How wrong can they be? In fact, I’m bang on-trend, up there with a growing number of people discovering that river cruising is a fabulous holiday for all ages.
New river ships are like boutique hotels, with stylish décor, suites with balconies, a choice of places to eat, even swimming pools and cinemas, but instead of checking in and out, you unpack once and your hotel travels with you.
I have visited majestic European cities, admired grand medieval and neo-classical architecture, hiked and cycled along tow-paths; in Asia I’ve seen exotic floating markets, ridden in tuk-tuks, and been blessed by Buddhist monks.
And between all that I have lazed on the sun deck – a glass of something red in hand – admiring the views as we sailed from one highlight to another.