Has anyone in "family" ever taken any of the European River cruises? i.e. Rhine, Elbe, Danube, or any of several offered in France. We've done about 12-15 regular ocean/sea cruises on the major lines in different areas. Now would like to try a somewhat different experience and atmosphere on much smaller river cruising trip. (not a self-cruise barge, or river barge, but riverboat with 80-200 passengers)
With the much smaller space, does the obvious two men (or women) seem more uncomfortable in the limited public areas? How does the crew react to gay guests or any other notable problems?
Any good or bad experiences in general on this different type cruise or recommendations on river cruise companies to use/stay away from?
The quaintness with constant small towns, locks, etc. along the way does seem an attractive alternative worth checking out if one doesn't feel out of place. Would welcome comments.