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#1 | Rhine River Cruises


Rhine River Cruises - Best river cruise.

The Rhine river holds the title of the world's best top river cruise destination, which is offered by top-notch river cruising lines like the Viking River Cruise Lines, Amawaterways River Cruise Lines and the Avalon River Cruise Lines, to name a few. The Rhine river cruise is a most stimulating journey through the historic grandeur of ancient European cities. Rhine River Cruise itineraries visit fairy tale castles and abundant vineyards to small medieval villages bursting with old world European charm.

One reason a Rhine river cruise is rated the number one best cruise is because of the main ports that are highlighted on a European Rhine river cruise: Amsterdam, Cologne and Strasburg sprinkled with other quaint destinations like Basel, Mainz, Rudesheim and more.

Rhine river cruises boast some amazing architecture, old world style and charm and delicious wine, beer and food offerings in a fairy tale atmosphere. Take for instance the tale of Lorelei, a gorgeous maiden, betrayed by her sweetheart who dove to her death high above the Rhine river, and as the legend goes, became a seductive mermaid that sings a siren song that lures boatmen to their deaths along the deepest and most treacherous part of the Rhine river. Rhine river cruises include a visit to a magnificent Rapunzel's castle, along the Rhine Gorge, that is associated with another famous fairy tale that is now a picturesque hotel for romantic couple getaways.

Rhine river cruises usually run from April to October and cruise lines launching around 300 riverboats, with varying itineraries and ports, throughout the season. Rhine river cruises fall into three categories: short and sweet three, four and five day Rhine river cruises; longer river cruises starting around seven nights on up to 22 nights North Sea to Black Sea sailings; and Christmas Market holiday Rhine river cruises that take travelers to the heart of a Dickensian Christmas card experience full of sugar and spice and everything nice. These are the reasons that a Rhine river cruise was voted as the number one best river cruise.

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