There is more to cruising than exploring than expansive oceans and short ports of call. From the Amazon to the Irrawaddy, these rolling rivers are among the most famous waterways in the world. They offer a different kind of cruise experience, one that emphasizes the passing surroundings rather than on-board festivities and flair. Whether a single day or several weeks, these seven cruises will take you along some of Earth’s most iconic rivers.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.