Best River cruise lines
River cruises have little in common with their ocean counterparts, and that’s a very good thing for travellers who prefer intimate vacations with a focus on culture and history rather than beach days and partying. The ships (aka river boats) are a small fraction of the size of an ocean vessel, most only carrying 100-200 cruisers on board with couples in their 50’s and over making up the bulk of the passengers. The onboard activities, dining, and entertainment options are limited, but the destinations are the real draw of a river sailing. While a typical river cruise itinerary will likely include a few major cities, many of the stops are quaint towns or villages rich in culture and history with plenty of museums, boutique shops, and authentic restaurants waiting to be explored.
Sail on the enchanted waterways of Europe, Egypt, China and Southeast Asia aboard the exceptional ri...
Those looking for a comfortable, casual way to explore.
Those who’d rather make their own plans and determine every aspect of what they see on their vacation.
Europe Galapagos Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) River Cruises - China/Asia River Cruises - Europe River Cruises - South America South America
Avalon Tapestry II
For over 30 years Uniworld has been a pioneer in river cruising by escorting guests to the greatest...
Europe Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) River Cruises - China/Asia River Cruises - Egypt/Africa River Cruises - Europe River Cruises - South America
Experience the great cities of the world aboard the intimate ships of Viking River Cruises. Sail alo...
Those who want to see a region with some help and guidance, and relatively little effort.
People who like to explore on their own, or those who like to change their itineraries spontaneously.
Europe River Cruises - China/Asia River Cruises - Egypt/Africa River Cruises - Europe River Cruises - Russia
American Cruise Lines boasts the country's largest and most modern fleet of coastal ships and river...
Alaska Alaska - Inside Passage Coastal - West Coast River Cruises - United States U.S. U.S. - American Rivers
Climb aboard an American Queen steamboat and you’ll truly feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. Th...
Lovers of Americana, older couples, and groups looking to see domestic sights with ease.
Adventurous, independent types or families traveling with children.
River Cruises - United States
Whether you discover the cultural canvas of Europe; explore remote villages along the Mekong; or exp...
South America River Cruises - China/Asia Europe