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If you've got a reason why you couldn't possibly like cruising, we can guarantee we've heard it before. And while not every cruise ship or type of cruise will suit every vacationer out there, the explanations people give for why they'd dislike a vacation at sea are generally unfounded. In fact, we'd bet that for every excuse, a cruise line exists that proves the stereotype wrong. That's because cruise ships and itineraries come in all shapes and sizes, and not as cookie-cutter as the uninitiated might fear. If you think there can't possibly be a cruise you'd like -- or have a friend or relation who feels that way -- here are our favorite cruise lines for non-cruisers that defy cliches and win over skeptics.
Trying to decide whether you want to sail AmaWaterways vs. Viking River Cruises is tricky. After all, both look pretty similar from the outside, both cater (and market) to North American passengers and both sail on virtually all of the world's major rivers -- they even include many of the same ports. So how do you decide? Let us help you learn more so you can choose between these two river cruise lines.
Moms do so much for us every day -- they deserve a cruise vacation as a "thank you" and a relaxing break from everyday stress. If you're thinking of treating your mom, the mother of your children or any mom really to a vacation at sea, which lines are the best to book? Here are our top picks for the best Mother's Day cruise options for our favorite mamas.
As the river cruise industry continues to boom, the choice of lines and ships is also increasing. Viking River Cruises, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017, is pretty much a household name, thanks to its widespread marketing and position as the world's largest river cruise line. Gate 1 Travel, which was founded in 1981, is known more in the U.S. for its land tours. In 2016, however, the company debuted in the river cruise world with Monarch Empress, a vessel that it built and owns; the line also charters other vessels. If you're curious to know the difference between a river newcomer and a veteran line, then read on for our Gate 1 Travel versus Viking River Cruises guide.
Viking River Cruises, Europe's largest river cruise line by half, and growing, has for years been extolling the design of its new "Longships" series as revolutionary. These ships, Viking boasted, would have the first true suites on the rivers -- defining "suites" as accommodations with two