How to Pack for a River Cruise

Posted on July 19, 2016

As one of our specialties at Arpin Travel, we help our clients book exciting river cruise vacations all the time! These are some of our favorite trips because how often does any other travel agent in MA really get to it? When helping our customers prepare for their first cruise, we often have suggestions on how they should pack, but in case you didn’t book with us, here are some tips on how you should prepare for your adventure!

Research weather patterns. Depending on the length of your cruise, you could be trying to multiple countries with different kinds of weather. Look into average temperature highs and lows of the countries you will be traveling to during the months you will be there. This will give you a much better indication of what clothes you will be most comfortable in.Viking Cruises

Know your ship. River cruises are known to be on much smaller ships, so it’s essential to check what is available to you while you are traveling. Some ships require a formal dress code for specific dinners, and some might not have the same amenities you find on larger cruise ships, so don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Learn about the cities you will be in. One of the best parts about river cruises is that you will be reaching countries and cities you might not have ever been to otherwise! See what they offer you in terms of sightseeing and activities and plan according to those desired events.

Ask about your itinerary. As a member of a river cruise, there might be specific excursions included in your package that can range from museum visits to hiking trips. Asking about these activities can help you better prepare for your clothing options like running shoes or workout clothes!

If you’re thinking about contacting a travel agent in Massachusetts to help you plan your next exciting trip, Arpin Travel would love to tell you all about the river cruises we have been apart of in the past. With more questions, please call us today at (508) 883-1013.

Please call us directly at (508) 883-1013 to discuss your next travel plans.