The popularity of river cruising is soaring, especially among boomers.
A proliferation of new ships with new itineraries and a slew of interesting shore excursions is making river cruising more enticing than ever.
According to recent data from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), it’s the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry overall, with 10 percent annual passenger growth over the last five years. And luxury travel agency network Virtuoso, in an annual survey of its advisors, named river cruising the No. 1 travel trend this year.
If you are one of the last holdouts who hasn’t succumbed to its lure, it is time to dispel some common misconceptions. Read my recent article on PBS Next Avenue, 6 Commons Myths Associated with River Cruising, that discusses the myths and realities associated with river cruising.