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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 2016.

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98% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Amsterdam -> Kinderdijk -> Cologne -> Koblenz -> Miltenberg -> Wurzburg -> Cruising -> Bamberg -> Nuremberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Durnstein (Krems) -> Melk -> Vienna -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest
96% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Paris -> Vernon -> Rouen -> Rouen -> Honfleur -> Conflans Ste. Honorine -> Paris -> Paris -> Cadillac -> Libourne -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux -> Macon -> Lyon -> Tournon -> Viviers -> Avignon -> Arles -> Avignon
96% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Paris -> Vernon -> Rouen -> Rouen -> Honfleur -> Conflans Ste. Honorine -> Paris -> Paris
96% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Paris -> Vernon -> Rouen -> Rouen -> Honfleur -> Conflans Ste. Honorine -> Paris -> Paris -> Cadillac -> Libourne -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux
96% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Bordeaux -> Cadillac -> Libourne -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 06/16
    We have friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer and wanted us to join them on this river cruise. We have done 6 ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise. It was great to be able to see shoreline all of the ... Read more
  • Fantastic   ruth0904
    Due to swollen rivers at the start of our trip we were not able to get on our ship from the original starting point, we had to be bussed further down the river to where the boat was moored. Had no problem with this as we would not have travelled ... Read more
  • 05/16
    We've been on river cruises with a different but well known company previously and were planning to book with them again. However, luckily for us we were tempted to try "the new kid on the block" Emerald Waterways when we realised that we ... Read more
  • Best Cruise Experience   Frances888
    This was an outstanding cruise. The ship was beautiful and well maintained. Embarkation/disembarkation went very smoothly. The cabin, dining and service were all above expectations. Best of all, the crew was very friendly and helpful. It ... Read more
  • 05/16
    We chose Emerald because of the ship design, traveling schedule, all tips being covered (very convenient) and overall price. We loved the ship and crew, enjoyed very good meals which featured menu options from the area we were traveling through and ... Read more
  • Down the Rhine & Danube
    We are retired & have cruised with many lines, many times. The Scenic Experience is complete - air, transfers, alcohol(even in the room refrigerators), gratuities, excursions, whisperers, personalized GPS, & motorized bikes anytime. Nikola, ... Read more
  • Quality all the way   sigmatrain
    Our Golden Wedding anniversary treat did not get off to a good start! Due to (apparently regular) delays at Amsterdam airport our flights to and from this hub (hub - hub) to Basel were delayed but at least we eventually arrived. But our luggage ... Read more
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