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Rhine River Cruises

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River Cruise Danube Princess

Rhine river cruise itineraries include voyages through countries like Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands. These "Floating Hotels" cruise by beautiful cities, villages, castles and vineyards. On the Rhine, a variety of itineraries depart from Amsterdam, Mainz and Basel. Experience the famous bend near Basel through the valley of the upper Rhine and then the Gorge, leading into the Lower Rhine and the Netherlands, viewing vineyards, castles ruins and pretty villages along the way.

River cruises in comparison to barge cruises are different in that they cruise the rivers of Europe rather than the small canals.  The ships are larger and hold from 80 to 200+ passengers.  You will often find a swimming pool, beauty salon, gift shop, dancing and entertainment on board where you will not on the barge cruises.

In contrast, where the smaller barges include shore excursions, have bicycles for guests and often have open bar, the river cruises do not have an open bar policy, bicycles, and most do not include shore excursions.

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