2023 Cruisers' Choice Awards

Get to know the best cruise lines in a variety of categories, based on member review ratings for cruises taken in the last year.

Best River Cruises

Viking River Cruises

1 of 3 Best River Cruises

"Everything about this cruise and all the ports were so unforgettable ... The local food dishes were well represented in all meals prepared onboard. All details were very well planned. The service was impeccable, the crew was absolutely lovely."

Cruise Critic Member RoxanneM

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Emerald River Cruises

2 of 3 Best River Cruises

"This was a trip of a lifetime for us, and we cannot speak highly enough of our time on the Emerald Liberte. We will sail Emerald again in the next year or so, and frankly, don't see any reason to try out another river cruise line."

Cruise Critic Member MuffinW


3 of 3 Best River Cruises

"AmaWaterways delivered on every aspect. Fantastic staff, super Captain, great Cruise Director. The food, wine, and food service from the waitstaff to the chefs were super friendly, welcoming and eager to serve."

Cruise Critic Member Fool43

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