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Vienna is perhaps the most popular port on Danube River cruises, and for good reason. Wander through the tranquil Viennese streets full of music, art, and cafes, which have made it a cradle of European culture, claiming such great minds as Beethoven, Mozart, and Sigmund Freud. Explore the city's museums and architectural masterpieces like Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces, and climb to the top of Saint Stephen's Church for a breathtaking view of the city. From Vienna, your Danube River cruise will take you down the river towards nearby Bratislava, Slovakia, and onward to Budapest, Hungary. Voyaging up the river will take you to Krems, DurnsteinMelk (and its impressive Abbey), and Linz, Austria. Myriad Danube River cruises start and/or end in Vienna, so contact us for help selecting the perfect cruise on the Danube to Vienna.
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10 Best Danube River Cruises Visiting Vienna for 2023-2024

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10 Best Luxury Danube River Cruises to Vienna for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Classic Prague & Danube Delights$401511Jun 21, 2023Take an 11-day trip from Prague to Budapest aboard Emerald Dawn, plus enjoy a 3-night stay and a whole day of exploration in Prague. Also tour to …
Danube Christmas Markets$42958Nov 29, 2023Feel the enchantment of the Christmas markets that have graced the Danube for centuries. Scenic Amber river ship takes you from Budapest to Nuremberg …
The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$31998Apr 13, 2023Cruise eastern Europe on this 8-day itinerary along the romantic Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS Amasonata, stopping in cities like …
Grand Christmas & New Year's$699913Dec 22, 2023Embark on the S.S. Beatrice in Nuremberg for 13 amazing days over the Christmas and new years season sailing through Germany, Austria and Hungary …
Gems of the Danube$47458Apr 13, 2023Enjoy an 8-day luxury cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest aboard the 5-star luxury Scenic Amber. Explore some of the most beautiful cities of central …
The Legendary Danube$429911Nov 22, 2023Fall in love with the Danube on this 14-day Danube River cruise aboard the MS Amasonata. Discover some of the most important cities such as …
Classic Prague & Danube Delights$401511Jun 16, 2023Take an 11-day trip from Prague to Budapest and experience the Classic Prague and Danube Delights. Enjoy a 3-night stay and a whole day of …
Danube Christmas Markets$46958Dec 6, 2023Enjoy an 8-day luxury Danube Christmas Markets River cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest aboard the 5-star luxury Scenic Amber. Along the way, visit …
Delightful Danube & Prague$449910Apr 19, 2023This is an extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art. Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely …
The Romantic Danube$413911Apr 13, 2023Spend three nights in Prague and enjoy a fascinating cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest with stops in the charming cities of Passau, Austria, Vienna, …
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10 Top-Rated Danube River Cruise Ships to Vienna for 2023-2024

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
MS Amabella162$3099The MS Amabella offers the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. This 162-passenger vessel features a combination of amenities and design details never …
MS Amasonata164$3099The MS Amasonata is among the most luxurious and advanced river vessels in Europe, with occupancy for up to 164 passengers in comfortable cabins, …
Scenic Amber163$4295Measuring 443 feet in length and carrying just 163 passengers, the luxury vessel, Scenic Amber marries space and intimacy with a sense of exclusivity …
MS Amalea158$2499The AmaLea debuts in 2018 and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. With a guest capacity of up to 158 …
Scenic Jasper163$2695Measuring 443 feet in length and carrying just 163 passengers, the luxury vessel, Scenic Jasper marries space and intimacy with a sense of …
Avalon View164$2168Bask in the unparalleled scenery of the Danube on an Avalon View river cruise. It?s the newest Suite Ship by Avalon Waterways, offering passengers a …
Emerald Destiny180$3445Navigate the European rivers, Danube, Rhine, and Main aboard the Emerald Destiny. The vessel, with a capacity for 180 guests, offers a selection of …
Avalon Envision164$1749Marvel at the beauty of Danube River on an Avalon Envision cruise. An impressive addition to the Avalon Waterways Suite Ship fleet, this river cruise …
MS Amamagna196$2399The MS Amamagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate luxury river cruising. Debuting in May 2019, MS Amamagna will embark on a …
MS Amaverde162$4859The MS Amaverde offers the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. This 162-passenger vessel features a combination of amenities and design details never …
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Vienna Cruising Tips & Travel Guide

Vienna Highlights
The capital city of Austria, Vienna is home to thousands of years of culture and has also served as an important part of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Throughout the centuries, it has expaned into a modern city, but the relics of its storied past are well preserved visitor sites like:
  • Schönbrunn Palace – an expansive palace that served as the summer home for the royal family; although it was the summer residence, its relevance as a Baroque landmark in Austria's architectural and cultural history sets it above most other buildings in Vienna.
  • Hofburg Palaces – built in the 13th century, it has been the imperial seat for more than 800 years
  • Grinzing – this neighborhood is most famous for its taverns, where you will experience a true flavor of the region as you sample its delicious locally grown and crafted wines and beers.
Before or after your trip to Vienna, your Danube River cruise will likely take you to the Wachau Valley, and on to Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, or other destinations on this long and winding river.

Best Vienna Danube River Cruise Lines for 2023-2024

  • AMA Waterways - an all-inclusive river cruise provider that offers gorgeous itineraries to European destinations like the legendary Danube River, passing via Vienna, Austria. Sail in maximum luxury aboard the MS Amamagna, double the width of classic European river ships, with more than 50% ultra-spacious suite accommodations with full balconies.
  • CroisiEurope - Europe's market leader in river cruising, explores the mythical capitals of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest in a single voyage, the great classic for discovering the splendors of the Blue Danube aboard the river ships MS FranceMS Beethoven, and MS Amacerto
  • Emerald Waterways - explore the delights of the Danube with carefully crafted EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE excursions, world-class dining experiences, and staffs' in-depth knowledge. Journey onboard the Emerald Sky and Emerald Sun, two of its six Star-Ships cruise the Danube rivers.

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