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Featured River Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises

5★ All-Inclusive 2021 Venice & Gems of Northern Italy

  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: S.S. La Venezia
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Venice, Italy - Chioggia, Italy - Polesella (for Bologna or Ferrara), Italy - Porto Viro - Chioggia - Burano, Italy - Venice Islands (for Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello), Italy -...

Includes: 5* all-inclusive river cruising*, Save 50%*, Complimentary Unlimited Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*, Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*

View Cruise India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges Deal
Suite from £5,099pp (was £5,999)
Signature Suite
Uniworld River Cruises

India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

  • 04 Feb 2022
  • 14 nights
  • Ship: Ganges Voyager II
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Kolkata, India - Kalna, India - Matiari, India - Murshidabad - Baranagar, India - Mayapur - Chandannagar - Kolkata - Kolkata - Kolkata, India

Includes: FREE one-way Business Class Flight*, Complimentary Drinks, WI-FI & Gratuities*, 5★ Oberoi Hotel Stays in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur*, Shore Excursions & Land Tours Included*

Uniworld River Cruises

5★ All-Inclusive 2021 Douro River Promotion

  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: S.S. Sao Gabriel
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Porto, Portugal - Porto – Entre-os-Rios, Portugal - Entre-os-Rios - Regua – Pinhao, Portugal - Pinhao, Portugal – Vega de Terron, Spain - Salamanca, Spain – Barca d’Alva,...

Includes: Unlimited drinks*, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*, Save 50%*, Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*

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What is a river cruise?

When people think of cruising, most automatically imagine endless seas and distant horizons. But river cruising is a remarkably rewarding experience, taking you away from bustling coastal resorts and enabling you to enjoy a country’s hidden beauties.

River cruises present an everchanging landscape. Whether it’s rolling hills, mysterious jungles, bustling industrial ports, colourful villages or elegant cities, you’ll enjoy a varied vista as your ship meanders along tranquil waterways, taking you to fascinating destinations. No two days are the same on a river cruise but they are equally enjoyable - with world-class service, magnificent cuisine and all the facilities you would expect from a 5★ hotel.

Destination highlights

Rivers have long been the lifeblood of Europe. Once the motorways of history, they allowed people to travel from capital to capital and country to country in style and you too can do the same on a European river cruise. Discover the Danube River, the second-longest river in Europe, that flows through ten countries including Hungary and Germany. Sail along the Dutch waterways with their fascinating array of historic cities, towns and villages. Or enjoy the everchanging tapestry of the Rhine River that links Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

A river cruise to Asia will unearth hidden treasures that can’t be accessed by air, road or rail. Explore the highlights of this extraordinary continent as you traverse some of the world’s most amazing corners by river. Sail along the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze River, home to an amazing spectrum of wildlife including the Chinese alligator, finless porpoise and Yangtze sturgeon. Deeply sacred to Hindus, the Ganges is one of the world’s most significant waterways, passing by numerous former provincial or imperial capitals. Meanwhile, the Mekong links China, Myanma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam making an Asia river cruise the ideal way to discover the hidden history and hideaways of these six nations.

Which cruise lines offer river cruises?

With fine dining, unforgettable destinations, stunning accommodation and attentive staff, every aspect of an APT river cruise will exceed your expectations. Emerald offers a new chapter in river cruising, delivering a truly unique experience in the heart of your chosen destination. Passionately providing their guests with the very best in luxury river cruising for over 30 years, Scenic’s smart Space-Ships weave their way through the rivers of Europe. Lastly, a journey with Uniworld River Cruises is one to cherish for a lifetime. From spectacular destinations to unique personal experiences and exceptional service, your every need and desire is catered for.

Cruise Line Itineraries
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