What Kind of Cruiser Are You?

LT Globetrotter

January 30, 2019
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Dreaming of cruising the world on a modern ocean liner to multiple destinations? Or is an intimate setting sailing down a river more your style? Here’s what to love about each type of cruise and what you can expect from oceans vs. river cruises.

Ocean Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line
Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line

Itching to explore the high seas? You’ll be happy to know that pretty much no matter where you want to go, there’s a cruise to it. And an ocean cruise is a great way to see various places in one shot. From tropical beaches in the Caribbean to vibrant cities in Europe and even wilder locales like Alaska, an ocean cruise can take you there.

Since modern cruise ships are basically resorts at sea, you’ll never be bored between their world-class cuisine, incredible entertainment options, and fun activities for the whole family. Think rejuvenating spas, thrilling casinos, or floating amusement parks, to name a few.

And speaking of versatile vacationing, Norwegian Cruise Line certainly knows how to bring it all to sea. From diverse and flexible dining to award-winning Broadway entertainment, Norwegian offers one-of-a-kind experiences onboard their ships like race tracks and open-air laser tag courses.

River Cruises

Avalon Waterways
Photo: Avalon Waterways

If you really want to immerse yourself in the heart of your destination and prefer a smaller ship with fewer passengers, a river cruise might be right for you. Will you set sail in Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Ecuador, or Southeast Asia, perhaps? River cruises exist all over the globe and guarantee fun for everyone, including families, couples, and groups.

Sail along inland waterways—rivers, lakes, and canals—for a more up-close-and-personal look at the culture of your region of choice.

Avalon Waterways believes in providing a deeper immersion in each place via some truly hands-on excursion experiences. On their new Active Discovery river cruise down the Danube, Rhine, and Rhône Rivers, you can try your hand at some painting in a local art studio, bike through Europe’s must-see sights, learn a new local recipe in a cooking class, or simply bask in the view of ancient castles from a canoe.

The possibilities really are endless when you decide to explore the world’s many wonders on a cruise. Whether you decide on an ocean or river cruise, one thing’s for sure: epic views and enthralling ports will make for some great pics and even better stories and memories. So, what will it be?

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