I will admit, for almost 20 years now I have been a cruise junkie. Small ships, large ships, floating cities… you name it, Ill try it. (ok.. maybe not the whole cargo ship idea…)
I was really excited at the opportunity of doing a river cruise. This flavor of voyage has been on my radar for awhile and has taken off in popularity in the recent decade. The ships are like floating boutique hotels that work their way up inland waterways visiting the cities and towns that grew up near the waters edge. As a history buff, this is intriguing to me to see more of the local flair of a country.
I received my documents a few days ago and plan to dive in to till the tips and info as I wait for the laundry cycle and get prepped to start the all important packing process.
Day one starts soon from the city of lights – Paris. I’m looking forward to sharing the experice and if the connections are good, I may even try to periscope from various places along the way.
I did a Rhine cruise last summer and loved it! You are right in saying you get a great feel for the towns you pass through. And you always have something to look at while you are sunning yourself on the deck.
Oh cool! What cruise line? I am really loving diving into the details of river cruising!
Excited to follow your travels. We are doing the Central European cruise Prague to Paris with Avalon next year. I can’t wait!