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Embark on family river cruises and explore European waterways

Explore On-Board Family River Cruises

The following river cruise lines specialise in family river cruises:

What to expect on a family river cruise

Explore capital cities and quaint villages with your loved ones on a family-friendly river cruise. Sail into the heart of some of the fascinating destinations in the world, on some of the most stunning waterways, from Portugal on the Douro to Vietnam on the Mekong. Enjoy the freedom to explore and, at the end of the day, retire to stunning family-friendly accommodation

AmaWaterways' AmaStella and AmaViola river cruise ships include a collection of specially-designed family staterooms - 12 staterooms that can house up to three family members each; six sets of adjoining cabins that can be connected via an internal doorway, accommodating families of up to five; and four suites with convertible sofa beds that can accommodate families of up to four. Tauck, Uniworld, CroisiEurope and Riviera Travel ships all offer stunning suites that are suitable for families. 

Things to see on a family river cruise

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of ports like Vienna, Budapest and Cologne as you travel on your family river cruise. Visit museums, castles and parks, or even cycle through the centre of each city. In destinations like Siem Reap and Hanoi, introduce younger cruisers to ancient temples and spell-binding exotic landscapes. Wherever you cruise, however, there is a wide range of family-orientated activities to enjoy both ashore and on-board. Try movie nights, cookery lessons, nightly entertainment and more.

Top family river cruises

  • Rhine – this waterways opens the door to famous Christmas markets for festive river cruises
  • Danube – an iconic river home to fairy-tale towns like Vienna and Budapest
  • Seine – explore Paris and visit enchanting sites that inspired Disney classics
  • Rhone – sail through the south of France and enjoy the medieval villages and Roman ruins

When to cruise with your family

Spring and summer are the perfect times to embark on family river cruises, lining up with school holidays and offering warm sunshine to bask under as you explore. For those wanting something a little different, however, a winter river cruise is just as exciting, exploring the many Christmas markets Europe has to offer as snow falls around you.

One of River Voyages top river cruises! View or call our specialist concierge team today for more details.
27 September 2018
7 nights
from
£1799pp
Views out to the Alps from Salzburg
Last chance to book for 2018. Why not add a drinks package from just £99pp | NO single supplements on selected 2019 sailings
18 October 2018
7 nights
from
£1349pp
RiverVoyages
RiverVoyages.com exclusive - FREE flights on selected sailings - whilst availability lasts!
16 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £2519 
£2479pp
Christmas Tree
Festive River Cruising | A unique way to explore the best of the Christmas Markets
01 December 2018
7 nights
from  was £2969 
£2929pp
RiverVoyages
Christmas Markets! Why not add a drinks package from just £59pp
14 December 2018
4 nights
from
£729pp
RiverVoyages
Mini-cruise special! Why not add a drinks package from just £59pp | NO single supplements on selected 2019 sailings
01 April 2019
4 nights
from
£749pp
A peaceful square in Salamanca
Single traveller prices from £1,599
20 October 2019
7 nights
from
£1629pp
Views out to the Alps from Salzburg
Last chance to book for 2018. Why not add a drinks package from just £99pp | NO single supplements on selected 2019 sailings
28 October 2019
7 nights
from
£1049pp
RiverVoyages
NO single supplements on selected 2018 sailings | Call to add on flights and transfers
21 August 2018
5 nights
from  was £1229 
£1189pp
RiverVoyages
NO single supplements on selected 2018 sailings | Call to add on flights and transfers
21 August 2018
4 nights
from  was £899 
£869pp
RiverVoyages
NO single supplements on selected 2018 sailings | Call to add on flights and transfers
21 August 2018
8 nights
from  was £1799 
£1739pp
RiverVoyages
NO single supplements on selected 2018 sailings | Call to add on flights and transfers
21 August 2018
8 nights
from  was £1469 
£1419pp
RiverVoyages
NO single supplements on selected 2018 sailings | Call to add on flights and transfers
21 August 2018
10 nights
from  was £1599 
£1549pp
RiverVoyages
Includes flights, overseas transfers, 2 night hotel stay in Siem Reap and 8 night cruise | Single passenger price from £3,499
21 August 2018
10 nights
from  was £3329 
£1379pp
RiverVoyages
NO single supplements on selected 2018 sailings | Call to add on flights and transfers
21 August 2018
7 nights
from  was £1889 
£1829pp
European Jewels river cruise with Uniworld
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
21 August 2018
15 nights
from  was £5179 
£5019pp
RiverVoyages
NO single supplements on selected 2018 sailings | Call to add on flights and transfers
22 August 2018
4 nights
from  was £769 
£739pp
The beautiful hillside of Boppard
Single Traveller River Cruises from £3,378
22 August 2018
7 nights
from
£1879pp
RiverVoyages
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
22 August 2018
9 nights
from  was £3699 
£2899pp
Legendary Rhine & Moselle river cruise with Uniworld
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
22 August 2018
12 nights
from  was £3799 
£3679pp
RiverVoyages
One of River Voyages top river cruises! View or call our specialist concierge team today for more details.
23 August 2018
6 nights
from  was £1149 
£1099pp
The quaint vineyards of Sauternes, France
Cancellation cabins | Includes direct flights and overseas transfers
23 August 2018
7 nights
from  was £2159 
£2129pp
RiverVoyages
Cancellation cabins | Includes flights and overseas transfers
23 August 2018
7 nights
from  was £2799 
£2749pp
Fantastic natural scenery around Koblenz
Cancellation cabins | Includes flights and overseas transfers
23 August 2018
7 nights
from
£1579pp
A peaceful square in Salamanca
Cancellation cabins | Includes flights and overseas transfers
23 August 2018
7 nights
from
£1799pp
Munich - Early morning aerial view of Feldherrenhalle and Theatinerkirche in Munich, Germany
RiverVoyages.com exclusive - FREE flights on selected sailings - whilst availability lasts!
24 August 2018
7 nights
from  was £2439 
£2399pp
Vienna at sunset
RiverVoyages.com exclusive - FREE flights on selected sailings - whilst availability lasts!
24 August 2018
7 nights
from  was £2439 
£2399pp
The Normandy beaches
One of River Voyages top river cruises! View or call our specialist concierge team today for more details.
24 August 2018
11 nights
from
£6999pp
One of River Voyages top river cruises! View or call our specialist concierge team today for more details.
24 August 2018
22 nights
from
£12849pp
Splendours of Northern Italy river cruise with Uniworld
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
24 August 2018
14 nights
from  was £4639 
£4499pp

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