River cruise ships with accommodation facilities offer longer cruises.
According to Douglas Ward, "A river cruise represents life in the slow lane, sailing along at a gentle pace, soaking up the scenery, with plentiful opportunities to explore riverside towns and cities en route. It is a supremely calming experience, an antidote to the pressures of life in a fast-paced world, in surroundings that are comfortable without being fussy or pretentious, with good food and enjoyable company."
Differences between river and ocean cruises:
I just wanted to let you know we had a great cruise. Thank you for all your help in setting it up for us. Timing couldn’t have been better as we missed the record-setting cold weather here. Even though the weather was a little cool in Key West, it was far from cold (in the hi 60s).
Ellen and I had a wonderful time of rest and relaxation and now we’re ready to face the rat race.
Thank you again!Doug and Ellen from FL