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An Ama Waterways River Cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. We invite you to take one of our European river cruises, Asia river cruises, or Africa river cruises and see the world in luxury and comfort. River cruising Europe is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Included in the fares are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours.
In Europe, you can take one of our Danube river cruises, or one of our Rhine river cruises. We also offer river cruises in France and Portugal. We hope that you enjoy exploring our many itineraries in Europe, Asia, Vietnam and Africa, and look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.
They offer Solo Traveler rates and promotions. Many sailings single passengers do not pay extra charges
Most of the staterooms on our fleet feature not just one, but two private balconies — a French balcony and a full outside balcony. Together, they provide a unique panoramic view of the beautiful sights along the river and maximize the natural light coming in. With twin balconies, you can enjoy the river however you like.
The ships carry at most 164 guests , so the staterooms are larger and provide more amenities. With fewer people on board, public spaces like restaurants and lounges are never crowded, and accommodations range from 160 square feet all the way up to 350 square feet.
Guests have different tastes, so they developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations, passengers are free to choose from one of several options — all of which are included in your cruise fare. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Is it your first time in Vienna? Opt for an unforgettable exploration of the major sights led by a local, English-speaking guide that is well-versed in history and culture. Have you already been to Nuremberg? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of the Special Interest Tours, which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. They also offer different tour paces: Gentle, regular and active. The choice is yours.
You have the option of exploring Europe’s amazing sights like the locals do. There is an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking alongside enchanting riverside pathways and in city centers. Whether you feel like joining one of our exclusive guided bike tours, or want to go discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your cruise. The beauty of Europe doesn’t just lie in its architecture and landmarks – there are also breathtaking things to be seen when you venture out into nature. That’s why they designed special guided hikes that will take you a bit off the beaten path in some very beautiful destinations like the Wachau Valley. These unique, active tour options are included in the cruise fare so that you have more choices when it comes to how you prefer to explore.
There is The Chef’s Table, an intimate specialty restaurant where you can watch the chef prepare a lavish dinner right in front of you. Each meal is specially paired with premium local reds and whites from Europe’s renowned wine regions, with new selections each night. There’s also sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast, menu service during lunch, as well as delicious tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals. All onboard dining, as well as unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner, is included so you can indulge whenever and however you’d like.
A high staff-to-guest ratio (1 staff member for every 3 guests) on their ships, the team can fully dedicate themselves to providing each of our guests with the highest level of service. Relax with a massage after a day of exploring, stay in shape with our fitness room and watch castles go by while enjoying a cocktail and taking a dip in our sun deck pool with a swim-up bar. Whether it’s traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet or contemporary piano favorites, you will enjoy an eclectic schedule of onboard entertainment every night.
While on your cruise, you’ll want to share all the pictures you take of everything you see and do. And, you also want to stay in touch with your friends and family back home. Free internet access and Wi-Fi when you’re aboard. Your stateroom also has a computer that you can use in case you didn’t bring your mobile device, or just want to sit down at a desk to surf the web. The ships are uniquely designed to minimize the impact of water levels on the river, featuring low drafts for when there isn’t enough water, and specially engineered wheelhouses for when there is too much water.
Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind, offering expansive views and wider perspectives. The Open-Air Balcony, with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open wide and form a spacious seating area for six
70% of the Avalon Europe fleet features beds facing the window. With 11' wall-to-wall panoramic window with 7' wide opening
Continental breakfast and beverage room service in all staterooms
Each destination has guided sightseeing in every port (complete with headsets), daily port lectures, VIP access into key destinations, no waiting in lines and great cultural immersion and storytelling thanks to highly skilled Cruise and Tour Directors.
Avalon ships have bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns for free. Plus, there are bicycle tour specialists in Amsterdam, Bernkastel and Breisach for optional, guided excursions.
