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What The Heck Is A River Cruise?

By Dltmontana

What The Heck Is A River Cruise?
In the last few years, river cruising has become the preferred form of travel for people all over the world. Many say that river cruise vessels resemble floating hotels.

River cruise staterooms can compete with world class hotel rooms featuring comfortable, luxurious accommodations such as down duvets, flat panel TVs, marble appointed bathrooms, complimentary internet access and much more.

Best of all, you unpack only once!  For the duration of your cruise, your cabin is your home, providing plenty of storage space for you to feel settled and comfortable.  Your river cruise will be both relaxing and exciting, giving you an authentic experience in the countries you visit.  You will enjoy scenic cruising from your stateroom, dining room, lounge, sun deck and even the onboard gym.  The ships often dock in the heart of cities, allowing for leisurely strolls into town.

A river cruise differs significantly from an ocean cruise experience: no seasickness, no gambling casinos or Vegas shows.  Instead you have evening entertainment with an emphasis on the region you will be visiting.  A small group of approximately 140 passengers provides a much more intimate and interactive setting than that of the 1000+ passengers many ocean lines carry.


  • Superb dining with all meals included in the elegant restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating without fixed seating arrangements
  • Quality wine, beer and soft drinks are free-flowing and complimentary with every dinner
  • Cocktail Reception and Welcome Dinner
  • Included shore excursions as specified in the itineraries
  • Special highlights include folklore performances, lectures, theme dinners and local activities
  • Nightly piano music onboard
  • Onboard amenities can include a Wellness Center with fitness equipment, whirlpool, access to a masseuse, beauty salon, souvenir shop and Sky Bar
  • Bicycles onboard are available free of charge (includes helmets and locks)
  • Bathrobes, slippers, umbrellas, in-cabin safe, individual climate control
  • Complimentary bottled water is provided on a daily basis
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking allowed only on the Sun Deck)

Kevin Gragg
Dancing Moon Travel
River Cruise


I look forward to working with you to provide an enjoyable and memorable River Cruise vacation!

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