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Amadeus River Cruises

With its modern fleet of luxury vessels, Amadeus River Cruises offers exclusive journeys on Europe’s most beautiful rivers and waterways. A family-owned Austrian company with over 40 years of river cruise experience, Amadeus provide you with authentic, culturally engaging cruises introducing you to the hidden gems of Europe.
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Featured River Cruises View all

15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

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9 Days Passau to Trier

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8 Days Lyon to Lyon

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5 Days Strasbourg to Cologne

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Popular Destinations View all Explore the following regions on one of 167 river cruises with Amadeus

Amadeus European River Cruises

33 River Cruises

Amadeus France River Cruises

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Amadeus Winter & Festive River Cruises
Winter & Festive River Cruises

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Cruise Fleet View all Inclusions, itineraries, onboard facilities & deck plans of each Amadeus cruise ship.

Amadeus Nova
Ship Class: River Ship

Introducing AMADEUS Nova, embodying the future of eco-conscious luxury river cruising. This vessel is equipped with green tech including hybrid engines and solar panels, while offering elegant spaces, diverse dining, a heated pool, and...

Amadeus Riva
Ship Class: River Ship

From Spring 2023, the Amadeus Riva will offer guests a choice of 12 suites and 67 exterior cabins that feature mostly walk-out balconies or lowerable panoramic windows. Following the progressive design and top-level standard that the...

Amadeus Cara
Ship Class: River Ship

The 5-Star Amadeus Cara undertakes her maiden voyage during the 2022 festive season, and has once again ensured the Amadeus fleet is one of the youngest and most modern river cruise fleets in Europe. Amadeus Cara offers space for 162...

Amadeus Imperial
Ship Class: River Ship

Amadeus Imperial begins her exploration of the Rhine and Dutch & Belgian Waterways in 2022 and is designed to offer guests the vibrant energy of river cruising by day along with a calm and intimate ship experience. This ship has retained...

Amadeus River Cruises Reviews

AVG. RATING 4.0 / 5
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River cruise that did not cruise much   0 , NSW, Australia, Mar 2024
First of all, Hannah was wonderful in helping us organise this trip. The Global Journeys' booking system is also very systematic and informative.
The Amadeus cruise left much to be desired. Due to heavy rains in the Rhone River, we were anchored at Lyon and then at Viviers for three days each. All excursions were arranged from these two places. So, ...read more we hardly cruised but stayed on the ship for most part. Amadeus cruises need to consider making a number of changes to provide better experience for guests. I have made those suggestions directly to them. The following rating is for the cruise and not for Global Journeys.
Advent on the Rhine   2 , VIC, Australia, Dec 2023
We would have to say that we could NOT fault the ship Amados Riva. The standard of the food in the restaurant and the buffet was of high standard and quality like a 5 star venue. The rooms were beautiful and the ship was new and made you feel special. The Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful, in all we would not hesitate to recommend this ...read more company to travel with, and we would be happy to book our next cruise again with them, and booking with Global Journeys also made it smooth. They always replied to emails promptly and they were easy to keep in contact with. A Happy Traveler!
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The Amadeus River Cruise Experience Choose to travel with Amadeus on your next adventure!

Prepare To Set Sail For A Superb Getaway
Prepare To Set Sail For A Superb Getaway

Welcome to a world of European elegance and relaxed sophistication. A family-run Austrian company with over 40 years of river cruising experience, Amadeus River Cruises was built upon a foundation of long-standing traditions, forward thinking innovation and impeccable hospitality.

Our passion for excellence is reflected everywhere on board - be it in the ship’s state-of the-art technology, the exquisite living spaces, the gastronomic delights, or the personalized service. Every inch of space is perfectly utilised and provides our guests maximum functionality in a stylish setting.

Embark On A Journey with the Amadeus Fleet
Embark On A Journey with the Amadeus Fleet

Every voyage is an unforgettable experience with Amadeus and getting to your destination is an exhilarating part of the journey. The ambiance of your luxurious stateroom invites you to relax in the morning before your discovery tours and unwind in style at the end of a full day's activities. Regardless of category or deck level, light-filled living spaces artfully combined with contemporary décor make your stateroom a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Explore an interesting port or village on your own by bike. Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage. Fit in a workout at our 24-hour fitness centre. Attend inspiring lectures and learn more about the people and cultures of each region. Make new friends, and then celebrate with your favourite cocktail in the inviting Panorama-Bar and Lounge.

