Top 10 Reasons to Take a River Cruise
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You’re a "Solo" traveler who has heard about river cruises. You've seen them advertised on TV, in magazines, on the web, everywhere. You've heard and read about how wonderful and affordable a European river cruise can be. But, you probably don't really believe the ads, do you? Probably not. But, you're not sure, so you’ve come to the Premier website to learn more and get the facts, and then  you see prices and they appear higher than expected. You exclaim: "This is a really expensive vacation. I'm sure land tours and ocean cruises are much less expensive.”

Not really! Why? Let's take a look "under the hood" so to speak to see what the true value is that you receive for a river cruise price, compared to a land tour or ocean cruise.
Now it's time to choose fact or fiction... YOU be the judge. By way of comparison, let’s examine the two main vacation choices for most solo travelers: a group land tour on a bus or an ocean cruise. We know that after taking a closer look at the facts below, you’ll see why so many 'Solo' travelers select a river cruise as their vacation of choice. Ready? Let's get started...

Is your head "spinning" after reading the comparison charts?
Not an uncommon initial reaction! It's what we call “STICKER SHOCK!” But, don't worry... with our expert assistance, most 'Solo' travelers are quickly able to step back and examine the true costs of each of these vacation choices. Once they see all of the included features on a river cruise — which cost extra on an ocean cruise or land tour — they understand that, while a river cruise is never considered a cheap vacation, it offers them the BEST VALUE and the BEST destination experience! Give one of our expert Personal Travel Planners a call to get all the FAQs about river cruising at 1-855-255-1200!

  Almost everything is included in your affordable price – no extra charges
  Only river cruises offer an immersive, “all-included” destination experience
  You see much more because your ship travels primarily at night
  You spend more time in ports allowing you to see more
  Your ship docks right in the center of most towns, no long bus rides
  River ships only hold about 150 like-minded, similarly-aged travelers
  You don’t have to pack and unpack each night
  Travel with other like-minded Solo travelers and couples on most river cruises
  Today’s river ships have all the services and amenities of a five-star resort
  Enjoy a more casual onboard atmosphere during your river cruise
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Only a river cruise includes just about everything. While, the initial price may seem a bit higher than a land tour or cruise, after adding in the hidden charges we’re confident that you'll instantly see what a superior value a river cruise provides for solo travelers. In fact, just read what one Premier customer wrote to us about his recent ocean cruise as he fully realized the true value of a river cruise...
“Thoughts on my recent 7-night ocean cruise. Overall I enjoyed the cruise, but found the balcony cabin a bit smaller than what I've experienced on past river cruises. What really turned me off was that they added charges for almost everything I did, including eating in a specialty restaurant. I also paid extra for tours, tips, wines, beers, and even bottled water AND wi-fi which is never the case on river cruises! To sum it up, I got home to find credit card bills of over $2000 for these extras. And, compared to river cruises, it was a crowded, impersonal, and very expensive experience." — B. Wilson, Sylmar California
Read a few more comments from other 'Solo'' travelers who have also discovered the true value of a river cruise over other vacation choices.


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*TERMS AND CONDITIONS Price is based on river view [window] stateroom. Some restrictions may apply and are specific to each river and small ship cruise line. Price comparison is based on select Tauck European river cruise departures.  Other dates and departures may be slightly higher. Tauck is one of the most luxurious river cruise lines and affords solo travelers, waived single supplments on every European departure, subject to space availability.  On cruise lines that are not “all inclusive,” beer and wine are only included at lunch and dinner. Airfare is additional on river cruises, ocean cruises and land tours. We reserve the right to correct any informational or typographical errors. ©2010-2020 Premier River Cruises, LLC. All rights reserved worldwide. CST#1015320-40.

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