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There are so many choices when it comes to selecting the best cruise line for your next European river cruise. Hopefully you've taken our quiz and have been matched to the best fit for YOU - if you haven't, take the quiz here:

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European Cruise Line Comparisons

Quick Comparisons of European River Cruise Lines

Comparison Chart - European Rivers by Cruise Line
Comparison Chart - Onboard Amenities by Cruise Line
Comparison Chart - Single Supplement by Cruise Line

Amadeus

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Overview

With a fleet of elegant and state-of-the-art ships, Amadeus River Cruises provides an exceptional river cruising experience, combining luxury, comfort, cultural immersion, and impeccable service. Their ships feature spacious and well-appointed cabins and suites, often with panoramic windows or French balconies to enjoy the scenic views. Common areas include stylish lounges, elegant restaurants, sun decks, and wellness facilities, creating a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere.

AmaWaterways

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Overview

AmaWaterways operates a fleet of modern, state-of-the-art river cruise ships that are designed to provide comfort, style, and exceptional service to their guests. The ships feature spacious staterooms, many with balconies, and luxurious amenities such as onboard spas, fitness centers, sun decks, and swimming pools.

Avalon

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Overview

Avalon Waterways operates a fleet of modern and elegant ships. These ships are designed to maximize space and comfort, with the majority of their cabins featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that open to create a unique Open-Air Balcony. The innovative design allows guests to enjoy panoramic views while cruising.

Emerald

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Overview

Emerald Cruises operates river cruise ships that are modern and stylish, offering spacious cabins with contemporary designs and panoramic windows to enjoy the scenic views. Guests can expect personalized service, exceptional dining experiences, and a range of included shore excursions at each port of call.

Riverside

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Overview

Riverside Luxury Cruises operates state-of-the-art ships offering a premium and indulgent cruising experience. They provide travelers with the opportunity to explore picturesque landscapes, historical sites, and cultural destinations while enjoying the comforts and amenities of a luxury river cruise ship.

Riviera

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Overview

Riviera River Cruises operates a fleet of modern river cruise ships, with an emphasis on comfort and style. The cabins are well-appointed and equipped with modern amenities, and many feature French balconies or panoramic windows to enjoy the views. They are known for their high-quality service, comfortable accommodations, and immersive itineraries.

Scenic

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Overview

Scenic River Cruises operates a fleet of state-of-the-art ships known as Scenic Space-Ships. These ships are designed to provide ultimate comfort and luxury, with all-inclusive pricing. Spacious and elegantly appointed suites, a wide range of dining options, premium beverages, personalized butler service, onboard entertainment, Wi-Fi, gratuities, and even exclusive experiences and events.

Tauck

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Overview

Tauck River Cruises are an upscale and all-inclusive river cruise experience. With a legacy dating back to 1925, Tauck is known for its high-quality service, attention to detail, and immersive experiences. Their all-inclusive fares include spacious and elegant accommodations, fine dining, premium beverages, gratuities, shore excursions led by knowledgeable guides, onboard entertainment, and Wi-Fi.

Uniworld

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Overview

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is a luxury river cruise company known for its elegant ships, personalized service, and immersive itineraries. With a focus on providing a boutique hotel experience on the water, Uniworld has earned a reputation for excellence in the river cruise industry. Their ships are designed to reflect the elegance and charm of the destinations they visit. Each ship is uniquely decorated with lavish furnishings, original artwork, and luxurious amenities. 

Viking

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Overview

Viking River Cruises is known for its commitment to excellence, innovative ships, and destination-focused itineraries. They operate a fleet of modern and elegant ships called Viking Longships. These ships feature Scandinavian-inspired designs, spacious staterooms with floor-to-ceiling windows or French balconies, and a range of onboard amenities including restaurants, lounges, sun decks, and libraries. The ships are designed to provide comfort, style, and panoramic views of the river landscapes.

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