Southern Culture, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company -- Delve into the music, cuisine and traditions of the South on this Lower Mississippi River sailing between New Orleans and Memphis. It takes place aboard the elegant American Queen paddle wheeler, the largest ship to cruise the famed waterway.
Romantic Danube, 8 days with Viking River Cruises -- Board one of this company's innovative Viking Longships for a signature Danube cruise. Stops include Vienna (where you can attend an optional evening concert), the beautiful Benedictine abbey at Melk and the medieval cores of Regensburg and Nuremberg.
Portrait of Majestic France, 15 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- This itinerary incorporates sailings on the Seine River from Paris and on the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary in the Bordeaux region. Guests transfer between the two ships via high-speed train. You'll have your choice of excursions in some ports; for example, in Pauillac, you can visit the Chateaux d'Arsac -- one of the oldest wineries in the Medoc area -- or cycle through the vineyards.
Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong, 8 days with AmaWaterways -- Cruise to such intriguing places as the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, famed for its French colonial buildings; Cai Be, where the floating market makes a great subject for your camera; and Tan Chau, home to a silk-making workshop.
Romantic Rhine, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Rhine River sailings are among our most popular river cruise vacations, and classic highlights of this itinerary include the picturesque Rhine Gorge, Heidelberg Castle and Strasbourg's pedestrian-friendly old quarter. But you'll also visit whimsical spots like a museum devoted to mechanical musical instruments.
Grand European Tour, 15 days with Viking River Cruises -- See the sights along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on a panoramic sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guided tours reveal the history, culture and legends of Vienna, Bratislava, Cologne and more. Other unique sights en route: the windmills of Kinderdijk and the small city hall of Bamberg, perched on an island.
Columbia & Snake rivers, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company -- The American Empress paddle wheeler navigates these Pacific Northwest waterways, and guests can explore destinations via included "hop-on, hop-off" tours. Stop at the Sunshine Mills Winery in The Dalles or the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center near Stevenson.
Experience the Rhine and Moselle, 8 days with Cruise & Maritime Voyages -- This river cruise sails round trip from Dusseldorf and calls mostly at German cities like Rudesheim (famed for its wine taverns and pedestrian-only street called Drosselgasse) and Koblenz (where narrow lanes lead to picturesque squares and churches). You'll also venture to the French Alsatian city of Strasbourg, famed for its attractive Petite France district.
Castles Along the Rhine, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- This cruise immerses guests in storybook scenes, especially along the Upper Middle Rhine as you sail past vine-clad hills and more than 40 castles. Enjoy a wine tasting at Castle Vollrads in Rheingau, a region known for its Rieslings, and ride an aerial tram across the Rhine to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, set on a promontory above the river.
Paris & Normandy, 8 days with AmaWaterways -- Take your pick of complimentary shore excursions on this Seine River voyage. For example, while the ship ports in the old fishing village of Caudebec, you can visit the pretty harbor town of Honfleur or embark on the "Routes des Abbayes," which highlights some of Normandy's old abbeys.
There is a cruise for everyone. You don’t have to fly to Europe to enjoy a waterway. The American Steamboat Company has many cruises in the US. Let us know if we can help you plan the perfect getaway. 612-559-6545