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European River Cruises

Europe River Cruises: Explore the Great Rivers of Europe

Gently rambling, eagerly flowing, wildly rushing…each of Europe's legendary waterways have a distinct personality and a long, fascinating history. Whether you choose the blue Danube, the romantic Rhine, or one of the many other rivers, your perspective on this magnificent continent will be forever changed.

Danube River Cruises

Danube River Cruises

As Europe's second-longest river and a vital means of transportation for 2,000 years, the Danube is the only major European river to flow from west to east.
Why Cruise the Danube River?

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Cruises on the Danube run through:

  • Germany
  • Slovakia
  • Croatia
  • Romania
  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Serbia
  • Bulgaria
Rhine River Cruises

Rhine River Cruises

Flowing from the Swiss Alps to Holland's North Sea, the Rhine is perhaps most famous for its legendary Lorelei rock and the imposing medieval castles that line its banks.
Why Cruise the Rhine River?

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Cruises on the Rhine run through:

  • Holland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
Main River Cruises

Main River Cruises

Quaint, quiet, and quintessentially Germany, the Main winds leisurely through the country's most stunning areas, passing hilltop castles and storybook medieval villages alike.
Why Cruise the Main River?

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Cruises on the Main run through:

  • Germany
Moselle River Cruises

Moselle River Cruises

Flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany, the Moselle River is known for the excellent wines produced along its banks as well as for its picturesque medieval castles.
Why Cruise the Moselle River?

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Cruises on the Moselle run through:

  • France
  • Germany
Rhône/Saône River Cruises

Rhône River Cruises

An important inland trade and transportation route since Greek times, the Rhône River flows south to the Mediterranean, winding through the orchards and vineyards of the fertile Rhône Valley.
Why Cruise the Rhône River?

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Cruises on the Rhône run through:

  • France
  • Switzerland
Rhône/Saône River Cruises

Saône River Cruises

The Saône River-its name derived from the Gallic river goddess, Souconna-flows from northeastern France to join the Rhône River in Lyon. The Saône passes through the picturesque wine-making landscapes of Burgundy and Beaujolais.

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Cruises on the Saône run through:

  • France
Seine River Cruises

Seine River Cruises

The Seine rises just northwest of Dijon and flows in northwesterly through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. It's one of Europe's great historic rivers and since the early Middle Ages has been considered the river of Paris.
Why Cruise the Seine River?

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Cruises on the Seine run through:

  • France