Travel the historic rivers that were the highways of commerce, culture and war on a river cruise. This growing aspect of cruising offers a different approach than ocean cruising. Due to the size of the rivers and their locks the ships are much smaller than their ocean counterparts. Nearly every day you are visiting a new port and embarking on a guided tour through a historic city like Rouen, Budapest, Xian or Luxor, to name a few. While onboard each night you are wined and dined with meals created, many with the local flavors of the region. A river cruise is made for those looking to learn about the cultures of the world and experience the amazing history of the creation’s most interesting civilizations.