Many travelers have traversed the globe on ocean vessels to the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and other ports worldwide. For those looking for a new and unique vacation one should consider taking a river cruise. River cruises are offered throughout the world including Europe, Russia, China and Egypt. The experience of a river cruise is like no other. These special voyages allow guests to become immersed in the area they are visiting. Here are five reasons why river cruising is a great vacation choice for both the new and experienced adventurer alike.
If all you want for Christmas is a relaxed vacation and pampering, Avalon Waterways is offering a variety of its popular Christmas Market Cruiseswhich will transport you to a holiday experience unsurpassed by any other. Journey on a luxury ship along some of Europe’s most storied regions as you are gratified from the moment you step aboard.
Crystal River Cruises in combination with Europe’s waterways, is the perfect luxury vacation. Now is the optimal time to indulge yourself, as the new Crystal River Cruises’ debuted its 158-guest all-suite Crystal Mozart in Vienna on July 11, 2016.
Boasting her title as the largest river ship in Europe, she will take you in high-style and comfort along the storied Danube River as you enjoy the special all-inclusive, all-exclusive “Crystal Experience.”
Cruise along legendary rivers of the world on the contemporary and inviting ships of Avalon Waterways designed for comfort and enjoyment. Guests will be made to feel at home the moment they step aboard and experience acclaimed personalized service of the English-speaking staff.
Another early start to the day began with breakfast and a tender ride to Sa Dec. Sa Dec is a small river port and an agricultural trading center. We walked through the market which was filled with a variety of fresh vegetables and numerous types of fish. The fish were still swimming and very much alive. We then walked to a house known as The Lover’s House.
On our arrival into Vietnam we were met by individual rickshaws in the village of Tan Chau. Rickshaws are two wheeled vehicles pulled by an rickshaw driver pedaling an attached bicycle. We each had individual rickshaws and our rickshaw drivers took us through the village where we could get a glimpse of the local life. Tan Chau is well known for its silk production and particularly for its high quality black silk. We stopped at a traditional silk factory and got to see how they weave the silk.
After so many days traveling we were able to relax and enjoy the AMA Lotus as we sailed down the Mekong River en route to Vietnam. The AMA Lotus carries about 124 guests with a total of 62 staterooms. We had the opportunity to upgrade from a standard cabin to a junior suite. While the standard cabins (226 square feet) are quite nice, the junior suites (290 square feet) are much roomier.