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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 Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
Cruise to BratislavaDetails

162 Reviews
Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 7, 2022
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Emerald Destiny
Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

10 Night
Cruise to BratislavaDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 5, 2023
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Avalon Passion
Avalon Passion

3 Night
Cruise to BratislavaDetails

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Apr 22, 2023
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Avalon Impression
Avalon Impression

3 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Aug 12, 2023
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3 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Apr 19, 2023
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3 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Nov 27, 2021
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5 Night
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25 Reviews
Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 22, 2023
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5 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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5 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 24, 2023
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5 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 29, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:U River Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to BratislavaDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Jun 22, 2022
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7 Night
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Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 8, 2021
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5 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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14 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Jul 6, 2022
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3 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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14 Night
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2 Reviews
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
May 9, 2022
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7 Night
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Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 5, 2021
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7 Night
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Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 10, 2022
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4 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 29, 2022
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14 Night
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143 Reviews
Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 6, 2023
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14 Night
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Leaving:Braila
Cruise Line:Scenic
Oct 14, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 2, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Scenic
Mar 19, 2022
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4 Night
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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 26, 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
I mean it is Bratislava... Read More
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richminn
Bratislava was such a sweet town, our guide was fantastic. It was an easy walk up to the castle and the views were great... Read More
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kck2685
retro bratislava - a most enjoyable tour in skoda car seeing some of the old communist sights. educational and enjoyable, made more so by the two young men who led the tour, surprising us with communist era snacks... Read More
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flobo
We had only a few hours in Bratislava and didn't make it much past the area right near where we docked, which was mostly souvenir junk shops and restaurants. It was just okay. It did not have the personality of our... Read More
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~Brandy~

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