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Cruises to Bratislava

Bratislava (Photo:Milan Gonda/Shutterstock)

About Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is an up-and-coming cruise port along the Danube River. It borders both Austria and Hungary, and it's located just miles from the capital cities of Vienna, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic.

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Emerald Destiny
Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

7 Night
Cruise to BratislavaDetails

84 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jul 23, 2022
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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
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Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
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Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 6, 2022
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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

7 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Apr 20, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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16 Night
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Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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130 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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17 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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5 Night
Cruise to BratislavaDetails

4 Reviews
Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
Dec 28, 2022
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7 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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16 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
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Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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3 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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6 Night
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Leaving:Deggendorf
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Jul 25, 2022
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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7 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 19, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Apr 3, 2023
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3 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
May 21, 2022
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3 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Oct 12, 2022
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Why go to Bratislava?

Pros:

There's lots of history and culture to be found in Old Town, as well as at either of the city's two castles

Cons:

Bratislava is a relatively new cruise port and is still building up its offerings

Bottom Line:

You'll likely only spend a few hours here, which is sufficient to see many of the sights

Bratislava Cruise Port Facilities?

Most medieval buildings and walkable tours are located in the Old Town, but Bratislava is also undergoing a more modern architectural boom in the 21st century. This has resulted in more recent landmarks, such as the UFO Bridge, known as the Most SNP, a restaurant resembling a UFO, atop a tower, atop the world's longest cable-stayed bridge.

For a more classic touch, don't pass up a chance to sip a cup of authentic hot chocolate at Cafe Maximilian, located right on the town square (prime for people-watching). In December, this becomes the place to browse one of the city's main Christmas markets. With typically just a few hours in port, you might only have time for a walking tour. As you wind down streets and alleys of Old Town, you will be sure to pass (perhaps unknowingly) under Michael's Gate, the only city gate preserved from former medieval fortifications. However, if you're looking for a daytrip, Bratislava is home to two castles -- the Bratislava Castle and the renovated Devin Castle -- located away from the city center.


Bratislava Cruise Reviews
We just had a morning there and it was a walking tour with a beer tasting and charcuterie. Very quaint.Read More
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AngieS
The home visit was so enjoyable. It enabled us to understand what life is like in Bratislava.Read More
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eileencar40
Bratislava was such a sweet town, our guide was fantastic. It was an easy walk up to the castle and the views were greatRead More
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kck2685
Panoramic Bratislava and beer tasting. We especially. enjoyed the shopping in the historic area of the town. Just wonderful!Read More
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