Cruises have been immensely popular for many years, they give tourists the chance to take in many different nations and destinations in a single trip whilst enjoying life on the water as they travel. The only downside with most sea cruises however are that there is little to take in around you as you sail the seas and for that reason, river cruises are beginning to gain much more popularity.
A river cruise allows you to get the benefits of multiple destinations with the added bonus of witnessing outstanding scenery and the very best of nature, as you travel. If you like the idea of this type of cruise then we have put together a list of some of the rivers around the World where you can enjoy an amazing river cruise experience.
For those looking to see the very best of Europe, a cruise down the vast River Danube will provide you with exactly what you are looking for. The Danube flows through no less than 10 European nations and takes in cities such as Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade as it flows from the mouth of the Black Sea in Germany up to the European Watershed that meets the Atlantic Ocean. With so many countries and classic European cities packed into such a short space, a cruise on the Danube will be a unforgettable experience.
At a huge 4,100 miles, the River Nile is the longest river in the World and taking a cruise here can introduce you to some incredible sights. Whilst the river does flow through many African countries, the most popular destination for a cruise will be through the Egyptian section of the river. Such is the location of the Nile you will be able to see Egypt’s most famous attractions such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Luxor, all just a short journey from the river.
For those of you with a real thirst for adventure, a cruise down the River Amazon is where you should be headed. This gargantuan river is actually the largest when measured by amount of water discharged and a cruise down it will offer some of the most breathtaking scenery that you’ll find anywhere in the World. The Amazon rainforest surrounds the entire basin of the river and offers plenty of adventure for tourists who are cruising through.
Wildlife lovers will be in heaven with the thousands of species, many rare, that you will see as you coast downstream. An Amazon cruise will take you to a whole new world, you will be completely off the grid and have the opportunity to reconnect with nature as you sail through the very heart of South America. The River flows through Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Guyana and if you wish to see the best of these countries then you can do exactly that from the comfort of your cruise-ship.
If you are up for a river cruise then here is a little more information about some of the World’s rivers and some of the best destinations for you to take a vacation this coming year.