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All Inclusive River Cruises

2020 & 2021 All Inclusive River Cruises in Europe -

Which river cruises are all inclusive?  Which river cruise lines are all-inclusive?  This is a question we get asked all the time.  It isn’t that clear when you are looking at brochures and how do you tell which one is the best all-inclusive river cruise?

There are a number of river cruise lines who offer all-inclusive river cruises.  Trying to work through lots of different websites and options can be confusing, so we have made it straight forward for you.

All of the river cruises which are all inclusive offer drinks throughout the day, a range of excursions, gratuities, all meals on board, port charges, flights and transfers.  APT include a home to airport transfer.  Special offers are available throughout the year on all operators. 

Here at Global River Cruising we have picked out the best truly all-Inclusive lines and what they have to offer you on your next river cruise.  We term the ultra luxury lines as truly all-inclusive: Crystal, Uniworld, Tauck, APT and Scenic.

To appreciate the true differences, then speak to one of our all-inclusive river cruising experts to find the right all-inclusive river cruise for you.

Alex Leete – Owner, Global River Cruising


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Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises are at the highest level of luxury all-inclusive and cruise on the Rhine, Danube, Main, Moselle, Douro, Seine, Garonne, Rhone, Mekong and Ganges rivers.  Uniworld elevates all-inclusive river cruising in Europe to an entirely new level.  As we see it, our guests deserve the absolute best of everything and the difference is truly in the details.

Impeccable service – with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line.  Intimate and beautifully designed ships carrying an average of just 130 guests.  All gratuities – onboard and onshore – flights & airport transfers.  In-suite butler service.  Delicious onboard dining and unlimited beverages.  Personalised excursions led by English-speaking local experts.  Fitness centre & onboard exercise and wellness classes.  Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.  Internet and wi-fi access are included and onboard entertainment and signature lectures.


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Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises luxury river cruising offers an all-inclusive experience with extraordinary attention to detail. Life on board flows to the rhythm of the rivers, an invitation to immerse yourself in the culture, history and wonder of legendary lands.  Crystal ships cruise the Rhine and Danube only. Crystal believe they have recreated their ocean experience for discerning river cruise passengers.

An all-inclusive, all Suite (no rooms are at waterlevel on Crystal’s ships) -Butler serviced accommodation.  * Six star service on board – all gratuities, shipboard and on shore.  enjoy Michelin inspired, farm to table cuisine and unlimited fine wines, champagne, soft drinks.  There is a 24 hour pantry, coffee, teas, soft beverages and 24 hour room service from waterside restaurant.  Free Wifi and onboard entertainment and enrichment.  You can also enjoy daily yoga and fitness classes. Daily electronic newspapers  and free self service laundry.  Shore excursions are included as well as transfers to and from the ship overseas.  Flights not included.

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APT River Cruises

APT Luxury river cruising offers the very high level of curated river cruise.  APT have a long history of providing exceptional worldwide touring holidays, picking out the exceptional experiences and must-see sights that their guests want to experience.  APT’s all-inclusive European and Asian (Mekong) river cruise programme which includes selected departure dates on the Rhine, Danube, Garonne, Seine, Rhône and Douro uses luxurious, sophisticated ships which provide ideal spaces to socialise or unwind.

The onboard dining experience is part of the La Chaine des Rotisseurs wine and food society, the only river cruise line inducted into its membership and standards.  Dining includes a Chef’s table, Alfresco options, casual dining in the river bistro, a main restaurant and room service in selected suites.  The brand new AmaMekong features the unique creations of Luke Nyguen and his award winning unique Asian cuisine to truly mark out the Vietnamese gastronomic experience.  Onshore, included in the price their will also be Michelin starred lunches, see itineraries for details.

 The excursion programme is comprehensive with signature experiences designed exclusively for APT.  Take a visit on the Danube t0 Namedy Castle, guided by Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, the castle’s owner’s family home.  Or board the Grand Empress Steam Train from Budapest, a suptious Habsburg Empire train.

Wellness includes onboard bikes and cycling and hiking tours as well as a gym and fitness area, whirlpool or swimming pool on deck.  

It goes without saying that gratuities and flights and transfers from the UK are included.  From the UK VIP chauffeur transfers are included within a 75 mile radius from the airport.

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Scenic River Cruises

Enjoy an all-inclusive river cruise on-board a 5-star Scenic Space-Ship, boasting some of the largest suites on the Rhine, Danube, Moselle, Rhône, Seine, Garonne and Douro in Europe and the Mekong in Asia. Luxury-focused innovation combined with an all-inclusive promise and attention to detail ensures Scenic are meeting the trend for all-inclusive river cruising, with everything you’d expect to pay for in a world-class hotel, included in the price.

On a Scenic all-inclusive river cruise you will enjoy complimentary drinks* all day every day & fine-dining in a choice of on-board restaurants.  Complimentary laundry concierge and an included in-suite mini bar, replenished daily.  A full complement of included excursions called “Scenic Enrich” which can be an unforgettable and exclusive event.  Other excursions are called “Scenic Freechoice” – a choice of flexible excursions and activities or  “Scenic Sundowners” – an exclusive hosted event in a stunning location.

For those that like to be more active, then Scenic all-inclusive also includes * GPS-fitted E-Bikes & group hikes  as well as an onboard * Gym & Wellness programme.  Flights and transfers from the UK are also included and onboard gratuities.  At certain times of year, special offers will also potentially add more time limited inclusions such as home VIP pick up within 75 miles.

It should also be noted that service inclusions go up as you move further up the suite categories.  Only upper deck suites are invited to the weekly “La Table Rive” tasting and wine pairing dinner.  More laundry and in-room food services are also included in higher level suites.

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Explore the country’s breathtaking backdrops, wines and cultural treasures across the region in Bordeaux, Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne and more. Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks and magnificent vineyards where you’ll be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences.

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