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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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91% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Amsterdam -> Kinderdijk -> Cologne -> Koblenz -> Rudesheim -> Speyer -> Heidelberg -> Strasbourg -> Breisach -> Basel
87% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Basel -> Breisach -> Strasbourg -> Heidelberg -> Rudesheim -> Koblenz -> Cologne -> Kinderdijk -> Amsterdam
85% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Amsterdam -> Cologne -> Frankfurt -> Miltenberg -> Wurzburg -> Main River (Cruising) -> Bamberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest
85% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Amsterdam -> Cologne -> Frankfurt -> Miltenberg -> Wurzburg -> Main River (Cruising) -> Bamberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest -> Belgrade -> Vidin -> Rousse (Russe) -> Giurgiu -> Bucharest -> Bucharest -> Istanbul -> Istanbul

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 07/16
    My wife and I chose a river cruise from Amsterdam to basle with emerald a first river cruise for us and I would highly recommend it guests were a mixture of people from uk Australia and Canada in the main and everybody we talked to were really ... Read more
  • 07/16
    Booked this cruise with my daughter as a college graduation present and it was a gift to us both. This was our first cruise and, although I don't have another experience to compare it to, it was a wonderful experience. This cruise line really ... Read more
  • 07/16
    We took the Torgil for a cruise on the Douro. I commend the staff who executed the Viking program with professionalism and efficiency. I also will say that the cabin was quite nice although I would have liked the bird poop and other dirt to have ... Read more
  • 07/16
    Viking was highly recommended to us and did not disappoint. The ship was splendid, the organisation impeccable, food excellent, staterooms (we had a balcony) as good as any you could wish for, the excursions varied to suit most tastes (you can ... Read more
  • 07/16
    This was our first, and definitely not the last. Been on the big ship cruises many times, and did not know if we would like this type of cruising. We now prefer it. The ship is immaculate, comfortable and has everything you need. The crew was ... Read more
  • 07/16
    When trying to decide which cruise line and river to choose for our first river cruise we talked to several seasoned travelers/agents and they recommended AmaWaterways along with the Rhine River and boy were they right on both counts. The Rhine ... Read more
  • 06/16
    My wife and I decided to start our vacation with the Luftner option to visit Prague before our cruise. We arrived at the Luftner selected Prague Hotel and was immediately disappointed that there was no Luftner representative. Instead, the hotel ... Read more
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