One of the most exciting ways to see Europe is with a river cruise. They’ll travel around the continent’s major rivers, giving you the chance to explore cities, cultures, and historical landmarks. No matter which river you choose -- be it the Danube, Rhine, Rhône, Main, Douro, Seine, Elbe, or Moselle -- you’re bound to have a memorable experience. Pair an exciting river with a luxury, all-inclusive European river cruise ship, and you’ve got the journey of a lifetime.
Europe cruises can depart from a variety of locations across the continent. Each cruise line’s itineraries can vary, even year to year. Regardless, all cruises will take off from a cruise port terminal.
Some ports will charge the cruise line a tax as well, which can be forwarded to river cruisers. Fortunately, many of our European river cruise lines are all-inclusive, so you won’t have to worry about additional costs on top of your cruise price.
Common ship protocols at cruise port terminals
Arriving at each port, river cruise ships will have to wait on the go-ahead from officials for passengers to begin disembarking. Once your cruise is okayed by the port’s officials, you’ll be able to begin the day’s journey.
Consult our river cruise experts
The easiest way to learn about the ports your cruise will visit is with one of our Authentic Voyages cruising experts. They’ll be able to pinpoint exactly where and what you’ll need at each, so you’re prepared for your European river cruise. Contact us today to learn more about our cruises and their port excursions.