TUI River Cruises

15 Reviews

About TUI River Cruises

TUI started its river cruise programme with three ships, offering over 30 adults-only itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main and Dutch and Belgian waterways, including the 14-night "European Icons" itinerary from Amsterdam to Budapest, The line includes tips in the fare, plus inclusive flights, transfers and Wi-Fi.

The fleet features a selection of balcony suites, a la carte dining, casual dining and onboard social venues. Passengers enjoy full-board with wine, beer and soft drinks with meals. There is also be a personalised shore excursion programme, allowing passengers to choose exactly how much, or how little, they want to do.

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TUI River Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on TUI River Cruises cruise ships?

The line attracts many people, mostly Brits, familiar with TUI's land-based holidays. In keeping with the general river cruise demographic, a middle-aged and more mature crowd are likely to be attracted to the adults-only river cruises; many of them first-timers who have previously taken holidays with TUI.

The company's customers are generally easy-going and fun-loving, with a focus on value for money rather than luxury.

Do I have to dress up on a TUI River Cruises cruise?

In keeping with river cruising in general, the onboard dress code is casual. There are no formal nights on river cruises, although some passengers like to dress up a bit more for events such as the Gala Dinner, which is held once on sailings over five nights or more.

Is everything free on TUI River Cruises cruises?

Almost. There are a very large number of inclusions over and above most other river cruise lines. Fares will include direct flights from UK airports, an up to 23kg luggage allowance, transfers to and from the ship, all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi and tips. Bar drinks are not included, but customers can upgrade to all-inclusive.

What are TUI River Cruises’s most popular activities?

Daily tailor-made shore excursions -- with passengers free to choose as few or as many as they want for an extra fee -- will include walking tours in ports of call and visits to places of interest such as museums and castles.

There is a daytime and nightime entertainment schedule.

Why go with TUI River Cruises?

  • High level of inclusions including tips.
  • Brit-friendly ships.
  • Value-for-money cruises with flexible options.

Best for: TUI holiday fans and new-to-river-cruise passengers looking for a friendly and well-priced break

Not for: Families with little ones and teenagers and luxury loving couples

TUI River Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Food too basic and some organisational issues

We had a great itinerary on the Rhine explorer cruise, although we did miss most of Amsterdam due to a move to Zaandam and no shuttle bus provided.Bar and entertainment staff were great.Read More
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Love travels

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 58s

Rhine Christmas cruise

We had not been away for Christmas for a few years, so as we had the opportunity this year we thought to try a river cruise.Unfortunately the Rhine determined that we missed Cologne and Boppard as tbe moorings were submerged, and you need to know that Germany closed from Christmas Eve.Read More
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many10+ Cruises

Age 74s

TUI Maya Diamonds of the Danube

Tips are included, but we still gave tips on the last day because the service was so good.There is an excursion offered through the ship and includes a bus to the abbey and a tour guide, however, you can walk there and visit the quaint town that you would not see otherwise.Read More
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Sal B

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Great food and crew. Cabins very good

This is the third TUI river cruise I have done, the last two in 2022 both on TUI Isla and German rivers again.(Last year, in port, all the deck would be open giving ample space for everyone).Read More
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few6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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