Check-Out These Common Misconceptions About River Cruising

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

6 Common Misconceptions About River CruisingIt’s the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry overall, with 10 percent annual passenger growth over the last five years, according to recent data from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). And luxury travel agency network Virtuoso, in an annual survey of its advisors, named river cruising the No. 1 travel trend this year.

A proliferation of new ships with new itineraries and a slew of interesting shore excursions makes river cruising more enticing than ever. If you are one of the last holdouts who hasn’t succumbed to its lure, it is time to dispel six common misconceptions:

Yes, most passengers are married couples between the ages of 55 and 70, but the demographics are slowly changing as cruise lines woo younger passengers, solo travelers and multi-generational family groups. They’re doing this by getting rid of extra charges for singles, changing cabin configurations and adding excitement to excursions.

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