For those who prefer the slower-paced and exclusive experience offered by river cruise ships, the reviews are in.
CruiseCompete has reviews from thousands of cruise travelers who provide insight into cruise lines, ships, amenities, service, dining and the destinations the cruise lines visit. This information is particularly helpful to cruise consumers when choosing their next river cruise vacation. Read the actual ship reviews on CruiseCompete.
CruiseCompete has tabulated the ratings and the top seven river ships from January to June 2015 are:
1. AmaWaterways, AmaLotus
2. Scenic Cruises, Scenic Ruby
3. Viking River Cruises, Viking Aegir
4. AmaWaterways, AmaPrima
5. Scenic Cruises, Scenic Crystal
6. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, River Duchess
7. Avalon Waterways, Avalon Expression
Which are the most popular ports? Read port reviews here.
River cruises are extremely popular and create lasting memories because of the personalized experience they provide with exclusive access and cultural encounters along famous rivers. A river cruise can port directly in the center of places like Rome, Italy, and Budapest, Hungary. On a river cruise, meander through the countryside and the hearts of cities, getting an intimate view.
Since river cruises carry fewer passengers, the ships are able to procure local ingredients for meals, including wines, produce, meats and spices. This translates to culturally authentic food and drink, plus local entertainers and lecturers from the area can easily visit the ship and often do.
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