Arpin Travel Services couldn’t be more thrilled to have clients call us and ask questions about river cruise vacations, because it means that the rest of the world is catching up with what we have been excited about for so long. As these services grow in popularity, you might hear rumors that could deter you from wanting to invest. Here are a few we hear most frequently, and what we have to say about them.
They’re far too expensive
Booking a river cruise isn’t a low-cost decision, we would never lie about that. Though the up-front costs for a river cruise are usually more costly than a traditional cruise ship, it can end up being just as expensive overall. Many river cruises provide some incentives that you will not find on a regular cruise, such as drinks, dining, land excursions, and more.
There isn’t enough to do on the ship
It is true that river cruise ships are significantly smaller than ocean cruise ships, and don’t have the room for the extensive amenities. However, there is so much more to see than a pool deck! River cruises usually make at least one port stop a day, offering tours and other expeditions you can take. Of course, you can decide to venture off alone.
They usually only host older couples
There is a lot of incentive to river cruises for older couples, like the ability to travel to multiple places without the need to physically move from hotel to hotel. Though that might be the case, river cruises offer a majority of walking tours and port visits, which are ideal for any active person or families wanting to spend time visiting and learning about foreign places.
You’ll only find river cruises in Europe
It is true that river cruises are popular in Europe because they allow you to visit many countries in a short trip, but they exist nearly everywhere! Arpin has helped customers book river cruises in the U.S., Russia, Africa, and a variety of other countries. The best way to find out where river cruises exist is to contact the professionals that know best.
Arpin is a travel agent in MA that has been debunking myths about unique and standard vacations for years, and we would love to talk to you about all the fun you can have on a river cruise. If you have more questions about our services or vacations, please contact us today by calling (508) 883-1013.