A Cultural Treasure Hunt
A Cultural Treasure Hunt

Travel your way by selecting from a wide range of well-organized, inspiring and eventful excursions. You can choose to book individual excursions on board or, more conveniently, you can book discounted excursion packages in advance. Should you wish to make a last-minute excursion reservation on board, our cruise directors are always happy to assist.

In every port you will find experienced, English-speaking and local guides who will share their inside knowledge of the country and its people with you. In addition, through exclusive on-site tastings, engrossing on-board lectures and local tips, you will gain deeper insight into the regions and countries you visit. On board, enjoy traditional folklore dances in Budapest, shanty singers in Amsterdam, and true Oktoberfest fun in Bavaria.

Amadeus River Cruise FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Amadeus River Cruises

Is there a dress code on board?
We want our guests to feel comfortable, which is why there is no binding dress code on board. We recommend elegant clothing for dinner and for special occasions. Comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate both onshore and onboard and we suggest lightweight clothing that can be layered. Shorts are appropriate...read more for most tours, however long pants may be required for inside visits on some excursions.
Do I need travel insurance?
No one wants to fall ill before or during their trip. In order to ensure that you have the best possible protection should the worst happen, we recommend that you take out an appropriate insurance policy before starting your journey. This will cover any travel cancellation costs, compensation for lost or damaged...read more luggage and potential medical treatment.
Are shore excursions included?
No, so Amadeus recommend their carefully selected excursions and excursion packages to all explorers and globetrotters. Excursion packages can be pre-purchased and you will find a detailed descriptions of individual excursions or already booked excursions in your travel documents. When exploring on your own, please...read more remember to return to the vessel in time for its departure. If you miss the departure, you have to travel to the next port at your own expense. You will find the all aboard time in the daily program.
Are transfers included?
Your travel advisor can book a transfer with Amadeus from the airport or train station to the ship or vice versa. If you have purchased an arrival transfer, Amadeus will send you information regarding pick-up time and meeting location of Amadeus's Representative with your final documents. If you have purchased...read more a departure transfer, the Cruise Director onboard will reconfirm the arrangements with you prior to final disembarkation.
IS WiFi available on board?
Wireless Internet access is available on all AMADEUS ships and is provided in all public areas of the ship. We ask for your understanding that the connection during your trip may be weaker within certain sections of the route and does not meet the standard of a hotel Internet connection. In addition, downtimes...read more may occur on board, as international borders are often crossed during your river cruise.
Do you have bicycles on board?
There is also a lot to experience off the beaten track: And what better way to do this than an individual bicycle discovery tour on shore? You can enjoy complete independence on your excursions with our free on-board bicycle hire. Of course, we will also equip you with the appropriate accessories, such as bicycle...read more helmets, etc.  Bicycles can only be reserved through the Reception one day in advance of the time you wish to use them (or on the day of, if available). 
Can I do my laundry on board?
Amadeus' onboard laundry service is available to wash and iron your personal clothes for a small fee. Please note that there are no dry-cleaning facilities on board.
Will I need an electrical adapter on board?
The voltage in hotels and onboard ship is 230V, European standard. To use any electrical product that is not dual voltage (e.g. from the US, Canada, Australia or the UK), you will need a plug adaptor. A two-pole adaptor is also available at reception.
What is the on board currency?
Any consumption on board during your cruise (except for the services included in the cruise price) will be recorded in your on-board account. You can pay the total amount at the end of the trip. This applies to excursion bookings, drinks at the bar and expenses in the restaurant, the on-board shop and the hairdresser's.

The...read more currency on board is the EURO; however, the following currencies are accepted to settle your on-board account: Swiss franc (CHF), British pound (GBP) US dollar (USD) and Norwegian krone (NOK).
What payment methods are available on board?
You can pay by cash, bank card with Maestro symbol and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express). ATMs are not available onboard the ships and may be limited in the smaller towns and villages along the rivers.  It is also recommended that guests bring an overseas contact number for...read more your bank or credit card company in case you require assistance while travelling.
Are gratuities included in my cruise fare?
Gratuities for the ship’s staff and crew are included in your cruise price.

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