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Explore Europe’s rich history on an incredible Rhine River Valley cruise through the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland, diving deep into the region’s culture, natural wonders, traditions, and historical significance. Delve into the region’s world-renowned museums in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Cologne, Basel, and Arnhem. Along the way, indulge in central Europe’s delicious cuisine—Dutch cheese and fries, Alsatian choux-croute, Kölsch beer, unique wine vinegar aperitifs, and Germany’s famous white wines.
Enjoy luxury amenities aboard River Empress, whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant—reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club—or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view of the Rhine River Valley.
Choose from a variety of excursions in each port. Cover some ground on bike or foot during “Let’s Go” adventures. “Do as the Locals Do” walking tours reveal the city’s secrets, as you visit the restaurants and neighborhoods where locals frequent.
This cruise winds along the Rhine River through central Europe, stopping daily for passengers to explore the quaint villages of the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland. At each port, immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine.
Discover some of Europe’s lesser-known—but equally impressive—attractions. See the largest concentration of Dutch windmills in Kinderjik, tour the World War II-themed Airborne Museum in Anhern, and visit storybook villages of Bacharach and Speyer.