European River Cruise Maps

European River Cruise Maps

Cruise maps are very useful in planning a European river cruise. Many times travelers are planning a trip to a specific city, but don’t know whether it is located on a navigable river or can be explored as an extension to a river cruise.

As Europe was settled, cities and towns were built along the rivers, and today’s river cruises enable travelers to see some of the great capitals of Europe, including Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade, Moscow, and Bucharest. In addition to the European capitals, river cruises stopover in medieval villages and fascinating towns along the way. On European river cruises, guests usually visit smaller ports of call than on ocean ships. This provides more opportunities to interact with local citizens and explore rural areas and spectacular natural wonders near the rivers.

Ancient castle fortress on the Tiber River in Italy

River cruise itineraries sail across Europe between the Black Sea and the North Sea, using the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers or portions of these rivers. Other river ships sail either the Seine or the Rhone and Saone Rivers in France, the Moselle and Elbe Rivers in Germany, the Douro River in Portugal, the Po River in Italy or the Vistula or Oder Rivers of Poland. Spring river cruises feature the tulips of the Netherlands and Belgium. Moreover, river ships sail between St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the Black Sea on the rivers and waterways of Russia.