France River Cruises

By: Kent Pinkerton

River cruising has become an extremely popular kind of vacation these days. With plenty of offers and affordable options, river cruising has become a favorite with everyone. The best advantage from river cruising is its flexibility--it can range from just a couple of hours to a week or even a month.

River cruising in France has always been popular. These days, there are hundreds of river cruising options to choose from. River cruises in France may be round trip, meaning the start and destination are the same; or they can be from one location to another. The most common source and destination points for France river rruises are: Lyon, Arles, Paris, Mainz, Avignon, Charlon-Sur-Saone, Rouen, Harfleur, Le Havre, Basel, and Amsterdam. Round trips are generally from Lyon, Mainz and Paris. France River Cruises usually are for 7 night, 10 nights or 11 nights. Prices range from $1,400 to $3,500, depending on the kind of cruise.

France river cruises also differ on the basis of the style: luxury cruises, budget cruises, expedition cruises, niche cruises, sailing cruise lines, wilderness cruises, adventure cruises, small cruises, romantic cruises, single cruises and so on. Longer cruises and luxury cruises have bigger ships, with more number of people and several activities onboard. These include: swimming pools, spas, casinos, recreation centers, fitness centers and gymnasiums, gourmet dining, restaurants, bars, salons, game rooms, night clubs etc. in the ship, which make it all the more exciting. Luxury river cruise ships have rooms that have air conditioning, refrigerators, private bars, private balconies, exotic cuisines and so on.

Information about France river cruises can be obtained from travel agencies, offices of the cruise lines, and from advertisements. The internet is a very good source of information as it contains latest info about most river cruises, along with their options, prices and dates. These can be compared, chosen and even booked online.

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