Floating along the rivers of Europe gives you a superb view of the passing countryside as you unwind aboard a modern, well equipped river boat. One thing all river boats have in common – you just have to unpack once then enjoy every day of your European vacation.
Life On Board
Today’s river boats offer levels of luxury rivalling that of cruise ships. Think of these smaller vessels as floating boutique hotels. The interiors have grace and style while the food and service is outstanding. You’ll be pampered as you sail serenely through Central Europe seeing all the highlights along the way.
Here are some important features of these beautiful vessels:
•Variety of public rooms: a restaurant, lounge for scenic viewing, bar, open deck space with deck chairs and a canopy for shade, gift shop, hair dresser and on some, a whirlpool, fitness centre, spa and swimming pool.
•Staterooms are well appointed and designed for your comfort. They are usually outside with a picture window. Many of the new boats feature cabins with French doors and balcony for an even better view. Hotel beds with high quality linens and flat screen TVs are becoming the norm.
•Meals are open seating and the food is a highlight of the cruise. In Europe, breakfast and lunch tends to be buffet-style while dinner is a-la-carte, served in one seating at about 7 p.m. There’s lots of choice and food is well prepared. Complimentary wine is offered with dinner on most lines.
•Onboard port talks focus on your ports of call.
•Evening entertainment consists of a piano bar, or small ensemble in the lounge. Local entertainers may be brought on board to display the regional music and dance.
•Service on board has a reputation of being prompt, attentive and friendly.
•The overall cruise experience is well organized by the cruise/tour director.
•Additional amenities like Internet service, laundry facilities and an elevator will vary from ship to ship.
Interested in cruising? Talk to Deborah, our Cruise Specialist, today at 1.800.800.7252.