Cruise expert Sophia Reyes makes the case for her favourite European river cruises…
If you haven’t taken a cruise before and are considering one for your next vacation, a European river cruise may be the answer you are looking for. European river cruises can offer the perfect escape for those seeking adventure, relaxation and exploration while visiting some of the most popular destinations in Europe.
See phenomenal landscapes, learn new languages and customs, experience new cultures and diversity, and take in some rich history while you sail the open seas. Choose any of the following European river cruises and you will visit breathtaking European locations such as France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Cruise across France in seven days
Take a seven night adventure across France with Viking Spirit river cruises, sailing from Paris onwards to fantastic places such as Giverny, Rouen, Normandy Beaches, Les Andelys and Conflans. Passengers enjoy world-class cuisine, a long list of fabulous amenities and services, comfortable accommodations and non-stop daily activities and entertainment.
Available accommodations include 12 Standard and 63 Deluxe Staterooms that feature private bathrooms and showers, as well as telephones, safes, slippers, bathrobes, hotel-style beds and windows for non-stop sightseeing. The Viking Spirit offers a dining experience with panoramic views, library, a sun deck, an onboard boutique, Wi-Fi access, an open air promenade deck and more.Bottom of Form
Hungary, Slovakia and Austria
Climb onboard the Avalon Affinity river cruise for 3 glorious nights and be prepared to make memories that will last a lifetime. Cruise passengers can get a taste for the Danube River experience as they cruise westbound through Budapest, Hungary, Bratislava, Slovakia and DüRnstein and Vienna, Austria.
As passengers cruise across European seas and visit these exciting cities they will enjoy this elegant ship’s first-class amenities and services. Some of these amenities and services include whirlpools, Wi-Fi access, a hair salon, a fitness center, spacious staterooms, French balconies, self-serve beverage stations, an open air bistro, buffet-style dining and a variety of complimentary services.
Four night Christmas cruise across Germany and Alsace
Take a Christmas cruise this year and experience some of the beauty and rich history Europe has to offer. Departing from Frankfurt, Germany, this European river cruise onboard the Avalon Vista will take you to various destinations such as Speyer (with a day excursion to Heidelberg), Strasbourg, France, Breisach, Germany (with an excursion to Black Forest) and Basel, Switzerland.
When booking this popular river cruise, choose from spacious Panorama Suites, Royal Suites or Avalon Deluxe Staterooms and enjoy state-of-the-art amenities and services. Passengers will cruise along the Main, Rhine and Danube Rivers while taking in magnificent views unlike any other. Enjoy shipboard features such as Wi-Fi access, a Sky Deck, a large fitness center, a whirlpool, hair salon, outside viewing deck, an open air bistro dining experience and so much more.
Choose any of these top European river cruises this year and prepare yourself for the vacation experience of a lifetime. Create memories with friends and loved ones as you explore some of the most beautiful areas, sights and destinations in Europe.