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Why Choose a River Cruise?

Today’s river cruise experience is nothing like the historic tales of paddle wheel steamboats on the Mississippi, though you can now do an updated version of that! 

Modern river cruise ships traverse major waterways across the globe creating a boutique luxury cruise experience, a relaxed pace of travel, and access to authentic local culture. Unlike a large ocean cruise ship, most river cruises offer all exterior cabins, featuring large floor to ceiling windows or balconies.


But it’s not just your room that’s different, river cruises include daily guided shore excursions as well as wine, beer and other drink options at lunch and dinner, and spend most of their time in port docking in the heart of historic cities and small villages along the river.


Selecting the right river cruise for your style comes down to four primary choices: the season, the river, the cruise line, and the cruise ship.  That’s where it can get more complicated since there are hundreds of river cruise ships and dozens of itineraries to choose from that change each year. Which is where our experienced and well-traveled team can help.


Why Choose A River Cruise?


  • Smaller ships with fewer passengers provide a more intimate and relaxing cruising experience.

  • Stunning scenery 24-7.

  • Boutique hotel style accommodations and amenities.

  • More inclusions for one price, such as shore excursions and specialty dining.

  • Dock in exciting port cities and historic charming villages.

  • Explore beyond coastlines and get closer to the heart of your destinations attractions and local culture.

  • Rich itineraries covering the most popular destinations worldwide.

  • Theme cruises—Such as culinary, wine, holiday markets, wildlife and active adventures.


River Cruise Lines


Although there are about a dozen river cruise line choices, Travel Leaders recommends these award-winning river cruise companies:


>> AmaWaterways: A luxury river cruise line with an award-winning fleet, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options. 


Uniquely Authentic Experiences on the World’s Most Legendary Rivers

AmaWaterways delivers the finest river cruise experience to travelers. Renowned for its professional and caring onboard staff, delicious cuisine, enriching themed cruises and deluxe onboard amenities. AmaWaterways offers much more than a vacation…it’s a collection of unforgettable travel experiences.


            Exclusive Early Booking Deals: Up to $1,500 per stateroom on Select Sailings. >> Discover More  


>> Viking River Cruises: A leading river cruise line offering journeys of discovery aboard premium ships on the rivers of Europe, Russia and China.


Embark on a Journey Of Discovery
Viking® offers destination-focused itineraries on the most popular rivers onboard spacious award-winning Viking Longships®. Travel on what Viking® calls The Thinking Person’s Cruise™, designed to help you explore the most intimate nuances of your destination both on board and ashore—with enriching shore excursions, insightful lectures, Destination Performances, cooking demonstrations and regionally inspired cuisine. Plus, Viking Inclusive Value covers just about everything, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey.


          Free Roundtrip Airfare on Selected Voyages: We now offer Exclusive Air Offers to many of the popular Viking destinations.  Last chance to take

          advantage of these great Air Offers, book your Viking voyage now. >> Discover More


River Cruise Vacations


  • France: Burgundy & Provence: Journey through Paris, the “City of Light”, sip and dine in the Burgundy wine region along the Rhone River.

  • Germany: Sail past castles, fortresses and picturesque German villages along the romantic Rhine River.

  • Central Europe: Visit Budapest, Vienna, Nuremberg, Prague to witness grand architecture, and fascinating historic sites of the delightful Danube River.

  • Asia: See cosmopolitan Shanghai, and Beijing’s imperial treasures like the Great Wall, along China’s legendary Yangtze River

  • Russia: Cruise to Moscow and St. Petersburg along the Volga and Svir Rivers taking in the fascinating sights of the Kremlin, St. Petersburg, opulent palaces and churches.

  • Egypt: Explore the ancient world and uncover the mysteries of Egypt along the legendary Nile River.

  • South America: Venture into the Amazon jungle to meet native communities, swim with dolphins and relax on amazing beaches on a journey through the Amazon River.

We’re river cruising experts that can help you select the best itinerary and handle of all of the arrangements, from pre and post cruise hotel stays and flights, to transportation to and from your ship. For your amazing voyage through stunning landscapes and scenic towns, contact us today.

























