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Why take a River Cruise?
River Cruising is quickly becoming a popular method of travel for many reasons. Traveling by river makes for an intimate way to visit foreign countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa because you will be able to visit smaller ports that large cruise ships cannot. Not only is it incredibly relaxing to rest on the deck of a river-cruise ship and watch amazing scenery and majestic sights pass, but the service on a small river-cruising ship is top notch. Here are a few more reasons why you might consider a river cruise for your next vacation.
What are the benefits?
- You Unpack Once
- Value-Packed Vacations
- Meals included
- Complimentary Beverages
- Best of both worlds: tour + cruise
- Smaller Number of Passengers
- Intimate Cruising Experience
- More authentic excursions
- Cultural and Historical Experiences
- New Scenery All Day Everyday
- Smaller Ports
- Onboard Entertainment
What's Your Preference Discover Highlights of Our Popular River Cruises
River Cruises generally are cut from the same mold with similar benefits and inclusions, but your experience can vary depending on your cruise operator. (Just like choosing an ocean cruise line!) We have an array of wonderful cruise operators to choose from with their own signature elements of distinction. Here are some of our popular River Cruise Operators and what makes each of them so special.
If You Love To Travel With Experts
When you cruise with Viking you sail with the world's leading river cruise company, and you enjoy the rewards of more than 175 years of heritage and a level of expertise second to none.
Viking river cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience - unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. All-inclusive pricing, comfortable deluxe accommodations, intimate ships, delicious cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable vacation. More about Viking River Cruises
If You'd Rather Have it Your Way
Designed with the only opinion that matters: yours. Introducing an entirely new concept in river cruising. Avalon Waterways didn't just design their cruises with you in mind. They developed them for you to design.
At every turn, you'll enjoy the luxury of choice - something you'll only find with Avalon ChoiceSM cruising. From deciding what and where you eat. To selecting your room configuration and cruising style. From choosing your on-land discoveries and onboard enrichments, to making online, pre-sail customizations. Every experience and every nuance - is yours. More about Avalon Waterways
If You Want a Luxe Boutique Experience
A unique partnership between luxury cruise ships and five-star boutique hotels, over the years, Uniworld has worked tirelessly together with their sister company, Red Carnation Hotels�an award-winning collection of five-star luxury boutique hotels�to elevate the standard in river cruising with unparalleled quality and service.
Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of Red Carnation Hotels and her passionate team, have worked side-by-side with Uniworld, personally overseeing all the details, which means there is no third-party involvement, so nothing is ever left to chance. This close partnership between these two luxury tastemakers results in an uncompromising guest experience. Therefore, whether you step onto a Uniworld ship or into a Red Carnation boutique hotel, you will always enjoy the same hallmarks of distinction, thoughtful signature touches, and superb, memorable service. More about Uniworld
If You Want to be at the Heart of Destinations
Peaceful and scenic, river cruising offers a smooth, gentle ride along the world's most remarkable waterways. Supreme comfort and convenience make it the premier way to experience magnificent cities, historic villages and little-seen enclaves. From your stateroom balcony, endless natural beauty combines with evolving views of the colorful local scenery.
Castles and fortresses tower on both sides, as if you could reach out and touch them. When your ship docks in the heart of town, stroll ashore for included excursions or set off to explore on a complimentary bicycle. Unpack just once then settle in as each destination comes to you. With no need to navigate from place to place, you'll find a sense of adventure and a sense of home all in one vacation. More about AmaWaterways
River Cruise Operators
Avalon continues to be the youngest fleet on the rivers of Europe. In 2013 they will introduce two new Panorama Suite Ships - The Avalon ExpressionSM and the Avalon Artistry II - setting the new standard for river cruising.Learn more about Avalon Waterways River Cruises ›
Viking River Cruises
From Europe to Russia and Ukraine, from Asia to Egypt, Viking offers cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders each region has to offer. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruisetour along the Yangtze River or Mekong River. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine or Elbe.Learn more about Viking River Cruises ›
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
What makes Uniworld very different from ALL other river cruise companies is the unique relationship and bond we have with our sister company, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Their shared passion for excellence and caring sincerely about each and every guest is embodied by their philosophy "no request too large, no detail too small."Learn more about Uniworld Boutique River Cruises ›
Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways continues to build upon their industry lead with a fleet of 15 custom-designed vessels in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa. They continue to lead the way in river cruising by providing innovative luxurious ship designs featuring step-out and French balconies, premium stateroom amenities and warm, personalized service. From their exclusive Twin Balconies to multiple dining venues and complimentary Internet & Infotainment System with Hollywood movies, AmaWaterways sets the standards in river cruising each year.Learn more about AmaWaterways River Cruises ›
Tauck River Cruises
The art of personalized river cruising meets the heart of history aboard Tauck's signature river cruises. Tauck's uncommon access and exclusive cultural experiences ashore along European waterways - the Rhine, Danube, Main, Rhone and Moselle rivers - connects you with each place you visit... and ancient civilizations take on new meaning on our Egypt and China trips along the River Nile and the Yangtze River. River cruises - and river cruising - at their best.Learn more about Tauck River Cruises ›