River and Luxury Cruises
River and Luxury Cruises
AmaWaterways has 21 ships offering cruises to Europe, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), and Africa. The ships that sail in Europe are similarly designed and can accommodate about 164 passengers. Most of AmaWaterways' European ships are 443 feet long, the maximum length to make it through the lock systems on Rhine and Danube cruises. They offer sailings on the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Elbe, Dordogne, and Douro in Europe, and Christmas markets cruises. AmaWaterways is a wonderful pick for passengers who want to be active or travel with children as well as those who want more amenities onboard.
Beyond their wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world just waiting to be discovered with Avalon's unmatched choice of included excursions and activities. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe's great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery, and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. Voted 2019 Cruise Critics Best in European River Cruises.
Azamara Club Cruises garners high praise from cruisers and critics for its upscale cabins and trips to far-flung destinations. The line's three ships – Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and Azamara Pursuit – sail to more than 260 ports across 80 countries, with popular stops in the U.S., South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia. With Azamara's ship capacity limited to about 700 guests, it's easy to steer clear of crowds and locate crew members (each ship has approximately one staff member to every two passengers).
After years as one of the cruise industry's top luxury oceangoing lines, Crystal Cruises has expanded into the river-cruise market with four brand-new vessels plus the classic luxury ship Mozart, which was relaunched in 2016 after a top-to-bottom overhaul.
Mozart is currently the largest and widest river vessel in Europe, having been built specifically to fit the wide locks of the Danube between Passau, Germany, and Budapest, Hungary. In 2020, Crystal's five river ships are operating on the Danube, Rhine, Main, and Moselle, with nearly four dozen ports of call in 10 countries.
Uniworld—the world’s best and most awarded luxury river cruise line—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, and Asia. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality and numerous other all-inclusive benefits.