As we cruise into 2023, the rivers welcome guests to some of the most popular itineraries and some that are new to river cruising. 

Visit stately destinations such as Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava on a shorter cruise itinerary. Or perhaps you would like to increase your time traveling. Plus with new theme options, there is an itinerary to accommodate all traveler’s interests. 

New opportunities centered around the Danube river. 


 – Following the path of Kings and Queens from Budapest in Hungary to Bratislava in Slovakia, and finishing in beautiful Vienna, you can hit just the highlights on a shorter itinerary. Visiting the Majestic Capitals of the Danube you can sample the Old-World splendor of Europe’s spectacular cities along Europe’s second longest river on a special 5-night journey perfect for travelers looking to supplement land programs in Central Europe with a river cruise.

 – Classical music lovers are familiar with the famous Johann Strauss waltz written in 1865 based on a poem of the same name. Each stanza ends with the line, ‘By the Danube, beautiful blue Danube’. The waltz was so popular it became Austria’s 2nd national anthem. While the Danube is not actually blue, the beauty of the river can be enjoyed as you cruise her waters and visit the cities where classical musicians lived, composed, and performed throughout the centuries.

New to the river cruise industry

The availability of an extended 46-night journey along Seven Rivers makes this the longest and grandest of all river cruise experiences. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity includes fourteen countries and encounters exclusive to this extended itinerary.

Occurring once in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, sample the splendor of Europe as you travel through the season on the navigable rivers of Europe. Cruising on the Seine River you will then whisk over to the Scheldt and Maas through Holland and Belgium to cruise the Dutch waterways. Explore these beautiful countries before sailing along the Rhine, Main, and Moselle rivers and then on to the grand capitals of the Danube from Germany into Romania in Southeast Europe.

Be the first to experience this sailing celebrating the rich cultural traditions of some of Europe’s most fascinating countries. An unbelievable voyage into France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Strolling historical villages, biking to hilltop castles, hiking famous vineyards and orchards what better way to experience the monuments, castles, cathedrals, cafes, taverns, and seasonal festivals than immersing in a once-in-a-lifetime “grand voyage”.

With new options and experiences to choose from, let BucketList Travel Advisors guide you in choosing your next river cruise destination.