Cruises are easy on the wallet because the fares typically include almost everything you'll need for an amazing vacation like accommodations, food & beverage, entertainment and transportation between destinations. Often starting at under $100 per person/per night, cruises are significantly cheaper than what you would spend on land for a hotel, dinner and a show. Kids can even sail free or at discounted pricing when sharing a cabin with adults.
If it is luxury you are after, upscale cruise lines are the way to go. Both luxury sea and river cruises offer additional inclusive benefits like alcoholic beverages, onshore tours/excursions, onboard spending credit, gratuities and even flights bundled into the price.
On a cruise, you only have to unpack your luggage one time. The cruise is essentially a floating hotel that takes you from destination to destination. There is no worrying about extra flights, train or ferry schedules. There is no lugging your suitcase along the streets. Visit multiple countries in one seamless trip.
Why choose a river cruise over a traditional ocean-bound voyage? A more intimate experience!
River cruise ships are often boutique and custom built, boasting state-of-the-art facilities without all the fanfare that is common with ocean liners. Ships vary in size from 50-200 guests, in styles to match all travel personalities. River cruising is generally adults-only but some ships may cater to families.
Visit iconic waterways like the Rhine, Rhône, Seine, or Danube. Cruise Egypt's Nile River, the mighty Mississippi or China's Yangtze.