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What Is Your River Ship Size -- XS, S, M or L? Choose the Perfect River Cruise Ship Size in 2014

CruiseCompete Reveals Warm River Cruise Getaways and Helpful Tips for Choosing the Right River Cruise Ship

DETROIT, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- River cruises top the list of many vacationer's to-do lists and rightfully so. The charm of a river cruise cannot be denied. The pace is slower, so the experiences are richer.

River Cruise enthusiasts looking for unusual, warm and exotic destinations will enjoy a voyage along the Yangtze River in China or the Mekong in Vietnam. History and culture buffs will thrill to the experience of Paris via the Seine, Budapest via the Danube or London via the Thames. And all those with the hearts of wanderers will appreciate the ability to disembark and re-embark at leisure, an option not available on sea-faring cruises. Vacationers agree that the appeal of a river cruise is underscored by the fact that most are all-inclusive voyages, offering countless amenities.

The choice, then, comes down to the type of river ship that most appeals to you. The ships range from very private eight-person barges all the way up through very large (for a river cruise) ship with more than 400 passengers.

Here's your newly updated list for 2014:

Extra Small: 8-74 Passengers

AmaWaterways - AmaPura, MS Zambezi Queen

American Cruise Line - American Glory

Avalon Waterways - Aria, Avalon Angkor, Isabela II

Viking River Cruises - Viking Mekong, RV Indochina, Viking Mandalay

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection - River Orchid

Small: 75-149 Passengers

AmaWaterways - MS La Marguerite, MS AmaVida, MS AmaLotus, MS AmaCello, MS AmaDolce

American Cruise Line - American Star, American Spirit, Independence, Queen of the West

Avalon Waterways - M/V Santa Cruz, Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Poetry II, Avalon Scenery, Avalon Visionary, MS Kasr Ibrim, Avalon Felicity, Avalon Luminary, MS Mayfair, Avalon Affinity, Avalon Creativity

Imperial River Cruises - m/s Fidelio

Scenic Cruises - Scenic Tsar, Scenic Gem

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection - River Tosca, Queen Isabel, River Ambassador, River Baroness, River Queen, River Countess, River Duchess, River Empress, River Princess, River Royale, Prince Abbas

Viking River Cruises - Viking Hemming, Viking Torgil, Viking Fontane, Viking Sineus, Viking Schumann, Viking Douro

Medium: 150-224 Passengers

AmaWaterways - MS AmaDagio, MS AmaLegro, MS AmaLyra, MS AmaBella, MS AmaVerde, MS AmaCerto, MS AmaPrima, MS AmaReina, MS AmaSonata, MS AmaSerena, MS AmaKatarina

American Cruise Line - Queen of the Mississippi

American Queen Steamboat Company - American Empress

Avalon Waterways - Avalon Expression, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Impression, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Vista, American Queen

Emerald Waterways - Emerald Sky, Emerald Star

Imperial River Cruises - m/s Lavrinenkov, m/s Anton Chekhov

Scenic Cruises: Scenic Pearl, Scenic Emerald, Scenic Sapphire, Scenic Diamond, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Crystal, Scenic Jewel, Scenic Jade

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection - SS Antoinette, River Beatrice, S.S. Catherine, River Victoria

Viking River Cruises - Viking Helvetia, Viking Legend, Viking Prestige, Viking Rurik, Viking Aegir, Viking Alsvin, Viking Atla, Viking Baldur, Viking Bestla, Viking Bragi, Viking Buri, Viking Delling, Ciking Eistla, Viking Embla, Viking Forseti, Viking Freya, Viking Gullveig, Viking Heimdal, Viking Hermod, Viking Idi, Viking Idun, Viking Ingvi, Vking Jarl, Vking Kvasir, Viking Lif, Viking Magni, Viking Njord, Viking Odin, Viking Rinda, Viking Skadi, Viking Tor, Viking Var, Viking Hlin, Viking Kara, m/s Kandinsky, Viking Sun, Viking Akun, Viking Helgi, Viking Ingvar, Viking Truvor, Viking Neptune, Viking Pride, Viking Spirit

Large: 225-299

Imperial River Cruises - m/s Dnieper Princess, m/s Russ, m/s Chernyshevskiy, m/s Dnieper Star, m/s Rachmaninoff

Viking River Cruises - Viking Emerald

Extra Large: 300+

American Queen Steamboat Company - American Queen

Avalon Waterways Cruises / Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection - Century Legend, Century Paragon

River cruises have much to offer for the discerning traveler, and AmaWaterways' Southeast Asia river cruises are a wonderful example of a warm weather river cruise, providing the opportunity to visit one of the most exotic areas of the world. Explore the lush landscapes and local cultures of this beautiful region in an in-depth and authentic way, all while enjoying the comforts of a luxury ship. AmaWaterways is currently offering:

  • 2 for 1 cruise fares (with the purchase of a land package)
  • $1500 off per stateroom
  • 30% off cruise fare
  • Single supplement waived in place of these offers

Click here to see eligible dates and itineraries for these offers.

Here is a special river cruise offer from CruiseCompete:

11-Night Passage to Eastern Europe on Viking River's Viking Aegir

From: $3156 per person, double occupancy

2014 Sails: Aug 2, 2014

Starting in Budapest with stops in Kalocsa, Osijek, Belgrade, Iron Gate, Belogradchik, Arbanasi, Bucharest. Please click here for more details.

To see all river cruise specials, please click here. To see all cruise specials, please click here.

In fact, river cruises are at the top of the list for 2014's most popular trends. To read more about cruising trends, please click here. To learn more about river cruises, or to book a cruise, please visit www.CruiseCompete.com or for a group request visit http://www.cruisecompete.com/group_cruises/

Note to Editors About CruiseCompete:

CruiseCompete has been the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003 (see media praises). Consumers come to CruiseCompete to research and book cruise vacations and have received over 12 million quotes since 2003. Consumers compare offers from trusted travel agents, can see consumer reviews of agents and agencies responding, and then contact travel agents directly for more information and to book a cruise.

CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ offers monthly stats for an inside look at consumer trends and what consumers want in cruise vacations.

CruiseCompete takes top honors in Travel + Leisure Magazine's "Top 60 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers" with an honorable mention. The Wall Street Journal praised CruiseCompete as "Best Cruise Travel Site," The New York Times says, "... independent travel agents compete to offer you the best deal," and follows similar praise from Travel + Leisure, Kiplinger's and The Washington Post. The Street says, "Score luxury cruises at bargain prices."

For more information, please visit http://www.cruisecompete.com/ or http://www.cruisecompete.com/group_cruises/

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