Travelers turning to rivers for cruise ship experience

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The Adonia cruise ship cruises on the Garonne river to dock in Bordeaux on May 7, 2014. The Adonia has a capacity of 710 passengers and 385 crew members.

River cruising is one of the fastest-growing parts of the travel industry.

Viking River Cruises alone has launched 12 new boats this year. Companies like Viking are responding to travelers' desire to avoid the giant cruise ships while still enjoying the convenience of a restaurant and bedroom that follow along on your journey.

In the third installment of our spring travel series, MPR News' Kerri Miller talks with two cruise experts about ways to set sail without getting on a large ocean liner.