River Cruises

All about river cruises, coastal cruises and small ship cruises on inland waters.  Learn how to plan your river cruise and how to choose the best river cruise for your vacation.  Read our river cruise line profiles and information about each river.  If it’s about a river cruise, you’ll find what you need here.

For more detailed river cruise information:

Before You Go – How to Plan a River Cruise

Life Aboard – What to Expect on a River Cruise

Choose Your  River Cruise Company – River Cruise Lines’ Profiles

Find the Right River for Your Cruise – Overview of All the Rivers

New Details on CroisiEurope Rhône Culinary Cruise Revealed

CroisiEurope has announced that they will be launching a new 7-day culinary cruise on the Rhône in April 2019. The Must-See Sites on the Rhône itinerary will travel roundtrip from Lyon through the heart of France, focusing on the unmatched food and wine found throughout the region. The voyage will visit Arles, Avignon, Viviers, and […] Read more…

Rhine River Overview

The Rhine River begins its downhill journey from Swiss Alps becoming navigable in the Swiss city of Basel. As the river flows northward, it hugs the western edge of Germany’s famous Black Forest. Storybook castles appear around nearly every bend until you reach Strasbourg, France, the capital of the Alsace region. While you stroll through […] Read more…

American Cruise Lines American Song

American Cruise Lines New Ships and New Itineraries

Itineraries that stretch from coast to coast, north to south. American Cruise Lines has their 2019-2020 schedule of cruises all planned.  The cruise line’s newest ships nicknamed Modern Riverboats plus their paddlewheelers and coastal ships will comprise a whopping total of 11 small ships sailing in the U.S.  Some of the most popular routes will […] Read more…

New River Ship Launches for Mississippi River Cruises

American Cruise Lines introduces American Song to the Mississippi American Song, nicknamed a “modern riverboat” by American Cruise Lines, set out on its inaugural cruise from the Port of New Orleans last weekend.  Cruising the Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee, the ship was a sold-out event for this 8-day sailing.  With only 184 […] Read more…

Viking River Cruise Viking Lif docked in Budapest.

Viking River Cruise Grand European from Budapest to Amsterdam

Viking Lif Grand European river cruise begins in Budapest Most people fly into Budapest.  Not me. One transatlantic crossing, four hotels, four countries and nine trains and I finally arrived at this gorgeous metropolis on the Danube. I was definitely ready for two lazy weeks on a Viking River cruise.  It was the last train ride, an eight hour […] Read more…

Douce France Review with CroisiEurope on a Rhine River Cruise

If you haven’t heard of CroisiEurope and Douce France, you’re not alone.  CroisiEurope is a family-owned cruise line based in Strasbourg, France.  The company started in 1979 as many do by chartering their boats.  By 1990, they were building their own ships.  Now CroisiEurope owns and operates 49 river ships and one sea ship. My […] Read more…

Crystal River Cruises Names Godmother of New Ship

Crystal River Cruises has announced that Hungarian producer Mariann Peller will be the godmother of Crystal Ravel, the company’s fourth new ‘Rhine Class’ river vessel. Born in Budapest, Peller is known for creating Hungarian television show “Virtuosos,” the world’s first classical music talent show, as well as founding the Young Virtuosos Foundation, which promotes the study of […] Read more…

AmaWaterways Ships Receive Accolades in Popular Travel Guide

AmaWaterways has announced that their ships have earned six of the top ten positions in the anticipated third edition of the Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA travel guide. Securing the number one spot, partly due to excellent service and dining, is AmaKristina, the namesake of AmaWaterways’ Co-Owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst. For […] Read more…

AmaWaterways Welcomes Its Newest River Ship

. AmaWaterways has christened its newest river cruise ship, AmaLea, in Vilshofen, Germany. The ceremony concluded a weeklong celebration, during which guests onboard were joined by AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst.  AmaLea Godmother Filomena Andre of AAA Travel, along with travel industry friends and international media were also […] Read more…

Crystal River Cruises to Livestream Christening of New Ship

Crystal River Cruises will officially christen the third of four new identical river ships, Crystal Debussy, during a VIP ceremony on May 28, 2018, at 12:30PM EST. The line will be live streaming the Crystal Debussy event via Facebook Live on their Crystal Cruises Facebook page, allowing interested fans from around the world to welcome the […] Read more…

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