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Why a river cruise?

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

10 Reasons to Choose a River Cruise

River cruises are a great way to see the world while enjoying all the comfort and luxury

of a boutique hotel … that happens to be floating down a gorgeous waterway.

You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as you sail down some of the most iconic

rivers in the world, stopping off at picturesque villages and historic towns along the way.

Ready to plan your next adventure? Here are 10 reasons a river cruise might be a

perfect choice.

1. Unpack Once

Once you're on board your river cruise ship, you can unpack your bags and settle in

for the duration of the trip. There's no need to worry about packing and unpacking at

every destination, which makes for a much more relaxing holiday.

2. All-inclusive

In most cases, everything is taken care of—from meals and drinks to excursions and entertainment, so you don't have to think about anything except having a fantastic time.

3. Expert Guides

Tours led by knowledgeable guides are usually included, so you can learn more about each destination's history and culture, enriching your journey.

4. Intimate Experience

Because river cruise ships typically hold fewer than 300 passengers, you'll have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers and the crew quite well throughout your trip. This creates a more intimate and friendly atmosphere that is perfect for those who want to relax and socialize on vacation.

5. Onboard Amenities

Most ships have a pool, spa, and bar or lounge area where you can unwind with a good book or chat with fellow passengers.

6. Stunning Scenery

River cruising takes you away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. You'll see it all: quaint towns and villages, historic ports, and stunning natural scenery.

7. Exceptional Service

When you choose a river cruise, you're choosing luxury. Everything about your river cruise will be first-class, from your stateroom to the dining room. And because the staff-to-passenger ratio is usually relatively high, you can rest assured that you'll receive impeccable service throughout your trip.

8. Sustainability

River cruises have a much lower carbon footprint than other forms of travel. Additionally, many river cruise companies are investing in green initiatives such as using recycled materials, investing in renewable energy, and supporting local communities. (All things we love and support at DPP Travel.)

9. Something for Everyone

One of the main reasons people take river cruises is to see new places. Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, wine, or simply scenic cruising, a river cruise is sure to be perfect for you. (We can help you find the right one!)

10. Unforgettable Experiences

A river cruise offers experiences and sights that cannot be found anywhere else … and promises unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime—iconic River Cruises to Add to Your Travel Wish List.

Ready for a fantastic river cruise experience?

At DPP Travel, we're hosting two incredible river cruise journeys in 2023 that will take

you to some of the most beautiful and iconic locations in Europe.

Journey 1: Springtime and Stunning Gardens with Tulips in Bloom

Sail along Dutch and Belgian waterways for the opportunity to explore iconic

destinations like Bruges, as well as dazzling gardens in The Netherlands, including

Keukenhof, the legendary "Garden of Europe," while the tulips are in bloom.

Your journey begins and ends in Amsterdam with stops in Hoorn, Middelburg, Ghent,

Antwerp and Rotterdam.

Journey 2: Magical, Historic European Christmas Markets

Get caught up in the magic of the holidays as you sail along the Rhine river. You'll have

the chance to explore some of Europe's most iconic Christmas markets, including the

Christkindelsmärikm, which dates back to 1570, making it the oldest Christmas market

in France.

Your journey begins in The Netherlands and ends in Switzerland, with stops in Germany

and France.

What's Included?

On each journey, you'll sail aboard a luxurious river ship with award-winning dining and a talented, friendly crew.

Each ship also has a dedicated wellness host who leads classes and discussions on and off the ship so that you can stay healthy during your vacation.

Also, enjoy unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast, fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner.

When you travel on one of our hosted trips, you have the benefits of either Mandy or Tiffany or even both to help should any issues arise. You can relax and know your expert is on hand to handle everything, and you can relax and enjoy the journey.

Which Itinerary Sounds Better to You?

So what will it be? Christmas markets, tulip gardens, or something else?

No matter your choice, you're sure to have a fantastic time on a river cruiseDon't’t Delay

If you want to travel with us, our trips are filling up, so pick your favorite itinerary and

reserve your spot today.

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We hope to see you soon!


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