Top 5 River Cruise Lines for 2015

By Samantha Scott
July 7, 2015

Travel & Leisure Magazine readers have selected their Top 5 River Cruise Lines, presented in the 2015 World’s Best Awards. Here are the winners!

 

1. Viking Cruises - Moving to the number one spot from second place last year, Viking has maintained a reputation for luxury at great value. Take a Portraits of the Southern France cruise for wine, history, and the beauty of the French countryside.

 

2. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection - Also moving up a spot from 3rd place in 2014, Uniworld has continued to provide a top quality experience. With 19 ships, carrying an average capacity of 130 passengers, they focus on top quality service and personalized shore excursions. For example, soak in the impressive Russian history with the Imperial Watersays of Russia cruise.

 

3. Tauck River Cruising - While they fell from first place, Tauck Tours remains in the top five for good reason. Competative all-inclusive pricing and excellent customer service are reasons customers return to them year after year. Take a Blue Danube cruise to see what we mean! 

 

4. Grand Circle Cruise Line - A casual atmosphere, wide range of ship sizes, and emphasis on "immersive discoveries" are what set this cruise line apart. Promising "4 star service at a 3 star price" and catering to an American audience, they are an excellent option for a unique experience. Such as a Romance of the Rhine and Mosel cruise.

 

5. AmaWaterways - An award winning cruise line, AmaWaterways caters to an affluent crowd, offering a number of complimentary perks, such as bicycles to use at ports. Known for highlighting local cuisine, Ama is the only river cruise line to join La Chaine des Rotisseurs, a prestigious gastronomic society. Check out a Port Wine and Flamenco cruise for the best Portugal has to offer!

 

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