When choosing the best cruise for you, it is good to note that while river cruises are similar in many ways to ocean cruises, there are also some big differences. The ships for ocean cruises are generally bigger than those made for river cruises, and offer more comforts in the individual rooms. Many more passengers can fit on them due to their more substantial size. The smaller scale of river ships translates to fewer guests, but more opportunities to get to know fellow travelers, often leading to lifelong friendships. A second differing factor is that on a river cruise passengers are almost never traveling for a full day at a time, where ocean cruises are in many cases on the open sea for a few days in a row. Each day brings passengers to a new port of call. When river cruising, you will also enjoy an ever-changing mural of breathtaking scenery from your ship, so the journey itself becomes part of your discovery. Individuals nervous about being seasick will like the smooth sailing and shallow waters of a river cruise, as well as the fact that the shore see travel is constantly visible. That said, ocean cruises generally have more elegant benefits including gyms to work out, more of a selection for dining, and wonderful live shows. But river cruises are great in that they feature inclusive pricing that will take care of water, alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, and even some fun adventures off the ship.