Oceans take you to countries... rivers take you through them: Enjoy Cultural discoveries on the best river cruise vacation
The best river cruises combine luxury and comfort with an unhurried pace of travel and authentic local experiences that provide memorable cultural discoveries and new destination insights. Luxury river cruising offers a very different experience from most ocean cruises, and are inclusive of guided excursions ashore, plus wine, beer and other beverages at lunch and/or dinner, and the ease and convenience of docking in the heart of cities and small towns.
We work closely with select river cruise companies that provide the comfort and quality experiences discerning travelers rely upon. With such diversity of choice, our river cruise experts assist you with selecting the right river cruise vacation, and make all the necessary arrangements -- on ANY river cruise line. You can shop our preferred river cruise deals using the Cruise Finder tool above, or read more about our top sellers and most popular river cruise lines:
Combine three France river cruise itineraries, on three different ships, for a unique 22-day vacation on the Seine, Rhone, Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Journey from Paris to the Norman countryside, then to the lush vineyards of Bordeaux, followed by the gourmet capital of Lyon, and voyaging on the Rhone to Arles. (from $10,999, March thru October)
Cruise Russia in style
13-day cultural tours on the best river boats.
Follow the path of Peter the Great and sail between Moscow to St. Petersburg on the Volga River on one of the newest and most luxurious Russian river cruise boats. Experience the rich culture, traditions, and royal histories of this fascinating country. On your voyage you'll meet the people who embody the true soul of Russia, as well as experience some of the world’s finest art, distinctive architecture and tucked-away villages with Old World charm.
Wildlife Cruise Safari
Combine an African safari with a Chobe River cruise.
With just 14 balcony staterooms, you'll enjoy unprecedented comfort while game viewing along the Chobe River on 4-night river cruise itinerary and 2 night stay at Victoria Falls. Includes close-up looks via private boat game drives by tender or mokoro, and complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Ideally combined with a land-based itinerary staying at iconic lodges, game camps and exclusive hotels.
Explore a wonderland on Amazon River Cruises.
A luxurious adventure along the most remote banks of the world.
Traveling where few have ever been, exploring the remote and pristine areas of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, a protected wilderness of over five million acres, about twice the size of Yellowstone. All around you are rare plants and animals: 500 species of birds like macaw, kingfisher, riotously colored parrots; plus black alligators, three-toed sloths, red howlers, tamarin, capuchin monkeys and the unique freshwater pink dolphin. All the while, you’re enjoying the luxurious comforts of a king-size bed, indoor and outdoor lounges and culinary feasts under the direction of one of Lima's well-known restaurateurs… Choose from 3-, 4- or 7- night explorations, easily combinable with visiting Peru’s many other remarkable sights.
A stylish vacation cruising on America's great rivers
Historical ambiance in our own backyard on a Steamboat cruise.
Steamboating has a glorious past in America's history, and the newly re-launched American Queen is the only paddle wheeler offering all-inclusive overnight cruises. Enjoy the ambiance of the 1800's with the comforts of the 21st century with trips ranging from three to 14 nights. The timelessness of America’s inland rivers enables you to discover your own backyard in much the same manner the original steamboat travelers did it. Along the way are included visits to antebellum mansions, exploration of America's history tied to its most famous rivers and historic ports of call like Mark Twain's Hannibal, gracious Louisville, charming Chattanooga and tuneful Nashville.
Drift away your worries on the Douro river cruise
A ripe land of enchanting vineyards and farms that cling to countryside await you as you cruise in the Douro River Valley of Portugal and Spain. The Douro is considered one of the most “unspoiled” river valleys by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Aboard a Uniworld or Ama Waterways cruise, you’ll experience wines from the village vineyards and enjoy authentic Spanish-style lunches complete with a Flamenco show while traveling through the historical cities of Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and Salamanca. Our exclusive savings to you include up to $100 onboard credit for singles and up to $600 for couples.
...things could not be going better with the group on our Ama river cruise on the Danube. Everyone is delighted, with expectations exceeded; I am very favorably impressed... the crew is wonderful and the quality is excellent.
Los Angeles, CA
The Uniworld operation was a very professional group -- even better than we expected; we highly recommend it. Thank you again for all you do for us!