River cruising is about more than the destination – it’s the journey!
The rivers of the world are fast becoming hotspots for travelers. European river cruising has boomed in the last decade, and cruise lines are expanding to more exotic and interesting parts of the globe every year. River cruises combines the convenience and luxury of a deep-ocean cruise with the intimate experience of a land tour.
Creative and adventurous itineraries take you through the heart of the world’s most breathtaking metropolitan cities, picturesque villages and out-of-the-way hotspots that locals favor. River cruises offer the opportunity to step ashore in fairy tale towns and fabled cities. Whether you are yearning for cultural immersion or slow paced exploration in hard to reach ports of call, river cruising offers an intimate and leisurely alternative to a traditional ocean cruise experience marked by magical scenery in every direction.
Each perfectly-planned itinerary—always hosted by the most experienced, English-speaking local guides and Cruise Managers—offers the right blend of onshore and onboard activities designed to immerse you deeply into the history, the culture and the cuisine of the places you visit.
For many travelers, the slow chug along the river is just the right pace for getting the lay of the land. Sitting on the top deck of a ship under brilliant blue skies, you gaze on fabled landscapes dotted with castles, villages and vineyards. A flight of stairs down, and you have all the amenities of a modern hotel — restaurants, bars, lounges, fitness facilities, spas, internet access and comfortable staterooms.