What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a cruise holiday? You’re probably imagining being on board a huge cruise ship, cutting through a vast ocean in search of foreign lands in some other part of the world.
But in truth not all cruises take this form. Some of them are much quieter and more relaxing in fact, and they don’t even go near an ocean of any kind.
We’re talking about cruises that take place on rivers, and there are lots of reasons why you should think about booking this kind of holiday. Perhaps one of the best reasons of all is that you get to relax more and enjoy a much calmer kind of holiday. Instead of being on a cruise ship with hundreds of other people, you can look forward to being part of a much smaller group.
You don’t have to worry about navigating the boat either, so it’s not like a canal boat cruise where it is often left up to you to steer the boat! Instead you can relax and watch the scenery go by.
In fact this brings up another worthwhile benefit to mention. When you go on a large cruise ship across the ocean, you could go without seeing land for some time. When you cruise on a river you will always have something to look at, as you negotiate your way along some of the world’s most famous rivers. You won’t want to leave your camera in your cabin for too long, because you never know what you will see next.
You will also be able to explore more destinations while you are enjoying a cruise of this type. When you cross an ocean it will obviously take time to get from A to B. But when you are on a river your next stop could literally be just an hour or two away. It’s the perfect way to pack more into any holiday, and yet still have a relaxing time.
There are some superb rivers across the world offering you some tempting breaks as well. Would you like the idea of exploring everything the famous River Nile has to offer you? How about cruising along the Po River towards Venice? There are so many delightful rivers to explore in the world; the hardest thing about taking a cruise of this type is selecting which one you want to go on the most.
You can see that there are countless advantages to leaving the oceans behind and boarding river cruises instead. Once you have tried holidaying on a smaller boat with fewer people, a nice crew and lots of beautiful sights to see, you won’t want to try anything else.