Three of the best
RIVERS TO CRUISE
Europe’s busiest river was made for cruising. The Rhine flows from the Swiss Alps through six countries and empties out into the North Sea in the Netherlands. Along the way she meanders past dramatic gorges and hillsides dotted with fairytale castles, fortresses and vineyards. There are small villages, medieval towns and picturesque cities just waiting to be explored.
The majority of this South American river runs through a rainforest that is home to a third of the world’s animal species. If you’re lucky you’ll see three-toed sloths, pink dolphins, maybe an anaconda or two and much more. While you are in South America, why not explore the archeological treasures of Peru, including Machu Picchu, and Brazil’s beaches.
There’s plenty to see and do while cruising Southeast Asia’s longest river. The Mekong, the 12th longest river in the world, flows south-east from the Tibetan Plateau into the South China Sea. Stop along the way to meet the friendly locals, explore the culture, see ancient temples and traditions and sample the cuisines of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.