Updated: Jan 3
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
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.
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.
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
Your journey begins in The Netherlands and ends in Switzerland, with stops in Germany
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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