River cruises differ from ocean cruises significantly when you consider your time in port. River ships can often dock right in the centre of small towns or large cities. This means you can easily walk on and
off your ship, allowing you to spend more hours on shore than you would with an ocean vessel. This way, you can enjoy much more flexibility.
Many passengers choose a daily Scenic Freechoice excursion, such as a walking tour of town or a visit to a vineyard or castle, before returning to the ship for lunch. This sometimes leaves free time in the afternoon
for a second onshore excursion or anything else you want to do like shopping or visiting a local coffee shop.
These port areas also have wonderful paths that trace the rivers. With Scenic, you also can use an e-bike to explore the region at your own pace.