River cruises have expanded their reach to six continents. The excursions’ smaller, more easily maneuvered ships are increasingly well appointed, offering passengers many of the same amenities they would enjoy on ocean liners. (Think: pools and opulent spas.)
If you prefer a more intimate voyage (hundreds of guests, rather than thousands), a ship small enough to access quiet and unusual ports, and smaller tour groups with private English-speaking guides, river cruising might be for you.
Take time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures on a river cruise. Make the most of your journey’s relaxing pace with these river cruise tips.
1. Embrace luxury
Treat yourself by choosing a roomy suite with luxurious linens, or wake up each morning to a breathtaking view in a room with a French balcony.