For the traveler who is seeking a truly luxurious vacation, a European River Cruise is the way to go. You first fly to a chosen city in Europe then board your boat on one of the many wonderful rivers through Europe. The advantage of this type of cruise is that you can see many cities in a chosen region, never needing to pack and unpack. You will also be certain of your accommodation because the food is always excellent on these cruises.
These cruise boats offer elegant surroundings and the common areas are luxurious with rich woods, elegant fabrics and burned brasses. All have numerous decks for viewing the exquisite scenery.
These floating hotels cruise the mighty rivers of Europe and many of the cruise lines have special itineraries depending on the time of year. There are arts and music cruises, wine tasting cruises that will take you to some of the finest wineries and vineyards in Europe's wine country. Watching the changing of the seasons from your deck can be a real treat. Some cruise lines include shore excursions in your ticket price. This is a real value when you compare the Euro versus the dollar.
Because there are so many companies in so many different countries that offer European River Cruises it is best to work with a travel agent who is familiar with the different itineraries. Different lines in different countries will offer different accommodation with different experiences.
When planning your next trip abroad you should consider a European River Cruise because the luxuries that you would have expected from anywhere in the world will be yours while you get to see the great cities of Europe.