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6 Reasons Why a River Cruise Should Be Your Next Vacation

Budapest River Cruise

River cruising has quickly become a top choice for the savvy traveler. If you are considering voyaging out on this type of trip, we’ve rounded up six reasons below why we think a river cruise should be your next vacation.

Your Exploration Begins Immediately

For thousands of years, these rivers have served as paths for transporting people and goods as they flow through the hearts of several cities. While you’re on a river cruise, the discovery of the region begins as soon as your ship sets off. Plus, once your ship ties up at a river bank, you are only minutes away from truly taking advantage of everything that the destination has to offer.  

Your Hotel Comes with You

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘it’s about your journey not the destination?’ But who really enjoys the effort to move from hotel to hotel? On a river cruise, you don’t have to! You unpack once, then your floating, luxurious boutique hotel takes you from one location to the next. Not to mention your view is constantly changing and guaranteed to be filled with amazing picturesque views.

The Ships are Small, yet Spacious

River vessels are small ships with fewer than 175 passengers, which creates the perfect feeling of onboard intimacy. This means that staff is attentive to you, and the public areas are spacious and uncrowded. And forget about lines, when you head off the boat – it’s simply a matter of walking a couple feet off the ship. You also have plenty of opportunity to get to know other guests on a River Cruise- people who enjoy vacationing the way you do. Or, you can take advantage of the small setting for some “me time” in a quiet corner of the ship or in your generously-sized cabin.

The Food is Outstanding

While on board, indulge in world-class dining. Food is a major focus on these ships – you can expect locally-sourced ingredients and dishes inspired by the destinations that you are visiting. Pair these with a craft beer or a glass of locally-produced wine for an elegant and delicious meal. Each ship offers multiple dining venues, all featuring superb culinary creations and an ever-changing view of the river and its banks.

The Service is Impeccable

With crews almost as large as the number of passengers onboard, you can expect to have all of your needs met with ease. The friendly, professional crew want your experience to be flawless and unforgettable as possible. 

You’ll Receive Great Value

River cruises offer tremendous value due to the fact that so much is included in your fare. Accommodations, meals, onshore excursions, port charges, airport transfers, and gratuities will all be included in your prepaid fare. No need to keep reaching for your wallet!

Quest Travel Adventures is the perfect choice for the sophisticated traveler. We have 10 years of experience in providing personalized and attentive service. From France to Germany, to Portugal and Vietnam, our river crises will take you around the world.

Here’s some of our most popular river cruises:

Black Sea Explorer

Delightful Douro

Gems of the Danube

Jewels of Europe


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