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A Day in the Life Onboard a River Cruise

Updated: Jul 10

River cruising is largely centered around the destinations you'll be visiting but the fun does not stop while you're on board the ship! When you’re not touring a destination, you’ll be enjoying the many amenities offered on the ship, as well as breathtaking views from the Sun Deck. With a smaller number of passengers on board, you’ll have more time to enjoy the amenities in a more personal way.


Here's what a typical day on a River Cruise looks like! All cruises offer the below amenities for you to take advantage of throughout the day.


Fitness Center & Classes

Each ship offers a fitness center to help you stay active between excursions. And if the treadmill isn’t your preference, there is also a professionally trained Wellness Host offering daily classes. Start your day with a yoga session on the Sun Deck, a spin class on the back of the ship, or a light stretch class, and set the tone for a relaxing day.




Top-Notch Meals

Enjoy coffee and the breakfast buffet each morning, light lunches and refreshments throughout the day and exquisite meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients for dinner. Need more convincing? Unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks are also offered with each meal.


Salon & Spa

No vacation is complete without a bit of pampering. The spa onboard offers massages throughout the day so you can relax on your own schedule. With fewer guests onboard you won’t have to fight for an appointment. Feel like going out for the evening while we’re in port? Let the stylists at the salon give you a new look or simply help you look and feel your best before heading out.



Deck Pool

You may not choose a tropical cruise, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relax and enjoy the sun on the top deck! All ships have a heated pool (some with a swim-up bar for optimal enjoyment) or a jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing any tired muscles while cruising past the graceful, castle-filled countryside of Europe.


Feel free to come back out when the sun goes down. As you cruise past larger cities, the views of bridges full of lights or cathedrals lit up under the stars are extraordinary.

Excursions

Regardless of which cruise itinerary you choose, you’ll have a variety of excursions to choose from. The activity level varies to suit your preference for the day and bikes are available on the ship for you to take into town. There is even a tour option for “late risers” if you’d like to take advantage of your lush bed and catch a few extra zzzs.



During some stops, you may prefer a mild hike; on others, wine tasting or touring a Kölsch brewpub. Alternatively, you may wish to take on some free time with your group and explore the city. Some of our clients’ favorite days are strolling through the cobblestone streets of obscure cities, feeling out the local culture.


To read more about the countries you'll be visiting during your river cruise, check out these articles:


We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about river cruising and get your end-to-end travel confirmed, you can contact us here. All you need to decide is when you want to go and who you’d like to travel with! Plus, when booking with us you'll receive our VIP benefits not available when booking anywhere else!

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