River cruises are now fast gaining popularity in the world. The boats used for this cruise are much smaller than those used for travel in the sea. The river cruises are the best way for tourists to travel by the river from one site to another or from one city to another. There are many Top River Cruises being operated around the world.
- Mississippi River cruise
Mississippi is the fourth longest river in the world, cutting through the heart of America; many of the ships that ply through this river are made to look like the old timer paddle – wheel steamboats. Depending on the itinerary these cruises range from a few hours to ones that last longer. The longer cruise is designed from three weeks or more for the leisurely tours. They give the tourists a good experience floating past small or major towns.
- Kerala Backwaters Cruise
Kerala is a state in India at the southernmost tip of the nation. The state is full of scenery, due to the lush green landscape. The travelers can experience the beauty, charm and serenity of the backwaters in Kerala. There is a unique ecosystem here where the fresh water from River mixes with the saltwater of the Arabian Sea. There are several different varieties of boats available for the visitors for exploring the area from motorized boats to the oar-driven boats.
- River Nile Cruise
Egypt is more known for the pyramids and Sphinx. Egypt is on the banks of the River Nile and the Nile Cruise is the best way to explore and experience the glorious ancient sites of Egypt. The visitors have a wide variety of vessels to choose from as there are more than 400 cruise ships in operation. Some of them also offer pools, spa and sundeck. These cruises range from 3 to 7 days.
- Danube River Cruise
The Danube is the second longest river in Europe passing through nine different countries and depending on the itinerary there are, cruise lasting for just one day to a week or even longer. The Danube River Cruise takes the visitor past castles and fortresses and some of the enchanting and beautiful cities of Europe. They include Budapest in Hungary, Vienna in Austria and Bratislava in Slovakia.
- Volga River Cruise
The Volga is considered as the national river of Russia and is the longest river in Europe. Volga River Cruise takes the travelers on the Golden Ring cities and they might even visit St. Petersburg and Moscow. There is an avid display of both modern Russia as well as old Russia. There are some cruise operators who take the visitors to ballet, circus or Russia’s magnificent palaces.
- Rhine River Cruise
Rhine River Cruise is the most popular cruise in Europe, as the river flows through a number of countries that are popular destinations for the tourists. These nations include Switzerland, France, Germany and Holland, no wonder this cruise is very popular. Many consider the transit between Koblenz to Bingen in Germany as the most wonderful part of the cruise. There are lovely landscapes, medieval castles, and natural scenic beauty. There are short half a day cruise or longer cruise lasting for more than 11 days.
- Yangtze River Cruise
River Yangtze is the third longest river in the world and the longest river of Asia. It passes most interesting and popular site in China like the Three Gorges, Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorge. Travelers can see the gorgeous landscapes along the cruise; they also can take an excursion to the shore to visit various interesting spots like some ancient temples and ghost towns. Yangtze River also has alligators and river dolphins, there are cruises lasting from four to thirteen days.