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The River Cruise Line

The River Cruise Line

Departures From: Nationwide

Rivercruiseline1601For over a decade the River Cruise Line has been an independent tour operator with an excellent reputation for providing great value river cruises.

Offering over 24 different itineraries on a choice of carefully selected cruise vessels in 13 countries throughout Europe and beyond, the River Cruise Line has something for everyone. There are 3 night short breaks to longer cruises of 9 nights or more. The obvious choices for river cruises is the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Valleys or the Dutch Bulbfields but with the River Cruise Line, you can explore other fascinating destinations such as the Russian, French or Chinese waterways.

The River Cruise Line operate on selected 3 Star plus ships offering a superior on-board experience that includes all meals, an optional programme of sightseeing excursions, tour driver, on-board entertainment and accompanied by a Cruise Manager throughout.

They offer customers a variety of options to join the cruise, such as:

- Coach travel from the UK is included in the price for the; Rhine, Moselle and Dutch Waterways cruises. These are operated by a UK coach and tour driver with regional coach departures across the UK.
- Port joining is a popular option with overnight hotels offering complimentary parking.
- Travel by rail or make your own way to join the cruise.
- Packages inclusive of flights, can also be offered on Danube, Rhine, Elbe and Russian cruises and for other cruises on request.

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The River Cruise Line are a popular choice for customers that are looking for a relaxing break along magnificent waterways of the world. The difference with The River Cruise Line is that on the majority of holidays with them you are not limited to the one country, for instance, you could sail along The Rhine and end up in Switzerland. The River Cruise Line are also a popular choice when it comes to Christmas markets as their cruises tend to feature ports of call that enable you to visit a variety of festive market locations.


The River Cruise Line is proud to use a variety of ships all of which are of a specific standard and will meet all the requirements of a holiday. Each ship is owned by the Captain therefore are well looked after and maintain a high level of safety in addition to providing excellent facilities for customers to use whilst on-board. Customers will stay in comfortable en-suite cabins whilst enjoying full board. Favourites include the Lady Anne, a comfortable home from home and the wonderful 4 star Serenity.  


2011 – WINNER - Best Group Tour Operator, Group Travel Awards


In order for customers to experience these great value river cruises, there are a number of flexible travel options available in order to join the tour. Many of the cruises will include free coach travel as long as minimum numbers are achieved at the pick-up points. There is also the option to drive yourselves to the departure port where you can securely leave your car for the duration of your holiday. If you are located near to a Eurostar Terminal, you can opt for the rail service and meet your cruise ship. On some cruises, where air travel is a necessity, it will be included in the price.

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Other useful info

Your money is protected from the moment you make your booking as Diamond Rail Holidays are members of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) bonded.

Many of the cruise holidays offer a 'Make Your Own Way' option where if you are prepared to get yourselves to and from where the ship is docked, you could save up to £100 per person.

Te rivers of Germany are the most popular waterways that customers wish to experience on a cruise and are the perfect choice for first-timers providing an affordable introduction to cruising.

The majority of river cruises will incorporate a fixed seating arrangement when it comes to mealtimes. This is perfect for single travellers as they don't have to search for an available seat and will see familiar faces.