THE BEST OF THE REST

 

This selection of river cruise operators tend not to be the household names, but each offers something a little different to suit all tastes

TAUCK

Long established American family owned tour company with worldwide escorted tour programme and growing river cruise operation in Europe. High quality, no nonsense pricing policy, ie what you see is what you pay. Always in demand and still a bit of an unknown product in the UK market. We grade as 5star

SCENIC and EMERALD WATERWAYS

Well know Australian owned operation, featured in lots of UK newspaper and magazine advertising. Scenic operates in the luxury market, although sometimes flatters to deceive, whereas Emerald is firmly established in the 4star market and sees Viking as its direct competitor. Ship design for both brands is more or less identical, with Scenic cabins/suites being generally slightly larger and having a more inclusive product

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES
Well established and highly regarded US inland waterways and river operator. Features the Mississippi and Columbia/Snake rivers with a variety of durations and start/finish points. All modern fleet, with the American Melody, Jazz, Song, Harmony, Symphony and Serenade plus authentic style paddlewheelers, the American Heritage, West, Splendor and Pride. We grade as 4starPlus

AMERICAN QUEEN VOYAGES
Main competitor to American Cruise Lines and they operate the largest riverboat ever built on the Mississippi. Also feature the Columbia/Snake rivers. Lively onboard atmosphere aboard the American Queen, American Countess and the
American Empress. We grade as 4star

 

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