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From the winding Amazon River of South America to the mighty Danube & Rhine Rivers of Europe to the legendary Egyptian Nile and the ancient Mekong River of Asia, our river cruises offer unparalleled access to some of the best destinations around the world. Enjoy the comfort and style of river cruise boats that offer a completely distinct atmosphere from any other cruise you've ever been on. When you're not exploring the fascinating visitor sites each day - ancient ruins, stronghold fortresses and castles, impressive architecture, museums, small villages, and more - you can enjoy the scenic ambiance of the river valleys from the panoramic sun decks. Let us know when you're ready to start planning your river cruise adventure!

Top 10 River Cruise Itineraries for 2024-2025

12 Best River Cruise Destinations for 2024-2025

10 Best European River Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$505912Jun 15, 2024After spending two nights in both Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, board the MS Amaprima on an exclusive 7-day Rhine River cruise through the …
Delightful Douro$101908Jul 8, 2024From windswept seaside meanderings in Porto to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this 8-day Douro River cruise aboard Scenic Azure will let …
Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen$32998Jul 7, 2024Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard MS AmaMagna. Enjoy captivating architecture, music, and culinary experiences. …
Castles along the Rhine$34998Jun 15, 2024Cruise the Rhine between France and Germany on this 8-day cruise aboard S.S. Antoinette. Alsace's mixed French-German ancestry gives it great …
Rhine Getaway$21998Jun 14, 2024Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine, during this 8-day voyage. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic …
Enticing Douro$468911Jun 19, 2024Taste wines from historic vineyards on this 11-day Douro River cruise aboard the MS Amadouro. After spending 3 days exploring Lisbon, embark on a …
Rhine Highlights$90908Sep 30, 2024Journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury aboard Scenic Crystal. Visit delightful towns and cities along the Rhine river valley, such as …
The Legendary Danube$467411Jun 16, 2024Fall 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$94908Jun 20, 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 …
Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$36998Jul 4, 2024Embark the MS Amakristina in Arles, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and …

European River Cruise Travel Guide

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Top 10 Mississippi River Cruises for 2024-2025

Mississippi River Cruise Travel Guide

Upper Mississippi River vs. Lower Mississippi River 

The Upper Mississippi River stretches from its origins in Minneapolis, Minnesota down to its confluence with the Ohio River in Cairo, Illinois, also winding through Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri along the way. 

The Lower Mississippi River originates in Illinois where the Mississippi and Ohio converge and flows downstream all the way to the Gulf of Mexico for about 1,000 miles (well, 990 miles to be exact!). It travels through Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and, of course, Mississippi. 

Some of our cruises do go as far north as the Upper Mississippi River, but the majority of the itineraries spend most of their time visiting the destinations in "American's Heartland" on the Lower Mississippi River.

10 Best Amazon River Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Authentic Amazon$56908Jun 16, 2024Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest aboard the M/V Anakonda for an 8-day tour of Amazon Tributaries. Explore isolated communities and rare, …
Amazon Journey via Ucayali River -High Water Season$18574Jun 26, 2024La Perla hosts this 4-day Amazon cruise from Iquitos. Explore the Amazon, Ucayali, and Pacaya Rivers on their way deep into the Pacaya Samiria …
Amazon Encounter$60005Jun 27, 2024The luxurious Delfin hosts this Amazon cruise visiting Yanaycu Pucate, with chances to kayak along Jacinto Lake as you navigate the Yarapa River. The …
Luxury Amazon Discovery - High Water$47254Nov 2, 2024Embark on this 4-day Amazon River luxury cruise on the Aqua Nera, from the Amazon port town of Iquitos. Your journey includes Yacapana Islands, Lake …
Wild Peru Escape: Amazon & Machu Picchu$83909Aug 24, 2024Actively experience the wonders of Peru as you explore the upper Amazon, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley on this 9-day cruise & inland adventure. …
Ultimate Amazon$56908Jun 19, 2024Board the M/V Anakonda for an 8-day unique cruise through the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Visit remote Amazonian villages, sail through unique and fragile …
Into the Wild Amazon$22005Jul 1, 2024Board the expeditionary river boat Tucano for a 5-day exploration of Brazil's Amazon rainforest along the Rio Negro. You will have daily …
Negro River Cruise$16634Jul 24, 2024Come and discover the wildlife on this 4-day Negro River cruise aboard the Amazon Clipper. You'll see all sorts of creatures in their natural …
Luxury Amazon Explorer - High Water$63005Oct 29, 2024Enjoy a luxurious 5-day cruise exploring the Amazon on the Aqua Nera. Expert guides take you each day by skiff to explore the flooded forest and …
Amazon Exploration$28454Jun 16, 2024Board the M/V Anakonda for this fascinating 4-day itinerary on the Amazon river. Visit remote villages and sail through unique and fragile ecosystems …

Amazon River Cruise Travel Guide

Amazon River Travel Guide

Top 10 Mekong River Cruises of Asia for 2024-2025

Mekong River Cruise Travel Guide

The Mekong River flows all the way from the heights of the Tibetan Plateau ultimately into the South China Sea, making it the 12th longest river in the world at 4350 km (2700 mi) in length. Along the way, it winds through Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each of these countries has its own unique culture, customs, and traditions, but as your riverboat plunges deeper into the jungles and verdant landscapes of these countries, you will see well-preserved ancient architecture, remnants of abandoned fortresses, and the highlights of the Buddhist culture - still thriving today - that has defined the cultural identity of the Indochina Peninsula. 

