Why River Cruising – Part 3

Today marks Day 27 of #WhyRiverCruising (which I’ll be posting later today), and I’ll be posting something new every day. #WhyRiverCruising

See days 1-5 posted here https://lushlife.ca/river-cruise-corner-whyrivercruising/

See days 6-12 posted here

And this will follow days 13-

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Day 13 of 30 #WhyRiverCruising

Step outside and witness the world unfold before your eyes. Every turn brings a new breathtaking view on a river cruise. #WhyRiverCruising

Are you looking for a luxurious way to explore the world? Look no further than a river cruise! Our partners at Virtuoso Travel and Cruise Icon offer breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences.

On Day 13 of 30, Sheila from Lush Life Travel shares her journey through Bratislava, Slovakia, and beyond. From the beauty of the Danube to the rich culture of Europe, a river cruise is the perfect way to take in all the world has to offer.

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Day 14 of 30 #WhyRiverCruising


Immerse yourself in the enriching cultural and foodie experiences during both shore excursions and free time as you explore charming villages and historic landmarks along the riverbanks.

Like the famous sachertorte at the Hotel Sacher in Salzburg.

Day 14 of 30 #whyrivercruising


Day 15 of 30 #WhyRiverCruising


River cruising always presents an opportunity to celebrate!

Whether you are travelling with your honey, your family, or solo ; there is always something for you to do to celebrate life, and travel rolling through Europe.

Day 15 of 30 #whyrivercruising



Day 16 of 30 #WhyRiverCruising


A sample of cultural experiences on a river cruise – from a concert in Vienna, to a Wachau Valley singer and accordion player, to beer and pretzels at an Oktoberfest tent, to learning the Viennese waltz, to a Bavarian Oompa band, to folk dancing in Budapest.

You get immersed in the culture on a river cruise.

Day 16 of 30 #whyrivercruising



Day 17 of 30 #WhyRiverCruising


On this day 17 of 30 hashtag#whyrivercruising , I thought I’d share a little about cabin categories on a river cruise ship.

The entry level or lead in category (I.e., the most economical) is called a “fixed window.”

What is a “fixed window” cabin on a river cruise?

The fixed windows cabins are on the lower deck (and note, elevators don’t always go to the lower floor).

Fixed window cabins have a window that is 4.5’ – 5’ off the ground.

An entry level, or fixed window, cabin has a window that lets in light, but the window does not open. So, there is no fresh air access.

Given the height of the window from the ground, you have to stand up to look out the window, and it’s a little like having a basement window in your house (although a river cruise fixed window is about 5’ off the ground, while a basement window might be 7’ off the ground.)

This fixed window cabin category is sometimes called a “swan view” because when you look out the window (standing up), you are looking at the water level- so if there are swans on the river, you will see them go by.

With a fixed window cabin, when you stand up, you are looking out at the water, but when you lie in bed, you are lying underneath the water line.

The attached reel shows video of a fixed window on the Ama Magna, as we are “double docked” (tied up) to another ship; as well as a fixed window on the Scenic Amber, when we are not tied up to another ship.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Day 18 of 30 #WhyRiverCruising

A sample of balcony cabins on river cruises for Day 18 of 30 of #WhyRiverCruising

There are a couple of types of balcony cabins. Typically, there is a French balcony, which is sometimes called a Juliette window. Think of it like being a sliding door to a deck you might have in your home. A French balcony extends the space of the cabin, in the sense that you can fully open it, look outside, and get fresh air. You can pull your cabin chair up to the door and have the feeling of outside at the doorway. But with the French, there is nowhere to sit outside or stand outside the coach . There is a steel guardrail to prevent you from falling in the water, but you can peek your head outside to look around.

The second type of balcony is a twin balcony with a French balcony portion and an exterior balcony.

And then there are the larger suites.

Which type of cabin would you like?


Day 19 of 30 #WhyRiverCruising

Maybe a river cruise through the Peruvian Amazon might interest you?

Perfect for nature lovers , and getting away from it all.

Immersing yourself in nature is the best way to disconnect from your worries and daily responsibilities.

Rejuvenate yourself.


Today marks Day 20 #WhyRiverCruising (which I’ll be posting later today), and I’ll be posting something new every day. #WhyRiverCruising


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