Are you’re considering a river cruise for the first time? Or perhaps you’re are a river cruise addict researching your next adventure? Here a River Voyages we’re the river cruise experts and have lots of advice and tips to share.

New to river cruise?

First-time river cruisers

Scenic River Cruise - Scenic Spirit

A brief overview of what you can expect on a river cruise holiday

Life on-board

Couples relaxing in the pool area of Emerald Liberte, which transforms into a pool area at night

Find out what it’s like on-board a river cruise ship

What’s included in a river cruise

Depending on which river cruise you book, different things may be included

River cruise or ocean cruise

AmaWaterways river cruise ship - AmaStella,

Learn about the differences and similarities of ocean and river cruising

Set sail along the world’s most beautiful rivers

There’s a choice of river for cruising across Europe, Asia and Africa, each offering a new experience. Where will you explore next?


Elephants along the Chobe riverbanks


Hungarian Parliament building on the banks of the Danube


Elaborate palace in Ukraine on the Dnieper


Emerald Waterways' Emerald Radiance cruise ship sailing down the lush Douro

Dutch Waterways

Boat sailing down a picturesque canal bordered by gabled buildings in Amsterdam


A single tree and teak bridge over the Irrawaddy in Myanmar



Boats sailing along the Mekong river as the sun set and turns the sky pink


American Steamboat - Mississippi river



Picturesque port of Aswan - featured on river cruises on the Nile


A castle as seen at sunset in Germany


Saone river - Lyon


Eiffel Tower sitting next to the Seine and rising up against a pink sunrise


A river cruise ship passing around a bend in the Yangtze

There’s a river cruise for everyone…

Solo travellers

Solo Traveller - Rhine River Cruise

Find out why river cruises are great for solo travellers


Family waving to the camera from kayaks during a Tauck river cruise excursion

Find out which river cruises are suitable for children

Senior citizens

A woman relaxing in the lounge on-board Uniworld SS Catherine

Read why a river cruise holiday is the perfect way to celebrate your retirement

Young couples

Couple on-board Crystal River cruise

See why more and more younger people are opting to holiday by river

All the help you need to book your river cruise

Here at River Voyages, our team of experts can help with every aspect of finding and booking your perfect river cruise holiday

When to book

Should you book early or wait for a last-minute bargain?

Pay by direct debit

Spread the cost with a low deposit and interest-free monthly payments

Brexit advice

Read answers to the most-asked questions around how Brexit will affect river cruising

Already booked?

Once you’ve booked your river cruise, make sure you get the most out of it by researching the finer details of your trip

Packing tips

Person holding books

Don’t forget to pack any of these essentials

Dress codes

A couple toasting their holiday on the deck of a Uniworld river cruise ship

Each river cruise line has its own dress code

Loyalty programmes

scenic dining

Repeat cruisers are rewarded for their loyalty

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