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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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94% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Lyon -> Lyon -> Paris -> Vienne -> Vienne -> Viviers -> Tournon -> Avignon -> Viviers -> Arles -> Arles
77% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Paris -> Paris -> Luxembourg -> Trier -> Cochem -> Koblenz -> Heidelberg -> Wurzburg -> Bamberg -> Nuremberg -> Prague -> Prague
68% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Prague -> Prague -> Nuremberg -> Bamberg -> Wurzburg -> Heidelberg -> Mainz -> Cochem -> Trier -> Luxembourg -> Paris -> Paris

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River Cruise Reviews

  • Viking - never again!   cpamom55
    I just have to say it - we had an amazing time on the Rinda. All the staff worked hard to please the passengers. The food was excellent, the rooms were fine. Service over all was a 4 or 5. However, as wonderful as the experience on the ship ... Read more
  • 10/15
    The trip down the Rhine River with stops at 2000 year old German cities along the way and too many castles to count was stimulating and beautiful. The ship was new, extremely comfortable, food healthy and light ( although one could eat more calories ... Read more
  • A great wine-themed cruise   seattleGTfan
    We took the Avalon Affinity for a late October/early November sailing along the Moselle and Rhine rivers, and had a great time. It was a special wine-themed cruise with several included wine tasting events that were a lot of fun. The trip ... Read more
  • 10/15
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip along the Seine up to Normandy--at least until the Norovirus started hitting the passengers. I estimate that 10-25% of the passengers got sick at some point and their was NOTHING on board to alleviate any ... Read more
  • Castles on the Rhine   fjgoodman
    Well organized cruise with pre-extension in Basel and post-extension in Amsterdam. Uniworld personnel were attentive, well organized, and all aspects of the cruise with airport transfers were without a hitch. The no extra tipping policy was well ... Read more
  • Perfect Cruise   DebraWatkins
    My husband booked this river cruise from Lyon to Arles in honor of my birthday, so I was expecting the best and was not disappointed! The S.S.Catherine is an elegant ship with Venetian glass fixtures, original artwork on all of the walls, ... Read more
  • 10/15
    This was our 8th Viking River Cruises river experience. If the "Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine" itinerary had been our first Viking river experience we might have come away unimpressed, disappointed, and perhaps not excited about taking other ... Read more
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