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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:
Amsterdam -> Kinderdijk -> Cologne -> Koblenz -> Heidelberg -> Strasbourg -> Breisach -> Basel
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Popular Itinerary:
Paris -> Caudebec -> Caudebec -> Rouen -> Paris -> Paris
93% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Lisbon -> Lisbon -> Porto (Leixoes) -> Porto (Leixoes) -> Regua -> Barca d'Alva -> Saint-Emilion -> Pinhao -> Regua -> Porto (Leixoes)

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 09/15
    This was our second Viking River Cruise and we were excited at the beginning because our first cruise had been such a delight. We took the Portraits of Southern France cruise in late September/early October 2015. We were warmly welcomed when we ... Read more
  • Mixed Feelings   radmthom
    Round trip Portland OR cruise on Columbia/Snake Rivers. Excellent tours and exposure to history, both geology and early people, of the area. SS Legacy comfortable, but cabin quite small - we are spoiled with larger cruise line experience! Food good, ... Read more
  • Viking River Cruise Alert   Donfrazier512
    The Viking River Cruise longship from Amsterdam to Budapest doesn't go to Budapest it goes to Nuremberg, then to where you get to pack your bags again then get on a bus for three + hours to Passau where you get another barge. And unpack your bags. ... Read more
  • FANTASTIC TRIP!!!   dotdik
    We just got back from 7 GLORIOUS DAYS on the S. S. Legacy. Leaving from Portland, we journey through the locks of the Columbia River . . .to the Willamette River, and finally to the Snake River. There we boarded jet boats for 50 miles each way ... Read more
  • Wonderful vacation   Susanhamel
    We cruised on AmaSerena on the Dnaube during September and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ship was new and well laid out. Our Crusie Director, Dejan Stancic was outstanding....professional, pleasant, helpful and a delight to deal with. Our cabin on ... Read more
  • Hats off to Viking!!!!!   Pictontraveller
    This was our second Viking cruise (first one was to Egypt two years ago), so we were aware of their standards of "care/service". They continued to impress on this Viking Grand European Cruise. We took advantage of the transfer process at ... Read more
  • 08/15
    We like wine and we like history, so the wine-themed cruise "Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History" aboard the SS Legacy seemed a perfect choice for us, especially because we'd never taken a river cruise so knew it would be ... Read more
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