Top five best river cruise lines for cabins
Whether you want a balcony to take in the view while drifting down the Danube or you’d be content with just a porthole overlooking the Mekong, your river cruise cabin will be your home away from home during your trip.
Excursions and on-board entertainment may take priority each day but you'll need a comfortable place to relax in private each night. It’s vital to choose a river cruise line that offers top-quality cabins or suites. All cabins on even the largest river cruise ships will have an external window - great for tight budgets and deep pockets alike.
To make sure you rest easy on your next river cruise, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best river cruise lines for cabins, as voted in our river cruise survey. The companies that passengers picked cover most budgets so you should find something to suit you. See .
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Five ways to get the best deal when booking your next river cruise
Whether you’re opting for a classic European river voyage or a steamboat cruise in the USA, booking a cruise needn’t be tricky. Here are five easy tips to help you find the cheapest river cruise:
1. Book during Wave season
The cruise industry’s version of Black Friday sales: Wave season runs from January to March each year. You’ll be able to pick up deals such as free upgrades and discounts – a great way to save money, especially if you have your eye on typically pricier cruise lines. Check out our
2. Book early
If you miss Wave season, the next best way to snare the lowest price for your river cruise is to book early. Unlike flights where you can often snaffle a bargain if you book last-minute, river cruise companies usually offer their best deals
3. Book your own cheap transfers
Some river cruise lines will include the cost of transfers from your home to the cruise port, for others this will be an add-on or you’ll have to book it yourself. If you do, make sure you follow our tips to get the
4. Get the best deal on your travel money
5. Choose the package that works for you