Much larger than the barges used for canal cruising, river cruise ships will accommodate 60 to 250 passengers in single or double staterooms. They cover more distance, more quickly and travel the major rivers of Europe. The emphasis is on sightseeing tours away from the vessel, with the ship itself serving as a means of transport and a portable hotel. 
The advantages as compared to rail or automobile travel include a relaxed way to view scenery that is frequently beautiful, while unpacking only once and traveling the entire trip in the equivalent of a pleasant hotel with full services. These ships travel on rivers such as the Danube, Seine, Rhine, Rhone, Main, Elbe, Po and Mosel, as well as the larger canals of Holland and Belgium. Rates are per person, double occupancy, for a one-week cruise. Meals are included, activities and transfers extra.


River Ship Cruises

Plan your own cruise from home using the EuroCanals Guides

Select the best canal or river cruise to fit your interest and time schedule. Search the web for providers of river cruises.

Please Note: EuroCanals is a publisher of waterway guides; we do not book cruises, we tell you where to go and how to do it.

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Great Rivers of Europe