To keep a thousand family members occupied for a week on the open seas you NEED swimming pools, a gym, theatre productions, kids' entertainment and multiple dining options; the ship itself has to be the destination, but that’s not the case when you’re cruising a river.
When you’re navigating through a country, as opposed to around it, the constantly changing destination provides its own entertainment. Every day the captain hits "pause" so you can jump ashore (literally, no terminals here!) and enjoy another immersive experience.
This means the ships and their crew have only one responsibility; making sure that your every need is catered for when you’re on board. That's priceless, and just one reason why we LOVE river cruising, but if that isn’t enough here are four more to whet your appetite before we reveal some of this week’s “Plan A Cruise Month” specials from Holiday World.
Enjoy your weekend, Narelle
#1: The Service
Fewer passengers onboard means no queues and far more attentive, personal service. If you ask for Champagne with your breakfast on Day 1 you can bet it’ll be offered to you on Day 2.
#2: The Destinations
Want to explore? There will be a local guide, who knows the area inside out and back to front, who will show you where to go and what to see. You'll never waste a moment wondering. That's Dale, me and Mike, taking the a few shots of the scenery during an Olive Farm visit in France.
#3: The Local Touch
That local touch can't be beaten... Fresh produce comes on board every day, so as you pass through different areas you’ll find the cuisine – and the wine – changing to reflect those unique characteristics and there's always time for a coffee and a pastry.
#4: The Serenity
Smooth sailing serenity. River boats move along in near silence, and with no swell/waves to speak of you’ll hardly know you’re moving. With only a few like-minded guests you won’t find it hard to relax and take in the spectacular views enroute. This is Cochem; a traveller's favourite on Moselle River.
Are YOU Ready To River?
River cruising’s popularity has grown quickly in recent years, and to meet that demand we’re now seeing new itineraries offered across the globe; so whether you prefer wine on the Rhone, castles on the Rhine, or some magic on the Mekong there’s something for you.
Ready to take the next step? Scroll down for some fantastic Plan A Cruise Month offers, and highlights of our favourite river cruise, then contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect destination, itinerary and cruise line.
Book any 2018 Avalon departure on the Active Discovery on the Rhine or Active Discovery on the Danube Cruise and save $1000 per person PLUS receive 100€ per person onboard credit.
Book any 2018 Uniworld voyage in Europe, Russia, Asia, India & Egypt between 8 & 14 October 2017, and you will be treated to a stateroom upgrade.
Travel With Tash
Prefer a river cruise closer to home? Why not consider joining our Travel Princess, Tash as she escorts our exclusive 12 day Fly/Stay/River Cruise holiday of a lifetime through beautiful Vietnam and Cambodia departing in August, 2018.Find out more about it here.
Prices start from only $4,295* per person twin share including Fly Free* with Singapore Airlines available for bookings made up until 31st October, 2017. Click to watch the full presentation in store by Melanie Hogg from TravelMarvel & APT.
For those who demand the best of the best, there's only one option, and that's APT's Magnificent Europe. Your cares will drift away on this all-inclusive, 15 day luxury European river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Let's take a closer look:
Book by 30 November 2017 & enjoy Free Air plus a Free Cabin Upgrade
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APT's most popular tour will also see you docking close to the heart of charming villages along the banks of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, where you’ll take in even more of the beauty and culture of five European countries as you cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest on a magical voyage. Sit back and relax as APT brings the best of Europe right to your doorstep, with a choice of 33 Freedom of Choice Inclusions in ten locations.
Your all-inclusive, luxury river cruise with APT includes:
All sightseeing, including a selection of 30 Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions
Exclusive Royal Signature Experiences:
Enjoy a private tour and a special dinner at Namedy Castle in Germany
Take an unforgettable day trip aboard the luxurious Majestic Imperator train
Attend a private concert at Vienna’s City Palace
All meals and a range of complimentary beverages on board
Expert services of an APT Cruise Director
Butler, room service and complimentary laundry service in select suites
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