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River Cruising: The Ultimate Group Vacation

River cruises redefine small-group luxury travel

Empty Nesters!

We’re all about elevating your travel experiences with a dash of luxury and connections, and what better way to do it than with a River Cruise: The Ultimate Group Vacation!

Imagine this: You and your closest friends and family cruising down scenic rivers, soaking up the elegance and charm that only a small group experience can offer. By the time you’ve settled in for that first dinner, you’re not just on a trip but part of an intimate journey where connections are made effortlessly.

It’s not just about the destination; it’s about the shared moments, the camaraderie, and the high-end experience that comes with cruising in style. It’s the kind of travel that leaves you with not just memories but with new friends and a deeper connection to the places you visit.

Meet Sue, your dedicated travel designer and river cruise specialist. Sue is not just an expert in river cruising; she’s a passionate explorer who thrives on customizing your vacation to match your desires. Every cruise under Sue’s guidance is a unique masterpiece, reflecting your group’s specific interests and preferences.

There’s so much to love about River Cruising: The Ultimate Group Vacation!

River cruising is about forming unforgettable memories, forging new friendships, and savoring the journey in a luxurious and relaxed manner. Are you ready to embark on a river cruise adventure that will create memories to last a lifetime?

River Cruising: The Ultimate Group Vacation.  Beautiful small village along the river.

Intimate Experience

Feel at home on smaller, luxurious ships where the dedicated crew pampers you with personal attention.

Unpack Once

Your floating hotel moves with you, eliminating the need to repack as you explore captivating destinations.

Destination Immersion

Dock in the heart of cities and towns, offering the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Culinary Adventures

Savor local specialties and indulge in regional cuisine, enhancing your cultural experience.

Social and Friendly

River cruises encourage camaraderie, making it effortless to create lasting friendships with fellow travelers and the outstanding onboard staff.

Scenic Beauty

The ever-changing riverbank scenery is a breathtaking backdrop to your journey.

Inclusive Excursions

Many river cruise lines include a variety of guided shore excursions, ensuring your exploration is hassle-free.

Which River Cruise Will You Choose?

While Europe is the classic destination for river cruising, enchanting rivers can be found across the globe, each offering a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Go beyond Europe!

The Nile

Unearth the mysteries of Ancient Egypt, from ancient temples to the iconic pyramids.

The Mekong

Immerse yourself with unique adventures in Vietnam and Cambodia.

The Moselle

Meander through charming medieval towns and taste exquisite Riesling wines.

The Rhone

Embark on a gastronomic journey through France, discovering world-renowned vineyards.

The Seine

Experience a romantic voyage through French history and art.

The Danube

Explore captivating villages, taste exquisite wines and discover imperial palaces.

The Rhine

Admire fairytale castles, wander through vineyard-clad landscapes, and explore picturesque towns.

The Amazon

Immerse yourself in the world’s largest rainforest.

The Columbia and Snake Rivers

Explore the picturesque landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

The Mississippi

Delve into the heartland of America and experiences the essence of the Deep South.

A Day in the Life of a

River Cruiser

Imagine waking up in your comfortable cabin with a stunning river view. Your day unfolds with countless possibilities:

  • Enjoy a latte from the ship’s coffee station.
  • Start your day with a stretching or yoga class for early risers.
  • Savor a hearty breakfast before guided tours tailored to your interests.
  • Witness the ship navigating locks, an engineering wonder.
  • Choose between onboard dining or local eateries for lunch.
  • Share your tour experiences with friends over a delightful meal.
River Cruising: The Ultimate Group Vacation.  Couple enjoying their day onboard a river cruise
River Cruising: The Ultimate Group Vacation.  Couple enjoying their day onboard a river cruise

A Day in the Life of a

River Cruiser

Imagine waking up in your comfortable cabin with a stunning river view. Your day unfolds with countless possibilities:

