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River cruise: a different way of cruising
When holiday come, people will make use the time to have fun with family and friends; cruising is a famous option. Other than ocean cruise, cruise lovers can also enjoy their favorite leisure time taking river cruise. River cruise will be the perfect choice for people visiting or living in the countries with no or very limited access to open ocean.
River cruise offers a unique experience that is distinct from a traditional ocean cruise trip. Unlike ocean cruise which use massive cruise ship, a river cruise utilizes small ship that allows access to narrow waterways. With a river cruise, you will have a chance to visit interesting cities directly from the boat. You don’t have to spend many days at sea experiencing nothing but the blue water and burning sunlight. On a river cruise, the view is always changing as the boat moves from one town to another.
As the ship of the river cruise is smaller, it also means fewer guests. A river cruise usually takes a few hundred guests instead of a few thousand. This way, you will be able to enjoy your vacation in a better atmosphere. Some companies even offer their ships for you to rent and have a private river cruise with families, friends or colleagues. Isn’t it fun?
River cruise is one of the most enjoyable ways to tour countries inEurope. You can visit multiple countries with one cruise only. Your hotel room travels with you, so you don’t need to pack and unpack luggage repeatedly. During the day, your river cruise boat docks in the center of many great cities ofEurope. During the night, you can enjoy your meal or champagne under bright stars while the boat sails to take you to another great city.
Cruising Along the Danube River
Cruise vacation is gaining more popularity nowadays; not only in ocean but also in great rivers such as the Danube that stretch along the European Union. There are many cruise lines offering Danube River cruises with different packages and facilities.
1. Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways offers 5 days long Danube River cruises. More extensive Danube River cruises add in the Black Sea and sail for 14 days. The line has a special offering called ‘Christmas time on the Danube’ cruises that last for 8, 9, 12 or 16 days. With these Danube River cruises, guests can experience the region’s holiday’s traditions. Guests of these Danube River cruises can enjoy visiting classic Christmas markets in cities including Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna as well as tasting traditional food such as warm spiced wine called Gluhwein and Lebkuchen, a classic German Christmas cookie.
Viking River Cruises offers a variety of Danube River cruises. The cruise line offers Danube River cruises that last for 8 to 16 days. The longer Danube River cruises include other European rivers. The Viking Danube ship accommodates up to 150 guests of Danube River cruises while the Viking Legend carries 189 guests. The later ship has 95 deluxe staterooms with either a French balcony or picture window. To make the most of your Danube River cruises, all of the ships have a sun deck that presents unbeatable views of the scenery.
3. Tauck Tours
Tauck Tours offers thorough and informative Danube River cruises on 3 riverboats, each holds only 118 guests. There is one Tauck tour director for every 40 guests of Danube River cruises, who manages the itinerary and keeps things running smoothly throughout the trip. A local tour guides is available at each stop to accompany the guests along the trip.
Enjoy the city of Paris differently
Paris, France has so many places to visit and activities to be done for tourists who decided to spent times in the beautiful city. In the heart of the city, there is the Eifel Tower which has always been the main attraction for everyone visiting the city. Then, there is the Seine River that flows through Paris into the English Channel. Enjoy the beauty of the river by taking a Paris river cruise.
Paris river cruise comes in several different themes you can choose. Sight seeing Paris river cruise presents you spots which you often see in scenic postcards. You may also have the opportunity to learn the history of the places you are visiting. Wine tasting Paris river cruise will take you to observe wine making process. Dinner Paris river cruise offers you a romantic dinner experience you will never forget.
Paris Vision is a cruising company offering more of an educational Parisriver cruise. First, you will join a coach tour through Paris. A guide will explain about the history of the city and some major landmarks. Then, the Paris river cruise will cruise along the Seine River presenting you stories associated with landmarks such as the Concorde square, Opera square and Arc de Triomphe. The cruise concludes at the Eiffel Tower.
For wine tasting Paris river cruise, you can try Chateau cruise line. Chateau offers you one hour relaxed and romantic Paris river cruise featuring three different champagnes: a Brut, Demi-secand and Rose. A wine steward will answer your questions on the champagne or on Paris in general.
Otherwise, you may take a dinner Paris river cruise with Golden Cruise. You can enjoy the Paris river cruise on a glass-encased boat, with elegant atmosphere and a live band. The line has three Paris river cruise packages that are available to suit your budget: the Etoile, Select and Premier.