In response to the rapid rise of river cruise holidays, the news and reviews website Cruise Critic has launched a new river cruise resource to help would-be travellers compare ships and cruise lines.
Carolyn Spencer Brown, Cruise Critic editor-in-chief explains: “River cruise lines have made huge strides in improving their offerings across the board – from new ships and major refurbishments to improved service and a greater variety of tour options. Because of this, we’re seeing more distinction between the individual lines and the offerings making the options much more varied and interesting. So, we’re providing information on Cruise Critic that will help people choose the right ship and itinerary, to suit their preferences.”
Cruise Critic, which offers information, reviews and ratings for more than 380 cruise ships, has recently added new information about popular river cruise regions, cruise lines and ships, as well as river cruise deals. “We’re seeing an upswing in interest in this sector, especially from experienced ocean cruisers looking for a way to visit new regions and bucket list destinations. European rivers are incredibly popular, and there’s growing interest in exotic cruises along the Mekong and Yangtze rivers, Amazon cruises and Nile trips. The revival of Mississippi river cruises has also renewed interest in exploring regions closer to home.”