River Cruising has grown tremendously in popularity over the last few years. Now, more and more holiday seekers are anxious to sail some of the World's most beautiful waterways! If you're considering joining them, check out my top 5 facts about river cruising!


  1. No seasickness: You can forget about motion sickness on a river cruise! The vessel will not be sailing into open oceans and so there are certainly no large waves to worry about! And if that isn’t reassuring enough, the vessels are designed with flat-bottoms, ensuring a smooth and pleasant journey along the river!

  2. Go where ocean cruises can’t: The smaller size of a river ship enables them to dock in locations unbeknown to an ocean ship. River vessels dock right in the heart of some of the world’s greatest cities and towns which means you can literally walk straight off the vessel and into town.

  3. More Intimate: Most river ships accommodate between 140-200 guests, some even fewer… much less than the average cruise ship which holds roughly 2000+ guests. And although the vessels are smaller in size, on average the space-per-guest ratio is higher.

  4. Personal Service: Because of the fewer guests and staff on board, the service feels more personal. The waiters and bartenders learn your name and you become familiar with the staff on board! From the moment you embark you are truly looked after -  the staff literally cannot do enough for you; the attention to detail you receive from the highly trained staff is outstanding!

  5. Included Shore Excursions: River Cruise itineraries feature a fantastic variety of complimentary tours; taking you to some of the world’s most famous landmarks! What’s more… most river cruise operators will provide guests with a couple of options at each port of call – choose the right river cruise and your options could include city tours by foot, cycling tours, cookery classes and more!