Why Take a River Cruise?

Why Take A River Cruise

Imagine a vacation where you do the following: unpack once; have amazing scenery constantly passing by; and experience quaint villages, beautiful scenery, and amazing cities. Imagine gliding through the incredible Rhine River Valley and gazing at the 42 castles along the way or the spectacular Wachau Valley on the Danube with its castles, vineyards, and towns, all while you enjoy being continually pampered—oh and don’t forget the incredible food. If this is the kind of vacation you would like to take, you need to sign up for a river cruise.

River cruising is a wonderful way to see the heart of multiple countries while relaxing and watching it all go by! The most popular river cruise is a 15-day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest passing through The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary on the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. If you don’t have that much time, there are also great ships cruising Europe for seven days on the Rhine, Danube, Rhone, Douro, and Seine Rivers.

If you are looking for more adventure, try a river cruise on the Nile or the Chobe in Africa or the Mekong in Vietnam. Closer to home, enjoy the Mississippi or Columbia rivers. Again, you will enjoy beautiful ships and incredible staff while viewing unforgettable sites.

On most river cruises, the wonderful excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. Experience walking through a town in France and stopping at a chocolate store that offers free samples! Or hike up to the ruins of Durnstein Castle where Richard the Lionheart was held captive. Explore little villages or amazing cities like Vienna, Cologne, Lyon, and more. You can even bicycle along the rivers if you choose. I love the fact that there are only 150 to 200 people on the river cruise ships so there are no crowds and no lines. River cruising gives you the experience of a lifetime, and, as I said, you only unpack once.

Morris Columbus has many river cruises to offer you. However, they are already filling up quickly for 2024 and even 2025. Join Morris Columbus Travel in August of 2024—we have chartered a ship for our group sailing on the spectacular Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland!

River Cruising is a great way to travel, and you will add hundreds of photos to your collection! Give your local Morris Columbus travel advisor a call and we will take care of the airfare, transfers, river cruise, and more.

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Gary Sorensen

I serve as Morris Columbus Travel's VP of Sales for Utah's Southern Region. I am a world-traveler who truly enjoys sharing the world with our clients.

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