Debunking The Top Myths About River Cruises
Myth #1. River cruises are only for old people. Truth: more younger people and families are discovering the joys of river cruises. Shorter and Active Discovery cruises attract younger travelers.
Myth #2. River cruises are not for active travelers. Truth: Avalon Waterways offers ACTIVE DISCOVERY cruises which provide more energetic and in-depth tour choices. These may include hiking, kayaking, bicycling, cooking classes, and wine and cheese tastings.
Myth #3. River cruises are boring. Truth: river cruisers fully experience each destination with expanded excursion choices in ports and with lectures, demonstrations and local musical entertainment onboard. The varied scenery along the rivers is more interesting than on most ocean cruises. You will enjoy meeting and swapping travel stories with like-minded travelers.
Myth #4. River cruises are expensive. Truth: river cruises offer a more inclusive experience so more is included in the initial price. The luxurious five-star accommodations, meals with complimentary beer and wine for lunch and dinner and tours in each destination are included. There are very few optional expense items. River cruises offer an excellent value compared to other travel options.
Myth #5. River cruises are only in Europe. Truth: while river cruises are well known in Europe, they are also offered in Asia, India, and Africa and represent some of the best ways to visit these regions.
Myth #6. The food on river cruises is subpar. Truth: Dining has been a singular focus for river cruises. Avalon Waterways offers a variety of dining venues plus a focus on fresh local foods prepared by celebrity chefs including vegetarian and healthy menu items. Travelers have been amazed by the quality, freshness and variety offered on river cruises. Avalon will even prepare you a picnic lunch!
Myth #7. River cruises are too dependent on water levels. Truth: the water levels can vary due to weather and may impact river cruise itineraries. The good news is that cruise lines like Avalon Waterways anticipate these situations and provide solutions including ship swaps with identical ships at almost no inconvenience to the guests.
Myth #8. I will get seasick. Truth: river cruises are very stable and there is no rocking motion that will cause motion sickness.
Bottom line: Avalon Waterways river cruises are the most sophisticated, cost-effective, and inclusive choices for active and independent travelers. UNIGLOBE Travel Partners Pacific NW is an award-winning, locally owned and operated full-service travel management company with an experienced and well-traveled team of advisors.
Call us now to save up to $1500 per couple on select Active and Discovery sailings by Avalon Waterways.
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15150 SW Bangy Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035