and repack continuously as you are on the move all the time. But in the case of a river cruise, your vessel becomes like your floating hotel for the next few days. Once you have unpacked everything from your suitcase you are free from the hassle of having to put everything back till the day you dock at your final arrival point (which is usually from where you started unless you are planning to extend your trip).

3. You can wake up to iconic cities

Imagine you are on River Cruise in Europe. You call it a night in Parish and the next morning you are in the city of canals, Amsterdam. Each day you are on a river cruise you do not know what you are going to wake up to. You can even spend the night on the deck watching one iconic city slip by into another as you enjoy a drink with your friends, family, or loved ones. In between sightseeing, a river cruise allows you to cut down on travel time and focus on the journey with your mates.

4. Guided city tours and excursions

All river cruises are inclusive of day city tours and excursions. Depending on your energy level and the kind of vacation you are looking for you can opt for these tours and excursions. You will be notified of the time of return by which you need to be at the ship. If you are late and if you haven’t informed the ship management, the ship might leave the port.

5. Luxurious way to travel

A river cruise may not be as grand as an ocean liner but it has all the features and amenities to make your start worthwhile and comfortable. You get flat-screen television, Wi-Fi connection, bathrobes, slippers, and fine dining. Additionally, you have at your disposal a warm and hospitable staff who will do anything and everything to make your stay as peaceful and stress-free as possible.


A river cruise is a trending way to travel these days if you want to travel stress-free. It is lavish and gives you the right amount of balance between sightseeing and relaxation.

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