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Embark on family river cruises and explore European waterways

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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 most 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.

9 Splendours of Egypt & the Nile27 sailing dates
10 Charms of the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap32 sailing dates
  • AmaWaterways
  • Charms of the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap
  • 05 March 2018 - 7 nights
  • Ho Chi Minh City to Prek Kdam
11 India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges22 sailing dates
12 Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong14 sailing dates
13 Splendours of Egypt & the Nile27 sailing dates
14 Amsterdam To Basel13 sailing dates
15 India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges22 sailing dates
16 Enchanting Danube & Munich - Munich to Budapest18 sailing dates
17 Splendours of Egypt & the Nile27 sailing dates
18 Paris and Normandy33 sailing dates
19 Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux35 sailing dates
20 Burgundy & Provence34 sailing dates
21 A Portrait of Majestic France66 sailing dates
22 A Portrait of Majestic France66 sailing dates
23 Enchanting Danube34 sailing dates
24 Charms of the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap32 sailing dates
  • AmaWaterways
  • Charms of the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap
  • 19 March 2018 - 7 nights
  • Ho Chi Minh City to Prek Kdam
25 Taste of Bordeaux57 sailing dates
  • AmaWaterways
  • Taste of Bordeaux
  • 22 March 2018 - 7 nights
  • Bordeaux to Bordeaux
  • Includes HUGE savings of up to 30% on selected April, November and December sailings plus great single passenger prices!
26 Provence & Spain37 sailing dates
  • AmaWaterways
  • Provence & Spain
  • 22 March 2018 - 7 nights
  • Lyon to Arles
  • Includes HUGE savings of up to 30% on selected April, November and December sailings plus great single passenger prices!
27 Remarkable Rhine 10 sailing dates
28 Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley20 sailing dates
29 Melodies of the Danube40 sailing dates
  • AmaWaterways
  • Melodies of the Danube
  • 23 March 2018 - 7 nights
  • Budapest to Vilshofen
  • Popular river! Includes HUGE savings of up to 30% on selected April, November and December sailings plus great single passenger prices!
30 The Romantic Danube44 sailing dates
  • AmaWaterways
  • The Romantic Danube
  • 23 March 2018 - 7 nights
  • Vilshofen to Budapest
  • Includes HUGE savings of up to 30% on selected April, November and December sailings plus great single passenger prices!

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