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
98% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Budapest -> Budapest -> Vienna -> Vienna -> Melk -> Passau -> Regensburg -> Nuremberg -> Bamberg -> Wurzburg -> Wertheim -> Koblenz -> Cologne -> Kinderdijk -> Amsterdam
85% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Bordeaux -> Bordeaux -> Cadillac -> Cadillac -> Saint-Emilion -> Blaye -> Blaye -> Pauillac -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 07/16
    Our Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Bucharest was fantastic in every way. I had been reluctant to go on any form of cruise previously and had finally agreed to try this one. I would go on another one in a heartbeat! We chose this cruise both ... Read more
  • 07/16
    We were looking for a cruise departing near our home, and were also interested in American Cruise Line since we thought we should see some of the USA now, having cruised in the Caribbean and Europe, and we wanted to experience small ship cruising. ... Read more
  • 07/16
    This was our very first cruise, and I had always wanted to visit Budapest, the birthplace of both sets of my grandparents. Everything about the cruise was wonderful- delicious food, informative tours, excellent staff, comfortable amenities, easy ... Read more
  • Excellent Family Cruise Experience   afsalmon@nc.rr.com
    We just returned from an amazing trip on the River Empress on one of its designated family cruises. It was beyond any of our expectations. There were 13 people in our party of extended family members (including 5 children ranging from 3-17). ... Read more
  • 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
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