Spying pink dolphins leaping above the water, their splashes mingling with the hoots and chirps coming from the rainforest that fringes the river’s banks…
Being guided right to your destination’s most “wow!”-worthy wonders—and often right past the line—as you learn from a passionate local expert…
…all without having to hop on and off trains, planes, and automobiles (and that bossy GPS that always directs you in circles!).
It’s immersive, taking you right through the heart of your destination. It’s effortless, with all-inclusive dining and excursions.
And it’s one of our favorite types of travel to plan! If you’re thinking about trying out this whole “river cruise” thing, here’s why you should—and why you should leave all the planning to the Wanderlust team.
Forget those mega cruisers that pack you in like sardines and entertain you with wet t-shirt contests (um, no thank you).
River cruises are elegant, intimate, and truly inspiring.
While every cruise line has its own vibe, you can expect upscale design details on board, gourmet dining with ingredients often sourced from the destinations you visit, and a high staff-to-guest ratio that results in stellar service.
Pop quiz: How many river cruise lines are there? More than 30! That’s a lot of options—and we haven’t even gotten into the all different rivers, ships, and itineraries to choose from. Phew!
Needless to say, choosing the right river cruise for you can be a little daunting. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Our Wanderlust team of river cruise experts will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your budget, length of stay, and—most importantly—your unique travel style. We know the cruise lines inside and out (and have been on quite a few ourselves!), so you can trust our guidance.
We both know you won’t want to say goodbye to your adventure when you leave your cruise ship… but who says you have to? Your cruise itself is just the beginning! Maximize your visit with a customized pre or post stay experience, designed by your Wanderlust expert.
Use this time to dive deeper into your destination and explore exactly what you want to through private tours, cooking classes—or even just a stay in a very posh hotel. Room service, coming right up!
From the Danube to the Amazon, the Seine to the Nile, the world’s greatest rivers are waiting for you (yes, you!). So step right up and reserve your complimentary planning call now, so our team of travel experts can craft your very own river cruise voyage.
We build your itinerary around YOU — so first things first, we’d love to get to know you a bit! That’s why we kick things off with a free planning call, so we can go deep with our questions and get a clear picture of what’s on your wander list. And don’t be shy — this is your opportunity to get all
your questions answered, too!
Next, we’ll work with our exclusive travel partners to craft itinerary options that check all your boxes. We carefully vet the fine folks we work with, to ensure you’re getting the best of the best. The result? Your custom itinerary will be stuffed FULL of the sites and experiences guaranteed to light you up (including experiences you just can’t uncover on your own).
Once you choose (and we tweak, if needed) your ideal itinerary, you can go ahead and kick off your sneaks and relax. Vacation comes early ... as we handle all the planning details for you! This includes:
- Reserving your hotel, resort, and/or cruise cabin
- Securing your flights
- Arranging private transfers
- Booking excursions, VIP tours, and dining/event reservations
- Managing your travel loyalty programs
We’ll also monitor and share sales, to ensure you get the absolute best value for your money.
When departure day comes, you’ll be fully prepped and ready for your ab-so-lute-ly effortless adventure to unfold. How? For one, you’ll receive your day-by-day itinerary and travel documents via pdf and a special app, so you can access it on the go. And for another, you get to pack complete peace of mind, knowing the Wanderlust Travel team has your back. We’ll stay in touch with you to make sure your journey unfolds with ease, and you can reach out for assistance if you need it.
and even when the CDC surprised us all for a negative test to re enter the country, Nicole set up our testing times for all of us an made the process very easy.
Come one, come all—and come get your vacation of a lifetime. Step right up and reserve your complimentary planning call now, so our team of travel experts can make travel magic for you: