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River Chanson

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Galapagos Northern Loop Cruise

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River Chanson

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Galapagos Southern Loop Cruise

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Grand Circle Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Grand Circle cruise ships?

As with all Grand Circle cruises, the passengers onboard will all be at least 50 years old. Virtually all are from the United States, with a handful of Canadians, and they are generally well traveled. At least half of them are repeat passengers with Grand Circle. Passengers tend to be retired or semi-retired, active and college-educated, with strong business and professional backgrounds.

Do I have to dress up on a Grand Circle cruise?

Not really. There is no dress code, and passengers tend to dress casually for shore excursions. They might put on something a little smarter for dinner, but it isn't a must.

Is everything free on Grand Circle cruises?

Almost everything is included. Fares cover all meals; an open bar of house beer, house wine and soft drinks; most excursions; and Wi-Fi. Tips are not included.

What are Grand Circle’s most popular activities?

The focus of any Grand Circle cruise is the chance to experience other cultures, histories, traditions and people. In addition to standard walking tours and coach rides to places of interest, the line's Exclusive Discovery Series events take passengers into the heart of the destination's culture, providing a glimpse of people's day-to-day lives through home-hosted meals, for example.

Onboard, the ships offer local musicians on select nights; they always draw an audience.

Why go with Grand Circle?

  • Emphasis on other cultures, histories, traditions and people.
  • Itineraries include Europe, China, Russia.
  • Local and regional specialties included in menus.
  • Cruise with a well-traveled, over-50 bunch.

Best for: Mature, culturally-curious North American travelers looking for an inclusive river cruise

Not for: Families, budget cruisers and anyone under 50 years of age

Grand Circle Cruise Line Cruiser Reviews

Galapagos is Amazing

The Xploration is good bc you get more time snorkeling bc the ship is smaller and is closer to the sites than the other 2 Celebrity ships.We chose the Xploration bc it was a small ship and we wanted to have as much time with nature as possible and not waiting around in line behind a ship full of people to go on excursions.Read More
Talktomitra

2-5 Cruises

Age 55s

Incredible food, experiences--kept us busy!

While some companies require that you dine at a scheduled time (first seating or second seating), Grand Circle's ships are smaller, so all of us could dine together during mealtimes.The first night was the captain's welcome dinner and the last night was the captain's farewell dinner (both featured extra courses), but even the other 5 nights we had more than enough food--we could ask for half portions, which was great for me!Read More
WillIEverUseThisAgain

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The Seine: Paris to Normandy River Cruise Tour

We had excellent experience with it & really enjoyed, so we like to go on this cruise to see the northern part of France, mainly the history rich region of Normandy including the D-Day beaches in WII.The docking location in Paris for our cruise is just too far from the city center & as well as from the public transportation station, such as metro line or bus.Read More
Sanhe888

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Our First River Cruise

We met people over and over on the ship with 3, 10, 20 and 31 trips with this cruise line and their counterpart Overseas Adventure Travel.We had wanted to go on a larger, better-known cruise line.Read More
mjwallis

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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