Cruising the Rivers of the World

| Wednesday, 05 Mar. 2003
What does a river cruise cost?

What does a river cruise cost? As with ocean cruises, prices vary according to the vessel's level of luxury. You might find some early-booking incentives, or lower fares for shoulder seasons, but don't expect to see the rampant discounting that prevails in the cruise industry.


RIVER CRUISING GUIDE
  • Introduction to River Cruising
  • Cost Comparisons- How Much does a River Cruise Cost?
  • Riverboat Companies- Riverboat Links and Cruising Regions
  • Rivers of Europe- Attractions of Europe's Rivers.
  • Rivers of the World

    For cost comparisons, these seven-night Danube River cruise fares have been calculated on a per-person, double-occupancy basis, for top deck cabins during the peak season on a cruise-only basis. Gratuities are not included.

    KD River Cruises of Europe Weekly Per Diem
    Heinrich Heine $1,950* $279
         
    Peter Deilmann Cruises    
    MV Danube Princess (Four stars) $2,275 $325
    MV Mozart (Five stars) $2,995 $428
         
    Uniworld    
    m.s. Amadeus II m.s. Amadeus Classic $1,948* $278
    m.s. River Princess $1,878* $268
         
    Viking River Cruises    
    Viking Spirit $2,138* $305
         
    Abercrombie & Kent    
    M/S River Cloud $3,900 $557
         
    * Includes shore excursions    

    RIVER CRUISE PRICES VS. OCEAN CRUISING

    Here we've used Mediterranean cruises to give an idea of costs. Fares have been calculated on a cruise-only, per person, double occupancy basis, this time for the lowest fare for an outside double cabin. Gratuities and shore excursions are not included. These are brochure fares, without taking early-booking and other discounts into consideration.

    Royal Caribbean International, Legend of the Seas Weekly Per Diem
    Seven nights, round trip from Barcelona $2,349 $335
         
    Crystal Cruises, Crystal Symphony
    Twelve nights, Venice to Barcelona $7,720 $643
    Holland America, Rotterdam
    Twelve nights, Venice to Barcelona $3,761 $313
    Princess Cruises, Golden Princess
    Twelve nights, Istanbul to Barcelona $4,040 $336


    RIVER CRUISING GUIDE
  • Introduction to River Cruising
  • Cost Comparisons- How Much does a River Cruise Cost?
  • Riverboat Companies- Riverboat Links and Cruising Regions
  • Rivers of Europe- Attractions of Europe's Rivers.
  • Rivers of the World

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