The Top Five River Cruise Lines
The popularity of river cruises has increased over the last few years. Here’s a list of the most popular river cruise lines.
1. Viking River Cruises
Viking boasts the largest fleet of cruise ships that embark on river destinations throughout the world. Among some of their most popular travel itineraries are the rivers of Egypt, China, Russia and the Ukraine.
2. Victoria Cruises
Victoria Cruises offer luxury accommodations for their passengers including all outside cabins with private balconies. Their Yangtze River cruise is particularly popular with seasoned travelers.
3. Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways fares well with travel critics due to their unique silent drive systems, unimpeded views and deals for solo travelers. Avalon cruises the great rivers of Europe as well as Egypt and the Galapagos Islands.
4. Uniworld River Cruises
Uniworld is in the “boutique” river cruise class of ships, with an average of 125-130 passengers per cruise. The cruise line travels the rivers of central Europe, France, Portugal and Egypt, to name a few.
5. Sea Cloud Cruises
Climb aboard the River Cloud II and discover the heart of Europe. Headquartered in Hamburg, Sea Cloud is a luxury river cruise line that travels, among other places, the Danube and Rhine rivers.
River cruises are in general a more intimate setting than large cruise ships and favored among many age groups of travelers.