|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Abercrombie & Kent Ship: Sun Boat IV|
Abercrombie & Kent is a high-end travel company marketing a variety of cruising experiences. Itineraries and vessels range from Antarctic expedition style voyages to luxurious river cruises of European waterways. Highlights include attention to detail and excellent local guides.
|Ships Cruising: 18 Newest AmaWaterways Ship: AmaSerena|
Founded in 2002, this European riverboat operator is California-based and won several awards for river cruise innovation. AMA Waterway's fleet of luxury vessels range in size from 60 to 85 cabins.
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest American Cruise Lines Ship: Queen of the Mississippi|
American Cruise Lines is a true American experience with American built, flagged, and crewed ships.
After being sold and going bankrupt in the 1980s, the line has since been revived by the original owner and operates a variety of itineraries along the the inland waterways and rivers of the East Coast, Pacific Northwest, Mississippi and Alaska.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest American Queen Steamboat Company Ship: American Empress|
The American Queen Steamboat Company offers steamboat cruising on the great rivers of the United States. The American Queen, the largest steamboat in the world and a marvel of American engineering, transports you back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Beginning in April 2014, their s...
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Anakonda Amazon Cruises Ship: Anakonda|
Anakonda Amazon Cruises, operated by Quito based Adventure Travel, offers cruises through the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. The ship sails year-round and offers unique itineraries to adventure minded passengers.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Aqua Expeditions Ship: Aqua Mekong|
This Lima, Peru-based company operates year round river cruises, taking travelers on a luxurious journey to the sources of the Amazon, the remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve, and beyond with outstanding wildlife viewing and shore excursions into the Amazon rainforest and jungle. In 2014, Aqua Expeditions will expand into Southeast Asia with riverboat tr...
|Ships Cruising: 17 Newest Avalon Waterways Ship: Avalon Tranquility II|
Avalon Waterways is a river cruise operator offering primarily European itineraries, although itineraries along the Nile, Yangtze and to the Galapagos are also occasionally offered. Passengers can expect high-quality accommodations and service and plenty of great scenery (90% of their riverboat cabins have French balconies).
|Ships Cruising: 7 Newest Century Cruises Ship: Century Paragon|
Starting in 2003, Century Cruises, a China-based company, began offering cruises to the beautiful and spectacular Three Gorges on the Yangtze River. With a fleet of luxury cruisers that parallel those of the very best hotels and luxury resorts, the line has positioned itself at the very forefront of Yangtze River cruising.
|Ships Cruising: 19 Newest CroisiEurope Ship: Loire Princesse|
Since 1976, CroisiEurope has pioneered river cruising on the most beautiful waterways in Europe. Their fleet of ships will take you to dazzling riverside cities along Europe's greatest rivers in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Douro Azul Ship: Douro Spirit|
Douro Azul is a Portugeuse company that has been operating cruises on the Douro River for over 17 years, blending the beauty and strength of the Douro Valley with the elegance of river cruises. Several of their ships are currently under long-term charter to Uniworld.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Emerald Waterways Ship: Emerald Star|
Emerald Waterways is a new river cruise company that will begin sailing in spring 2014. Part of the Scenic Tours Group, Emerald invites guests to experience the next generation of European river cruising.
|Ships Cruising: 5 Newest Imperial River Cruises Ship: Taras Shevchenko|
Imperial River Cruises, a U.S. based company, has been providing river cruises to Russia and the Ukraine for almost 20 years.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Luftner Cruises Ship: Amadeus Brilliant|
Luftner Cruises offers European river cruises on a fleet of luxurious vessels. The line caters primarily to Europeans but North American passengers occasionally join in the mix. Music-themed cruises offer an educational and culturally rich experience.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Mekong River Cruises Ship: Mekong Explorer|
Mekong River Cruises offers unique cruises on the formerly inaccessible Mekong River through the beautiful countries of Laos and Thailand.
|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest Pandaw Cruises Ship: Orient Pandaw|
Pandaw River Cruises traces its legacy to the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company that operated cruises along the Burma river system during colonial British rule. Since 1995, Pandaw has been operating a new fleet of vessels along the rivers of Asia.
|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest President Cruises Ship: President VII|
Starting in 1983, President Cruises pioneered Iuxury cruises in the Three Gorges area of the Yangtze River in China. Their fleet of ships travels up and downstream between Chongqing and Yichang.
|Ships Cruising: 10 Newest Scenic Cruises Ship: Scenic Jade|
2008 saw the launch of the Scenic "Space-Ships" in the European River Cruising market. The Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Emerald were launched in July 2008, with Scenic taking delivery of the Scenic Diamond and Scenic Ruby in February and March 2009. Scenic Pearl joined the fleet in 2011, and their newest ship, the Scenic Crystal, will be launched in ...
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest St Lawrence Cruise Lines, Inc Ship: Canadian Empress|
St. Lawrence Cruise Lines is a small, family-owned business operating a single 66-passenger river cruiser. The ship features warm Victorian interiors and offers itineraries between Kingston, Ontario, Montreal and Quebec City.
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest Tauck River Cruising Ship: Inspire|
Tauck operates luxurious and innovative river-cruising vessels, plying the canals and waterways of Europe on a variety of expertly crafted itineraries. Tauck's upscale design and accommodations, including all natural wood and marble finishes, cabins featuring floor to ceiling windows with French balconies, suggest a premiun hotel, and passengers en...
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Ucamara Amazon Expeditions Ship: Cattleya|
Founded in 2013, Ucamara Amazon Expeditions offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the Amazonian biodiversity and culture in a trip on one of their two boutique vessels, Acacia and Cattleya. Both vessels navigate the Peruvian Amazon on a variety of 3 to 7 night cruises.
|Ships Cruising: 15 Newest Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Ship: Catherine|
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection offers over 500 sailings on 13 rivers in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The line features ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, included shore excursions, and high-quality accommodations, food and service.
|Ships Cruising: 7 Newest Victoria Cruises, Inc Ship: Victoria Jenna|
Getting its start in 1994, Victoria Cruises is one of the top lines cruising the Yangtze River. The line's ships are basic in design and accommodation and passengers often take the cruise as part of a longer China tour.
|Ships Cruising: 49 Newest Viking River Cruises Ship: Viking Alsvin|
Founded in 1997 by former officials from the Royal Viking Line, Viking River Cruises boasts one of the largest and newest fleets of riverboats in Europe. The fleet is composed of over 50 vessels, all built in the past few years, and has expanded far beyond the Rhine and Danube offering itineraries across Europe, Russia and China.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Zambezi Queen Ship: Zambezi Queen|
The Zambezi Queen, a recent addition to the luxury river cruise market, takes guests on safari cruises along the Chobe River in Botswana. The area is home to some of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent.