The River Cruise Line


Step aboard one of our well-appointed ships, unpack, relax, and let the sights come to you – that’s all you need to do on one of our river cruises!

Our latest collection features the small and friendly mps Lady Anne, our flagship for 15 years, and the beautiful ms Serenity, our premier 4-star ship; plus we have some special additions to complement the high standards and fantastic destinations offered by our two leading ladies. Altogether, you can choose from 30 itineraries to 16 countries throughout Europe, including Russia and the Baltic Sea, all of which include return travel from the UK, all meals on board, entertainment every evening and so much more.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.


  • African Queen

    African Queen

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    Length
    30 feet
    Crew
    Unknown
    Occupancy
    12
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    The award-winning African Queen is a 100ft barge that has been beautifully converted into a floating hotel, one of only a handful that sails along the River Thames. It accommodates 12 passengers with 7 cabins on the lower deck, each with their own en-suite. On the main deck there’s a bar and restaurant which serves traditional English cuisine along with delicious Dutch and Cape Malay style dishes. NB There is no lift on board the African Queen

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  • MS Michelangelo

    MS Michelangelo

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    The recently refurbished three deck MS Michelangelo is one of the finest vessels on Venetian waterways. Cabins are on the Main and Upper Deck and are all the same size with panoramic views of the scenery and the same facilities, including a separate shower, WC and washbasin, TV, radio, hairdryer and safe. The delightful restaurant accommodates all guests in one sitting. Breakfast is buffet style and lunch and dinner is served to your table; cuisine is a selection of regional specialties and international dishes. The lounge is a pleasant space for relaxation with large panoramic windows, a large TV and bar area. On the large, spacious Sun Deck you will find comfortable deck furniture and a swimming pool.

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  • MS Pricesse d'Aquitaine

    MS Pricesse d'Aquitaine

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    The 4 star ms Princesse d’Aquitaine is owned by CroisiEurope, the largest river cruise line in Europe. It was launched in 2001 and has since been refurbished to offer all the comforts you need for a relaxing cruise along the Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne in France. There are three decks altogether, including a large sun deck where you can enjoy the open air. There’s also a gift shop onboard.

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  • MS Princess

    MS Princess

    Launched
    1/01/1981
    Tonnage
    1,055
    Length
    80 feet
    Crew
    Unknown
    Occupancy
    102
    Rating

    The ms Princess offers a unique blend of home comforts as we follow a border-hopping route that wends its way through the romantic Rhine Gorge of Germany, the relaxing Alsace region of France and into the Northern mountain slopes of Switzerland. Wunderbar! The “Princess” combines sophisticated comfort with cosiness in a unique way. Whether you take a seat at the pretty bar, the lounge or in the welcoming restaurant, it certainly won’t take long to feel at home on board of this ship. The ship has a capacity of 100 passengers in 50 cabins. These cabins are located on two decks and are equipped with TV, telephone, mini-safe, hairdryer, air-conditioning and have its own bathroom with facilities. All decks, including the sundeck are accessible with normal stairs and with a chairlift.

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  • MS Russ

    MS Russ

    Launched
    1/01/1987
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    The ms Russ is a comfortable four deck vessel that cruises through the Russian Waterways. It was first built in 1987 and is 129 metres longs, which means it provides a number of facilities for passengers.

    The ship features outside cabins, with majestic views of the passing countryside (except for the lower deck); two restaurants; a piano bar; coffee bar; and souvenir shop.

    Purpose built for river cruising, and with a highly qualified crew eager to meet all your needs, this is the perfect vessel for discovering the fascinating Russian landscape.

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  • MS Serenity

    MS Serenity

    Launched
    1/01/2006
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    360 feet
    Crew
    43
    Occupancy
    190
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    Experience our premier cruise ship, purpose built in 2006 to offer 4-star accommodation and the service to match. From the distinct claret and cream colours on the outside to the polished interiors and exquisite meals – there’s an air about this ship that exudes style, yet the atmosphere is warm and friendly. There’s also plenty of space to gather with friends and chat over drinks or enjoy some quiet time in your own company. Even the cabins are an inviting space to relax, with those on the panorama deck offering excellent views from a french balcony.

