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River cruises are the most popular with our clients because they allow travellers to visit many locations over a short time. River cruises give more diverse scenery because they traverse banks, ports, and waterways upon which great cities have been built. The shallower waters also give a gentler ride than ocean cruises. Rivers like the Amazon, Danube, Murray, Rhine, Rhone, and Yangtze, are very popular choices.

Popular destinations on river cruises

People most suited to river cruising

  • People interested in culture and getting into the heart of a city
  • People who want to do a lot in a short space of time
  • People who enjoy fine dining
  • People who enjoy Christmas Market cruises

Some of our River Cruise ships

Amadeus Royal

A state-of-the-art river cruising experience awaits discerning travellers aboard the luxurious Amadeus Royal. This five star floating hotel features 68 lavishly appointed cabins and 4 plush suites, each boasting lovely river views. Additional facilities include a putting green, splash pool and sun deck with deck chairs.


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Amadeus Symphony

Amadeus Symphony, a member of the prestigious Amadeus fleet, ranks among the most beautiful passenger vessels plying Europe's great rivers. Spacious cabins and suites fitted with every conceivable comfort, some with panoramic windows, combined with a professional service, hospitality and excellent amenities, turn this ship into a veritable oasis of passenger comfort.
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Belle de Cadix

Belle de Cadix

Discover the beauty of Southern Spain aboard the Belle de Cadix; rich in history, nature and art, this diverse region will inspire and delight you. The Belle de Cadix was launched in 2005 and has just 89 cabins spread over three decks. She has an inviting sun deck where you soak up the sun on comfortable loungers. This cruise ship also features a lounge bar with dance floor and a marina at the rear of the vessel, which offers direct access to the sea.
See all our Belle de Cadix itineraries

Spirit of Chartwell

Spirit of Chartwell

The Spirit of Chartwell is the unique vessel that was chosen and specially adapted to carry the Queen and other members of the Royal Family during the Jubilee River Pageant in June 2012. The deluxe three deck ship was refurbished in 2009 to recreate the understated stylish elegance of the Pullman railway carriages popular in the 1920s. The Spirit of Chartwell now resides in Portugal offering luxury cruising on the Douro river and provides impressive features including tastefully decorated outward facing en-suite cabins, accommodating up to 30 passengers.
See all our Spirit of Chartwell itineraries


Launched in 2011 the luxury cruise ship, the Jahan, brings river cruising into a new realm. The Jahan offers the service and amenities of a deluxe boutique hotel as she cruises through Cambodia and Vietnam along the mighty Mekong. The Jahan has been designed in a distinctive British Indian colonial style and boasts a range of accommodation, amenities and activities which is unmatched in the region. The 26 carefully designed staterooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto private balconies and signature activities during the Jahan's fascinating cruises include a programme of educational lectures, transportation by ox cart, sampan, cyclo, bicycle and dinghy, Tai Chi classes, Khmer cookery classes, a pool deck barbecue and private dinners in the Observatory.
See all our Jahan itineraries


The Jayavarman is a boutique hotel-style river cruise ship - the first of its kind in Indochina. Designed with both French colonial and Indochina influences, she has 27 spacious staterooms and suites furnished to a high standard of luxury, as well as a generous 800 square metres of public space, making her one of the most comfortable boats for cruising along the waterways of the Mekong Delta.
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Lord of the Glens

The 54 passenger Lord of the Glens journeys through the Scottish countryside in spectacular style. From the moment you step aboard you are surrounded by the rich mahogany finishes of the reception area and lobby. The ship is magnificently appointed and is more in keeping with the standard expected of a stately country manor than that of a five-star ship. The cabins are tastefully decorated, comfortable and spacious with wonderful outside views.
See all our Lord of the Glens itineraries

MS Diana

The Diana was built at the Finnboda shipyard outside Stockholm and launched in 1931. There are 28 cabins today distributed over three decks. The dining room and lounge are found on the middle or shelter deck and the upper or bridge deck boasts a covered aft deck with a perfect view in both sun and rain. The tastefully fitted cabins are small, but cozy, leaving an impression of how people once traveled.
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Volga Dream

The Volga Dream has been sailing the vast network of Russian waterways since spring 2007. This elegant ship originally carried 200 passengers but was totally rebuilt and now accommodates just 100, making it one of the smallest and most intimate ships on the river. The result of this overhaul is a splendid and spacious vessel which offers the most superior accommodation and services in the region. Guests will enjoy a relaxed cruise in her well-appointed cabins all of which offer individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television and minibar. On board facilities include a single sitting dining room where complimentary wine is served with lunch and dinner, a luxurious lounge and bar, fitness centre, sauna, massage, library, internet access and many more.
See all our Volga Dream itineraries

Price range

Prices range from $355 for a 4-day cruise on the Nile to $5299 for a Provence Cruise on the Rhone.

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