Europe has been the traditional home of river cruising for years – and for good reason too. From the Danube to the Rhône, Seine and Rhine – river cruising is great for customers who just want to see that little bit more of a country.
The calling points are fascinating and there is nothing more relaxing than watching the world go by as you sail through the rural heartland of Europe.
Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s River 2015-16 guide, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from. This week it’s European river cruises for couples.
Line: Emerald Waterways
Departure port: Prague
Duration: 11 days
Date: August 8, 2015
Have customers looking for a romantic getaway? They could do a lot worse than this itinerary with Emerald Waterways. Starting in Prague and sailing through Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, this is a cruise that takes passengers right through the cultural heart of Europe on ships that even have their own cinemas.
Departure port: Lyon
Duration: Seven nights
Date: October 17, 2015
This cruise is perfect for passengers who want to sample the finest wines in the world in one of the most idyllic countries. Stopping points include beautiful Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-pape where the Pope relocated in 1308 and Arles, where Vincent van Gogh painted 187 of his works.
Departure port: Paris
Duration: Ten days
Date: June 18, 2015
What could be more romantic than starting off your river cruise in Paris? The city of lights and a mecca for doughy-eyed lovers the world over. Sail past the Eiffel Tower through one of Europe’s greatest cities and on to Versailles, Honfleur, Normandy, Jumieges Abbey and a visit to Claude Monet’s home and gardens.