River cruise, a captivating way of exploration

Wednesday 07th February 2024 09:39 EST

River cruising offers a serene and captivating mode of travel, allowing you to unwind while taking in the dynamic landscapes along waterways. Rivers trace back to the origins of civilisation, serving as vital trade routes and giving rise to some of the world's most vibrant cities.

From renowned destinations like Paris, Amsterdam, and Budapest to charming hamlets waiting to be explored, rivers offer seamless access to a diverse array of experiences. Whether you're drawn to cosmopolitan hubs such as Berlin, Lisbon, Prague, Vienna, Moscow, Cairo, or Beijing, a river cruise promises easy exploration of these captivating destinations. Choosing a river cruise offers a delightful blend of relaxation, cultural exploration and scenic beauty.

VIVA Cruise is a river cruise that offers guests remarkable river cruises across Europe’s most popular destinations – with a laid-back atmosphere and high-quality food and wine. The operator was the first in Europe to offer cruises all year round. A VIVA spokesperson told Asian Voice that river cruises, including VIVA, offer a variety of dining options on board, afternoon and evening entertainment (including high-tea and music performances) and a diverse offering of shore excursions – from fun sightseeing tours to cooking classes. Some ships also have a spa and wellness area and a gym for those who want to take care of themselves while on board.

About the best time for enjoying these cruises, the spokesperson said, “ Any time of the year is great to enjoy a river cruise – and there are river cruises for every occasion.” Themed cruises including wellness itineraries and shorter city trips are also available. 

Other popular cruise types include river cruises, party cruises, ocean cruises, expedition cruises, luxury cruises, etc.

VIVA Cruises offers pleasant cruises on Europe’s greatest rivers, including the Danube, Elbe, Moselle, Rhine, Rhône and Seine – and on the Douro from 2025. The Danube is always a very popular choice for many travellers, who can visit beautiful cities including Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

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