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River Cruises

River Cruises

The rivers of the world are fast becoming hotspots for travelers. European river cruising has boomed in the last decade, and cruise lines are expanding to more exotic and interesting parts of the globe every year. So whether you'd like to sail gently along as medieval castles float by your balcony or you prefer the hustle and bustle of a trip through an Asian metropolis, we can help you find your perfect river cruise. Take a look at where you can go by riverboat.
River Cruise Basics
River cruises are an increasingly popular option for travelers. Get the inside scoop to find out why and what to expect.
Choose a Europe River Cruise
With so many itineraries offered, choosing a river cruise can be overwhelming. Here are our tips to help you pick your perfect cruise.
New River Cruise Ships on Order
Here's what's on deck for new river cruise ships making a splash in 2015.

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87% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Basel -> Breisach -> Strasbourg -> Speyer -> Rudesheim -> Cologne -> Amsterdam -> Amsterdam
85% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Rousse (Russe) -> Giurgiu -> Vidin -> Iron Gate -> Belgrade -> Vukovar -> Novi Sad -> Ilok -> Mohacs (Pecs) -> Budapest
85% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Rousse (Russe) -> Giurgiu -> Vidin -> Iron Gate -> Belgrade -> Novi Sad -> Vukovar -> Mohacs (Pecs) -> Budapest -> Budapest -> Bratislava -> Vienna -> Vienna -> Durnstein (Krems) -> Melk -> Linz (Salzburg) -> Passau -> Vilshofen -> Vilshofen
85% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Budapest -> Budapest -> Bratislava -> Vienna -> Melk -> Passau -> Regensburg -> Nuremberg -> Bamberg -> Wurzburg -> Wertheim -> Koblenz -> Cologne -> Kinderdijk -> Amsterdam
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Nuremberg -> Nuremberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Melk -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest

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River Cruise Reviews

  • Hats off to Viking!!!!!   Pictontraveller
    This was our second Viking cruise (first one was to Egypt two years ago), so we were aware of their standards of "care/service". They continued to impress on this Viking Grand European Cruise. We took advantage of the transfer process at ... Read more
  • 08/15
    We like wine and we like history, so the wine-themed cruise "Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History" aboard the SS Legacy seemed a perfect choice for us, especially because we'd never taken a river cruise so knew it would be ... Read more
  • Fantastic Journey   Rondrit
    We sailed the four rivers of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest. The newly christened ship was gorgeous and the staff was fantastic. Kane, the cruise director was phenomenal with a wealth of information and extremely hospitable. We had a balcony ... Read more
  • 08/15
    I sailed on the first Mark Twain theme cruise on the American Queen August 23rd. I suffer from vertigo which becomes massively worse if I lie down and turn my head. This means that I must sleep sitting up, usually in a recliner. I had requested ... Read more
  • 08/15
    Excellent trip from start to finish. We had cruised from Amsterdam to Budapest with Uniworld in 2012 and while the Rhone is not as scenic as the Rhine or the Danube, the towns and villages we visited were very interesting. We were met at Lyon by ... Read more
  • 08/15
    After a wonderful pre-cruise in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague, we started our Viking cruise last Sunday, leaving from Nuremberg. The ship, Viking Jarl, is lovely, sleek and low key, spotlessly clean, with a reasonably sized ... Read more
  • Once again American Queen shines   George Werderich
    This being our fifth trip on the American Queen we had high expectations. And once again they were fulfilled. The service is excellent, the food wonderful and plentiful and very available. The shows are wonderfully staged. The onboard ensemble is ... Read more
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