The river cruising experience is about enjoying an immersion in local culture and enrichment. The river lines offer at least one complimentary excursion in each port. Guests are provided with listening devices so that they can easily listen to their local guides rather than trying to "hear over everyone else." And while you will not find massive pools, large gyms, or broadway shows aboard a river cruise, you can expect the same exceptional service that you would on an ocean cruise. River cruises also include amenities such as bottled water, coffees, teas, and some alcohol.