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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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94% Loved It
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Budapest -> Budapest -> Bratislava -> Vienna -> Vienna -> Melk -> Durnstein (Krems) -> Linz (Salzburg) -> Passau -> Vilshofen -> Vilshofen
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Amsterdam -> Cologne -> Frankfurt -> Miltenberg -> Wurzburg -> Main River (Cruising) -> Bamberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest
86% Loved It
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Budapest -> Budapest -> Budapest -> Belgrade -> Vidin -> Bucharest -> Bucharest -> Bucharest
86% Loved It
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Budapest -> Budapest -> Budapest -> Belgrade -> Vidin -> Bucharest
85% Loved It
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Shanghai -> Shanghai -> Shanghai -> Three Gorges Dam -> Three Gorges Dam -> Shibaozhai -> Chongqing -> Xian -> Xian -> Beijing -> Beijing -> Beijing

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 08/15
    After a wonderful pre-cruise in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague, we started our Viking cruise last Sunday, leaving from Nuremberg. The ship, Viking Jarl, is lovely, sleek and low key, spotlessly clean, with a reasonably sized ... Read more
  • 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
  • Very Disappointed!!!   michelle6729
    08/15
    This was my second River cruise. The first was with Avalon. They are like night and day. The ship is older and very outdated... from the furniture, to the light fixtures. As another reviewer posted, the shower was smaller than I have ever seen. ... 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
    Loved the Cruise,the ship and the itinerary. Liked the layout of this ship better then the others on the princess line, Food was good but Coffee still needs help.We used all Princess bookings. Let me just say I don't like to shop high end so any ... 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
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