Discover More Of Enchanting Europe On a River Cruise

Some of Europe's most intriguing cities, towns and villages are located inland, far from the oceans plied by coastal cruise ships. Come with us as we travel along the rivers of the Rhine, Danube, Rhone and Seine. We share our individual journeys, from traveling with mom to re-bonding with old pals, and from cruising solo to venturing out as a couple. We reveal our best discoveries about adventures in local culture, history and adventure and hope they will inspire your own travels. And: beyond our own stories about Europe river cruising, we also offer handy guides on what to see and what not to miss on your own voyages.

On the Danube River: Two Longtime Pals Make Discoveries About Europe and Friendship

On our Danube cruise, we learned about everything from the rituals of a 900-year-old Benedictine abbey to making apple strudel. Our week on the Viking Ullur also taught us valuable lessons about how to ensure smooth sailing on a river cruise with a "best friend forever" in tow. More

On the Rhine River: Our Culinary, Castle and Cathedral Discoveries Are Just the Beginning.

Our four-country journey on the Rhine River will visit wine towns, ancient ruins and vibrant cities. Join us for the perfect romantic getaway -- as long as we can remember to appreciate slower moments as well as rapid ones. More

On The Rhone River: Mother and Son Take Their First Cruise Together.

River cruising increasingly appeals to multi-generational travelers because they can enjoy relaxing together onboard and sightseeing at individual speeds in port. There's also plenty of time for bonding over experiences along France's Rhone River, sharing adventures in ports and onboard, and learning a little bit about each other, too. More

On the Seine River: Paris Is Just One of Many Standouts on This Solo Cruise

The Seine, anchored by Paris, is chock-full of alluring villages and towns and pastoral countrysides, and, for a solo traveler, feeling independent, sometimes, and enjoying sociability, other times, is a great combination. Join us on our home away from home aboard Viking Rolf as we meander from place to place along the Seine. More

Cruise Critic's Ultimate Danube River Cruise Guide

How will you spend your days in the Danube River's magical cities of Budapest, Linz, Bratislava and Vienna? What's there to see in enchanting towns like Regensburg and Nuremberg? We'll help you sort it out. More

Cruise Critic's Ultimate Rhine River Cruise Guide

One of the biggest challenges to planning your Rhine River cruise can be organizing your days. From big city sightseeing to kicking back and enjoying a biergarten, we help you find time for everything. More

Cruise Critic's Ultimate Rhone River Cruise Guide

A voyage on France's Rhone River allows us to enjoy the Provencal countryside from the inside out, with stops along the way to take in the history and culture, the food and wine. We'll guide you. More

Cruise Critic's Ultimate Seine River Cruise Guide

If Paris is the gateway to the Seine River, it was the less frenzied moments in smaller towns and villages along the way that captured my heart. There's a lot to do, a lot to see. We'll boil it down for you. More