Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
River cruising has become one of the most popular means of travel throughout Europe and other countries around the world. A recent article from The Washington Post discusses this new fad and how it became so popular. Miles Arnone, an experienced sailor says this new opportunity for travel offers tourists an opportunity for cultural connections and high-quality accommodations.
According to the article, Henry Lewis first developed river cruising in 1983 in an attempt to cater to traveling seniors seeking cultural experiences. Today, river cruising draws in more of a crowd than just seniors alone – many “Baby Boomer” travelers are also finding this travel opportunity hard to pass up. A leader in the river cruise industry, Vantage Travel sails to more than 80 countries around the world.
Vantage has released plans to add two new ships to their privately-owned fleet of deluxe vessels. Travel aboard one of the new ships will include a variety of five-star amenities. Each ship will have room for more than 100 passengers with bedrooms ranging from 330-square feet to 125-square feet with balconies attached to almost every room. Miles Arnone suggests that this type of luxury travel is ideal for travelers wanting personal service – both ships boast a staff-to-passenger ratio of one to four.
Just like on any sea cruise line, meals are included in Vantage Travel’s river cruises. Guests have the option of a variety of European and American dishes during their stay. Travelers will have access to buffets, chefs and a nutritionist to guide them on what to eat while ashore. River travel even offers on-board entertainment from talented locals from each area of the itinerary.
“The personalized service available on a river cruise is unlike anything you’d expect from an ocean cruiser,” comments Miles Arnone. “River cruising doesn’t skimp on any of the comforts or amenities you’d expect on a sea cruise and are more likely to meet your individual needs with a smaller passenger capacity.” Arnone hopes this new philosophy in travel will inspire people to connect with different cultures and traditions.
Miles Arnone is a professional website developer, world traveler and experienced sailor. Arnone adventures include backpacking through Europe, driving across the United States, hiking the Appalachian Trail and sailing across the Mediterranean Sea. Miles Arnone has explored parts of Japan, Egypt and Mexico and hopes to make several more international journeys in the future.