Where to Go?
The Moselle River connects to the Rhine River in central Germany. Cruises along the Moselle typically visit Luxembourg City, Trier, and Cochem, before meeting with the Rhine in Koblenz, Germany and continuing on to destinations such as Bamberg, Nuremberg and other German towns and cities.
Cruises exclusive to the Moselle River tend to be 4-7 days, however many of the longer Moselle River cruises spend time exploring connected or nearby waterways like the Rhine and Main Rivers of central Europe. The most popular cruises are the 7-day explorations, as this gives travelers plenty of time to explore this region of Europe. Longer cruises of the Moselle tend to reach more destinations in France, Luxembourg, and Germany, while the shorter 4-day Moselle River cruises are an excellent extension to any France or Germany river cruises, but aren't very good as standalone vacations.
On which riverboat?
The vessels we have hand-selected for the Moselle River cruises were specifically designed to explore the borderlands of France, Luxembourg, and Germany. Their length, comfort, and style reflect classic riverboat design. All of the vessels feature a panoramic sun deck, a lounge and bar, elegant dining rooms, and comfortable air-conditioned rooms. Contact us if you need guidance in selecting the best boat for you.
What is there to do and see?
The Moselle River cruises feature all of the staple European activities you'd hope for: wine tasting tours, urban exploration, biking and hiking opportunities, and even visits to archaeological sites. Each excursion showcases the best of each town.
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 seafaring 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").