4 Exceptional River Cruises For a Unique Experience
Updated: Apr 14
Have you ever considered a river cruise?
Ama Waterways, Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises and G Adventures. Four amazing ways to have a small ship experience! YAY! 🚢
Now is a great time to take that river cruise you have always been dreaming about (or maybe I will make you start dreaming about it!).
There are so many great reasons to take a river cruise:
small ships and small capacity! Most river cruises carry less than 200 passengers meaning no crowds! YAY! Think of a boutique hotel that moves with you.
they take you to the heart of the destinations. Throughout history, waterways have always been important places. River cruises take you right into the action often docking in the heart of cities like Budapest.
they are nearly All-Inclusive! Most food, beverages and excursions are included. No surprises at the end.
they can be as LUXE or as relaxed as you want. River cruises are not just for fans of tuxedos and ball gowns. There are options for everyone including families, active adventures and those just seeking a relaxing and culturally rich experience. Do you want to don your fanciest attire? There is a river cruise for that too!
There are a lot of options for river cruises and it can be a bit overwhelming. Don't fret though, I have you covered.
I handpicked four amazing river cruise companies and four amazing offers to get you dreaming about this amazing form of travel.
AMA WATERWAYS: SEVEN RIVER JOURNEY THROUGH EUROPE!
That's right, SEVEN rivers and 46 nights, this epic itinerary will take you through fourteen countries! With a spring, summer and fall edition there is a time that is right for YOU! YAY!
AVALON WATERWAYS: THE HEART OF CAMBODIA & VIETNAM WITH BANGKOK
A 21-day long Asian adventure with all of your excursions included! Enjoy classic, discovery and my favourite active excursion options throughout the journey!
VIKING: PHARAOHS & PYRAMIDS
A 12-day Nile cruisetour into the heart of Egypt. Discover pyramids, temples and ride a camel. Don't want to head home after 12-days? Add a pre or post-trip extension to Jerusalem or Jordan or BOTH! YAY!
G ADVENTURES: LIMA TO LIMA
Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. This 9-day tour is led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized skiff designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home — with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans, or pink dolphins.
There is a river cruise for everyone and I will help you find the one that makes you say YAY!
Do you want an expedition-style adventure that follows the footsteps of Charles Darwin? Then check out my post about exploring The Galapagos Islands with Hurtigruten.