Updated: Jan 17

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October is “Plan a Cruise Month”

Cruise lines typically offer great promotions during this time.

Ocean or River Cruising

When it comes to taking a cruise on the ocean or river it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports.Each one comes with its own atmosphere and depending on your specific needs; you might find that one is a slightly better fit than the other. So what are the major differences?

One difference can be summed up in a word: intimacy. River cruises tend to be much smaller and as a result, you’re more likely to be interacting with other passengers and crew members. This smaller scale translates to all areas of the river cruise. You dine on a regular schedule at tables with other passengers and there are fewer activities than on an ocean cruise. There tend to be fewer kids on river cruises, making them popular for guests seeking a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. You stop almost every day at a new port often for walking tours through quaint towns with little tourist traffic, and you’re always in view of land.

Because of their larger size, ocean cruises offer plenty of options for many ages, from young kids to octogenarians. For this reason, they tend to make the best option for multi-generational family gatherings that include young children. For the traveler who is into high-octane adventure, ocean cruises provide a wide variety of activities on board, as well as exotic and more daring day excursions. With ocean cruises, you can go days without seeing land, and ports of call and excursions tend to be more exotic and high-adventure.

When you’re ready to plan your next cruise, here are a few questions to consider: How many people are traveling? What are their ages? What time of the year do you want to travel? Do you want the amenities of a large ship — spas, gyms, a dozen restaurants and many activities? Or are you looking for something more intimate and easy-paced?

As always, we’re here and would love to discuss your next cruise. Together we can come up with a cruise you and your loved ones will remember fondly for the rest of your life.

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