Ocean or River Cruise?

Ocean and river cruises are both great ways to see the world, but they offer completely different experiences. So, which one is right for you?


Ocean Cruises: 

  • Larger ships with thousands of passengers

  • It's all about the onboard experience (casinos, live shows, lots of activities)

  • Ships go TO a country meaning ports could be hours away from major cities or points of interest

  • Often have "at sea" days and less overnights at ports

River Cruises:

  • Smaller ships with hundreds of passengers

  • It's destination focus, so you won't get all the frills of an ocean ship

  • Ships go THROUGH a country meaning you will be immersed in the culture

  • You are at a new port everyday - no "at sea" days

  • Often all-inclusive

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