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Don’t book an ocean cruise…

April 29, 2018

…until you have read my river cruise reviews.

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For twenty years I have been ocean cruising and was  lucky enough to have taken cruises many big ships, small ships, old ships and new ships.

To keep the whole thing fresh, I also tried many different cruise lines. These have included Cunard, P&O, Fred. Olsen, RCI, P&O, Princess, Celebrity, Thomson and CMV.

Each cruise is different, each ship is different, yet they are all similar.

While searching for something ‘more’ different, I tried my first European River Cruise in 2015.

I did enjoyed it, it made a refreshing change. However the experience still felt slightly ‘alien’ to me, compared to the many an ocean cruises that I have done.

Yet something drew me back to river cruising and I took my second European river cruise over Christmas 2016.

This time something ‘clicked’ inside of me. (And I don’t mean my spine or knee cartilage.)

I really got into the format and style of the experience this time around. Many aspects of the experience were actually better than on-board most ocean ship.

Amadeus Silver II ship review: HERE

My most recent river cruise was something different again. It was on the  Mississippi river, on-board the ‘American Queen’, a real paddle-wheeled steamboat.

So how did the experience differ from an Ocean cruise and a European river cruise? Please read on….

 

American Queen ship review: HERE

Malcolm

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