A river cruise is a spectacular way to see a country up close. River cruising allows you to get in to the heart of a country and hence opens up a myriad of cultural opportunities. When docking, the ships are often right in the centre of cities and towns, making them every sightseer’s dream.

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River Cruise Lines

River cruises offer you a more intimate cruise holiday, as river cruise ships are typically smaller, allowing for fewer passengers and more attentive service. And, with smaller ships, you will always find yourself in the heart of your destination. To find out more about the top river cruise lines, and what to expect from each of them, check out the information below.

APT Cruising

APT Cruising

APT is one of Australia’s leading luxury river cruise operator. They take in destinations throughout Europe and Russia, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Alaska and Asia.
Viking Cruises

Viking Cruises

Viking River Cruises’ offers a spectacular way to explore the waterways of the world, as Viking is synonymous with luxury vessels, impeccable service and innovative itineraries.
Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises

As the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line, Uniworld river cruises offer the highest level of quality, service and comfort, covering 20 countries worldwide.
Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways continually sets a new standard in river cruising, offering sophisticated river cruise experiences and unique getaways on board state-of-the-art vessels.


Tauck combines all-inclusive, personalised service, with virtually every river cruise expense included, and signature experiences, meaning they offer the ultimate in river cruising.


Travelmarvel offers great value for money on worldwide cruise & tour experiences, as well as the reassurances of travelling with a respected tour operator, APT.
Pandaw River Cruises

Pandaw River Cruises

The largest luxury river cruise line in Asia, with ten ships exploring four countries. All of Pandaw’s ships are designed and finished as replicas of colonial river steamers.

River Cruise Destinations

River cruises offer you the chance to see exotic lands and historical cities like you’ve never seen them before. From winding medieval streets and elegant architecture, to steamy jungles and bustling marketplaces, with a river cruise you will get closer and see more than ever before. Explore your next destination by river – book your next adventure with one of our Cruise Specialists today.

Danube river cruises

Danube River

The Danube River crosses Germany, Serbia, Austria, Hungary and Romania, flowing past fairytale castles, Gothic cathedrals, vineyards and unspoiled hamlets.
Rhine river cruises

Rhine River

Starting in Switzerland and flowing through France, Germany and The Netherlands, the romantic Rhine River is lined with mighty fortresses, magical palaces and ancient cities.
Mekong river cruises

Mekong River

Cruise along the Mekong River, through Cambodia and Vietnam, and experience diverse towns, cities and temples, as well as a world of indescribable beauty and charm.
Amazon river cruises

Amazon River

The Amazon is home to an unforgettable array of sights, sounds and cultures, and a river cruise is the perfect way to discover the mysteries and beauty of this vast region.
Yangtze river cruises

Yangtze River

Experience China’s landscapes, vibrant culture and architecture on a Yangtze River cruise. Cruise through the cradle of China and soak up some of the most spectacular scenery.
Volga river cruises

Volga River

Discover the soul of Russia along the shores of the Volga River. Take in the rich culture of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and discover the people who embody this proud country.
Nile river cruises

Nile River

Discover the dynasties of Kings and Queens, monumental legacies and rural Egypt, as you drift slowly down the River Nile, taking in 5,000 years of history as you do so.
Kerala river cruises

Kerala River

Cruise the beautiful rivers, canals and lakes of India’s southwest tropical coast, the Kerala backwaters. A truly unique experience beckons you – it will be unlike anything you ever imagined.

Why River Cruising?

Cruising isn’t just about sailing over vast expanses of ocean – some of the best cruise experiences can be found in the winding waterways of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Even if you’re a cruising veteran, a smaller river cruise ship, barge or river boat will grant you a completely new and unique experience, and here is why:

See the World’s Great Cities:

Paris, Vienna, Budapest, St. Petersburg…. So many cities and towns were developed along rivers, and on a river cruise ship you can arrive in the heart of your destination without even leaving the ship. You will often dock right in the heart of town, mere steps away from charming squares, beautiful cathedrals and vibrant market places.

New Scenery – All Day, Every Day:

Fairytale palaces, towering gorges, tiny villages… on a river cruise you will experience ever-changing scenery close up and at eye level. Your proximity to the shore means that colourful hillside villages, picturesque castles and ancient ruins are within view from all areas of your intimate ship.

A More Intimate Experience:

Smaller vessels mean fewer passengers, more attentive service and a more intimate cruise holiday. On a river cruise you never have to wait in long lines to get on or off the ship, you’ll never have to tender into port and you’ll never spend long hours wave watching on a vast ocean.

Fantastic Cuisine:

Dining on rover cruises has come a very long way. Most river cruise lines now feature fresh, local produce and foods from the regions you are visiting, giving you yet another cultural experience to add to your river cruise tick list.

Travel with Ease

In your river-view stateroom, just unpack once and then relax in comfort as you cruise along the smooth river. No matter which cruise you choose, you can always go at your own pace. So, whether you choose to go on a group guided tour, or do it on your own – it’s all at the pace of your liking. Easy!
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