Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

River Cruise Favorites

More and more senior travelers are choosing to cruise on one of Europe’s many inviting rivers. So what’s the process of finding one that might be perfect for you and your interests? lists the Top10 European River Cruises with a nice description of each that may help you to select one that sparks your interest. Modern river boats are luxurious, with fine dining facilities and excellent accommodations onboard. They also have the advantage of almost always being able to pull into the very heart of any city you visit, making them as good a proposition as any hotel.

Avalon Choice or Mayflower

Avalon Choice can assist you with choosing a cruise that’s perfect for you.  Modern and upscale staterooms, elegant dining options and eye-opening excursions at just the right pace. Avalon’s unparalleled passion for details makes every moment count. Mayflower River Cruises has a nice video that highlights the many quaint waterways on Europe’s majestic rivers.

Grand Circle

Grand Circle is a recognized tour agency with plenty of experience in pleasing seniors. When you set sail with Grand Circle Cruise Line, you’ll receive a 4-star experience at a 3-star price and experience the many benefits of small ship travel. You’ll enjoy the world’s great waterways in comfort and safety aboard one of their privately owned or chartered 50 to 250 passenger vessels.

Maybe a small ship Mediterranean cruise with a limit of only 50 onboard folks your age would be of interest to you. The M/V Athena, Arethusa, and Artemis are 50-passenger vessels that are designed and built exclusively for cruise travelers (two groups of 25 travelers, each with its own Program Director). These vessels are the perfect size to explore the islands and shores of the Mediterranean—and then slip into smaller ports and harbors for the night, well away from the larger cruise ships.

Viking River Cruises invites seniors to view their sailing video on what it is like to be onboard one of their vessels. Presently they have several limited-time offers, so plan your exciting vacation getaway now and take advantage of their latest offers. There has never been a better time to experience river cruising!

How about a 14-day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest?

Europe River Cruise Reviews (305 of them) may help you decide.  First time cruisers seems to enjoy a ride on the Viking Sun.

Cruise Critic can be of help

Some River Cruise Basics for first timers offers reviews and news. One experienced senior traveler writes…”Having cruised Europe’s coastal ports — the Mediterranean, the Baltic, the British Isles — I felt like I’d earned a good birds-eye view and a tremendous perspective on the continent. I’d spent days in London, Paris, Athens and Helsinki and was lucky enough to revisit enchanting places, including Edinburgh, Istanbul, Lisbon and Barcelona.” It’s always nice to hear what others have to say about their experiences and highlights prior to joining any cruise. 8 Essential Reasons to Take a European River Cruise helps seniors to feel more comfortable with their river cruise choice.

European Rivers Cruises May Save Seniors 50%

Would you like to discover the splendor of Europe on a river cruise? Europe’s grand waterways take you to the heart of the continent’s magnificent cities, and to vineyard-lined valleys and medieval castles. Since 1984, Vacations To Go has helped more than two million travelers see the world.

If you love those river cruise videos like I do, here are a couple more. Of course they are out to sell you on their particular cruise, but that’s okay, just enjoy the scenic wonders that they offer. Scenic Tours has a couple that are fun to watch.  Now sail up the Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg.

I leave you with a video called “Life on board a river cruise vessel” that runs for 16 minutes. It provides a nice overview of what you might expect when you river cruise in Europe. So plan on getting spoiled perhaps even board the River Princess. Do enjoy your river cruise whichever river you choose to navigate.  jeb

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