River Cruise Themes

River cruising is something that should be on everyone's Bucket List as as river cruises provide the splendor of a ocean cruise with the intimacy of private vacation. The ship's small size and limited number of passengers make for an intimate journey to all those places you've dreamed about.  Unpack once and let your floating hotel do all the rest as it takes you to many romantic and historical places on this earth. 


If you love themed vacations, then read through some of our favorite themed river cruises then contact us to book your vacation. 

Music-themed

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Jazz lovers can take a cruise that attends the Jazz Festival in Vienne, France, or a Mississippi River cruise visiting the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Take a classical music cruise through central Europe and visit the birthplace of Mozart (Salzburg). Or get a glimpse into a decade-long musical era, such as Motown in the ‘60s or the rock

n' roll of Elvis and Fats Domino in the ‘50s.

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Tulips in Holland

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See breathtaking vistas of field after field of vibrant tulips  bursting into bloom during spring on a cruise along Dutch and Belgian waterways. Shore excursions might include a picturesque canal cruise in Amsterdam, a  trip to the whimsical windmills of Kinderdijk, or a visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. Tulip cruises depart in March, April

and May when flowering tulips are at their peak.

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Jewish Heritage

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These cruises include guided visits to a variety of significant sites dedicated to conserving the rich Jewish legacy, from historic synagogues, cemeteries, and neighborhoods to modern monuments and memorials. Highlights may include a trip to the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Oskar Schindler's house in Regensburg, or the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest -- the second largest synagogue in the world.

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Historical

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If you love traveling to historic sites, then you take a history-themed river cruise to focused on European history ot the US Civil War. cruises focused on European history and politics offer you the opportunity to visit landmark sites, listen to fascinating lectures and discover unique and interesting perspectives. On a Civil War-themed river cruise, onboard lectures provide in-depth insight as you sail, while re-enactors, impersonators and balladeers bring history to life.

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Family Experiences

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Share the enjoyment of visiting famous sites and hidden treasures with your children or grandchildren on a family-friendly river cruise. Most family cruises depart in the summer and feature special shore excursions tailored specifically for families.


Typically, the minimum age allowed on these family cruises is three or four, and will vary by company.

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Food & Drinks

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Whether you're a connoisseur or simply an enthusiast, food and drink cruises offer a fun and fascinating way to expand your horizons. ates, among other destinations. Excursions to celebrated wineries,  breweries, and distilleries are often combined with tastings, food pairings and lectures hosted by experts. Most excursions and onboard tastings are included in the price of your cruise, though there may be some optional activities available for an additional cost.

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Deals & Promotions

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Contact us to find out which promotions and deals we have for themed river cruises.

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