River cruising offers an intimate atmosphere as you take to the waterways of the world. Get closer to the spectacular cityscapes, and cruise through canals and rivers that are impossible for the larger ships to sail. With comfortable accommodations, excellent meals, and the convenience of a floating hotel, a river cruise is a practical and enjoyable way to explore fascinating destinations throughout the world.
Conde Naste Traveler (Wendy Perrin Aug. 2012) says: River cruising has become the fastest-growing segment of the cruise industry, especially among American baby boomers. Condé Nast Traveler readers are fans too: They rate river ships more highly than they do seagoing ones, citing better itineraries, shore excursions, service, facilities, and design—although they still prefer the cabins and food on traditional cruise ships. That could change soon, however, with river-ship builders pouring billions of dollars into enlarging cabins, adding balconies, and introducing epicurean and outdoor dining venues. [click here to read the full article]