Press Release

Goway Gives Reasons to Discover More of Europe on Water

February, 2019

Leaving the stereotypes about bingo and rigid schedules behind, Goway is giving Globetrotters more reason than ever to discover Europe, cruising on its waterways.

Transport on Europe’s inland waterways grew rapidly after World War II, resulting in an integrated, intricate network of rivers and canals. From the Rhine and Danube in Germany to France’s 5000 miles of rivers, to Italy’s Po Valley, and Copenhagen canals to name a few, cruising offers an ideal way to visit Europe. With so many options to choose from when planning a trip, Goway offers unique reasons to make your next European vacation a cruise.

One golden rule of cruising is that one size does not fit all. That’s why Goway has various sizes of cruise ship available. Mainstream cruise liners, also called large cruise ships, are the most popular and common type, holding 850 to 3,000 passengers. They are commonly referred to as floating resorts because of the various amenities and services including restaurants, arcades, and shopping. Casinos, libraries, and spas are also fairly standard on today’s large vessels.

Small ships provide a more intimate experience for travellers. They are usually motor or sail powered, holding no more than a few hundred people. They generally offer fewer amenities, but are also less crowded. These ships also have an edge when it comes to serving specific niches including conventions, singles cruises, or hard-to-reach destinations. River cruising is a great example of smaller ships traversing local waterways. For mainstream large cruise lines, Goway recommends a Norwegian Cruise Line to the Italy and Greece or to the Baltics.

Travelling throughout Europe can be an awesome experience but can also be very hectic depending on your itinerary.  Cruise passengers are seeking to take a break from daily responsibilities and rejuvenate, while at the same time getting to know the destination. That necessitates some down time!  Now more than ever, cruise lines are offering total wellness in the form of restorative spa experiences, onboard oxygen bars, healthy menu choices for a wide variety of diets and the latest in fitness innovations. Board AmaWaterways river cruise itineraries and enjoy the sauna, whirlpool, fitness room, a fleet of complimentary bikes, and massage services to invigorate you. Goway recommends an intimate journey to northern France aboard AmaWaterways.

Travelling solo? No problem. Cruise lines are also responding to rising solo traveller demand. With no single supplement, dedicated cabins, and staff to take care of solo travellers, many cruises offer organized optional activities or cocktail parties, plus designated lounge areas that facilitate connecting with other travellers as much or as little as the traveller desires. Goway’s Mediterranean cruise program on Norwegian Cruise Lines, solo travellers can even enjoy connecting cabins, allowing easy travel with a friend, plus the convenience of each having your own cabin.

Last but not least, January to March are often the best months to find deals on cruising. The cruises mentioned in this article (with the exception of the Mediterranean cruise) boast offers including savings up to CA$1600 per couple, beverage packages and prepaid gratuities, pre and post nights, included excursions, all transfers, and so much more.

Other Goway cruise options:

Budapest and Iconic Christmas Markets by River Cruise: 10 Days Budapest to Nuremberg​
Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise​
The Loire, A Royal River Cruise

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