True Luxury Returns to the Rivers

Setting sail to Europeʼs grandest destinations via the Danube, Rhône and Saône, Rhine and Moselle, Riverside are raising the bar when it comes to luxury river cruising

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The Riverside way

With namesake ships inspired by two of Europe’s most notable composers, Bach and Mozart, Riverside’s elegant vessels channel the golden age of travel, harnessing the utmost luxury. Making waves across myriad locations in Europe, Riverside Luxury Cruises are redefining the way we take to the waters, with all the trimmings – and then some more. With all-suite ships, round-the-clock butlers for every guest on board and the largest accommodation spaces you’ll find on the river – expectations are elevated from the moment you set sail.

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A heritage built on perfection

Top-tier personalised service comes as no surprise when you consider Riverside Luxury Cruises were founded by German luxury hotelier Seaside Collection following the acquisition of five ex-Crystal Cruises river boats last year. And, with around half of the former Crystal Cruises’ management and crew taking their places aboard Riverside’s fleet too, commitment to the highest standards of service is a given. An intimate 1:2 crew to guest ratio means you can be sure your every need will be taken care of and, with fewer guests than other similar-sized ships, you’ll have all the space you need to savour life afloat, whether you’re heading to the indoor pool and spa, sampling the on-deck barbecue or relaxing in your lavish suite

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Culinary excellence that ticks every box

Gourmet travellers will appreciate premium culinary offerings inspired by regional European flavours across four dining spots, with award-wining chefs and sommeliers on hand to satisfy palates as you move from port to port. Days might start with flaky pastries and a coffee-house brew at The Bistro, followed by flame-seared seafood at Vista Grill before an evening of fine dining at Waterside, matched with elegant European wines. Raise a glass of ice-cold Taittinger rosé on Vista Bar – the best place to watch the sun slip below the horizons – and for those seeking the grandest of dinners, take your seat at the chef’s table in the Vintage Room for an evening you’ll never forget.

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The best of Europe at your fingertips

Steeped in history, the grandest rivers of continental Europe – the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Rhône and Saône – are not only former trading routes but are among the most scenic. Take a journey through time – with pitstops for history, culture, cycling, hiking and gastronomy – and discover the places that inspired some of the most renowned philosophers, poets and musicians of all time. Whether you fancy wine tasting in Slovakia, a jaunt round the prestigious Spanish Riding School in Vienna or even a hot air balloon ride over Budapest’s gothic spires, with a range of itineraries from three to 21 nights, there’s a cruise just for you. So where will your Riverside cruise take you?

A cruise to remember

Riverside Luxury Cruises are sailing on the Danube, Rhône and Saône for 2023, plus the Rhine in 2024. Discover your complimentary digital brochure here to start planning your luxury river cruise today. To keep in the know, follow Riverside on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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