Staterooms: River Cruise Ships vs. Cruise Ships

Need help choosing your river cruise stateroom? Read our reviews and this handy overview.

Category A, B and P staterooms aboard Avalon Scenery feature floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies. Photo courtesy of Avalon Waterways.


With river cruising growing in popularity each year, more travelers are looking at these voyages as an excellent alternative to traditional land-based tours. Even those who typically cruise on much larger, oceangoing cruise ships are getting into the act, as river cruise operators expand their itineraries and fleets.

For those used to sailing on traditional cruise ships, however, the change can be daunting. Unlike cruise ships, which tend to offer standard stateroom configurations that vary remarkably little between cruise lines, river cruise staterooms can vary widely in terms of size and amenities, even among a single line. Carefully reading the brochure – or using our own River Cruise Ship Reviews – is an absolute necessity to ensure that you make the right choice.

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