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We bring you the latest news on all the latest happenings in the world of river cruising. River Cruise Passenger provides Australian travellers with up-to-date news articles on new cruise ships, exciting destinations, shore excursions, and more. Check our news section regularly to get the scoop on recently launched river cruise ships. Discover details and images of new vessels from lines like Viking, Avalon Waterways, APT and Scenic. Additionally, learn about innovative ship designs and amenities for an unparalleled on-water experience. Moreover, get inspired for your next river cruise vacation by reading our destination spotlights. We cover trending and emerging river ports across the globe – from marquee European cities to lesser-known gems in Asia and South America. In addition, peruse sample itineraries to help plan your perfect cruise. Gain insider tips by browsing our latest excursion features. Read about active walking tours, immersive cultural experiences, once-in-a-lifetime special excursions and more ways to experience ports. Also, see reviews of new shore tour offerings for cruise lines. Furthermore, this site also reports on important industry news like new safety protocols, travel restrictions, deals and more to help you cruise with confidence. Want to stay current on all aspects of river cruising? Bookmark our site for a frequently updated mix of news articles, ship profiles, destination guides and insider advice tailored for Australian travellers. Whether you’re dreaming of a Danube Waltz cruise, sailing the Mekong, or charting the Nile, River Cruise Passenger puts the world of river cruising at your fingertips. Discover the newest ships, itineraries and excursions for an extraordinary river journey.

A plea to Australians: come back to Egypt – the wonders’ are waiting

Egyptologist pleads with Australians to return to Egypt as Gaza troubles see cancellations and small numbers of foreign visitors

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 11 2024

American Cruise Lines buys largest paddlewheel steamboat ever built

American Cruise Lines will acquire four river cruise vessels, including the largest paddlewheel steamboat ever built, from American Queen Voyages which has ceased operations. 

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Apr 3 2024

11 injured after Bulgarian river cruiser power failure causes crash

A Bulgarian cruise ship ship lost all power and hit a concrete wall, injuring 11 passengers in an eerie echo of the Baltimore Bridge tragedy.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 2 2024

The joy of the Douro: Onboard Avalon Alegria in Portugal

Not even the rain could dampen the celebrations around Avalon Alegria's launch - the line's newest ship in Portugal.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 28 2024


Read the site's unbiased reviews on the top river cruise lines, ships, destinations, excursions, and more, so cruisers can make informed choices for their next holiday. This section features reviews for major river cruise operators like Viking, Scenic, Tauck, and Avalon Waterways. Travelers can also check ratings for staff, dining, cabins, amenities, and onboard experience. Cruise enthusiasts can also research destinations with the site's port and itinerary reviews. River cruisers can also use the excursion reviews to compare offerings in each port. They can see which shore tours received top marks from Australian cruisers for value, unique activities, cultural immersion, and more. Whether novice or seasoned travellers, this Review section provides useful insights to help cruise enthusiasts set sail with confidence.

Why this could be your best chance to cruise down the Nile

Egypt is suffering over the Mid East war despite being relatively peaceful

Apr 4 2024

The joy of the Douro: Onboard Avalon Alegria in Portugal

Not even the rain could dampen the celebrations around Avalon Alegria's launch - the line's newest ship in Portugal.

Mar 28 2024

Is AmaMagna twice as nice?

AmaMagna is twice the width of almost every other river ship in Europe with its large cabins, four restaurants but just 196 passengers.

Mar 21 2024

Tips & Advice

Browse through the curated articles on Tips & Advice about river cruising. This page features expert tips, up-to-date advice, and details on the most amazing river cruise destinations. There are also features about shore excursions, voyages and ports for Australian travellers. From Europe’s charming waterways to exotic Asia, the page's curated articles help you pick the right river cruise. In addition, this page also helps travellers peruse itineraries and find voyages ranging from scenic weekend escapes to epic cross-continent odysseys. Moreover, this Tips & Advice section provides good reads about unique shore excursions – from bicycling through Bordeaux vineyards to visiting Buddhist temples in Myanmar. Furthermore, this page allows Ausie travellers to be prepared and packed for their river cruise with our informative guides. Providing savvy pre-trip advice from visa and travel insurance needs to recommended packing lists. Finally, browse the comprehensive recommendations on spectacular cruises worldwide. From the Seine to the Mekong, the Nile to the Yangtze, and of course the famous waterways of Europe like the Rhine, Rhone, Danube, and Moselle. This website helps intrepid Australian travellers create their dream river cruise experience.


Experience different destinations through the magic of river cruising as you journey to incredible and stunning waterways across the globe. This page offers ultimate guides to Austalian travellers to intimately experience world-class cities, historic regions, and stunning landscapes found along the great rivers of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Additionally, destinations like Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, and Paris await every Ausie river cruiser as they cruise the pastoral rivers of the Netherlands and France. Moreover, there will also be content on marveling at ornate castles and cathedrals perched on hilltops, and meander down cobblestone streets lined with cafes and shops. On the other hand, this page also provides insights in cruise along the exotic waterways of Southeast Asia – the Mekong, Irrawaddy, and Chao Phraya rivers. We’ll also provide articles on immersive journeys to Buddhist temples and floating markets. On the other hand, this page will also provide content on ancient civilizations and sample flavorful cuisine. Destinations such as Vietnam’s bustling Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia’s mystical Angkor Wat, which is indeed a journey of incredible sights. There are also content on safari along Africa’s great rivers such as the Chobe and Nile to spot diverse wildlife like hippos, crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species. Guides on retracing the footsteps of ancient Egyptians as cruisers view the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings and other gems of the Nile are also provided. This page aims to give travellers ultimate guides for them to experience these and many other extraordinary destinations across the great rivers of the world. Our expertly crafted articles on itineraries, onshore excursions, and valuable guides ensure every traveller’s river cruise an unforgettable adventure discovering the heart of world’s iconic destinations.

Nine of the best experiences on Asia’s waterways

Cruising Asian rivers is really about picking your time. The peak cruise season starts in October with the end of the monsoon season.

WORDS BY Vanessa Wu . Jan 24 2024

More From Our Partners

Discover the world of river cruising through a curated collection of sponsored articles. These in-depth features, crafted in partnership with leading river cruise lines, offer an immersive exploration of the breathtaking waterways that wind through the heart of iconic destinations. These sponsored articles allow you to embark on journeys that unveil the cultural treasures, historic landmarks, and natural wonders of the world. Wonders that line the banks of Europe's legendary rivers, such as the Danube, Rhine, and Seine. Moreover, delve into the rich histories and vibrant traditions that have shaped the regions along these iconic waterways. From medieval villages to world-class cities. Venture further afield and experience the exotic allure of Asia's mighty Mekong River. Here, ancient temples and bustling markets await. Additionally, sponsored articles also feature the enigmatic Nile River where readers are gripped in a captivating voyage through the enduring wonders of Egypt's past. Furthermore, sponsored articles also showcase the beauty and heritage of North America's iconic waterways, like the Mississippi River. you can retrace the footsteps of explorers and discover the heartland's rich tapestry of cultures. Through these engaging sponsored articles, you'll gain valuable insights into the world of river cruising. From expert tips and destination guides to in-depth vessel overviews and exclusive offers, ensuring an unforgettable journey from the moment you set sail.

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