  • Enjoy a latte from the ship’s coffee station.
  • Start your day with a stretching or yoga class for early risers.
  • Savor a hearty breakfast before guided tours tailored to your interests.
  • Witness the ship navigating locks, an engineering wonder.
  • Choose between onboard dining or local eateries for lunch.
  • Share your tour experiences with friends over a delightful meal.
River Cruising: The Ultimate Group Vacation.  Budapest and the Danube river
  • Indulge in beer and wine during lunch and dinner, or opt for an all-inclusive cruise with cocktails available all day.
  • Engage in fitness classes, relax with a book, pamper yourself with a massage, or socialize at the onboard bar.
  • Active adventurers can enjoy bike rides or hikes to castles.
  • Join fellow cruisers for a pre-dinner drink and plan your next day’s adventures.
  • Enjoy gourmet dinners of local cuisine with wine pairings.
  • Enjoy local evening entertainment, striking a balance between elegance and camaraderie.
  • End your day lulled by the river’s gentle sway, filled with the promise of tomorrow’s adventure.
Sue Ball and Andy Ball walking in a Christmas Market in Budapest, Hungary with Andy's arm wrapped around a smiling Sue.

Discover your perfect pairing

Discover the river cruise that perfectly matches your wine tastes with our one-of-a-kind quiz.

Transitioning into the freedom of being an empty nester or stepping into the rewarding retirement phase opens new avenues for exploration and connection.

THE CHALLENGE…

The challenge lies in finding those special experiences that align with your interests and introduces you to like-minded individuals.

Our unique quiz bridges that gap, seamlessly matching your wine preferences with the ideal European river cruise.

 

IF WINE IS YOUR INTEREST…

THEN RIVER CRUISING IS THE PERFECT PAIRING

LUXURY RIVER CRUISE BRANDS WE PARTNER WITH

AmaWaterways River Cruises
Avalon Waterways - Active and Discovery River Cruises
Tauck River Cruises

Selecting the Perfect River Cruise Experience

Selecting the ideal river cruise is paramount to enhancing your vacation experience. It goes beyond choosing a river; factors like onboard amenities, dining options, and the overall ambiance significantly contribute to creating a memorable journey.

Our expert, Sue, is here to guide you through this decision-making process. With a deep understanding of each river cruise line’s unique offerings, Sue will work closely with you to align your preferences, destinations, and inclusions, ensuring your journey is tailored to perfection.

Consider Sue, your personal navigator in the world of river cruising. Whether you prioritize cultural immersion, gourmet experiences, or the camaraderie of a themed cruise, Sue will curate options that resonate with your vision. With her expertise, let’s not just choose a river; let’s select the ideal river cruise line that transforms your journey into an unforgettable adventure.

Themed Cruises for Like-Minded Groups

For a deeper connection with like-minded travelers, themed river cruises are the way to go. Dive deep into activities and experiences that resonate with your group, ensuring a rewarding and memorable journey. Choose from themes like hiking, wine appreciation, culinary adventures, and more!

Chartering a River Cruise Exclusively for your Group

Imagine having the entire ship to yourselves, tailored to your collective interests. Whether you’re a wine club, a church community, or a business, chartering the ship exclusively for your group guarantees an exceptional and unforgettable journey. It’s easier than you think, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. All it takes is a group of 150 to 170 friends and family.

Customizing Your River Cruise Experience

Enhance your journey with the art of personalization by extending your adventure with pre and post-cruise extensions to enchanting destinations. Dive into Lake Lucerne’s serenity, wander Prague’s historic streets, bask in the allure of the Red Sea, or marvel at the wonders of Machu Picchu—all seamlessly integrated into your river cruise experience.

Sue, our dedicated travel designer, is not just an expert in river cruising; she’s a passionate advocate for making your journey uniquely yours. Customization is more than a service for Sue; it’s her passion. With an unparalleled enthusiasm for tailoring every detail to match your group’s interests and desires, Sue elevates your adventure to new heights. When crafting a river cruise experience that reflects your preferences and aspirations, the sky is the limit.

Imagine your group exploring hidden gems in a postcard-perfect city, savoring local flavors in an off-the-beaten-path village, or simply basking in the breathtaking landscapes that extend beyond the riverbanks. Sue’s meticulous attention to detail ensures that every extension seamlessly integrates into your river cruise, creating a cohesive narrative that unfolds uniquely for your group.

Are you ready to embark on a journey where every moment is thoughtfully crafted and every destination is an extension of your group’s collective desires? Let’s turn your river cruise into a personalized masterpiece.