Each river cruise has a culture all its own. River cruises are more focused on the destinations than on the vessels themselves. Passengers on Yarra River Cruises are usually taken on group tours as part of the cruise price, saving them money since they need not purchase individual tour packages. The slow pace at which these trips are done allows passengers to enjoy wind breezes, cool water, and sunshine while being entertained on board or having refreshments.
And speaking of entertainment, the kind on board these Yarra River Cruises, while nothing as spectacular as Cirque de Soleil, will nevertheless provide the opportunity to listen to local musicians or learn some new recipes from the chef demonstrating culinary know-how or participate in contests conducted by the cruise manager with amusing tokens for prizes.
Several cruise lines offer their passengers complimentary dinner with a bottle of wine or provide them with some additional amenities such as massages. Fares for river cruises are obviously not as expensive as those of ocean liners, allowing passengers to save money while enabling them to see and access places of interest like quaint towns and charming villages which only a vessel the size of a riverboat can manage to traverse.