Pursue a passion on a themed river cruise

River cruises offer a very different experience to the large vessels that rule the seas. A series of elegant journeys through Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa can take passengers to some of the world’s most renowned towns, cities, and landmarks. Rather than spending days at sea, passengers can fall asleep in their elegantly decorated cabin and wake up to a new destination every day. It also offers a great way in which to access a number of ports that are generally considered to be inaccessible to larger vessels.

One aspect that is sometimes overlooked, however, is themed cruises, which enable passengers to pursue a particular passion or interest. From experiencing different flavours to listening to renowned classical renditions – a river cruise offers a unique cultural and immersive river cruising experience. This week, Cruise Franchise takes a closer look at some of the options available which may be of interest to your clients.



Europe is the birthplace of some of the world’s finest wines, and connoisseurs will be excited to learn about AmaWaterways themed cruises. On selected cruises along the Danube, Rhine, Douro, and along the waterways of France; passengers will be able to enhance their journeys with a series of wine tastings and specially selected excursions. Obtain behind the scenes access into the wine production and visit extensive vineyards which form the starting point for some of the world’s best wines. Clients may also be interested in beer-themed cruises, which are operated by Avalon Waterways.an

Classical Music


Clients will be able to follow some of Europe’s most renowned musical maestros on board a musical-themed river cruise with Tauck. Over the course of 12 days, clients will be able to experience some of Europe’s musically renowned landmarks. This land and cruise tour will take passengers along the Danube from Budapest to Prague via Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, and Passau. Visit beautifully designed opera halls and concert venues which were inspired by the likes of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss along the way.

Christmas Markets

Christmas Snow Globes

There is no better way to become immersed in the festive spirit than to visit Europe’s colourful and vibrant Christmas markets. Cruising along the Rhine or Danube, passengers will be able to visit extensive market stalls. Enjoy a glass of warm and spicy glühwein and enjoy local foods such as grilled sausages and baked treats as you admire the wonderful array of hand-carved toys, ornaments, and unique gifts available. Viking River Cruises offers Christmas market cruises on board warm and elegant Scandinavian-designed vessels.



River cruises are all about more than just seeing each destination. They are immersive experiences which delight all the senses and what better way to truly experience a particular region than through culinary delights. Avalon Waterways offer a series of European cruises through France which offers the chance to try local cheeses and wines and see how they are made.

There are many types of themed river cruising experiences available that enable passengers to pursue a range of passions including art, beer, culture, music, cultural events, and much more.River cruising is one of the most elegant ways to travel and can take you to the heart of some of the world’s most renowned destinations.

If you love cruising and would like to share your passion with others, why not consider becoming a cruise specialist with GoCruise Franchise? For more information, contact us via the number above or complete an Online Enquiry Form.

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