River Cruise Holidays
These ships are often specially designed for the rivers they travel. In Europe, the ships are closer in shape to large luxury hotel boats than sea going liners. In other areas traditional ship designs including paddle steamers are offered.
River cruise ships have all facilities including bar, restaurant, lounges, and on some ships a swimming pool and sauna. Full catering is provided, often to a very high standard. Cabins are fully serviced and usually offer all private facilities.
Cities and towns along the rivers offer a variety of scenic, cultural, and historic attractions, with optional or included shore excursions. A major attraction of most river cruises is that the ship is moored overnight, allowing time to explore onshore at leisure.
Europe - Cruise the:
River Rhine through Germany.
River Danube to Vienna, Budapest and the Black Sea.
River Elbe to Prague.
River Seine to Paris.
River Po around Venice.
River Douro in Spain & Portugal.
Russian waterways from Moscow to St Petersburg.
World - Cruise the:
River Nile - Valley of the Kings.
River Yangtze - Famous Three Gorges on China's longest river.
Murray River - Travel by paddlesteamer in Australia.
Mississippi River - Authentic sternwheeler cruises in the deep south of the USA.