River Cruises

Whether you’d love to sail through France’s Bordeaux or Provence regions, explore ancient Egyptian sites along the Nile, or visit the Mekong’s floating markets, there’s a river cruise that’s best for you.
Adventures by Disney, in partnership with AmaWaterways, is one of several options for family-friendly river cruises in Europe and beyond. A writer tested the experience out with her family—here’s what to expect.
Passengers on these weeks-long river journeys will float to and through myriad UNESCO World Heritage sites and European cities—and even travel across continents.
Whether you love the idea of sailing past dozens of castles and forts or are eager to explore one of Europe’s more underrated wine regions, there’s a Rhine River cruise for you.
Would you take a river cruise without knowing where you’re going until after you board?
AFAR and AmaWaterways took to the Dutch and Belgian waterways in celebration of a different kind of cruising, with an award-winning ship, exclusive—and active!—experiences, locally sourced cuisine, and more.
With COVID rules and restrictions varying by country, crossing the border by boat has its own new challenges—but there are some advantages, too.
Large ocean cruise ships are banned from the city’s historic center but smaller, more environmentally friendly ships can still sail in the Venetian Lagoon.
With Europe set to reopen to Americans, rolling along the Danube, Seine, or Douro River just became a very real possibility for summer 2021.
With silent discos, pub crawls, kayaking, and glamping under the stars, U River Cruises is the hip new kid on Europe’s inland waterways.
AmaWaterways heightens the experience by going beyond the Rhine’s magical scenery. Here’s how.
These sailings will deliver you to Europe’s enchanting holiday market celebrations in style.
Let your clients in on a secret: The ships and cruises of AmaWaterways add lots of generous perks—and they’re all included in the price.
Despite a recent spate of collisions, insiders insist that river cruising remains a very safe and satisfying way to see the continent.
With an overwhelming number of European river cruise adventures to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to 7 of the region’s most popular and picturesque rivers.
AmaWaterways’ super-sized Danube vessel just launched and the first images reveal this could be a whole new way to river cruise.
In yet another sign that Egypt is experiencing a robust renaissance, Viking has said it plans to launch a second vessel on the Nile River.
A cruise skeptic changes her tune after a voyage down the Danube.
Writer Chris Colin left the headlines behind and discovered the ineffable delight of a European river cruise with his family.
A little research can alleviate a lot of stress.
AFAR co-founder Greg Sullivan boarded his first river cruise expecting to enjoy his time ashore. What surprised him was how much he enjoyed the journey itself.
Consider taking your 2018 travels onboard with these family-friendly adventures.
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