We love cruising. And we know you do too. But have you ever discounted a river cruise experience, believing it’s “not for you?” Let us tell you why river cruising is the best way to cruise in 2021; there’s less of every compromise you might accept on an ocean cruise, and even more of the experiences you love about this way of travel.
Our modern and spacious ships carry an average of just 160 guests, so you’ve got plenty of space to yourself, and all our cabins are large and beautifully appointed, with a window in every one. There are no sea days here, with a new port (and included excursion) every day, you’ll be fully immersed in the destination you’re visiting. Our award-winning customer service team is fully UK based and on hand to help, so there’s no long waits on hold or overseas call charges to consider. And our five-star luxury experience costs less than you would imagine, with so much included as standard.
After a beautifully prepared meal, sit out on the deck and enjoy the twinkling lights of the riverside reflecting off the water ahead. And as you retire to your spacious cabin, you’ll often awake to find you have arrived in a breathtaking new destination, with a carefully planned day ahead. To ensure you get the most out of each destination, our included excursions are all lead by local experts who can’t wait to share their passion for must-see sights and hidden gems. Let your worries drift away, as you relax and recharge knowing we’ve done the hard work for you. We believe that it’s those thoughtful inclusions that can really make your holiday feel five star.
Afterall, they do say less is more.
Less sea… more to see
There are no sea days here, as you’ll discover a fascinating new destination at each port of call. As your five-star ship effortlessly cruises down Europe’s finest rivers, there’s so much to see from our panoramic windows or relaxing sun deck. Perhaps enjoy a relaxed breakfast as the beautiful sights of your next port of call appear in the distance, or sip your favourite drink on deck as you take in the riverside scenery.
Our river cruise ships can dock right in the heart of Europe’s picturesque cities, so you can easily reach the main highlights by foot and it takes just seconds to disembark. We often stay docked until late evening or overnight so you’ll get more time on shore to explore and experience how a destination comes alive at night. What’s more, we include an excursion at each port stop and our expert guides will take you off the beaten track and give you a truly authentic experience.
Less people… more space
Our modern and spacious five-star ships welcome less than 170 passengers on board, so there’s always plenty of space to enjoy your time on board, and make use of our elegant facilities. For a smaller ship, there’s more space than you’d expect, including a choice of restaurants on most ships, lounge and bar areas, gym and spa, and an expansive sun deck with a splash pool and putting green.
Less cabins… more room
Our stylish and spacious cabins are all beautifully appointed, with an elegant, generously proportioned bathroom – and each and every one has either a balcony or picture window, offering plenty of natural light. Our luxurious cabins are among the largest on any river cruise ship, and with only around 80 cabins and suites on each of our contemporary ships, there is plenty of space to unwind. We’ve taken care to provide every little touch to make your stay comfortable; including individually controlled air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary bathrobes and slippers. You can choose to have breakfast brought to you in your cabin at no extra charge – what a wonderful way to start the day.
Less cost… more luxury included
Everything you need is included in the price, without compromising on quality. On our five-star cruises, your flights and transfers are included, as well as an excursion every day, fine dining onboard, concierge services and free Wi-Fi. Plus, we don’t charge gratuities – tipping is entirely at your own discretion.
With no hidden extras or unfair discounts, we pride ourselves on a Price Promise that looks after you and means you get the best value whenever you book. So, if the price of your holiday decreases after you’ve booked, we’ll always pass on the benefit to you.
Less self serve… more personal service
When it comes to your on-board experience, our warm and welcoming crew are always on hand to help. You’ll always see a friendly face ready to help you find your way around the ship, take you to your table or simply chat about your day. Our Cruise Directors and Concierges are always at your service, to make personalised recommendations and ensure your whole experience is exceptional.
Less time in queues… more time for you
We believe your experience starts from the moment one of our friendly UK-based team members picks up your call to our local-rate phone number. There’s no waiting on hold with an overseas call centre, you can request a free call back or speak to us on Live Chat, and from the moment you get in touch with us, our advisors are dedicated to helping you find and book your perfect holiday.
We’re a well-travelled bunch, and our customer service team regularly travel on our holidays so we can provide first-hand knowledge and experience of our cruises and help you to make the right choice. Even when you’re away on holiday, you’ve got 24/7 access to our UK team, always on hand and happy to assist you.