They offer a friendly and secure environment with most days taken up with shore excursions as well as some free time. Most meals are included and people tend to sit at the same table throughout the trip ensuring you get to know your fellow travellers. River cruise holidays provide incredible value for money because so much is included in the price.
All cruises either include all excursions (Nile cruises) or offer the flexibility of optional excursions. The European river cruises have the flexibility of optional excursions meaning you can opt in or out of as many excursions as you wish. Snorkelling excursions on the daily itinerary are included in the Maldives and there are 3 guided island visits included with the 7 night Seychelles island hopping cruise. Croatia cruises offer a great balance of included activities and free time.
Cruises are either on a Half Board basis (breakfast and lunch), a Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner are included) or All Inclusive (all meals along with a drinks package). Cruises on a Half Board basis are only available on our stunning Dalmatian coast cruises on small yacht-style ships. Whichever cruise you choose, everyone on board the cruise will take their meals together in one sitting which makes for a naturally social environment.
A river cruise experience is a great way to meet other nationalities which tend to be fellow UK travellers, European nationalities and Australians, New Zealanders and Americans. The generally smaller number of people on board a cruise lends itself to a naturally friendly environment.
Some of our river cruise partners either offer low single supplements on some dates and some cruises.