River cruising is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to cruise. Because of unprecedented growth in the river cruise industry; there are more vessels than ever sailing on the world’s rivers, canals, and waterways, from specially designed luxury river boats to unique and funky barges. Nothing beats sailing into the center of some of Europe’s grand cities. Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Basel, and Cologne offer countless activities for all interests types: great restaurants, cultural encounters, and excursions to castles, wineries, and architectural wonders are all part of the program. And it’s now easier than ever to get into the heart of the Amazon, Africa’s Chobe River, Egypt’s Nile, China’s Yangtze River, Russia’s Volga River, Portugal’s Duoro River, or the Mekong River. Get off the beaten path and explore both world capitals and tiny towns and villages.
Carrie Finley-Bajak, River Cruises Curator
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