River Cruise Vibes—What It’s Really Like on 8 River Cruise Lines!
By Hank Schrader, USMA ’71, Europe Destination & Europe River Cruise Expert
I am amazed at how much the Europe river cruise industry has changed when I originally wrote only a little less than 2 years ago. Since 2009, I have studied Europe River cruising to learn all I could about the river cruise industry. A few industry experts have tried to make comprehensive comparisons of the different lines. Each has a slightly different approach.
We have taken a unique approach by creating a PowerPoint presentation. Our 86 slide 2019 Comparison Guide is very good but even that lacks one factor—the vibe of the line and its ships.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines vibe as “the feeling that someone or something gives you.” Basically, for this blog, it is the atmosphere, the conditions, the emotional connection you can expect on each line if you were to cruise on that line.
So, here goes—my evaluation of the vibe or feeling you will get on these 8 river cruise lines.