River & Ocean Cruise Destinations

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Flowing from the Black Forest to its vast delta at the Black Sea, the Danube has shaped the history of Central Europe. Cruise through the forested slopes of Bavaria, along the terraced hills of Austria’s wine region and past the Hungarian steppes into the heart of Eastern Europe. Learn More
Lined with hilltop castles, fairy-tale villages and sprawling vineyards, “Old Father Rhine” has long been a major European lifeline of commerce and culture. Its romance and beauty have inspired poets and composers, giving birth to the tales of Lorelei and the music of Wagner. Learn More
Cultural treasures line the banks of the rivers of France. Along the Rhône and Dordogne, sample world-renowned wines and cuisine and stunning beauty. Follow the winding Seine into breathtaking Norman farmland. And marvel at landscapes immortalized by France’s greatest painters. Learn More
Douro (Portugal)
Central to Portugal’s wine industry, the Douro River was long the sole highway that delivered the region’s famed port wine to the world. Trace its enchanting route past terraced slopes cloaked in lush vineyards, hillside wine estates and stunning olive and almond groves. Learn More
Elbe (Germany)
One of Central Europe’s most important waterways, the Elbe River traverses the bohemian highlands of the Czech Republic and the untouched forests of Germany. Its waters course past vineyard-laden hills and the soaring rock formations of Saxon Switzerland. Learn More
Lined with traditional Christmas markets and the festive spirit of the season, Europe’s waterways are pure magic during the holidays. Celebrate along the Rhine, Main and Danube and raise your mulled cider to a joyous Noël you’ll always remember. Learn More
Cruise a vast network of rivers, lakes and canals between St. Petersburg and Moscow, stopping at inviting Golden Ring cities and charming villages. As you explore, meet smiling babushkas, admire the fine art of nesting dolls and gaze up at multi-hued onion-domed churches. Learn More
Big, warm-hearted and largely undiscovered, Ukraine will surprise you with its diverse landscapes and traditions. Cruise the Dnieper River from Kiev to the Black Sea, stopping to explore cities and villages woven with the colorful threads of Greek, Mongol, Tatar, Ottoman, Cossack, Jewish, Polish and Russian culture.  Learn More
Asia is a fascinating juxtaposition of the past, present and future. See China’s highlights and take a deluxe Yangtze River cruise or visit colorful Southeast Asia along the Mekong or Irrawaddy River. Learn More
Egypt is a rich repository of legendary pyramids, monumental statuary and temple unearthed from desert sands. Uncover the secrets of pharaohs and ancient civilizations as you sail along the fabled Nile River. Learn More
Ocean & River Voyages
Travel by both river and sea with enriching journeys that highlight the history, culture and seldom-seen sights of inland and coastal destinations on one seamless itinerary. Learn More



Baltic & Northern Europe
Immerse yourself in the rich Viking heritage, remarkable maritime history and colorful cultures that have shaped some of the most scenic shores in the world. Learn More
The Americas & Caribbean
Cruising the eastern seaboard of North America provides a fascinating glimpse of legacies and traditions that date all the way back to Leif Eriksson. Learn More
Mediterranean & Adriatic
Experience up close the sun-soaked cultures, romantic cities steeped in an ancient past and the rich culinary and wine-making traditions of the fabled Mediterranean. Learn More
Quiet Season Mediterranean
Join Viking in the storied Mediterranean during the quiet season. Fewer crowds mean more meaningful, relaxed culture immersion. And low-season airfares stretch your travel dollar. Learn More
Asia & Australia
Uncover the secrets of Asia’s enigmatic cultures. Take in the cultural pleasures of Australia and New Zealand. Learn More
World & Grand Voyages
Sweeping, epic and enlightening, Viking’s Grand Voyages open doorways to more of the world’s cultures, whether traversing oceans, bridging continents or sailing around the globe. Learn More
Ocean & River Voyages
Travel by both river and sea with enriching journeys that highlight the history, culture and seldom-seen sights of inland and coastal destinations on one seamless itinerary. Learn More