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Best River Cruises For Families

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Planning a trip the whole family always comes with its own set of challenges. Will the children have fun? Will there be time to steal a moment of peace and quiet? Is the menu onboard going to be kid-friendly? River cruises have the answer to all of your questions. Exciting excursions, fun onboard activities, spacious family cabins, and even a kids club so that you can enjoy some time alone are just a few of the reasons why river cruising is so family-friendly. The most difficult decision you will have to make is deciding where to go! I have listed my top three favorite family cruise destinations to help you get started. 


Cruising is not always tropical islands and exotic destinations. Make the history books come to life as your sail through storied European cities like Vienna and Budapest. European river cruises give your family the chance to explore medieval castles and walk the cobblestone streets of quaint towns older than the United States! Your whole family will be delighted by the history and culture of a European River Cruise. 


Discover classic European cities in a new and exciting way. As you make your way down the Rhine and Danube rivers, you'll make stops in iconic cities and enjoy onshore excursions, with a twist! Enjoy cheese making and clog painting in Holland, zipline through the Black Forest in Strasbourg, and marvel at Vienna's Christmas markets. There's so much more to Europe than touring old churches and historic chateaus. Adventure cruises offer a different perspective on the classic European cities. 


Not all great river cruises are in Europe. If you are not ready to venture too far from home, head for the Columbia and Snake River. Running through the American Northwest, the Columbia River and Alaska provides passengers with a chance to disconnect and learn more about American history. Sail through the lands that Lewis and Clark once explored as you glide down the river. Your family will love learning more about US history while also enjoying exciting excursions like hiking and kayaking. 

River cruises are great for family vacations. You get to enjoy time together, but there is also enough space for everyone to spread out and do their own thing. 

If you are interested in booking a river cruise for your next family vacation, contact me today!

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