Why You Should Book A River Cruise

The best part about a river cruise is that you spend less time getting there and more time being there, all while traveling with the amenities of a modern hotel. There are surely more benefits to river cruises, just a few of them highlighted here.

Go where other boats cannot. If you’re the type of traveler that wants to get right into the heart of the city, a river cruise is perfect for you. There isn’t a need to plan what you’ll do on sea days as there won’t be any. You’re in port every day, sometimes visiting one or two cities before the sun goes down.

You’ll get there more quickly. There are no long lines at the port, since you’re getting off in the middle of the city.Danube Symphony This means more time exploring what you really want to see, like the Eiffel Tower and the beaches of Normandy.

There is always a view. Look outside your cabin window and you will see the magnificent world
passing by. You’ll wake up to the refreshing view of rolling countryside and fall asleep while cruising by the most intricate cathedrals in the world’s most visited cities.

Cities are the main attraction, not the ship. Even though the interior of your river cruise boat will be immaculate, this is not a main attraction, like on many ocean cruises. Instead, think of your little cruise boat as a vehicle to get you to the most beautiful and magical cities in the world, like PragueNurembergVienna and Budapest while on the Legendary Danube river cruise.

nuremberg germanyMost excursions are all-inclusive. There is no need to stress over what off-shore excursion to choose from, because they are already planned for you! Make sure to bring walking shoes, because you’ll most likely be doing a lot of that.

You’re always within eyesight of shore.  There is no need to worry about waves. You will easily pass through the heart of Europe– gazing at the most beautiful villages, vineyards and castles of France, Germany and the Czech Republic.


And finally, there is one reason why you need to book right now.

Risk-free bookings. Until February 29, when you book a 2016 river cruise with Viking River Cruises, you are allowed to cancel up until the day of departure. Talk about worry-free traveling! Booking one of these cruises with one of our agents will give you total peace of mind. Check with an agent for full promotional details.


If you’re interested in a river cruise through Europe, Asia, Egypt or South America, please contact one of our experienced agents today. Special booking prices for many of our Select Group Vacation cruises are ending soon so you better act fast, especially if you want risk-free booking from Viking River Cruises!

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