River Cruises Aren’t Just for Lounging Around, Says G Adventures


G Adventures is taking river cruises to the next level with improved facilities, more experienced guides and stronger cultural immersion.

The company just revealed details of their new river cruise program, consisting of 9 itineraries from 8 to 10 days in length. The cruises currently reach river systems worldwide from Cambodia and Vietnam to India, France and Peru.

G Adventures provides passengers with the opportunity to visit and support local communities, setting it apart from the “floating all inclusive-like experience that currently saturate the market”, the company said.

“We know Australian and Kiwi travellers love a water-based adventure, so we’ve expanded on the success of our Marine travel style to bring a small-group river-cruising experience – an innovative approach to a traditional form of travel,” managing director Australia and New Zealand Belinda Ward said.

“River cruising is one of the fastest growing segments in travel and we are excited to be launching all new itineraries to open up this wonderful style of travel to travellers from this part of the world.”

The cruise vessels feature spacious, open decks, with every cabin possessing windows and a private bath.

Group sizes will range from 22 to 30 passengers and will include travellers from around the globe, accompanied by a locally trained “chief experience officer”.

“Our river cruises encompass the best of G Adventures travel with small groups on a small vessel, they enable travellers to see the interior of some of the world’s greatest places,” Ward said.

Departures will commence in 2016 with voyages along the Ganges River on the northern border of India, the Burgundy River in France and the Mekong River in Thailand.

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Lisa Nikolau

Lisa Nikolau is a freelance writer who has been specializing in travel, culture and current events since 2012. She currently writes on travel and news related topics for YouTravel.com.au.She has traveled to Peru, throughout west and eastern Europe, and has lived in southern Spain.At the moment, Lisa’s favorite pastimes are learning foreign languages, exploring hiking trails in the Olympic National Forest, and ending the day with friends at one of Seattle’s many microbreweries.