Cruises Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Scenic cruise advice
  2. 2 Trip Report UNIWORLD River Boat Cruise on the Danube, Budapest to Prague
  3. 3 Viking consumer beware
  4. 4 Need help European Cruise -viking Ocean Cruise Barcelona to Rome
  5. 5 Small Ship Alaska
  6. 6 Trip Report Antarctica Quark Expedition Travel Report
  7. 7 Pre-cruise hotel
  8. 8 Amadeus river cruise
  9. 9 Trip Report The Baltic - When itinerary means everything
  10. 10 There IS a difference between a travel and cruise agent..
  11. 11 Trip Report We finally made up our minds...
  12. 12 Touring on your own with Viking River Cruise
  13. 13 Mediterranean cruise- first week of May?
  14. 14 Viking Ocean Cruise
  15. 15 Best Place to Purchase Cruises
  16. 16 Caribbean Update
  17. 17 Trying to decide to cruise to Port of Call Key West
  18. 18 Trip Report A Transatlantic including Boston/NYC/Bermuda/Nassau and Miami
  19. 19 One way cruise to Europe from FL
  20. 20 Regent Seven Seas Cruise?
  21. 21 Windstar Sea Breeze
  22. 22 river cruises what do you love
  23. 23 Trip Report Rhine River Cruise with AMAwaterways
  24. 24 NYC Tour before cruise
  25. 25 UNIWORLD River Beatrice Budapest to Prague
View next 25 » Back to the top

Things to consider about a river cruise??

Jump to last reply

A cousin and I are considering a European river cruise for 2015 or 2016. I have only done a brief Caribbean cruise so have no real experience. She has never done a cruise.

I have used Gate 1 for air and land only reservations and have been happy with their service, but no experience with any of the others offering river cruises.

I think my biggest concern is that I don't want to just float by interesting sights, I want to get out and see them, spend time in the cities, shop, explore, etc. I'm having a hard time figuring out how much of these things we'd get to do. I might enjoy the boat and relaxing a bit, but I would not be happy if most of the daytime was spent looking out a window.

I've read some discussions about cabin location and amenities, and know for sure I would want an outside cabin with a decent window that would open. Other than that, I have no idea what the cabin would be like or what would be a good location.

All advice is welcome, as we're basically starting from almost zero experience with this. We have not even settled on what route we'd prefer, but we do think 8 days is about the limit of being on a boat. We would add a day or two on one end, possibly both ends, to see more of the departure or arrival city, or both.

Thanks!

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement