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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Amsterdam -> Kinderdijk -> Cologne -> Koblenz -> Rudesheim -> Speyer -> Heidelberg -> Strasbourg -> Breisach -> Basel
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Paris -> Giverny -> Vernon -> Rouen -> Rouen -> Les Andelys
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Milan -> Milan -> Milan -> Venice -> Venice -> Polesella -> Chioggia -> Venice -> Venice
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Arles -> Arles -> Avignon -> Viviers -> Viviers -> Tournon -> Lyon -> Vienne -> Lyon -> Lyon

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River Cruise Reviews

  • Go for it   Judesterrev
    Such a relaxing, layed back atmosphere. The crew are so pleasant and ready to help or assist in any way possible. There was an issue with one of the premium excursions and they were quick to listen and respond to feedback. The food is fantastic, the ... Read more
  • Well run boat; lots to do   Nora Charles
    Columbia River Clarkston to Portland We don't want to repeat other reviews so just some additional information some may find helpful. Cabin:- All cabins seem to be the same size. Some have a double bed; some have 2 single beds. Ample storage ... Read more
  • 08/16
    Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial call, the booking process, great ... Read more
  • Not Great   MJBloom
    This cruise went from Nuremburg through Austria to Budapest in Hungary. The ship itself was clean and well appointed as was our room with a balcony. The crew was helpful and very nice. Food was good. The lounge was nice but could probably have ... Read more
  • 08/16
    I can not say enough about how amazing our experience was. The crew alone made our trip unforgettable, they were absolutely outstanding. The ship was beautiful, the food was like eating at a 5 star restaurant every day. The dining room menu always ... Read more
  • 08/16
    We did not want an ocean cruise on a big ship which is why we chose a river cruise Amsterdam to Basel. The ship was only a year old and everything was immaculate and new. The food was plentiful and freshly prepared with a good choice and as we had ... Read more
  • 08/16
    We were excited to try this Cruise Line as it is relatively new and the timing and destination worked perfect for us. We loved the sleek, modern design of the ship in both the Emerald Waterways tour book we received, and the virtual tour we took on ... Read more
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