As a travel agent specializing in luxury small group travel, river cruises, and small ship ocean cruises, I've heard my fair share of misconceptions about river cruising.

Myth 1: River cruises are only for the elderly. This couldn't be further from the truth. With an array of activities, from wine tastings to cycling tours, river cruises cater to a wide age range. They're perfect for empty nesters seeking adventure and romance.

Myth 2: River cruises are boring. On the contrary, river cruises offer a unique blend of relaxation and exploration. Imagine waking up to a new city every day, ready to be explored at your own pace.

Myth 3: River cruises lack luxury. This is a common misconception. Many river cruises offer high-end amenities, gourmet dining, and personalized service. They're a perfect blend of comfort and adventure.

Myth 4: River cruises are expensive. While it's true that river cruises can be pricier than standard cruises, the value is incomparable. The price often includes excursions, meals, and even drinks. Plus, the intimate, small-group setting offers a unique experience that large ocean cruises can't match.

So, if you're an empty nester looking to reignite romance and adventure, don't let these misconceptions deter you. River cruises offer a unique, luxurious, and exciting way to explore the world.