The River Cruise industry has had tremendous grown over the past decade....over 200% growth.
One reason may be people do not like to pack and unpack several times when exploring new destinations.'
Another may be the inclusive aspect of River Cruising; or maybe the fact that it is a much more leisure way to see your dream cities on a more intimate river ship.
Most River Cruises ships have a more botique feel than for example a large Ocean Cruiseship.
With a passenger capacity of between 50 to 200 per ship. Cabins are getting bigger. The average cabin is now over 172 square feet, many with either French doors or private balconies.
Meals are included while onboard the ship with wine and beer included for dinner.
Many of the shore excursions are included in the price you pay upfront.