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River Cruise Boats in Europe

As you can see from the following list, many tour operators in the USA, the UK and Australia use the same river cruise boats for their European trips but package their deals in a different way. Many of the older boats have been refurbished in recent years and the standard of boats is much higher.  Look at Scenic Tour’s “space ships” for instance. So if you like the boat but not the deal, check out other choices (note: our list is not exclusive)

When we went on our Amsterdam-Budapest river cruise we booked direct with Avalon (Globus) who operate the MS Poetry on which we travelled. But there are some good deals going which incorporate add-ons such as extra days at the beginning and/or end of a trip, free airfares or two-for-one offers which you may find worthwhile.

OUR ADVICE: concentrate on the ship you want to travel on and the route you want to travel, rather than the tour aggregator (of course, there's also price!). Be sure to check out our "Things to watch for" page too!

Here is a list of European river boats and the companies that own and/or charter them. As you can see, the same boat is frequently used by different tour aggregators:

UPDATE: The German company Peter Deilmann stopped operating river cruises at the end of the 2009 summer season.

Note to operators: if you're not included on this list and want to be, please contact us.

Vessel Built Passengers Company
Amacello  2008 148 AMA Waterways 
Amadagio  2006 150 AMA Waterways 
Amadagio  2006 150 CIE Tours 
Amadante  2008 148 AMA Waterways 
Amadeus Princess  2005 162 Collette 
Amadeus Princess  2005 162 Gate 1 
Amadolce  2009 148 AMA Waterways 
Amadouro  2005 130 AMA Waterways 
Amalegro  2007 150 AMA Waterways 
Amalegro  2007 150 Brendan 
Amalegro  2007 150 CIE Tours 
Amalyra 2009 148 AMA Waterways 
Annabella 2010 162 APT/AMA Waterways
Avalon Affinity  2009 138 Avalon 
Avalon Affinity  2009 138 Brennan 
Avalon Affinity  2009 138 Globus 
Avalon Artistry  2004 178 Avalon 
Avalon Artistry  2004 178 Brennan 
Avalon Artistry  2004 178 Globus 
Avalon Creativity  2009 140 Avalon 
Avalon Creativity  2009 140 Brennan 
Avalon Creativity  2009 140 Globus 

Avalon Felicity

2010   Avalon
Avalon Imagery  2007 164 Avalon 
Avalon Imagery  2007 164 Globus 
Avalon Luminary 2010   Avalon
Avalon Poetry  2005 176 Avalon 
Avalon Poetry  2005 176 Brennan 
Avalon Poetry  2005 176 Globus 
Avalon Scenery  2008 138 Avalon 
Avalon Scenery  2008 138 Globus 
Avalon Tapestry  2006 168 Avalon 
Avalon Tapestry  2006 168 Brennan 
Avalon Tapestry  2006 168 Globus 
Avalon Tranquility  2007 164 Avalon 
Avalon Tranquility  2007 164 Brennan 
Avalon Tranquility  2007 164 Globus 

Belle de Cadix

2005 178 CroisiEurope
Beethoven 2004 180 CroisiEurope
Botticelli 2004 154 CroisiEurope
Camargue 2006 146 CroisiEurope
Casanova  2005 96 General Tours 
Douce France 1997 160 CroisiEurope
Douro Queen  2005 130 Trafalgar 
Douro Queen  2005 130 Uniworld 
Dresden  2005 106 Awaiting buyer
Elegant 2010   Viking River Cruises
Frederic Chopin  2002 79 General Tours 
Heidelberg  2004 108 General Tours 
Infante Don Henrique 2003 142 CroisiEurope
Katharina  2000 79 General Tours 

La Boheme

2003 144 CroisiEurope

Leonardo De Vinci

2006 162 CroisiEurope
L’Europe 2006 180 CroisiEurope
Litvinov  2002 220 Trafalgar 
Litvinov  2002 220 Uniworld 
Magellan 2003 142 CroisiEurope

Maribelle (previously Viking Burgundy)

2010   Viking River Cruises
Michaelangelo 2006 158 CroisiEurope
Mistral 1999 154 CroisiEurope
Modigliani 2001 154 CroisiEurope
Mona Lisa 2000 100 CroisiEurope
Monet 1999 154 CroisiEurope
Mozart  1987 200 Premicon

Premicon Queen

2009 104 Premicon
Princesse de Provence  2005 140 General Tours 

Princesse Sissi 

2006 152 CroisiEurope
Renoir 2001 158 CroisiEurope

Rhone Princess

2001 138 CroisiEurope
River Ambassador  2006 128 Brendan 
River Ambassador  2006 128 Trafalgar 
River Ambassador  2006 128 Uniworld 
River Baroness  2005 128 Brendan 
River Baroness  2005 128 Trafalgar 
River Baroness  2005 128 Uniworld 
River Beatrice  2009 160 Brendan 
River Beatrice  2009 160 Uniworld 
River Cloud   2002 90 A&K   
River Countess  2007 134 Brendan 
River Countess  2007 134 Trafalgar 
River Countess  2007 134 Uniworld 
River Duchess  2007 134 Brendan 
River Duchess  2007 134 Trafalgar 
River Duchess  2007 134 Uniworld 
River Empress  2009 134 Brendan 
River Empress  2009 134 Trafalgar 
River Empress  2009 134 Uniworld 
River Princess  2009 132 Brendan 
River Princess  2009 132 Trafalgar 
River Princess  2009 132 Uniworld 
River Queen  2009 132 Brendan 
River Queen  2009 132 Trafalgar 
River Queen  2009 132 Uniworld 
River Royale  2006 132 Brendan 
River Royale  2006 132 Trafalgar 
River Royale  2006 132 Uniworld 
Scenic Emerald 2008 169 Scenic Tours
Scenic Sapphire 2008 169 Scenic Tours
Scenic Ruby 2009 169 Scenic Tours
Scenic Diamond 2009 169 Scenic Tours
Seine Princess 2002 138 CroisiEurope
Swiss Sapphire 2006 131 CroisiEurope
Swiss Emerald  2006 116 Tauck 

Swiss Jewel

2009 116 Tauck

Swiss Sapphire 

2008 116 Tauck
Swiss Pearl  2006 124 AMA Waterways 
Symphonie 1997 162 CroisiEurope
Symphony  2003 146 Gate 1 
Tolstoy  1978 145 AMA Waterways 
Van Gogh 1999 158 CroisiEurope
Vasco da Gama 2002 142 CroisiEurope
Victor Hugo 2000 100 CroisiEurope
Viking Danube  1999 150 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Fontane 1991 124 Viking River Cruises
Viking Europe  2001 150 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Helvetia  2006 198 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Kirov  2009 199 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Legend  2009 189 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Lomonosov  2003 202 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Neptune  2001 150 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Pakhomov  2003 199 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Peterhof 2007 189 Viking River Cruises
Viking Pride  2001 150 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Primadonna 2010 148 Viking River Cruises
Viking Schumann  2001 124 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Seine  2000 154 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Sky  1999 150 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Spirit  2001 150 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Sun  2005 198 Viking River Cruises 
Viking Surkov  2008 210 Viking River Cruises 
Vivaldi 2009 176 CroisiEurope

 

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