Any cruise is a treat, and with more than two dozen river cruise lines to choose from and twice as many sailing the oceans, you can find one to suit everyone on your family travels. Smaller than ocean-going mega-ships, river cruises are well-suited to couples, many of them traveling the great rivers of Europe and the United States.
Several lines cruise the Rhine, Danube, Rhone, Seine and Elbe in Europe, as well as the Nile and Amazon. But Uniworld River Cruises stretches those boundaries, taking passengers to rivers and regions they might not have considered, or even heard of. For out-of-the-ordinary adventures with all the luxuries you expect on a cruise, consider these destinations.
The Maranon and Ucayali Rivers in Peru
Deep in the rainforests of Peru, the Maranon and Ucayali Rivers unite to become the Amazon. Explore all three and take side trips by skiff on the tributary Samiria and Yanayacu-Pucate rivers, where you can kayak, canoe or swim. Visit remote villages and take jungle walks with a naturalist guide to learn about local plants and animals. Spend evenings stargazing into a dark sky with no city lights to obscure the stars.
The Mekong River
The Mekong is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, flowing through Cambodia and southern Vietnam. You’ll explore its backwaters and narrow canals by traditional sampan to visit floating villages and colorful markets and meet local craftspeople. Side trips travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, and colorful Siem Reap for a visit to the UNESCO-listed temple complex of Angkor Wat.
Considered sacred, the Ganges flows through the heart of India, through ancient cities, tiny villages and beautiful scenery. Between visits to the Rajbari temple complex and Kalna’s magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman, you’ll explore colorful flower markets and authentic artisan villages, as well as meet traditional artisans. Before boarding the cruise, you’ll spend time in India’s famed golden Triangle to visit the Taj Mahal and two other magnificent monuments in Delhi and Jaipur.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
With much of the country still swathed in winter gloom, Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers a fun beach getaway for family travelers. Contrary to popular belief, Gulf Shores isn’t just white sandy beaches and clear blue skies; it is a hotbed of historical attractions, giving the whole family a vacation to remember.
Spring is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to start planning your 2023 spring family travel. With temperatures rising, the best spring vacations involve camping in the great outdoors. Make this next camping trip the best with these must-have essentials.
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