While some cruises are as short as four days and do not visit more than one or two countries, others meander down the Mekong making their way to three or even all four countries along this waterway. Your tour might include visits to:You might also get to know each of these countries on your river cruise:
  • Laos: A country dominated by Buddhist architecture that reflects national spirituality. 
  • Cambodia: Where you'll find a mix of temples and pagodas in traditional Buddhist or Hindu style.
  • Thailand: Home to some of our most active Mekong River cruises and unforgettably distinct cuisine.
  • Vietnam: Formerly ravaged by war, its breathtaking landscapes, jungles, and architecture now enjoy tranquility and peace.

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Top 10 Zambezi & Nile River Cruises of Africa for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Classic Egypt Tour$20428Jun 15, 2024This extaordinary tour of Egypt visit some of the world's most legendary archaeological sites like the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, the Valley of the …
Nile River Explorer$564710Jun 14, 2024Cruise the Nile aboard a luxuriously-outfitted riverboat and visit some of the world's greatest archaeological sites. The Pyramids of Giza are the …
Treasures of Egypt$930013Sep 29, 2024Discover the world's greatest concentration of ancient treasures, including pyramids, tombs, and temples, on this 13-day cruise on the magnificent …
Luxor to Aswan$18095Sep 6, 2024Explore this historic region of Egypt on a 5-day Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, discover the legendary …
Rivers of West Africa - Dakar to Dakar$29908Jan 11, 2025Learn about Africa's vegetation, fauna and history as you sail through Senegal and Gambia's rivers. Harmony g invites you on a spectacular 8-day trip …
Secrets of Egypt & the Nile$629912Oct 11, 2024Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled …
Rivers of West Africa - Banjul to Banjul$29908Jan 13, 2025Join the Harmony G for a fascinating 8-day cruise along the coast of West Africa and upstream the Gambia River, deep inside the African continent. …
Aswan to Luxor$15695Aug 25, 2024Join the Nile Adventurer on this 5-day cruise down the epic Nile between Aswan and Luxor.
Passage Through Egypt: Luxor to Aswan$1387812Sep 14, 2024Sail the Nile aboard the luxuriously outfitted riverboat Oberoi Philae and visit some of the world's greatest archaeological sites. The Pyramids of …
Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth$77019Jun 17, 2024From Johannesburg, South Africa, enjoy this 9-day exploration cruise of Southern Africa aboard the luxurious Zimbabwean Dream. Get an up-close …

Nile River Cruise Travel Guide

What are the highlights of a Nile River Cruise?

Most enchanting Nile River cruises depart from Luxor and head to Aswan or vice versa.
  • ​The Pyramids of Giza.  A 4,000-year-old edifice tower, only one of the seven marvels of the world which remains in existence. 
  • Cairo. In addition to the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt's capital city is home to a wealth of other wonders, including the Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings.
  • AswanA Nile Cruise typically begins and ends here for many people. Abu Simbel may be a one-day journey away for certain visitors. As
  • Kom Ombo. One of Egypt's most unique temples is devoted to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Haroeris, who sit side by side.
  • Karnak And Luxor TemplesIn comparison to Luxor, Karnak is far older and has been influenced by a much larger number of pharaohs.
  • Abydos | Temple of Osiris. It was a burial place for Egypt's first monarchs, later serving as a pilgrimage site for the god Osiris.
  • Abu Simbel. A 3,000-year old UNESCO World Heritage Site devoted to Ramses II, one of Egypt's most active pharaohs and wife Queen Nefertari.
  • wan's palm-tree-lined shores, feluccas gliding down the Nile, and awe-inspiring temples set it apart from the rest of Egypt.
  • Valley of the Kings.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, burial grounds for the ancient Egyptian pharaohs on cliffs overlooking the western floodplain. More than 62 tombs have been excavated, including that of the sons of Rameses II and the boy king, Tutankhamen.
  • Monument to Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut, only the third female pharaoh in the 3,000-year history of ancient Egypt, is buried in a massive tomb recognized as one of the world's most spectacular architectural marvels. The tiered sandstone complex was carved from the western Thebes cliffs of Deir el Bahri.
  • Dendera. Ancient Egypt's most famous religious site of worship. The Sanctuary of Horus, Ihy, and Hathor, located on the west bank of the Nile, make it sacred.
  • Hathor’s temple. The Egyptian pantheon's most important goddess, Hathor, symbolized joy, feminity, and motherhood. At Dendera religious complex, Hathor's Temple is the most impressive, with a grand entrance, intricate carvings and hieroglyphics, and exquisite ceilings.
  • Temple Of Edfu. The inscriptions on its walls reveal critical Egyptian mythology, language, and religion during the Hellenistic period.
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