Differences Between Ocean and River Cruises
Like most cruisers, my introduction to the waterways was on the oceans. Lately, however, I have grown fond of river cruises, which offer a change of pace to the your typical big-ship cruise vacation. Both ocean cruising and river cruising provide wonderful ways to see the world, but they are two extremely different styles of travel.
Before you choose which type of trip you want, you’ll need to know what sets river cruising apart from ocean cruises.
Passengers on river cruises, especially the top-end luxury lines like Crystal River Cruises, Uniworld and Scenic, tend to be older than fellow cruisers you’ll meet on an ocean cruise ship, especially the big ships from Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line.
River cruise ships are only four decks high and generally have the same basic layout, with