This undated image released by Avalon Waterways shows swans and ducks wading across from the river ship Avalon Felicity on the Rhine River in Breisach, Germany. The small scale of river ships, which ... more 
This undated image released by Avalon Waterways shows swans and ducks wading across from the river ship Avalon Felicity on the Rhine River in Breisach, Germany. The small scale of river ships, which typically carry no more than a couple hundred passengers, is a large part of their appeal, in contrast to ocean-going mega-ships that carry thousands. On a river ship, you don’t need a GPS device to figure out where the lobby or the dining room is. And there’s a sense of intimacy, with plenty of cozy moments. (AP Photo/Avalon Waterways) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Avalon Waterways
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 11:46 AM EDT