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A casual breakfast is the perfect way to start your day Enjoy fantastic service on your Shearings river cruise The stylish restaurant on your river cruise ship Guests socialise in a lounge on a Shearings ship Relax on the Sun Deck with fantastic views The formal restaurant on a Shearings ship


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With well over a century of travel experience to its name, Shearings is certainly a company which knows everything there is to know not only about river cruising but also about the importance of exemplary service shown to its customers. A Shearing river cruise offers not only excellent value, but excellent service on a carefully selected range of exclusively-chartered vessels on itineraries which visit a host of iconic rivers and cities but which are regularly updated to ensure that customers both returning and new have plenty to choose from.

  • Return travel & transfers
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • On-board evening entertainment programme
  • Full board dining
  • Expertly-planned optional shore excursions

With an extremely wide selection of destinations, Shearings has a whole host of incredible itineraries for you to choose from, no matter what your tastes and interests may be. You may want to see for yourself some of Germany's most stunning scenery by venturing down the Rhine, Moselle or Main waterways, or perhaps you want to sail through the heart of Central Europe via the Danube River, visiting such legendary capital cities as Vienna and Hungary?

Of course, with Shearings it’s not just about exploring Europe, and by way of its exclusive charters, the line offers you the chance to unearth the ancient wonders of China on a cruise down the Yangtze, or the incredible historic sites of Vietnam and Cambodia on a memorable Mekong voyage. If you want to explore the incredible legacy of the Egyptians, then Shearings also offers you the chance to sail the legendary Nile River.


Each vessel in Shearings’ carefully chosen fleet is designed to offer you all the comforts of home as you explore the waterway of your choice. You’ll enjoy your own private bathroom facilities, air conditioning and heating, satellite TV and also a mini safe. Some vessels offer superior twin cabins, which offer you more living space as well as sliding windows to maximise your views of the passing scenery.


No matter which vessel and itinerary you choose, you’ll awake to a delightful breakfast buffet offering a combination of English and Continental choices, while a mouth-watering menu of delicious meals awaits you each evening. A full table service ensures that dinner is always an experience, often created using locally-sourced ingredients by expert chefs, while the incredible six-course Captain’s Dinner is certainly an event not to be missed.


The vessels in Shearings’ impressive fleet differ in both size and design to suit the rivers which they explore but all of them offer a wide selection of facilities to help ensure that your river cruising experience is as enjoyable as possible. Every vessel boasts a sun deck, which is the perfect place to soak up the rays when the weather’s fine or simply take in the views. Spacious dance floors, panoramic lounges well-stocked bars and laid-back libraries are also part of the Shearings river cruising experience.

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