• River Cruising—A Hot Trend in Vacation Travel

    Tara Hyland
    River cruising is one of the fastest growing segments within the travel industry.  It has grown to an all time high this year with inventory selling out very quickly across the major river cruise companies including Viking River Cruise, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, and Avalon River Cruises.

    River cruise vacationers recognize the incredible value they get for their dollar. In general, most river cruises are all-inclusive, and include guided shore excursions. Most river cruise companies include complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service.

    Travelers from around the world have discovered that rivers are a fantastic way to journey into the heart of the world’s greatest cities and towns. Walking off of the ship into the center of towns and villages has a great appeal. Exploring local markets and neighborhoods allows an opportunity for discovering the true flavor of each town.

    River cruisers are usually experienced travelers looking for new destinations, cultural immersion and a new side of places they have already been. If one has an interest in culture, food, wine, art, architecture and history, river cruising offers these experiences in an up close and personal way.

    There are a number of advantages to river cruising, the foremost being convenience. After boarding the ship, guests will unpack just once and relax in comfort for the duration of the cruise as they sail directly into the heart of each destination. Value, convenience, intimacy and unique experiences resonate with customers.

    The wide selection of interesting itineraries in Europe and China, along with the varying length of cruises from 7 to more than 20 days provide exciting itinerary options. River Cruisers will also enjoy a great selection of sleek, new river cruising vessels—with some featuring full-sized verandas, suites, and remarkable new technology. Viking River Cruises features new Viking Longships with sustainability upgrades such as energy-efficient hybrid engines that reduce vibrations for a very smooth ride, solar panels, and an onboard organic herb garden.

    A river cruise could a great new idea for your next vacation.

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