River Cruises

(Click here for search and booking tips.)




Discover Rich Heritage Along the World’s Greatest Rivers

Before the invention of airplanes in 1903, cars in 1886, and trains in 1804, humans had boats. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “The earliest historical evidence of boats is found in Egypt during the 4th-millennium BCE.” That boat was on the Nile River and existed eons before ocean-faring vessels were ever dreamed about.

Sail away on River Cruises

The earliest civilizations developed next to rivers, from Mesopotamia on the Tigris to Ancient Egypt on the Nile. Further, reflect on what comes to mind when considering today’s major metropolises. New York? On a river. London? On a river. Berlin? On a river. Cairo? On a river. Paris? On a river. And so on. There’s a good reason for that.
Rivers provided humans with a reliable source of drinking water and the ability to water crops. From there, it was only a matter of time before major populations grew up around the river and civilization was born.

The good news? Our river cruise advisors can help you cruise on these extraordinary rivers!

In Europe, you can choose from the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Rhone, Volga, Moselle, Main, and Douro rivers. In the Americas, you have the Mississippi, Colorado, and Snake in the north and the Amazon in the south. In Africa, there’s the Nile. In Asia, the Mekong and Yangtze. Just to name a few.

Your options for river cruise lines are nearly as limitless. The most recognized names in river cruising are Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, AmaWaterways, American Cruise Lines, Emerald Cruises, and Scenic Luxury Cruises, but there are many more.

These cruise lines offer their guests a nearly all-inclusive or truly all-inclusive experience, including excursions, which our river cruise advisors can help with. There are no huge crowds, and the pace is relaxed. You’ll disembark in the centers of cities without hours spent in minivans and busses, and you’ll spend more time in port. You’ll visit countless destinations without needing to pack and unpack repeatedly. You’ll have guides onboard and escorting your excursions. The cultural immersion is extraordinary indeed!

South Gate Angkor Cambodia

Plus, you’ll do all of it from exquisitely appointed riverboats with comfortable and spacious accommodations. The dining onboard is casual yet delectable, and the service is top-notch without being stuffy. Not that you’ll have much time to enjoy it all. River cruising is about the destinations. The riverboat mainly provides a bit of luxurious respite between your extraordinary adventures in some of the most sought-after places on the planet.

For example, how does a Viking “Christmas Delights” river cruise sound? Or, would you rather enjoy the “Colors of Provence” with AmaWaterways? On the other hand, maybe you’re the more adventurous type, and “Egypt’s Mysterious Nile River” on Avalon Waterways is just your thing. Or, you prefer an exotic journey through the “Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong” on Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

Whatever your thing, a river cruise is quite possibly the extraordinary adventure you’ve been looking for. So, let the river cruise advisors at Extraordinary Adventures help you check a few more boxes on your bucket list! Call Extraordinary Adventures today!

Start Cruising Today!

We’ll help find the best cruise that will take you to your ideal destination.

Recommended Cruise Lines for River Cruises