There are so many reasons to fall in love with cruising. That’s why we’ve put together our top River Cruises you need to book this year…
River cruising is the ideal way to travel, you simply decide where you would like to go, find the right itinerary for you and everything is taken care of. You get 5* service, a beautiful room, delicious dining, and the chance to wake up somewhere new every single day. Here, we have put together some of our favourite River Cruises for this year you need to discover…
Prestige Cruises Croatia Tour
Prestige Holidays have introduced two new ships to its “chartered by us” programme offering seven night cruise itineraries round Croatia. This river cruise will give you plenty of time to take in picturesque coastal towns and head off the beaten track to discover small bays and stunning islands including Brac, Hvar, Mljet, Korcula and Vis (featured in Mamma Mia Here We Go Again) plus the cities of Split and Dubrovnik. There be be lots of time to go on excursions, make the most of adhoc swimming and snorkelling stops and relax on-board. There will be breakfast and a casual buffet lunch each day, with every other day being a Captain’s dinner and the alternate evening spent in a different post, enabling you to dine in local restaurants of your choice. Cruises are on small motor cruisers that depart from Dubrovnik and Split start from £2199 per person including: excursions, return flights from Gatwick, transfers and half board accommodation.
U by Uniworld The Danube Flow
U by UniWorld is a relatively new player in the cruising industry, yet are quickly making a name for themselves, particularly for introducing cruising to a younger generation. This trip down the Danube river begins in Regensburg, before heading to Passau, Linz, Melk, Wachau Valley, Durnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. A variety of excursions are included, from exploring cities, to nights out and there is something for everyone. There will be the chance to head to old towns where you can feast on traditional foods, head to Austria’s Wachau Valley – a great UNESCO World Heritage Site and experience Regensburg’s Old Town – with an open air cafe feel and the largest density of pubs and bars in Germany. You’ll receive 14 meals on board, have a welcome party, two dedicated U hosts, a local DJ set and so much more.
Amawaterways Duoro River Cruise
Porto is a truly beautiful part of the world and with this Enticing Duoro River Cruise with Amawaterways, you’ll get to experience it first hand. Start in Porto, before heading to Regua, Barca d’Alva, Pinhao, Regua and Entre-os-Rios before heading back to Porto for a final day of Port wine tasting. This River Cruise will see you experience a choice of excursions such as standard tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours – a variety of activities are always included so you can choose how you want to explore your destinations. Included in your river cruise is onboard dining in a variety of venues, a welcome cocktail and dinner, unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, immersive tours, a fitness room, sun deck with pool and so much more.
Amadeus Tulip Serenade
Last but not least on our list of top River Cruises is the Amadeus River Cruise Tulip Serenade, which allows you to experience Holland in the most beautiful way. You start your tour in Amsterdam, travelling to Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent, Antwerp and Rotterdam before ending the week back in Amsterdam. The cruise includes gourmet dining, a cocktail reception, entertainment such as talks, cooking demonstrations and musical performances, complimentary wifi and complimentary use of onboard bicycles – among other things. Take part in a number of excursions and witness the beautiful, endless tulip fields and many, small picturesque places where you can spend hours exploring.
Avalon Waterways along the Mekong River
This unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia where you can explore for a couple of days, before heading to destinations such as Phnom Penh, Angkor Ban, Phnom Penh, Chau Doc Cu Lao Gieng, Ben Tre and Ho Chi Minh City. You can explore temples, enjoy local customs and traditional dances, tour rice paddy fields, visit royal palaces, hike through rural villages, enjoy traditional cookery classes and explore the underground tunnel system used in the Vietnam War. The cruise includes VIP private home pick-up service, flights, transfers, all inclusive drinks on the cruise, selected meals, luxury accommodation and more.
Which is your favourite of our top river cruises? Let us know!