River cruising is more and more popular around the world. More people decide to take this river cruise ships and to explore the world rivers. When you compare the long transatlantic or Caribbean cruise and river cruise people choose river cause is shorter and of course different than sea experience.
We made a list of Top 5 river cruising routes that will gave you some excellent experience.
Rhine River -6 countries in Europe
En route, the Rhine lives up to its Celtic name near Schaffhausen, when it plunges 75 feet down in a spectacular torrent known as the Rheinfall. Its waters are much calmer at Basel, where the river first becomes navigable (and where many cruise ships embark). From there, it wends its way on a journey of almost 870 miles to merge with the North Sea at Rotterdam, passing through six countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands) as it goes.
There are many legends surrounding this great river, the most famous being the tale of Lorelei, a beautiful maiden who drowned for love and became a mermaid. It’s said that her seductive song lures boatmen to their deaths and their vessels down to the riverbed. You’ll find her statue on a narrow strip of land jutting into the river between St. Goar and St. Goarshausen, about 16 miles from Rudesheim. This is the narrowest, deepest part of the Rhine and, therefore, the most difficult stretch to navigate (which is probably the source of the legend).
Danube river cruise -Met east and west of Europe
You will also experience delightful Salzburg, Dürnstein, Passau and Linz. And all along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s Rieslings to a saffron workshop.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who love history, art, architecture, music and exquisite food and wine will discover the best of both Eastern and Western Europe.
The Monarch Collection (select sailings)
Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage, including: being hosted at a private reception by a Habsburg princess at her castle; enjoying an exclusive concert, dinner and ballroom dancing at a Viennese palace; and going behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the Lipizzaner stallion.
Yangtze river cruise- China
With its mainstream and tributaries it runs through 18 provinces and cities and is regarded as dividing China roughly into north and south. From its source in the plateaus of the northern Tibetan highlands, it flows past the river cruise port of Chongqing, then through the plains of Jiangsu and Shanghai to the East China Sea. It is divided into three sections: the Upper Reaches (including the Three Gorges), the Middle Reaches, and the Lower Reaches.
The Three Gorges
Xiling Gorge is the longest, at 76km (47 miles), and winds through spectacular canyons. It stretches from the mouth of the Xiangxi River in the west to Nanjinguan Pass (Yiching City) in the east.
Wu Gorge, 40km (25 miles) long, is known as “witches gorge” because of its depth and twisting nature. It extends eastward from the mouth of the Daning River to the east of the walled city of Wushan, and includes the stunning Twelve Peaks – the most famous being Goddess Peak.
Qutang Gorge, known locally as “wind box gorge”, is 45km (28 miles) long and is lined with limestone. The river travels through a narrow sluice, which rises between sheer cliffs. The most dramatic of the three gorges, it is noted for its Meng Lian staircase, carved by a murdered Song Dynasty official’s bodyguard who was attempting to recover his master’s body from the depths of the cliff face.
The Three Lesser (or Small) Gorges
Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge, and Emerald Gorge are impressive, too, and often form part of the main cruise. They can also be reached by small vessels from Wushan.
Nile river cruise – Egypt
Enjoy a trip through the heart of Egypt. Take a cruise down the River Nile. There is no better way to see the incredible ruins of Ancient Egypt and modern life along the banks of the Nile, which has brought life to Egypt for millenia. We offer a variety of Nile cruises combined with holidays in Cairo or on the Red Sea coast.
Perfect route where you can enjoy in the ancient and modern time… So is one of the best things that you can experience in that part of the world.
Mississippi river cruise – USA
Relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way along the Mississippi River from New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN. As you visit 10 states in 22 days, experience life as it once was on the western frontier. Starting in Lower Mississippi, explore southern plantations, stately antebellum houses, and Civil War battlefields. In Memphis, known for Blues and barbeque, immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of the mid-South’s most vibrant cities. After cruising past the Gateway Arch Riverfront in St. Louis, journey to Hannibal, the hometown of the famous author Mark Twain, where the characters of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher come to life. Traveling up the river, learn about the indigenous people of Davenport and get close up views of bald eagle nests, beaver lodges, and great blue herons on an eco-tour in La Crosse.