The 5 Coolest River Cruise Ships in Europe

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Maybe you always wanted to see European castles, or
maybe you always wanted to try real Italian pizza, whatever it is, if
you’re like many Americans, traveling abroad can be an intimidating thought.
Europe has many different countries and languages, which can make logistics
complicated for many travelers. This is one reason why you might consider a
European river cruise vacation. Traveling by ship allows you to unpack once, but still visit several different countries. In addition, you'll travel with English-speaking ship attendants, and schedule excursions through
English-speaking companies. All this prevents you from arranging transportation from place to place, spending time looking for fun things to do on your own and visiting less places because of wasted time. On a river cruise everything
is pre-planned, giving you more time, and less hassle as you enjoy the

River cruising is the hot new travel trend, but it’s still relatively unfamiliar to many travelers. What you might not know is that like
ocean cruising, there are river cruises for every taste and age group.
From Disney Cruise Line, to AmaWaterways, and everything in between, you will
find the perfect ship to suit your needs and desires. Let’s take a look at
some of the coolest cruise ships currently sailing European rivers.

1. The A from U by Uniworld

Uniworld currently operates two distinct
cruise lines; Uniworld, and U by Uniworld. The difference is
that U by Uniworld targets the millennial generation, which is a
relatively younger demographic than most river cruise lines. U by Uniworld
ships are black with neon accents making them definitely stand out in the
crowd. Onboard, the design is much different as well, with more retro
furnishings. Another unique feature of U by Uniworld ships is their
commitment to making travel accessible to solo travels. The A features rooms
with three bunks so that friends not traveling as couples will be right at
home. Get a better look at their ships by checking out this 
Youtube video from U by Uniworld.

2. Disney Magic from Disney Cruise Line

Disney needs no introduction, but you might
not know that Disney is more than resorts. Disney Cruise Line gives you all the
benefits of a river cruise, with all the world-class Disney service you’ve come
to expect. Travel around Europe visiting some of the most famous sites and
cities and return to your ship to enjoy Disney-themed restaurants and
activities. Put on you most swash-buckling attire for pirate night, and revel in
the only fireworks display on a ship. Check out the action in this 
Youtube video. Disney is the only cruise line with
permission to do fireworks from onboard!

3. Longship from Viking River Cruises

Viking is the ruler of river
cruising, having been consistently voted number one in the industry by many
prestigious travel groups year after year. They have an impressive fleet on nearly every
available river in the world. In fact, they are poised to enter the US river market in
2019. Their experience in the industry will put you at ease should you choose
them as your river cruise ship host. Viking Longships currently navigate European rivers. They are best
described as classic and traditional, but that doesn’t mean they lack
innovation and flair. Check out this 
360 degree tour of a Viking Longship and
imagine yourself immersed in their luxurious accommodations.

4. River Queen from Uniworld

Above we talked a little bit about the
difference between Uniworld and U by Uniworld. Unlike the retro and hip designs
of the U by Uniworld ships, the 
River Queen is decorated in an elegant blue and
white Art Deco style. Focused on fine art and refined taste, you will certainly feel
like royalty if you choose to cruise on the River Queen. Uniworld also travels
to a large number of countries and locations. If you are looking for
impressively decorated ships with elaborate style and elegance, than Uniworld is
for you.

5. AmaReina from AmaWaterways

Another queenly ship comes to us
from AmaWaterways. AmaWaterways is another classic line with ships cruising in many
of the world’s countries. They also have a thrilling amount of speciality
cruises for those interested in specific subjects like wine and art. The line
itself boasts “more” meaning they have more options of excursions, tours,
entertainment and dining than other lines. If you are looking for a more
sophisticated river cruise, where you will have a multitude of options to
customize your vacation, than the 
AmaReina would be a great option for you.

If you want to learn more, visit our site and check out fun destinations and some of the most popular river cruise lines. Or give us a call! We love sharing our knowledge and helping you book the vacation of a lifetime.

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