WorldWide River Cruises for Seniors

Oct 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Friends just returned from cruises on rivers in England, Scandinavia and Russia.  More and more seniors are enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of river cruises.  Avalon Waterways has several cruises for you to consider.  Their Europe River Cruises are proving to be very popular and their 2011 cruises are now available for you to check out. Away from the hustle & bustle of busy highways, great rivers flow through beautiful landscapes. Experienced travelers agree that an Avalon Waterways river cruise is an enjoyable and hassle-free way to discover and explore the sights.  

More and more Americans are choosing to cruise the Yangtze River in China. Avalon’s 23 day tour includes an exciting vacation that introduces you to the rich history and cultural treasures of China, Tibet, and Mongolia.

“Begin your journey with three overnights in vibrant Hong Kong, including a cable car ride up Victoria Peak for panoramic views, a drive to Repulse Bay, and time in the Aberdeen fishing village for a sampan ride on the harbor.

On to mainland China, where you’ll marvel at the Three Gorges Dam site on your delightful 4-night Yangtze River cruise, and experience world-famous sites in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, including the Bund, Yu Yuan Gardens, the Children’s Palace, Dayan Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, and Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs.”   Those will keep your camera busy for a while folks.

Viking River Cruises offers cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders each region has to offer. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruise  along the Yangtze River or Mekong River. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine or Elbe. These river cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience—unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer.  I do like this part…All-inclusive pricing.
 Must be the time of year or a sign of the present-day economy.  More and more cruise companies are offering two-for-one cruises or 50% off river cruises. 

Such is the case for There’s no better way to get to the heart of a region’s history, culture and attractions than by river cruise. Board your well-appointed ship and settle in for a gentle sailing down one of the world’s fabled waterways. Since 1984, Vacations To Go has helped more than two million vacationers plan memorable trips, and we’ll help you find the perfect river cruise at the lowest possible price!

How about a river cruise in Russia, Egypt, Europe or China? Uni-World has a very classy website. I was pretty impressed with this information that they offer:


  • Over 500 departures
  • More than 40 itineraries
  • Sail 11 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers
  • Choose from over 20 countries throughout Europe, China, Egypt, and Russia


  • Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 10 Small Cruise Lines”
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List”
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Cruise Poll Winner for “Top Small Cruise Ships”
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award for “World’s Top 10 Small Cruise Lines”
  • 2009 ZAGAT® Cruise Lines Survey – Uniworld is the only river cruise company recognized in the survey with the best of the best in the cruise industry

Are you looking for an Amazon River cruise? Vacations To Go has expedition ships that are smaller, have a shallower draft and may travel on the Lower Amazon in Brazil or the Upper Amazon tributaries in Peru. Many expedition cruises offer excursions on skiffs to remote reaches of the Amazon.  The Amazon River is arguably the largest river in the world rivaled only by the mighty Nile in Africa. The Amazon River’s headwaters in South America originate in Peru with the Upper Amazon area in Peru consisting of a series of major river systems that flow North and South into the Marañón and Ucayali (major Amazon River tributaries) and the Amazon River.   Check out this Luxury Cruise on the Amazon.

Searches related to river cruises include danube river cruises, european river cruises, thames river cruises, nile river cruises, russian river cruises and hudson river cruises.
I could easily overload you with choices and will stop with this last one called River Cruise Tours.  jeb

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