River cruises are one-of-a-kind holidays. Because they move at a relatively slow rate you can really see and enjoy all the breathtaking views, and the amenities they offer on board will make you feel special. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, youâ€™ll find a variety of enriching activities, included excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed indulgence. All with the benefits of having to unpack solely once allowing you to settle in for relaxing cruising. Re-trace the age-old trade routes of these important rivers, while also stopping to explore many sophisticated cities along the way. The experience is both immersive and relaxing as you travel past beautiful landscapes on rivers such as the Rhine, Douro, Volga, Seine, and Danube. Travelers have the chance to become well-acquainted with the lifestyle, art and history of their destination cities. Guests who decide to go on excursions or walk around on their own will have lots of time to get familiar with local cultures. In addition to guided excursions, travelers can roam freely around local stops or setup optional shore outings. There is no lack of interesting outings to do at each port, from discovering local historic attractions to visiting museums to attending live performances of music or dance. These vessels are also filled with built in comforts. All of the staterooms come with a TV, a safe for your important possessions, and a mini refrigerator, as well as a private bathroom and in-room temperature control. Based on your requirements and how many individuals are traveling with you, rooms can range from 150 to 600 square feet. The employees on board is available to cater to passengers, and the service will be exemplary. Whatâ€™s more, all the ships have wonderful places to eat, lounges and for more passport bars, as well as Wi-Fi, and often also have their own libraries, specialty shops, pools, and sun decks for your onboard relaxation. Some of the larger ships even feature a library where you can choose a good book to read and outdoor pools with decks overlooking the vistas. At any time of the year you decide to take a trip, rest assured that each location will have fascinating cultural experiences for you to see. Outdoor events and attractions will be more common in the warmer seasons of spring and summer. Cooler weather in the fall could mean youâ€™ll run into fewer tourists in the streets of cities and ports you visit, which will allow you to take your time and get a closer look at sites that interest you without feeling rushed or crowded. The winter season is a joy for individuals who like the enchanting Christmas markets found in many parts of the world, as well as other local holiday customs. River cruises are optimal for people hoping to travel in comfort and relaxation while seeing many different areas. First-time cruise passengers will appreciate how effortless traveling is on a river cruise and not have to stress much about becoming seasick. Additionally, the focus on cultural exploration of locations means river cruises are ideal for those with a curiosity for art and history, or a general interest in travel. Each river comes with its individual history, landscape, and cultural influences. So letâ€™s sail!