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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.

Ghent, Belgium river view
Includes HUGE early booking savings - call our expert concierge to add flights and transfers
25 March 2019
7 nights
from  was £2059 
£1969pp
RiverVoyages
Mini-cruise special! Why not add a drinks package from just £69pp | NO single supplements on selected 2019 sailings
01 April 2019
4 nights
from
£949pp
A view across Paris including the Eiffel Tower
Single traveller prices from £2,918
08 June 2019
7 nights
from
£1669pp
RiverVoyages
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23 June 2019
6 nights
from  was £1269 
£1199pp
A peaceful square in Salamanca
Single traveller prices from £1,599
20 October 2019
7 nights
from
£1629pp
Strasbourg - House tanners, Petite France district. Strasbourg, France
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28 October 2019
7 nights
from  was £2479 
£2379pp
Views out to the Alps from Salzburg
Why not add a drinks package from just £109pp | NO single supplements on selected 2019 sailings
28 October 2019
7 nights
from
£1349pp
Enchanting Danube river cruise with Uniworld
Exclusive! FREE Chauffeur Transfers* - HUGE savings of up to 10% | Includes flights and overseas transfers on 2019 sailings - subject to availability
03 November 2019
7 nights
from  was £2499 
£1899pp
Burgundy and Provence river cruise with Uniworld
Exclusive! FREE Chauffeur Transfers* - HUGE savings of up to 10% | Includes flights and overseas transfers on 2019 sailings - subject to availability
03 November 2019
7 nights
from  was £2499 
£1899pp
River Voyages
Exclusive! FREE Chauffeur Transfers* - HUGE savings of up to 10% | Includes flights and overseas transfers on 2019 sailings - subject to availability
03 November 2019
7 nights
from  was £2499 
£1899pp
RiverVoyages
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16 November 2018
4 nights
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Regensburg - Panorama of Regensburg old town at sunset. Germany
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16 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £1479 
£1419pp
RiverVoyages
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16 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £1479 
£1419pp
RiverVoyages
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16 November 2018
8 nights
from  was £6999 
£6719pp
RiverVoyages
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16 November 2018
12 nights
from  was £9779 
£9379pp
RiverVoyages
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16 November 2018
14 nights
from  was £10339 
£9919pp
RiverVoyages
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17 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £1479 
£1419pp
RiverVoyages
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Includes flights and overseas transfers on 2019 sailings - subject to availability
17 November 2018
11 nights
from  was £4799 
£4599pp
Regensburg - Panorama of Regensburg old town at sunset. Germany
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18 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £1979 
£1899pp
RiverVoyages
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18 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £1659 
£1589pp
RiverVoyages
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19 November 2018
3 nights
from  was £329 
£299pp
Strasbourg - House tanners, Petite France district. Strasbourg, France
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19 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £1819 
£1739pp
RiverVoyages
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19 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £3039 
£2899pp
Strasbourg - House tanners, Petite France district. Strasbourg, France
Includes HUGE early booking savings - call our expert concierge to add flights and transfers
19 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £1669 
£1599pp
RiverVoyages
Call our expert river concierge for a quote including flights and overseas transfers
20 November 2018
4 nights
from  was £599 
£569pp
RiverVoyages
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23 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £2039 
£1959pp
RiverVoyages
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23 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £2039 
£1959pp
Christmas Tree
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24 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £2039 
£1959pp
RiverVoyages
Includes HUGE early booking savings - call our expert concierge to add flights and transfers
24 November 2018
7 nights
from  was £2039 
£1959pp
RiverVoyages
HUGE savings of up to 10% | Includes flights and overseas transfers on 2019 sailings - subject to availability
24 November 2018
11 nights
from  was £4599 
£4399pp

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