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Passing through some of the most beautiful regions and enigmatic cities all over the world, river cruises offer unique insight into the history, heritage and culture of every part of the globe. Whether you’re navigating the exotic weave of the Mekong or the mighty bends of the Rhine – there’s a river cruise for every holidaymaker, and for every pace. Perhaps the greatest benefit of river cruising is the opportunity to delve into the heart of amazing destinations. Capital cities and quaint villages alike are dissected by the flow of major rivers, providing you passage to their most alluring sights.

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At Cruise1st, we can help introduce you to amazing deals on the best-loved river cruise ships. Boasting amazing amenities and intimate surroundings, these ships can carry you to the heart of amazing regions in unparalleled luxury.

Whether you’re keen to board the new U ships from Uniworld, designed exclusively for young adults, or experience timeless elegance aboard a Scenic Space-Ship – there’s a river cruise line and itinerary for you.

Head to the heart of Europe on the Danube

Passing through countless major cities and capitals, including Budapest, Belgrade and Vienna, the Danube visits some of the most iconic parts of Europe’s mainland. Meandering past rich cultural sites and World Heritage-listed regions – every new day on the Danube throws up new and amazing experiences.

A river cruise on the Danube is the best way to experience the delights of Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Austria, Germany and more – celebrating the rich history of the continent in one joyous journey.

Experience Ancient Worlds on the Mekong

Snaking through the mysterious lands of Vietnam and Cambodia, the Mekong river provides glorious insight into this beautiful part of the world. Witness traditional local life on these life-giving waters, as fishermen trawl for the catch of the day, and markets sell the latest wares.

Passing through major cities and tiny villages alike, no path showcases the delights of Southeast Asia quite like the Mekong.


For centuries, major rivers and waterways have provided the lifeblood of the countries and regions they pass through, with the most amazing cultures and civilisations springing forth from their banks. This makes river cruising the perfect way to get to the heart of the destinations visited, and enjoy the heritage delights on offer.

At Cruise1st, we can introduce you to river cruises navigating the world’s most beautiful waterways.

A selection of rivers to cruise on 

River Cruise Lines