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Quiz: Is river cruising right for you?

Viking Torgil sails through Porto on the Douro River. - Photo by Viking River Cruises

River cruises have a different rhythm and style than oceangoing sailings. The focus is more on the ports than on activities onboard, and the small ships have a social feel to them. So how do you know before you book if it's a trip you would enjoy? Take our quiz to find out!

1. The type of party I prefer is:

The type of party I prefer is:

2. The dress code I prefer on vacation is:

The dress code I prefer on vacation is:

3. After dinner on my vacation, I like to:

After dinner on my vacation, I like to:

4. During the day, I like to explore a port:

During the day, I like to explore a port:

5. I like to travel with my young children:

I like to travel with my young children:

6. I like to travel with my less mobile family member or friend who uses either a cane, walker, or wheelchair:

I like to travel with my less mobile family member or friend who uses either a cane, walker, or wheelchair:

7. My biggest priority for vacation is:

My biggest priority for vacation is:

8. My favorite complimentary onboard amenity is:

My favorite complimentary onboard amenity is:

9. My favorite thing about cruising is:

My favorite thing about cruising is:



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Do you prefer river or ocean cruises?

Posted by WeCruiseToo

"You got: River

For you, a megaship may just be too much … of everything! You prefer a more culture- and history-focused trip, and a river cruise can give you that. You also prize quiet over energy, and sophistication over choices."



~ In all honesty, we've been on five river cruises so far and can’t wait for the next one, so I probably knew how to answer the questions. That being said, there’s no way we’re giving up our big-ship cruises no matter how much we love river cruising. So many cruises, so little time!

Posted by SimonCommunity

I've never done a river cruise but am really looking forward to trying one. There's so much that appeals to me about it. But like you, I don't think I'd ever give up ocean cruising. Thankfully, there are plenty of rivers and plenty of oceans so there is room for both!

Posted by JusMe

I got "River" also. I have not tried a river cruise yet but I would love to try one in China or Europe. I doubt I would give up on Ocean cruises but River Cruising may be a good addition. Then as I have gotten older I can appreciate a fine luxury car more then when I was young. I have moved form a muscle care to luxury sport sedan. So maybe I will move from the mega ships to the smaller ships and river cruising.

Posted by pwambs

ok so now what?


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