River cruise ships are carefully designed to maximise space and staterooms are typically larger than those found on ocean ships. All river cruise accommodation is river facing and emphasis is placed on making the most of the incredible scenery outside your window. For this reason, French balconies run from floor to ceiling and verandas are very spacious, particularly in suite categories.
There are far few stateroom grades to choose between on river cruise ships, will all accommodation offering very similar facilities. When it comes to choosing your stateroom, the process isn’t dissimilar to the way you might choose your cabin on an ocean cruise ship. For example, those who prefer to spend the majority of their time on deck or ashore may opt for a standard stateroom on a river cruise ship, a category that is often the best value for money and still boasts a full picture window for views of the scenery.
Many modern river cruise ships feature French balconies and verandas, both of which are perfect for guests who enjoy spending time in their stateroom, watching the scenery pass by with a glass of wine in hand.
Suites offer the ultimate in luxury accommodation, with some river vessels featuring two-room verandas as a more cost-effective option. Amongst these is the Viking Explorer Suite, an award-winning design which features a wraparound veranda with 270 degree views of the river.
All river cruise cabins feature contemporary ensuite facilities such as power showers, luxury amenities, double vanities and even underfloor heating.