River cruises are a unique and intimate way to experience the rivers, regions and countries of the world. With a river cruise you can gaze up at European castles, explore the exceptional Amazon, see the monolithic pyramids from the Nile River, or step back into American history aboard a riverboat meandering along "Old Man River", the mighty Mississippi.
Typically, the vessels used for river cruises are elegant boutique hotels on water. They have a wide range of amenities and services that cater to all tastes and budgets. One of our Specialty Cruise Advisors can recommend the right vessel for you.
Nothing is more undefiled than the upper reaches of the Amazon River. Many of these untouched areas are only accessible by boat. Canopied jungles with its unique species of flora and fauna abound — not to mention the indigenous tribes you will encounter.
Imagine cruising on the very same river the pharaohs used. Cruising the Nile River provides a unique vantage point to witness the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the 4,000-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza. Come face to face with the towering, enigmatic sphinx. Explore Alexandria, the steamy setting of Mark Antony's and Cleopatra's romantic saga.
Imagine arriving right into the epicenter of stunningly cultural cities of Vienna, Bratislava, Passau and Regensburg on a Danube river cruise. Along the way, witness magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and traverse Europe's Continental Divide by boat.
And what about "old man river"? Take a riverboat up or down the mighty Mississippi. Step back in time and enjoy the "Old South" charm and grace of her architecture and hospitality, cruising the river of Mark Twain, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. Experience the music mecca of Memphis, Tennessee or visit a cotton plantation.
Explore China from the Yangtze River. See the impressive Three Gorges Dam site from along the majestic Yangtze River. Visit world-famous historical sites in Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, and the Yu Yuan Gardens.