10 Reasons to Take a European River Cruise There are so many ways to travel around Europe and no doubt you’ve tried some of them already. You can take cheap flights, take the trains or even hire your own car. Why not go on a RIVER CRUISE instead? It is actually a great way to travel, most especially if you are going to travel around Europe for the first time. I’m sure Jonathan would love to take a river cruise with me this year. After all, he LOVES sailing.