One of the biggest travel trends predicted for 2020 is the rise in slow travel, meaning that enjoying the journey will become as much a part of the holiday as the destination itself. And what better way to travel than aboard a small ship, gliding at a relaxed pace along some of Europe’s most scenic rivers and stopping at charming ports along the way to explore glorious gardens.
According to ABTA's 2019 Holiday Habits report, UK cruise passengers reached over 2 million for the first time last year. One in seven people surveyed are considering a cruise in 2020, a figure that is 2% up on last year. The Silver Travel Advisor's 2019 Industry Report also revealed that 23% of respondents have taken a river cruise and that an impressive 74% would take another. The main reasons for the popularity of cruising is getting to see a selection of places on one trip and then only having to unpack once!
We’ve created a series of four river cruises that offer a dazzling array of horticulture as well as wonderful small ships, which will allow you to travel leisurely in both comfort and style.