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Rivers to Cruise

Want to know more about the world's cruising rivers? Here you will find descriptions of each river, the departure ports used by all the cruise lines and you can search for cruises that sail on the river.


The Amazon carries a greater volume of water than any other river in the world and drains a vast region that starts in the Andes, only 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and flows to the Atlantic Ocean. Its banks abound with tropical jungle and wildlife. More details.....


The little visited Brahmaputra river is navigable through Bangladesh and the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam for about 800 miles from the sea as far as the city of Dibrugarh. More details.....


The Caledonian Canal is a spectacular waterway running northeast across the Great Glen of northern Scotland that connects the North Atlantic with the North Sea. More details.....


Arguably the most important river network of the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia and Snake rivers are navigable for 465 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon through Washington to the Idaho border. More details.....


The Danube is the second longest river in Europe after the Volga. It rises in the Black Forest mountains of western Germany and flows for some 1,770 miles (2,km) to its mouth on the Black Sea. More details.....


The Dnieper is the fourth longest river in Europe. Half of the Dnieper (about 700 miles) borders or passes through Ukrainian territory, and the river is for the Ukrainians the same kind of national symbol that the Volga River is for the Russians. More details.....


The Portuguese Rio Douro is the third longest river of the Iberian Peninsula. More details.....


Where the Rhine crosses the border into The Netherlands it breaks up into a number of wide branches such as the Lek and Waal. More details.....


The River Elbe brings you the culture of Saxony flowing from the Bohemian capital, Prague to the Hanseatic city of Hamburg on the Baltic. More details.....


France has 2700 miles of inland waterways and a network of canals that link to the main rivers, connecting the English Channel and Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. More details.....


India's most holy of rivers, no river in the world plays a more important cultural, economic or social role in the lives of more people than the Ganges. More details.....


The Gironde Estuary is located in south-western France formed at the point where the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers meet, and is an entry point to the city of Bordeaux. More details.....


The Great Lakes offer five huge waterways in the centre of North America that played a central role in the colonisation and development of North America. More details.....


The Guadalquivir and Guadiana are major rivers of the Iberian Pensinsula that flow into the Gulf of Cádiz in the Atlantic Ocean. Between them lies the Costa de La Luz. More details.....


Cruise from New York up the Hudson to Albany and follow the Erie Canal to its exit into Lake Erie. From there cross Lake Ontario and enter the St Lawrence Seaway to reach Montreal. More details.....


The Irrawaddy is the main river of Myanmar (Burma), a country isolated and unchanged by outside influences since the British left in 1962. More details.....


The Kapuas River is a river in the Indonesian part of Borneo island. At 1,143km (710 miles) in length, it is the longest river of Indonesia and is the major waterway connecting the centre of the island with its western coast More details.....


The Loire is the longest river in France with a length of 629 miles (1,012 km), rising in the the Massif Central and flowing north through the Loire Valley and then west to the Atlantic Ocean. More details.....


The Main is an important tributary of the Rhine in Germany, which it joins near Mainz and together with the Main-Danube Canal it forms a link between the Rhine and the Danube. More details.....


The Mekong, the longest river in South East Asia, is navigable in Cambodia and Vietnam and offers a glimpse of the diverse cultures and history of these two very different countries. More details.....


The Mississippi is the largest river in North America, rising in Minnesota and flowing 2,350 miles southwards before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans. More details.....


The Murray, Australia's greatest river, flows across southeastern Australia from the Snowy Mountains to the Great Australian Bight on the Indian Ocean. More details.....


The Nile River is the the longest river in the world at 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometres) flowing through eastern Africa, Sudan & Egypt where nearly all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along its riverbanks. More details.....


The Oder River rises in the Czech Republic and flows through western Poland, later forming part of the border between Poland and Germany. Ultimately flowing into the Szczecin Lagoon it empties into the Baltic Sea. More details.....


Explore the Po River with its ancient cities and the Venetian Lagoon home to Venice and many historic islands More details.....


The Rajang is the longest river in Malaysia and flows across northwest Borneo from the Iran Mountains into Sarawak where it enters the South China Sea. More details.....


Culturally and historically one of the great rivers of Europe, the Rhine flows 865 miles (1,390 kilometres) from the Alps of Switzerland north and west through France, Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea. More details.....


The Rhine and Danube rivers are linked by the Main River and Canal to form a link between the North Sea and the Black Sea on a 2,200-mile (3,500-kilometre) waterway. More details.....


The Moselle joins the Rhine near Koblenz and many cruises combine the mid section of the Rhine from Cologne and Dusseldorf southwards with the smaller and more intimate Moselle down to Trier. More details.....


The Rhone/Saone flows southward through Switzerland and France to the Mediterranean Sea. Passing through the the vineyards of Burgundy and the hills of Provence, it boasts many ancient cities on its banks. More details.....


The Russian Waterways comprise a system of rivers, lakes, inland seas and canals linking the Volga River with Baltic and thus Moscow with St Petersburg. The River Volga also flows southward from Moscow through the steppes of Russia to the Caspian Sea. More details.....


One of Europe's great historic rivers, the Seine rises near Dijon and flows in a north westerly direction through Paris before crossing Normandy and emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. More details.....


The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland and passes through 13 of Ireland's 32 counties and three provinces before entering the Atlantic at Limerick on the west coast. More details.....


The River Thames is 215 miles long (345km) and rises near Cirencester in Gloucestershire and flows eastward through Oxford, Reading, Windsor, London and enters the North Sea via the Thames Estuary. More details.....


The Vistula is the largest river in Poland and flows 651 miles (1,047 kilometres) through Pomerania passing nature reserves, castles and palaces and historic town and cities. More details.....


Flowing a distance of almost 4,000 miles, the mighty Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world and home to more than 300 million people. More details.....

 

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