When it comes to showing you the world, they select the very best guides - professionals who are certified locally in each destination. A great selection of optional shore excursions help you further personalize your cruise. Whether it's a classical music concert in Vienna, a visit to a French winery, time at the colossal Romanian Parliament building in Bucharest, or a guided bicycle tour through town
Passengers can choose from:
Some of the highlights of your river cruise ship:
South America Waterways
Galapagos Islands Cruises
Amazon River Cruises
Special Interest River Cruises.
Everything is included in the price of your vacation.
Explore Europe from a unique perspective The river cruises range from 8 to 17 days and visit many fascinating villages, towns, and cities. From the Danube to the Rhine to the Saône,
The Cruise includes
Our custom built Star-Ships offer more space per guest than most other vessels on Europe’s waterways. At over 440 feet long, a heated pool that turns into a cinema at night. Enjoy various cultural highlights from the intimacy of the river, and after a day of exploring the land,
As part of our inclusive experience, all of your dining and highlight meals are included in the price of your cruise. From a delicious meal in our Reflections Restaurant to an alfresco breakfast or light lunch on the Terrace, you can delight in culinary diversity. Chefs prepare the dishes with great care and to the highest quality, inspired by the local cuisine and its ingredients. Quench your thirst with our complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks that we serve with lunch and dinner or sip on a delightful cup of tea or coffee.
All of our ships offer a range of beautiful and spacious cabins for you to choose from, including the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite –. With a separate, decked area an open-air system, you can interact with the outdoors with the touch of a button. The upper half of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to let in fresh air and allows you to connect with the landscape.
UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES
THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS
Uniworld puts a unique spin on river cruising, with floating boutique hotels that are meticulously designed with the signature touches for which our company is known. Each and every ship in the European fleet is rich in character and truly one-of-a-kind, with its own distinctive theme and color palette, original art and sumptuous furnishings and antiques.
The iconic ships exemplify true artistry, the very essence of our boutique philosophy. In partnership with the design visionaries at the Red Carnation Hotel Collection—our ships have a stylish flair inspired by the rivers upon which they cruise, a blend of old-world elegance, the latest technological innovations, and ultra-luxurious amenities. Care is taken to ensure that every element onboard—down to the smallest detail—has been thoughtfully considered and flawlessly rendered. Uniworld’s mission: to provide the guests with a truly unsurpassed and unforgettable river cruise experience.
There’s a moment on every Uniworld boutique river cruise when it becomes clear. Maybe it’s while luxuriating in the comfort in your exceptionally appointed stateroom or suite. Or savoring yet another culinary masterpiece prepared by our master chefs. Or while experiencing the jewels of Europe from a perspective only the river can provide. A moment when you realize that this journey is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and beyond anything you could have expected.
“No request too large, no detail too small.” These are words we take to heart onboard every Uniworld ship. From creating one-of-a-kind ships that provide the perfect setting for your voyage, to ensuring that every detail of your time is flawlessly executed, Uniworld strive to go above and beyond to deliver a truly exceptional travel experience.
ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY - All-inclusive river cruising in Europe to an entirely new level.
The guests deserve the absolute best of everything and the difference is truly in the details.
(Inclusive amenities may differ by itinerary.)
$ CRUISE & TOUR - The Wonders of Europe by Land & River
A unique vacation collection combining boutique river cruises with escorted land journeys
PORTUGAL & SPAIN
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES
European Holiday Markets
Viking Cruises was founded by Chairman Torstein Hagen in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia. In 2000, the company purchased Europe’s KD River Cruises in order to grow its fleet, & to acquire rights to docking locations in key European cities. The company expanded into the American market in 2000, establishing US headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced and curious travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history. Each journey includes daily shore excursions, and an exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that provides deep immersion in the destination through performances of music and art, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers.
Viking River Cruises award-winning Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, library and sun deck. The ships feature an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride.
River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.
**Not available on all boats or sailings as well as amenities will vary based upon cabin category
Information on all Cruise Lines, their ships and boats are subject to change and is current at time publishing.. Contact our office and one of our Certified River Cruise Consultant for specific questions and changes and additional which may have occurred since publication.