Why should I choose a river cruise?
The Moselle River takes you through some of the best destinations in France, Luxembourg, and Germany in an all-inclusive experience, where your dining, accommodations, and transportation are all part of the ticket price. You won't waste any time traveling from one site to the next as your river vessel takes you right there. That means no packing & unpacking and a new destination to wake up to every morning along the Moselle River.
What should I look for on a riverboat?
Our hand-picked Moselle River vessels
immerse guests in the romantic French & German atmosphere in well appointed cabins and suites, spacious lounges and dining areas, and a panoramic sun deck where you can breathe in the fresh air of the Moselle River valley. A friendly captain and crew guide you on this experience as you visit the quaint villages and significant destinations of the Moselle River. Don't expect the same kind of onboard experience as a giant sea faring cruise ship, since those focus much more on the onboard spaces while Moselle River cruises emphasize the day excursions that allow you to explore the best that France, Luxembourg, and Germany have to offer.
Should I get a room with a balcony?
It all depends on what your priorities are, but they can often be an unnecessary additional expense. The way these river vessels are designed, each room faces out, which means that even rooms without balconies tend to have large picture windows that allow you to see the scenic nature of the Moselle River valleys. Plus, there is ample deck space on the panoramic sun deck where you can take in the majesty of the Moselle from all sides. Unless you have your heart set on a balcony, then a great alternative is getting a room with large windows or a sliding glass door that opens right out towards the fresh air (known as a "French balcony").
What is dining like?
The culinary delights of a Moselle River cruise highlight the best of French & German cuisine, prepared by each of our hand-picked vessel's gourmet chefs. While in town, be sure to sample the local flavors as well for lunch or dinner in the taverns, diners, and restaurants.
Do river cruises ever visit destinations that aren't on the river?
The Moselle River cruises mainly visit destinations and sites on the river, but since many of these cruises start or end in other cities and a fair amount of Moselle River cruises are coupled with Rhine River cruises, you can expect to see much more of central Europe as well.
Will my vessel have WiFi?
Most but not all Moselle Riverboats have WiFi. Most, especially the newer riverboats, have free WiFi access everrwhere onboard, including n your room, a few boats charge for WiFi, and some have reception only on public deck areas and not in the rooms. It's important to check with your Adventure Life representative to confirm that your riverboat of choice has WiFi onboard.
What kind of power outlets are there? Will I need a converter?
In Europe the power is 220v, not the 110v like in North America, but typically devices can handle both without the need for a converter. You will need plug adapters for European style plugs which have two round prongs.
How can I save money on a river cruise?
If you're hoping to save money on a European River cruise, then check out our Deals & Promotions page
to find the best offers each season. We can also help you track the river cruises of your choice and let you know when there are specials and deals that you might be interested in. We advise travelers to avoid saving money by booking cheaper cabins - cabins that save you a lot of money tend to sacrifice space and often the breathtaking views that make river cruises in Europe such a wonderful experience.
Are Moselle River cruises a good family vacation?
Certain Moselle River cruises are great for family vacations - look for cruises that have activities perfect for the ages of your family members. If you are traveling with kids, then the cruises with lots of easy activities are ideal. If you have adolescents, then consider an active cruise, with opportunities for biking, hiking, and faster-paced exploration. Among adults, the cultural and wine-tasting cruises are a popular option. There's a perfect Moselle River cruise for every family.
Do Americans and Canadians need a passport and visa to travel to the Moselle River?
All citizens of North America traveling to and throughout Europe need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. Due to changes in visa laws in recent years, it is not necessary to apply for a visa before traveling to Europe as long as you plan to stay less than three months. These laws are subject to change in the future. Make sure to check current European visa requirements