So you want to know about river cruising? You’ve come to the right place. is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about cruising the world’s inland waterways.

Where to go? Which line? When? What to pack. We’ll be exploring it all.

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River Cruise Passenger’s easy-to-navigate site takes you straight to where you need to go – whether that’s to peruse our expert Reviews, written and compiled by our team of dedicated river-cruising specialists, or Destinations, which detail the types of experiences, cultures and sightseeing that await you on the water, perhaps the mighty Mekong, the Danube, the Mississippi or the Rhine.

You’ll also discover News, which covers off all the latest innovations the cruise companies are bringing to your river-cruise experience, and Lines, which details what’s being offered in terms of ships, routes and itineraries.

For novice cruisers, one of the most helpful places to go to is our Tips & Advice section, offering handy expert guides to maximising your time on the water – and on dry land when you’re out and about on a shore excursion. This will provide a helping hand when it comes to choosing a destination, a line, your dates and the level of on board accommodation that suits you and your budget best.

You’ll also find a Deals section where you can snap up the very best bargains on offer for upcoming river cruises. Searching Sponsored content delivers timely information for passengers and would-be cruisers directly from the cruise companies themselves.

And if you feel like a winner, why not enter one of our regular Competitions offering big cruise prizes? You’ll never know if you don’t have a go!

Of course, one of the most popular drawcards to any river cruise – aside from the lush scenery, a gorgeous sense of watching the outside world float by, and the opportunity to soak up centuries of history and immerse yourself in other cultures – is the phenomenal standard of the Dining on board. Here you’ll learn of the myriad gastronomic delights that await you on your preferred ship, and we can tell you the culinary experiences are getting better all the time.

River cruising is absolutely booming in popularity at a staggering pace that often belies the leisurely itineraries themselves!

And now you’ve taken the first step in what could be a lifechanging decision to explore the world’s waterways in genuine style. It’s a competitive market with lots of players operating in Europe, South-East Asia and, increasingly, the US. So when you decide you’re ready to embark on a glorious, truly fascinating journey of discovery, make River Cruise Passenger your very first port of call.