I have gone on a European river cruise on a boat with less than 200 passengers. I am somewhat reluctant to go on an ocean cruise where there are over 5,000 passengers since it seems to me that shore excursions would be a mob scene and I could not really get the flavor of the location. For those that have gone on one or more ocean cruises, how did you like your shore excursion experiences?
My wife and I went on a river cruise down the Seine River last year and it was incredible! That was our fifth river cruise. We love the day excursions, and found that the smaller cruises provide a better experience for the day excursions. Cruises have been a great way for my wife and I to see a lot of the world without much planning.