Europe / Rivers
In the past, cities were built along rivers as they represented lifelines to many historic settlements. Today, these historic settlements are some of the world's most exclusive travel destinations and home to unspoiled World Heritage Sites. A River cruise can open up a whole new world of travel by allowing guests the ability to journey to these dream destinations along the most legendary rivers of our time, such as the Nile, Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Yangtze, Mekong and Seine; all the while aboard a vessel that defines luxury and comfort!
With scenic city views along famous rivers, you'll wake up to the view of an ancient castle one morning and a quaint brick-road market the next. A River cruise boasts state-of-the-art public spaces, balcony staterooms, designer bath and body products, refined dining, and free flowing wine and beer with meals! River cruises are designed to exceed the standards of five star hotels, with every space transformed into an elegant oasis on water. A River cruise offers an all-inclusive experience, with sophisticated amenities, exquisite balcony staterooms, and complimentary shore excursions aimed at enhancing your cultural experience at every port.
A River cruise can take you on an African safari experience which sails along the Chobe River. Guests can wake up to views of elephants, lions, zebras, and hippos basking in the sun, or even take shore excursions that journey into the wine regions of Cape Town. A River cruise can also take you along Europe's longest river, the Volga, which invites travelers to explore the unique architecture that is so pertinent to Russia, and exclusive to their history and culture such as the "Russian Versailles" or Peterhof, St. Isaacs Cathedral and the Chambers of Prince Dimitry.
A River cruise along the Mekong River offers guests the opportunity to entice their cultural curiosity, awaken their spirituality, and experience the beauty of villages that seem suspended in time and preserved in serenity as one of the few unspoiled regions in the world. As a part of the exclusivity in terms of destinations, river cruises can travel the paths of Egyptian Pharaohs and follow in the sailing footsteps of Napoleon, without forsaking luxury and comfort. As a River cruise can take you along the Nile River, quite possibly the most famous waterway in the world.
A River cruise can transport you to a different time, and take you into the heart of cities full of rich history and culture! A River cruise also offers a unique and intimate way to discover dream destinations, and the smaller ships can not only reach smaller ports closer to city centers, but also allows travelers to make lifelong friendships!
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