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

APT LUXURY RIVER CRUISES
Australian owned with large European river programme using specific chartered ships from AmaWaterways. All inclusive product, well put together, reliable and professional. Good value when promotional offers become available. We grade as 4starPlus

TRAVELMARVEL

Sister company to APT Luxury River Cruises, offering a good, reliable 3starPlus product. Decent size cabins throughout. Mix of Australian and British guests. Wine, beer and soft drinks included at lunch and dinner. Tipping and excursions
also included. New ships coming in 2021

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, the Queen of the Mississippi, the Queen of the North, American Pride and the new America. We grade as 4star  

FRED OLSEN RIVER CRUISES

Popular ocean cruise company, Fred Olsen, have entered the river cruise fray with the year long charter of one of Amadeus Cruises older river vessels. She is named Brabant and offers decent value 3starPlus cruising, drawing upon the loyal guests of Fred Olsen who are thinking of trying a river cruise for the first time. So expect a friendly, feel-at-home, unpretentious river cruise experience from them

 

AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY
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 and the
American Empress.
We grade as 4star

PANDAW RIVER ADVENTURES

Long established operation in Asia with emphasis on the Irrawaddy, the Mekong and the Ganges. Beautifully restored vessels evoking an era of the colonial past, hand-on approach.  Lots of river itinerary options and durations plus add-on land stays at start or end. Ideal for those that want a very local river experience. We grade as 4star

 

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