After doing a Rhine River cruise, I can see why it is one of the most popular choices for travelers. It takes in everything – from the canal lined city of Amsterdam, the historical city of Cologne, the picturesque city of Rüdesheim, the imperial city of Speyer to one of my favorites which was the contrasting city of Strasbourg with its French and German culture.
Of course the many benefits of river cruising also factor in:
- unpack once
- docking near the heart of the cities & towns
- your ‘hotel’ cruises along the river while the mesmerizing scenery floats by
- the almost all inclusive value
- flexible sightseeing – you can go on the tours or off on your own
- fewer passengers onboard so can get to know fellow travelers
This list goes on and you will understand once you have taken a river cruise as you’ll be hooked and want to do them all and I haven’t even mentioned the food and wine yet!
We had wonderful meals onboard Ama Waterways and the wine flowed freely at lunch and dinner. They also have a 24 hour coffee/tea station in their lounge area so if you happen to be up at odd hours, could always find a nice hot cup of something plus various pieces of fruit and those darn good cookies that I kept saying I didn’t need.
The staff onboard were also very friendly and it didn’t take long after a day of touring off the ship to feel like you were coming home as you were welcomed back onboard.
I’ve made a short video of the trip, hope you enjoy and may it lure you to journey down the Rhine !