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On the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary

River cruising is hands-down the best way to see interior Europe. River cruise vessels are essentially floating hotels that journey between the European capitals and village.

For many travelers, the slow chug along the river is just the right pace for getting the lay of the land. Sitting on the top deck of a ship under brilliant blue skies, you gaze on fabled landscapes dotted with castles, villages and vineyards. A flight of stairs down, and you have all the amenities of a modern hotel — restaurants, bars, lounges, fitness facilities, spas, internet access and comfortable staterooms.

River cruises mean that you no longer have to sit with your nose pressed against the window of a bus as you move from one destination to the next. Instead, you admire the scenery from the ship’s sun deck as you are transported along with your accommodations.

Nor will you have to obligingly put out your luggage by 7 a.m. (or earlier) to be loaded onto the motorcoach before it sets off to the next destination. River travelers unpack only once during the course of your cruise as you move from one city to the next.

River cruises offer opportunities to step ashore in fairy tale towns and fabled cities. Immerse yourself in contemporary culture, and learn something about the history of the towns along the Continent’s greatest rivers.

River cruising is perfect for those who want a relaxed grand tour of Europe and for cruisers who want to explore Europe beyond the coastline. River cruising presents the grandeur and charm of Europe as well as the indelible landscapes that inspired Europe’s great artists. Few things in life can beat the views of Europe over the ripples of Continent’s rivers.

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  • Alan Cairns

    My wife and I took a cuise on River Cruise  line in August 2011. The trip was curtailed due we were informed by a broken propellor. We got as far as Strassbourg where we were offerd coach trips to Switzerland etc. The passengers in the main comlpained that if we wanted a coach holiday we would have done so. The Captain and River line staff both verbally and by letter promised compensation for the holday faults. In September we recieved a letter offering as compensation discounted trips on River Line boats next year. No way was my reply
    In late September I e-mailed River Line asking for progress on the matter and was promised early action. As yet no communication from River Line therefore I would not reccomend using this company until they sort out thier organisation and systems