WE’RE THE RIVER CRUISE EXPERTS!
We’re one of the largest river cruise agencies in Western Canada. We know river cruises! Our team have been aboard the ships of Uniworld, Scenic, Emerald, AmaWaterways and Avalon – allowing us to share our first hand experiences. Our sales volume allows us to offer preferred pricing or amenities on many itinerary dates. Let us put together the perfect river cruise for you, including exclusive bonus agency amenities on most packages.
WHY RIVER CRUISING?
An immersive, enriching and inclusive experience aboard intimate boutique ships
Imagine a vacation where you get to explore the treasures of Europe or Asia’s most fascinating cities, all in the lap of luxury while only unpacking once. You dock in the heart of each city, and English-speaking tour guides help you navigate through captivating town squares, and introduce you to local chefs, winemakers or chocolatiers. Each night you escape to the comfort of your stateroom while anticipating the day’s next port. Welcome to the world of river cruising. The popularity of river cruises has grown rapidly over the past few years as the word spreads about this wonderful way to explore the world aboard comfortable, modern ships. Cruise Holidays is an industry leader in helping travelers craft the river cruise itinerary of their dreams, whether it’s through Spain and Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, or a number of other destinations in Europe, Russia or Southeast Asia.
Guest on river cruises are explorers, more than they are cruisers. Getting into the history, culture and really becoming immersed in the destination is what these travelers are all about. They also know that a river cruise is one of the best ways to cover a lot of destinations without the wasted time of packing, unpacking and traveling over the road.
From the waterways of Europe, to Asia, Russia, and beyond
For first time river cruise guests looking to Europe, the most popular itineraries are the Danube (from Southern Germany through Austria to Hungary), or the Rhine (from Switzerland or Southern Germany sailing to the Netherlands).
Most river cruise lines offer a 14-night itinerary from Budapest to Amsterdam that combines both of these rivers, and this is one of the most popular itineraries, combining larger cultural centres like Budapest, Vienna, Cologne and Amsterdam with charming villages in Germany and Austria. Along the way, you’ll see stunning scenery including castles, rolling vineyards, and steep gorges – and of course – many locks!
Other popular European destinations include Provence and the South of France, or Paris and Normandy. One of our favourite river cruise destinations is the Douro Valley in Portugal, the whole region a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Further afield, river cruises can take you deep into Vietnam and Cambodia on the Mekong, through the great Yangtze river in China, or along the Irrawady in Mynamar.
Finally, there’s even unique itineraries aboard very intimate ships with just 20-30 guests sailing on the Zambezi river in Africa, or the Amazon in Peru.
Our experienced team have travelled the waterways of Europe and Asia so contact us for expert planning advice!
OUR RIVER CRUISE PARTNERS
From value-priced river cruises, to 6-star luxury all-inclusive, we can find the style of river cruising that’s right for you.
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