Arthur Frommer

July 20, 2014 12:00 AM

Foreign river cruises are a big travel hit, but are they right for you?

River cruises are the big success of the current travel season. As amazing as it may seem, no fewer than 53 new river cruise ships will be joining an already-large number this year and in early 2015. One company – Viking – will be adding about 24 spectacular and luxurious longboats to its fleet. And so heavy are advance bookings for these 130-passenger vessels that you rarely will find discounts to their prices, in sharp contrast to the frantic bargaining in the ocean cruise-ship business.

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