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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 Luxury Danube River Cruises to Vienna for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen$32998Aug 4, 2024Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard MS AmaMagna. Enjoy captivating architecture, music, and culinary experiences. …
The Legendary Danube$467411Apr 20, 2025Fall 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 …
Gems of the Danube$94908Jul 25, 2024Enjoy 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 …
Danube Waltz$22998Sep 1, 2024View the beauty of five different European countries and explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava and Passau during this 8-day …
Classic Prague & Danube Delights$771011Sep 13, 2024Take 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 …
The Beautiful Blue Danube$28308Jul 25, 2024This 8-day round-trip cruise on the Danube from Vienna on the MS Beethoven takes you through central Europe with stops in Melk, Bratislava, Kalocsa, …
Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only$36998Dec 21, 2024Join the Amasonata on this unique once-per-year 8-day Christmas cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen. In each town along the way, you'll feel the old …
Christmas on the Danube$27998Nov 21, 2025Discover the wonders of Hungary, Austria, and Germany on an 8-day Christmas on the Danube cruise. Explore grand cities, medieval towns, & quaint …
The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$32998Jul 31, 2024Cruise eastern Europe on this 8-day itinerary along the romantic Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS Amasonata, stopping in cities like …
Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)$31997Dec 3, 2024Enjoy centuries-old Christmas markets and historical landmarks on a 7-day river cruise on the Avalon Impression from Vienna to Nuremberg. At the …
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10 Top-Rated Danube River Cruise Ships to Vienna for 2024-2025

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
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, …
MS Amabella162$3199The MS Amabella offers the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. This 162-passenger vessel features a combination of amenities and design details never …
Emerald Destiny180$7090Navigate the European rivers, Danube, Rhine, and Main aboard the Emerald Destiny. The vessel, with a capacity for 180 guests, offers a selection of …
MS Amalea158$2899The 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 …
MS Amamagna196$3299The 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$5259The MS Amaverde offers the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. This 162-passenger vessel features a combination of amenities and design details never …
Scenic Opal163$9090Measuring 443 feet in length and carrying just 163 passengers, the luxury vessel, Scenic Opal marries space and intimacy with a sense of exclusivity …
MS Amaviola158$3999The AmaViola ? set to debut in 2016 ? is a sister ship to the AmaSerena and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in …
Scenic Amber163$9490Measuring 443 feet in length and carrying just 163 passengers, the luxury vessel, Scenic Amber marries space and intimacy with a sense of exclusivity …
Emerald Star180$6890The Emerald Star offers comfortable accommodations and an unforgettable sailing experience while navigating the Rhine, Main, Danube, and the Moselle …
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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 2024-2025

  • 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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