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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.

RiverVoyages
Includes direct flights and private overseas transfers. Single passenger prices from £1,899pp
26 July 2018
7 nights
from  was £1419 
£1369pp
The picturesque scenery around Miltenberg
Includes Eurostar from London St Pancras and return flight from Budapest
27 July 2018
14 nights
from
£2599pp
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
The quaint vineyards of Sauternes, France
Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
28 June 2018
7 nights
from  was £2569 
£2499pp
Scenic river view, Vernon, France
Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
28 June 2018
7 nights
from  was £3299 
£3199pp
Barcelona - National Museum in Barcelona,Placa De Espanya,Spain
Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
28 June 2018
7 nights
from  was £2569 
£2489pp
The beautiful hillside of Boppard
Extremely limited availability
28 June 2018
7 nights
from
£1679pp
Imperial Waterways of Russia with Uniworld
Discover the best of Russia - selling out fast, don't miss out
28 June 2018
12 nights
from
£3939pp
Munich - Early morning aerial view of Feldherrenhalle and Theatinerkirche in Munich, Germany
Popular river!Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
29 June 2018
7 nights
from
CALL
Vienna at sunset
Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
29 June 2018
7 nights
from  was £2369 
£2289pp
The picturesque scenery around Miltenberg
Last chance to book for 2018. Why not add a drinks package from just £199pp | NO single supplements on selected 2019 sailings
29 June 2018
14 nights
from
£2859pp
Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy river cruise with Uniworld
Single traveller river cruises from £5,499
29 June 2018
9 nights
from  was £3899 
£2819pp
 Linz, View of old city with churches, Austria
Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
30 June 2018
7 nights
from  was £2499 
£2419pp
A view across Paris including the Eiffel Tower
Last chance to book for 2018. Why not add a drinks package from just £99pp | NO single supplements on selected 2019 sailings
30 June 2018
7 nights
from
£1549pp
An amazing view over Budapest at night
No single supplements on selected sailings plus new itineraries for 2018
30 June 2018
14 nights
from
£5519pp
One of River Voyages top river cruises! View or call our specialist concierge team today for more details.
30 June 2018
14 nights
from
£5519pp
RiverVoyages
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
30 June 2018
9 nights
from
£3699pp
 Linz, View of old city with churches, Austria
Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
01 July 2018
7 nights
from  was £2759 
£2669pp
Munich - Early morning aerial view of Feldherrenhalle and Theatinerkirche in Munich, Germany
Popular river!Book your 2018 cruise now | Limited availability | Great single prices on selected sailings*
01 July 2018
7 nights
from
CALL
One of River Voyages top river cruises! View or call our specialist concierge team today for more details.
01 July 2018
9 nights
from
£6049pp
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
01 July 2018
14 nights
from
£6799pp
Paris and Normandy river cruise with Uniworld
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
01 July 2018
7 nights
from
£4799pp
Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux river cruise with Uniworld
01 July 2018
7 nights
from  was £2999 
£2899pp
Castles along the Rhine river cruise with Uniworld
Best of Summer | Includes FREE flights and FREE chauffeur driven transfers
01 July 2018
7 nights
from
£4499pp
Burgundy and Provence river cruise with Uniworld
Single Traveller River Cruises from £5,199
01 July 2018
7 nights
from  was £3399 
£2679pp
One of River Voyages top river cruises! View or call our specialist concierge team today for more details.
01 July 2018
14 nights
from
£6299pp
River Voyages
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Flights & transfers included on selected sailings*
01 July 2018
9 nights
from
£3599pp

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