There are a lot of differences between ocean cruising and river cruising.
Ocean cruising usually means you're traveling with lots of people, sometimes as many as 6,000 or more on today's megaships. Your days are programmed from morning to midnight -- there's always something going on. Shore excursions are optional, and pricey. Personal service is lacking, unless you pay a premium.
But our river cruise, on Vantage Deluxe World Travel's Ms River Splendor, was just the opposite. Total passengers were less than 200, including 46 staffers. We programmed our own day. Shore tours at every stop came with our cruise. And best of all, Vantage took care of everything, from pickup at the airport to arranging the tours to getting us back home. READ MORE.
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