The Big Three: river cruises in Europe

river cruises in Europe

While these cruises might not include everything, we would stress that on the whole they include a lot more than their ocean-going counterparts. A majority of shore excursions, drinks with meals and sometimes even return travel to the UK are often within the price of the ticket. 

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s River guide 2016, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from based on regional ports. This week it’s cruises in Europe.

To request a copy of Cruise Adviser’s River guide email: or read it online here.

Line: Viking River Cruises
River: Russian waterways
Departure port: Moscow
Duration: 13 days
Date: August 22, 2016
Price: £4,745 per person

Line: Emerald Waterways
River: Rhine
Departure port: Amsterdam
Duration: Eight days
Date: Apr-May 2016
Price: from £1,395 per person

Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
River: Rhone
Departure port: Lyon
Duration: Seven nights
Date: September 2, 2016
Price: £1,969 per person

Cruise Adviser top tip

Just because a line doesn’t market itself as being totally all inclusive, remember that this means something very different in the river sector!

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on 

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