Europe river cruises are wonderful journeys that stand out for the beauty of the landscapes, the fascination of cities, and for the artistic and cultural wealth. Almost impervious to the bustling of our age involved in most other means of traveling, Europe river cruises bring a new quality to travel, in which the means becomes and end in itself.
As you cruise along, from the top deck, you see bridges, castles, and the ever-changing riverfront and countryside. On port stops you can visit medieval villages, taste wine, stop in Vienna for the opera or see the tulip fields in Holland. Most of Europe river cruises offer several days in major cities before and after the cruise.
Amadeus Waterways features Europe river cruises aboard Amadeus Artistry, Amadeus Symphony and Amadeus Poetry with Passenger Capacity of 146. All 73cabins are outside. There is a lounge for lectures and performances with piano music and dancing. A separate club lounge holds 45. There is a pool, hairdresser, fitness center and an onboard physician. The cruise line caters to the English-speaking market. Amadeus Waterways offers seven-night cruises through the Netherlands and Belgium, a Rhine and Moselle cruise, a 14-night grand cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, and a seven-night Danube cruise with two nights in Prague.
The Viking River Cruises itinerary focuses on a journey along the rivers of Europe, Russia, and China allowing you to explore fascinating destinations up close and in comfort. Better than an ocean cruise or bus tour, Viking Europe river cruises show you the best of Europe, Russia and China from the large cosmopolitan cities to small quaint villages. Viking River Cruises represents Viking Burgundy, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Seine ships, with passenger capacity ranging from 150 to 198. Viking Burgundy has 7 and 14-night cruises of Burgundy and Provence, with stops in Chalon-sur-Saone, Beaune, Lyon, Vienne, Tournon, Les Baux, Avignon, and Arles.
The 14-night cruise also stops in Paris, Vernon, Giverny, Les Andelys, Rouen, Caudebec and Honfleur. Viking Sky has a 10-night Rhine River cruise April to December, stopping at Antwerp, Brugge, Delft, Rotterdam, Gouda, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Cochem, Rudesheim, Heidelbergm Speyer, Strasbourg and Basel. Viking Sun cruises the Rhine. Standard cabins are 120 sq. ft., and deluxe cabins are 151-154 sq. ft. The cabins are outside and have twin or queen-size beds, individual air conditioning, private bathrooms.
The dining room features a single-seating restaurant with European/American cuisine, featuring international dishes and local specialties, special theme dinners.
Avalon Waterways features ships with 156-178 Passenger Capacity. There are 7-10 day cruises of the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube Rivers to the Black Sea.
For Europe cruise discounts use the Online Search which contains hundreds of European River cruise deals. There you'll also find European Cruise Guide with brief descriptions for river-cruise lines to help you plan a cruise in Europe!