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Top 10 Reasons Why River Cruising Is AMAZING!

Updated: Jun 25

Insiders Guide to River Cruising Series

So you want to travel to Europe and are considering a river cruise? Here are 10 amazing reasons why you will love a European river cruise.

1. Simplicity

A river cruise removes all the stress and strain of planning a trip through Europe. There’s no need to unpack and repack your luggage as your ship will serve as your hotel for the duration of the cruise. The cruise line will handle all transportation and excursions.

2. Budgeting

Most river cruise lines are all-inclusive. This means that your food, beverages, excursions, and even WiFi are already calculated into the cost of your trip. Some have more inclusions than others, and that's where your travel advisor can help you decide which is best for you.

3. Accommodations

You will have one beautiful room for the entirety of your cruise, complete with a comfortable bed and private bathroom. No time is wasted packing and unpacking.

4. Immersion into a Region

While ocean cruising takes you to places, river cruising takes you through places. Tours will be with local guides who can speak directly to the culture. Ships tend to dock right in the heart of town, allowing easy access to explore.

5. Say “Goodbye” to Motion Sickness

River cruise ships travel on calm rivers and are designed to reduce movement, so you will not get seasick on a river cruise.

6. Local Cuisine

The food served on your ship will be inspired by local cuisine. Chefs gather ingredients from local markets along the way, providing an authentic taste of the region. Additionally, you can eat lunch at port to experience local living.

7. Efficiency

A lot of the cruising happens at night, maximizing your time to explore during the day. When traveling during the day, you’ll enjoy scenic landscapes and great cuisine instead of waiting in lines at bus or train stations.

8. Customizable Experience

Your river cruise vacation can be exactly what you want it to be. Enjoy one of the included excursions, explore a location on your own, or take a break and enjoy the pleasures of staying onboard. Make your cruise your own.

9. A Real Touch of History

Large rivers like the Rhine and Danube run through historic towns that were crucial to the history of the area. A river cruise allows you to experience these historical sites up close.

10. Security and Support

Security is built into a river cruise, with the staff keeping track of where every passenger goes and also ensures that they return. The Tour Manager on your ship will guide you through the ins and outs of the different countries and areas you visit, offering expert advice and support.

These are just a few reasons why river cruising is an amazing way to travel. Set up an appointment with me to chat more and start planning your next trip.


To book your next dream vacation - when the time is right to travel - reach out to me through email at, or by calling 587 772 2525. I am located in Sherwood Park, Alberta (a suburb of Edmonton), and am a Travel Advisor specializing in River Cruising, Beach Escapes, and Custom Vacations. I am the owner/operator of Evening Star Travel, and I book travel for clients all across Canada.

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