17 River Cruises to Take in 2017

Whether you are in the U.S., Europe, Asia or Africa, there is a river worth exploring


Cruises are a hassle-free way to see a few incredible places in one vacation. But river cruises are quite different than those at sea or the ocean, which some people may never want to take.

You probably won’t get sea-sick because there are no waves; you always see land on the horizon, which is comforting; and you get to be on land in a different city almost every day. Also, the ships are usually smaller, which means there are fewer tourists on them.[slideshow:101874]

No one can argue against taking a vacation. But when there is a chance to go on an all-inclusive trip where you can see dozens of locations without repacking even once, the argument for going on a cruise becomes stronger.

Can you imagine a holiday that delivers more? You get stunning sightseeing opportunities, relaxed traveling, and tree-lined, easily maneuverable waterways.

Mekong River has often been rated as one of the best rivers for cruises. It passes through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Myanmar and Vietnam. Other popular cruises will take you on an unforgettable trip along the Danube, Irrawaddy, Amazon, Nile, and Seine, just to name a few.

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