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Why You Should Travel with Like-Minded People

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

It is no secret that traveling in groups can be beneficial to your traveling experience.

Traveling with people who share similar interests and enjoy the same hobbies is an excellent way to explore new destinations, especially if you didn’t know them before. The concept of traveling with a community of like-minded people has been around for years and is a proven way to ensure that you have a positive river cruise experience.

I think this can also apply to any other type of trip as well; all-inclusive, ocean cruises and even theme parks. If your group is simply one or two other families or extended family, it really changes the dynamic of the vacation. You may see and do things you wouldn't normally and even the kids experience everything in a whole new way with others their own age.

Sharing personal traits, hobbies, values, and interests are all starting points to building a relationship and developing a connection. Different groups of people have the ability to discover and enjoy new experiences from the same destination. Food lovers will indulge in France's local cuisine, while history buffs and architecture enthusiasts will marvel at the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles. Active or wellness travelers can group together to bike the countryside and seek out beautiful side streets, cafes and shops. There is no right or wrong way to explore a new destination, so long as you are doing what makes you happy.

Being able to share your passion and excitement for a destination or the local culture with your fellow cruisers is what makes a river cruise so memorable. Onboard, you can continue building your relationships as you plot out your plans for the next port of call and explore the various suggested excursions. AmaWaterways has curated a variety of unique included experiences based on different interests to help cater to every type of traveler, ensuring that you never miss out on the fun. You'll be amazed by how quickly and effortlessly you connect with your fellow travelers as you cruise through Europe!

AmaWaterways wants to help you make the most of your river cruise. Even if you are traveling with your own group of friends, you can still mix it up during the day and explore a destination with a new group of guests who share similar interests. At the end of the day, it is fun to swap stories, see the different perspectives, and learn more about the things the people in your group enjoy doing.

Are you ready to discover the world and meet some new people along the way? Call us today to reserve your stateroom or suite on an AmaWaterways river cruise.


Melissa Lenox specializes in personalized vacations. You should be able to relax on vacation and planning shouldn’t be stressful. Let me do the hard work so you can enjoy yourself! My specialties are Disney destinations, Universal theme parks, Sandals and Beaches all-inclusive resorts, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. I am a Gold Travel Advisor with Coasters & Castles Travel, Blog Editor of Main Street to the World.

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