River cruises have dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years and in response to this surge in interest, the cruises themselves have been fine-tuned in order to provide holidaymakers with an even more incredible experience. Travel operators competing with one another for your attention can only be good news for you, the customer!
These cruises are a great way to discover parts of countries that would be otherwise inaccessible, as well as a unique way to take in fascinating, historical cities. There is an enormous range of destinations on offer and you can expect to be pampered as you sail along.
A favourite river cruise is along the romantic Danube in eastern Europe, inevitably taking in the sights of Vienna and Budapest. A number of our travel partners offer cruises along the Danube, including Titan Tours, Kuoni, Bales Worldwide, Cosmos and Travelsphere. Each has its own itinerary and focus. Music lovers can even take a jazz-themed cruise along this route of rich musical heritage.
More international cruises are also popular, for instance those along the Nile, Rhine, Ganges and Douro in Portugal. The AMAwaterways company will take you to Africa and along the Mekong to visit the riverbanks of Vietnam and Cambodia, while Uniworld will take you to Russia and China as well. Uniworld is a tour operator that prides itself on its five-star boutique ship. It’s certainly provides an extreme luxury option!
Hurtigruten offers the incredible experience of seeing the Northern Lights over the Arctic Circle, with cruises along the coastlines of Norway and Greenland. However, it’s probably Viking River Cruises that is the big name in river cruising and customers can expect an unparalleled experience. Viking provide cruises on rivers all over the world including Thailand.
To find out more about where the river cruises of our various tour operators travel to and from, as well as how much sun you can hope to soak up on the deck, please give our team at Aspen Travel a call.
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