European river cruises are gaining in popularity and cruise lines everywhere are hustling to get their ships included in this luxurious industry. River cruises allow travelers to explore numerous cities in one trip without having to worry about making their own transportation plans such as luggage shipping. Everything is taken care of for you, so you can just relax and enjoy the trip. Doesn’t that sound amazing? We think so!
When taking a Europe river cruise, you can also choose from endless itineraries that will let you explore the best cities in European countries. For example, you can travel from Paris to Bordeaux, Avignon to Lyon, Basel to Amsterdam, Lisbon to Madrid, Vienna to Prague…the list goes on.
Although ocean cruises and river cruises have a few similarities, there are also many differences (besides the most notable difference being the size of the ships). For example, on a river cruise, the shoreline is always changing and there are plenty of scenic landscapes you will pass by every day.
Along with these differences, here are a few other tips and tricks you should know for your next European river cruise.