Enjoy a tranquil voyage through the world's most famous cities and beautiful waterways with a scenic river cruise from Cruise Direct
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European River Cruises
- About our river cruises
- What to expect and what's included
- Why book with Cruise Direct?
About our river cruises
So what can you expect from a river cruise? Throughout time rivers have served as the world’s natural highways, connecting people and cultures, which is one of the reasons why so many of the world’s major cities, towns and sites of historical significance have developed and are situated along riverbanks. That makes taking any of our river cruises the ideal way to experience these historical destinations as you'll arrive directly into the heart of each city.
Whether you would like to explore the romantic cities of the Danube or take a journey into ancient history along the Nile, a river cruise is one of the most culturally enriching and rewarding travel experiences you can have, offering an unrivalled opportunity to enjoy in-depth exposure to the lifestyle, customs, history and people of each and every country you visit.
We have a fantastic choice of river cruises and all-inclusive river cruise packages available from a great range of brands. If you need any help and advice in choosing please contact our cruise specialists who will help guide you to the voyage of your dreams.
What to expect and what's included
What to expect:
Small, intimate ships • All river view cabins • the convenience of docking in the heart of town • hassle-free travel • ever changing scenery • relaxed and informal atmosphere • no motion sickness
Flights or rail travel as applicable plus transfers • all meals on board • beer, wine and soft drinks at dinner • shore excursions • entertainment and lectures (please note: services and facilities included may vary depending on your chosen river cruise operator)
Why book with Cruise Direct?
Our cruise experts are amongst the industry's best & have specialist knowledge of all types of cruises
Value for Money
We have amazing direct rates with all cruise lines & pass these deals directly to you
It matters to us that we find the cruise that is right for you! We provide great service, every time.
We offer trustworthy advice & have over 17 years’ experience in the cruise industry
We are fully independent and provide impartial advice to all of our customers
We can tailor-make any cruise holiday to suit your exact needs!