Cruising Guide

River Cruising



Paris, Vienna, Luxembourg — because so many European cities and towns
were constructed along waterways, they were literally made to be accessible by
river. Unlike traditional cruise ships (too large), flat-bottomed river cruise ships
are uniquely designed to access every nook and cranny along the mighty rivers of Europe, such as the Rhine, the Danube or the Rhone, or even China’s Yangtzee River. River cruising means sailing directly to the heart of every destination and docking in the middle of town. In short, it means spending less time getting there — and more time being there. Most river ships accommodate between 150 and 300 guests.

“I recently did a Prague to Budapest river cruise bookended by stopovers in both Prague and Amsterdam and I had a wonderful time. The level of personalized service and the quality of the dining is unparalleled, in my opinion. I loved the tailored shore excursions, which started the moment we sailed into the heart of each port of call along the river. This is the way to see Europe.”

– Debbie Buck, Manager, Maritime Travel, Penticton, BC