What is the lure of river cruises? Find out and take a Charleston, SC and Low country cruise.

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No man ever steps in the same river twice for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.” Heraclitus





A river cruise, as it moves with the rhythm of water, is one of the best journeys to help you refresh, recharge, and renew.

How can a river cruise cure your information overload and the effects of our hectic desensitized daily lives?

  •  A river cruise can be relaxing.
  • The river cruise ride is smooth.
  • The river ships are usually able to dock downtown in very convenient locations to cities so that exploring the city on your own or through an organized tour.
  • The river ships are smaller and accommodate between 100-200 passengers, which allows travelers to get to know their fellow passengers better and form meaningful friendships.
  • The river cruise may have themed experiences giving travelers a real sense of the history and the cultures of their journey.

AmericanCruiselines  offers a great journey to get your feet wet on a river cruise with its Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise. The eight days/seven nights cruise journeys from Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, Fl.

“The Intracoastal Waterway is a protected network of bays, rivers, and canals with its shores home to some of the most beautiful historic cities in America. Start your journey in Charleston, lined with cobblestone streets and antebellum houses and where the first shots of the Civil War were heard. Continue to scenic Beaufort and learn what life was like on a southern plantation from our resident expert dressed in period costume. Enjoy the scenic beaches and abundant wildlife at Hilton Head, before traveling to Savannah where you will tour historic districts showcasing 19th Century wealth and opulence. In Jekyll Island, visit “Millionaire’s Village,” a National Historic Landmark with 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages built over 100 years ago. On your final stop at Amelia Island, take a river cruise and walking tour through the Victorian seaport of Fernandina Beach.”

Stops along the river.

Each of these ports is full of wonders that will give you experiences that will last long after the journey’s end.

Are you ready for your river cruise?

Check out these helpful travel tips in Irene S. Levine’s  article “Cruise Hacks: 8 tips to help you pack for a river cruise” in moretimetotravel.

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking


  1. Pat on May 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Great blog. I’m ready for a river cruise.

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