Travel & Leisure World's Best - Top River Cruise Lines of 2016

By Samantha Scott
July 15, 2016

Each year, Travel and Leisure Magazine announces their much anticipated list of "Worlds Best Awards." 

Results are consumer based, compiled from a survey sent to Travel & Leisure readers, so this list of tour companies is truly a representation of what real travelers prefer. 

The 2016 winners for Top River Cruise Lines, are almost all recognizable names - offering supreme customer service and covering destinations around the world. 

Here are the Top 5 River Cruise Lines of 2016:

1. Uniworld

Offering a wide variety of river cruises around the world, Uniworld has carved out a niche as an approchable yet luxurious brand. Their comprehensive shore excursions get a call out for being unique and introducing the area through history and art. 

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2. Tauck

Tauck is not only a river cruise company, offering a wide selection tours around the world. Their river cruises are extremely popular, and they are a regular fixture on Travel & Leisure's Worlds Best. 

See all Tauck River Cruises »

3. Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises is consistently in the Top 5 of Travel & Leisure's World's Best List. They are a consumer favorite for the classic river cruise experience, particularly in Europe. 

See all Viking River Cruises »

4. Grand Circle Cruise Line

With a regularly fluctuating position in the Travel & Leisure World's best top 10, Grand Circle Cruise Line is a standard river cruise company that sometimes hits and sometimes misses. They are most well known for Europe, but do offer departures around the world.

See all Grand Circle River Cruises »

5. AMA Waterways

Luxury river cruising is the bread and butter of the AMA Waterways legacy. They take a personal approach and have great pride in providing supreme customer service on board.

See all AMA Waterways River Cruises » 

Want even more? See the full Top 10 List » 

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