5 Star Accommodation
The first-time river luxury cruiser might think is that their cabins would be diminutive because of the smaller size of the vessel. These days, ships for river cruising are now built with 5-star accommodations in mind. This includes spacious, well-appointed rooms with balconies and windows specially designed to give unrestricted views of the passing scenery.
From butler service, gourmet meals prepared on the ship or in ports of call, complimentary drinks, caviar-all you can, swimming pools, gyms, to spas, name it—most river luxury cruise ships have it!
Unlike ocean cruising, guided tours are already included in a river luxury cruise. And because some of the port stops during river cruises literally deposit you at the heart of the city, river cruising offers specialised tours. For example, there’s the Food and Wine River Cruise in France, wherein guests get the chance to taste the food and drink from cities like Paris, Burgundy, and Provence.
Shore excursions are not only limited to guided tours. Guests are also allowed to roam the city via bikes that are provided free-of-charge by the ship.
Everything is More Relaxed
With its smaller sized cruise ships, onboard entertainment is more limited in river luxury cruising compared to ocean cruise ships. There’s no Las Vegas type entertainment like casinos or theatres. Guests that would like to opt for peace and quiet will enjoy the relaxing nights of the river cruise. Sit back and relax, and watch the twinkling lights of riverside houses passing by in the comfort of your stateroom.
Another thing to expect when you’re in a river luxury cruise is there is no sea sickness. This is good news for those who are suffering from motion-affliction. River cruising is the answer to that problem as the rivers traversed in most cruise tours are placid and calm.