Cruise Review - I think I owe you a cruise review, because I've glossed over our disappointment even though my posts over the past week have shared some of the great places we saw. To first put it in context, most of our travels have been on our own, by rental car, staying in B&Bs, especially in England and Scotland. We have only gone on three big trips where we paid for a cruise or tour. The first was an adventure cruise around the outer islands of Scotland - fabulous, the best holiday of our lives! The second was a Smithsonian Institute tour of Italy, letting Mrs. F.G. go 'home' to see the country she came from as a child - fascinating. And this river cruise was the third.
There were two problems. First, although the price of all three holiday was about the same, the price per day was far higher for the river cruise, and it just wasn't worth it in comparison. Second, though the other two holidays were very educational, with knowledgeable leaders and a lot of information about what we were seeing, the river cruise was simply appalling for its total lack of much info at all! I really learned nothing about the Rhine River except what I looked up myself, so I would never recommend a river cruise, nor will we ever take one again, simply not adventurous and interesting enough for us. If you do, make sure you choose one that provides a good educational experience! Unless you just go on cruises to eat and relax!