On a wonderful European river cruise, you can experience outdoor activity, fine dining and relaxation. My goal, if you're interested in river cruising, is to match you to a luxurious but affordable vacation experience that is both enjoyable and adventurous.
You can enjoy the many amenities offered on the ship and also appreciate each destination with local tours as you'd like. Since there are fewer passengers on board, excursions are so much more manageable and you can enjoy the on board amenities in a more personal way.
Fitness Center & Classes
Most river cruise ships offer a fitness center to help you stay active between excursions. Many river cruise companies also have yoga sessions on the top deck, and some have spin classes and light stretch classes, all to help you set the tone for a relaxing day.
Fabulous Meals Throughout The Day
Breakfast buffets are available on the majority of river cruises with light lunches and/or full buffet lunches and also, of course, refreshments throughout the day. Exquisite evening meals with fresh locally sourced ingredients are available for dinner.
On some of the cruise lines like Amawaterways, for example, they have what's called The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, that comes highly recommended for at least one evening.
Again, with most river cruise companies, at the very least, there's unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks included with each and every meal. There are even some river cruise companies that are completely all-inclusive with everything included so that you need not worry about any extra expenses unless you're off the ship or decide to indulge with the salon or spa.
Salons & Spas
Most river cruise companies have intimate salons and spas on board enabling some much needed pampering for guests. Since there's fewer guests onboard, acquiring appointments for either is completely trouble free.
Deck Pool or Jacuzzi
Another fun addition to most river cruise ships is a heated pool (some with a swim-up bar) or jacuzzi that is perfect for relaxing those tired muscles while cruising by the lovely, castles and countryside of Europe.
In the evening when the sun goes down, you can cruise past the cities with their lighted bridges and cathedrals beneath the stars. Who could ask for anything more!
The atmosphere on river cruises is perfect for socializing with your own party and other guests. Many lasting friendships have been made by folks traveling on river cruises since the atmosphere is so intimate.
There is always such a good variety of excursions to choose from on river cruises to perfectly suit guests. You can choose the level of activity to suit your preference whether it's more rigorous or leisurely including options with bikes on many cruise lines. If you don't want to get up too early in the morning, many river cruise companies now offer tour options that are later in the day as well.
Options for excursions might include hiking, biking, wine or beer tasting, and culinary options including chocolates, cheese and many other delicacies. There are also some great historical tour options including visits to cathedrals, museums and many other great local options at the various ports.
Alternatively, you can also have your own free time on your own or with your group strolling through the cobblestone streets of obscure cities, feeling out the local culture.
Top Notch Quality Service
Any of the river cruise companies that I associate with have top notch quality service. Great food and top quality service with a team of people who are there to make your river cruising experience memorable and unforgettable every step of the way.
So, what's holding you back?! I'm at the ready, here to help you book your next river cruise vacation!