French River Cruises

Cruise the Seine through the heart of Paris

CRUISE THE LENGTH OF FRANCE ON THE SAONE-RHONE RIVERS AND THE RIVER SEINE: A river cruise in France is a cruise on the Saône and Rhône Rivers or the River Seine, or a combination of all three. Sail on a leisurely-paced cruise along the Saône and Rhône rivers through the heart of Burgundy and Provence, […]

New European River Cruise Ships Launching in 2014

Viking Var riverboat

MORE LUXURY RIVER CRUISE SHIPS JOINING THE RIVERS OF EUROPE IN 2014: With more travellers discovering the pleasures of cruising the rivers of Europe and with the keen competition amongst operators, river cruise companies are launching more luxurious riverboats to meet this growth market. In 2014 the latest and best river cruise ships being launched […]

See the Pristine Douro Valley on a Douro River Cruise

Douro River, Portugal

CRUISE THE DOURO RIVER FROM PORTO TO THE SPANISH BORDER AND VISIT SPAIN: The Douro River is one of Europe’s most western rivers, flowing through Spain and Portugal into the Atlantic Ocean.  On a Douro River cruise, you’ll see restored palaces, historic cities, steeply-terraced vineyards and picturesque rural villages along one of Europe’s most charming […]

Cruising the Imperial Rivers of Russia and the Ukraine

Volga River Cruise

CRUISING THE VOLGA RIVER IN RUSSIA AND THE DNIEPER RIVER IN THE UKRAINE: Discover Russia and the Ukraine along their natural highways with a cruise through the imperial rivers and lakes. Whether it’s Moscow’s golden onion domes and red-walled Kremlin, the legendary palaces and canals of St. Petersburg, or the romantic vastnesses of the Ukraine […]

Things to Watch for When Planning Your European River Cruise

The River Princess moored in Bamberg

Things to watch for (or be aware of) on a river cruise in Europe: River cruise holiday disappointments can mostly be avoided with a bit of research and preparation when planning your river cruise holiday in Europe. Sometimes people who’ve been on ocean cruises assume that a European river cruise is pretty much the same […]

European River Cruise Routes

The Main River at Miltenberg

Where You Can Travel to on Europe’s Rivers: You can cruise the rivers and waterways all over Europe, especially in France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Russia. Most regions have navigable rivers and canals, with several different types of boats. The longest cruise it is possible to do now stretches all […]

River Cruises in Europe

Europe River cruises

River Cruise Holidays in Europe – What to Know When Choosing Your River Cruise: When we did our first European river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in 2005, we observed that river cruises was one of the fastest growing travel options in Europe, as evidenced by the large increase in the number of riverboats plying […]

See the Magic of Spring on a Holland and Belgium River Cruise

Zaanse Schans and its famous windmills

EXPLORE HOLLAND AND BELGIUM ON CRUISES OF THE RIVERS IJSSEL, WAAL AND SCHELDE: Not surprisingly, the most popular Holland-Belgium river cruises are in the springtime, which in the Netherlands and Belgium is truly magical with flowers in full bloom; especially, of course, tulips. Cruising through the scenic Dutch and Belgian rivers and canals is really […]

Discover the Opulence and History of Russia on a Volga River Cruise

The famous Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg

SAIL FROM MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG ON A VOLGA RIVER CRUISE: “Discover the stunning architecture and unique cultural heritage of Russia’s most interesting cities on a Volga River cruise”. That’s what they claim, and to a large extent it’s justified. The development of numerous man-made canals now makes it possible to travel from Red Square […]

Discover the Ukraine on a Dnieper River Cruise

Viking's General Lavrinenkov in Odessa

CRUISE THE DNIEPER RIVER FROM KIEV TO ODESSA OR ODESSA TO KIEV: The Dnieper River, the third largest river in Europe, flows 1,370 miles from the heart of the Ukraine to the Black Sea. When we did this cruise in 2009, Viking River Cruises was the only English language cruise company covering the Dnieper, there […]