One of the biggest benefits of European river cruising with older kids is that they’ll love and appreciate the independence it offers.
Firstly, they’ll get their own cabin as staterooms are made for two. The girls were across the corridor from us and loved shutting their door and having their own space! They could come and go as they pleased, which they took great advantage of for midnight raids of the snack bar in the ship’s back lounge.
River cruises are more cultural than ocean cruises and can take you through some of Europe’s most notable cities and regions. It’s an ideal way to teach kids about European history, art, culture, and music.
On board our Avalon Waterways cruise ship was an adventure host who ran morning yoga classes, games on board, and adventure style activities in the port destinations. It wasn’t just the travel itineraries they plan for you, but onboard entertainment too!
On our Danube River cruise, there are optional excursions you can choose to do at several of the port stops. In Vienna, we chose to do the classical music concert which we all loved, especially Kalyra.