Top 10 Reasons to Take a River Cruise
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Groups of family or friends can save big on a river cruise or small ship cruise vacation.


What is a Group?
A river cruise or small ship group is a great way for family and/or friends to enjoy a wonderful, all-inclusive vacation and maximize their savings.

Unlike ocean-going cruises where you need lots of participants, a river or small ship cruise group can be as few as eight people traveling together on the same cruise, but generally comprises between 8-20 passengers. Each cruise line establishes the guidelines for its groups and the guidelines may also vary by itinerary.

There are no other real parameters for establishing a group. A group can be just friends, a family, a school reunion, stamp collectors, or even people named “Johnson.” The most frequent use of groups are family reunions or the celebration of a special occasion.

What are the benefits of going as group?
First, a river cruise or a small ship cruise provide the best domestic and international vacation values and provides travelers with the most rewarding, most luxurious, and most relaxing way to experience some of the most beautiful and storied regions of the world. In addition, ALL group participants usually enjoy extra savings of from 5% to 25% OFF the normal brochure rates.

Traveling as a group enhances the cruise experience. Here’s why we say that…
You’re traveling with the friends and family with whom you prefer to travel
It’s a wonderful way to celebrate friendship or a special occasion
Depending on the size of the group, it may qualify for its own tour guide and bus
Most groups qualify for private cocktail parties or other onboard benefits
The group organizer* can usually travel for free (See Terms & Conditions below)
In most instances, group participants enjoy additional savings from 5% to 20% OFF the best published rates


But, don’t feel left out if you can’t assemble enough friends to form a group!
As we always emphasize… a river or small ship cruise is already your best vacation value because it includes all private sightseeing tours, many pre/post land packages, gourmet cuisine and most cruise lines even include complimentary wine and beer at dinner.

Why choose Premier River Cruises to manage your group?
We’ve been successfully planning and managing cruise groups since 1984
We know how to negotiate the best deal for your group
Our river cruise experts know more about river and small ship cruising than any other travel agency
Premier goes the extra mile to ensure everyone has a memorable and trouble-free cruise
As a special thank you, Premier provides a surprise group gift for each cabin
Premier absolutely manages all details and any special requests the group may have
To top it all off…. we even create a unique 4-color flyer and email to your friends and family!
Read more about the Premier Difference and about Premier’s history
Book early for the BEST GROUP TRAVEL PRICES!

Start Planning, Group Travel
We know you're eager to start planning your river or small ship group cruise vacation!
To help you get started, call and speak to a cruise expert at 855.255.1200, toll free, or submit a 'Get A Quick Quote!' email
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*GROUP ORGANIZER: Varies by cruise line and generally applies to the cruise only portion of the trip. Free passenger may be required to pay any applicable taxes & fees.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Prices, dates, promotions, and availability for any cruise, including group cruises are subject to change without notice. In addition, just like an air ticket, your prices, cabin, selections and special offers are only guaranteed at the time you make a deposit or full payment on your reservation. Group discounts vary by cruise line, ship and sailing date; call 1-855-255-1200, for complete details. ©2010-2023 Premier River Cruises, LLC, a Travel of America Company. All rights reserved worldwide. We reserve the right to correct any informational and typographical errors on this form and throughout the website. CST#1015320-40.

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