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River Cruises

AmaWaterways 

AmaWaterways River Cruises
AmaWaterways River Cruises

Unpack Once and Journey Through Multiple Countries

A World to Discover, A Heart to Fill with Memories

On a river cruise, you don’t just pass through a destination — you experience it with all your senses. Each one of our sailings is crafted with a paramount goal in mind: connecting you to the essence of life in each place you visit. We always make it a point to place our guests in small groups. This helps facilitate access to sights and landmarks, a more intimate setting, and more encounters with the locals. It’s a great way to take your time as you explore, get to know your fellow travelers better and find opportunities for up-close experiences and front-row views. Every tour is led by a local, English-speaking guide who is very knowledgeable in the culture and history of the place you are visiting.

We realize that our guests have different tastes, so we’ve developed a menu of shore excursions with a variety of choices so you can personalize your experience in every port of call. In many destinations, you’ll be free to choose from one of several guided tours — 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, Austria? 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, Germany? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of our included Special Interest Tours, which are specially designed to immerse you in local culture and flavors. Are you looking for something more active? See the beautiful scenery of Austria’s Wachau Valley with a guided bike tour along the Danube River. The choice is yours.

AmaWaterways Cruise
AmaWaterways Cruise
AmaWaterways Cruise
AmaWaterways Cruise

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines' modern ships are a testament to premier nautical engineering, luxurious comfort, and river cruising convenience. Our fleet of American riverboats, paddlewheelers, and small cruise ships offer the latest amenities, state-of-the-art navigation, and safety equipment.

Cruising on our world-class ships, enjoy comfortable lounges and large observation decks that provide the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage. Glass enclosed dining salons provide panoramic views of the spectacular scenery you will see on every American Cruise Lines trip.

Our spacious staterooms are the largest in the small cruise ship industry. These hotel-like rooms feature large opening picture windows, roomy baths, and many offer furnished private balconies. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, the American Cruise Lines fleet will bring you to your desired destination in luxury and comfort. Single occupancy rooms are available on all of our ships. We can also accommodate three people to a room.

American Cruises Lines offers the most comprehensive guided shore excursions that bring out the distinct flavor and unique culture of the destinations we visit. We offer over 400 shore excursions which are meticulously planned and supported with personal guides who are well-versed in each region. Guided, small group excursions are available in every port of call and range from museums, historic landmarks, and culturally enriching sites to more active excursions such as hiking, kayaking, and bicycling. With various onshore options, guests can tailor their cruise experiences according to their passions and interests.

American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines

Avalon Waterways

Avalon River Cruise
Avalon Waterways

Cruise with the World at Your Feet

The widest view in the whole wide world

 

Innovative, transformative, original. Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and away from the ordinary. Delivering unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration, Avalon puts you in the captain’s seat to navigate your journey, fuel your passions and steer clear of the unexpected as you cruise down the world’s most memorable and mesmerizing waterways. One step aboard our modern, luxurious Suite Ships with the grandest views in cruising and you’ll see how the tides they are a-changin’.

Designed from the bottom up for comfort, space, and room to dream, each Avalon Suite Ship® consists of 80% Panorama Suites—offering the widest view in river cruising. Larger suites result in fewer passengers, so you’ll never feel crowded anywhere on board. From reclining on the open-air Sky Deck, relaxing in the spacious Panorama Lounge, or feeling the wind over the bough on the Observation Lounge, there’s never a shortage of comfortable spots to stretch out, day dream, or just watch the world go by.

No two travelers are alike—so Avalon would never expect you to enjoy the same cruise experiences as everyone else. Whether you like to paddle a kayak or paint a canvas, each day on an Avalon river cruise is an adventure of the mind, heart, or heart rate if you prefer. So, go ahead, pick up a paintbrush, a paddle, or the perfect vintage. The possibilities are as wide open as the views.

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways
Avalon

Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruise
Viking River Cruise

Viking River & Ocean Voyages highlight the history, culture, and seldom-seen sights of both inland and coastal destinations on one seamless itinerary. From river to ocean, enjoy a Thinking Person’s Cruise that only Viking can provide, on board ships designed for discovery and delight.

Highlights of River & Ocean Voyages

 

From the world’s great waterways to its dramatic coastlines, Viking combines our beloved river cruises and ocean cruises to help you broaden your horizons even further. Best of all, no matter the ship, you will enjoy the cultural immersion on board and on shore that are the hallmark of any Viking cruise. Experience richer exploration by river and by ocean on one seamless journey on board award-winning ships. Viking River & Ocean Voyages bring you the best of both worlds.

  • More discoveries, from riverside villages to historic coastal ports

  • Cruise award-winning fleets of river and ocean ships

  • Cultural enrichment on board and on shore by river and ocean

  • A greater value: Fly overseas once for two cruises in one

  • Truly connect to your destination by river and ocean

  • Relax in streamlined Scandinavian spaces on both ships

What Viking Is Not

We do not try to be all things to all people. Instead, we focus on delivering meaningful experiences to you.

  • No casinos

  • No children under 18

  • No umbrella drinks

  • No photography sales

  • No art auctions

  • No charge for beer & wine with lunch & dinner

  • No charge for alternative restaurants

  • No charge for Wi-Fi

  • No charge for use of launderettes

  • No entrance fee for The Spa

  • No spa sales pressure

  • No inside staterooms

  • No smoking

  • No waiting in lines

  • No formal nights, butlers or white gloves

  • No nickel and diming

Viking River Cruise
Viking River Cruise
Viking River Cruise
Viking River Cruise

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