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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.
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96% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Paris -> Paris -> Vernon -> Rouen -> Les Andelys -> Conflans Ste. Honorine -> Paris
92% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Lisbon -> Lisbon -> Porto (Leixoes) -> Porto (Leixoes) -> Regua -> Barca d'Alva -> Saint-Emilion -> Pinhao -> Regua -> Porto (Leixoes)
92% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Prague -> Prague -> Prague -> Regensburg -> Deggendorf -> Passau -> Cruising -> Vienna -> Vienna
88% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Budapest -> Budapest -> Vienna -> Melk -> Passau -> Regensburg -> Nuremberg -> Nuremberg

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 08/15
    We started poorly. The hotel in Paris was not able to have our rooms ready by the 3 p.m. deadline. Instead, we were not allowed into our room until well after 5 p.m. Our wake-up call did not materialize and thus we missed our assigned bus ride to ... Read more
  • 08/15
    We booked the four night cruise on the Murray River Princess and travelled with my husband, my sister and our elderly mum. Hubby and I booked the Stateroom as we were after a bit more luxury. It had been recently refurbished with very nice ... Read more
  • Fantastic Week   The Texan
    08/15
    From the moment we boarded the 'Emerald Sun' we were made to feel welcome, due to a traffic jam on the way from Munich to the ship we arrived too late for lunch. However the chef provided me with a delicious curry. The ' Cruise Director' - Ray - ... Read more
  • 08/15
    My sister and I did the River of Gold itinerary in Portugal's Douro River valley. I enjoyed the smaller ship designed for the river as at 108 passengers it was a nice size - not too small and certainly not too many. The crew was exceptional; I can't ... Read more
  • 08/15
    This was our 2nd river cruise with AMAWaterways, and just a wonderful as our first. We flew into Zurich, and took the train to Lucerne for two nights pre-cruise. We did it on our own, which was very easy. Then took the train to Basel, where we ... Read more
  • 08/15
    My wife and I sailed on the August 9 departure of the American Empress, a 7-night journey that began in Vancouver WA (across the river from Portland OR) and ended in Clarkston WA, about 2 hours south of Spokane. The cruise exceeded my expectations ... Read more
  • Authentic Paddlewheeler   olebiddy2000
    08/15
    My sisters and I AKA "The Texas Happy Ladies" just returned from our 15th trip on the AQ. We traveled on the upper Mississippi. St. Paul to St Paul. We had a wonderful time. The lure of the boat is the fact that it is the only ... Read more
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