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  • MS Zosima Shashkov

    MS Zosima Shashkov

    Launched
    1/01/1986
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    129 feet
    Crew
    Unknown
    Occupancy
    Unknown
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    The ms Z Shashkov is a comfortable five-deck vessel whose highly-qualified crew are eager to meet all your needs. Purpose built for river cruising, this is the perfect vessel for discovering the fascinating Russian landscape. The ship features outside staterooms, affording majestic views of the passing countryside, and all air-conditioned. The dining rooms offer both Continental and Russian cuisine, as well as the specialities of the surrounding regions, all served in a friendly shipboard atmosphere. There are two bars, a small souvenir shop, music room, dance hall, sauna, solarium. Laundry service is also available. Parties, games, dancing and shipboard entertainment all serve to ensure a memorable cruise. From spacious lounges to sweeping sundecks, our floating hotel offers unique journeys of distinction.

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  • Mps Lady Anne

    Mps Lady Anne

    Launched
    1/01/1963
    Tonnage
    99
    Length
    70 feet
    Crew
    19
    Occupancy
    100
    Rating

    The 106-berth mps Lady Anne is a floating "home from home". The owner and Captain of the ship, Capt. Wido Arts has brought together an experienced and amiable crew whose paramount importance is the comfort of our passengers. Indeed, it is greatly due to the warm and relaxed atmosphere created on board that our returning passengers choose to join another mps Lady Anne cruise. From the moment our luggage is lifted on board for us, to the time it’s delivered back on shore, the crew of the mps Lady Anne have only our personal comfort and safety at the forefront of their minds. A choice of cabin accommodation is offered on three levels from single berths down on the Passenger Deck to 2-berth cabins with panoramic windows on the Main and Promenade Decks. All the cabins, from single berths to triple berths, have outside views, ample heating, a safe and private facilities with washbasin, shower and wc; two superior cabins on the Promenade Deck also offer a bath with shower attachment. Please note: Stair lifts lead from the Sun Deck to the Promenade Deck, Promenade Deck to the Main Deck and the Main Deck to the restaurant area of the Passenger Deck. The ordinary stairs are quite steep and those to the Passenger Deck are particularly steep. The Passenger Deck is NOT RECOMMENDED for people with any sort of difficulties with stairs. N.b. the stair lift serving the Passenger Deck does not give access to the cabins, only the restaurant. Please also note that 3 berth cabins are 2 lower bunks and 1 upper bunk. Delicious home-style fare is freshly prepared in the ship’s galley before being served in the attractive restaurant on the Passenger Deck. Breakfast is buffet style with a selection of hot and cold dishes to choose from. Lunch also adheres to a buffet style format whilst dinner is generally a four-course set menu. Don’t be deterred from booking an excursion for fear of missing your lunch; the mps Lady Anne galley will ensure you don’t go hungry by equipping you with an appetising packed lunch. Early risers amongst us are treated to free tea and coffee, whilst everyone is served complimentary mid-morning tea or coffee in the lounge. We’re therefore amply catered for whilst on board the mps Lady Anne from our first buffet dinner on boarding to our final buffet breakfast on departing. On warm days, daytime cruising is largely spent on the ship’s sundeck with its ‘garden-style’ seating and open and covered areas. With the breeze rustling our hair, and the sun warming our faces, this is river cruising at its best. Even when the climate dictates that we remain tucked inside the spacious lounge bar however, we still have an awareness of open spaces and breathtaking scenery around us due to the magnificent panoramic windows. This delightful lounge is where the on-board entertainment and get-togethers take place. With a dance floor, well-stocked bar and comfortable seating for everyone, it’s the ‘hub’ of the ship. Just below on the Main Deck a small souvenir shop keeps us supplied with postcards, maps and a selection of everyday essentials. Life on board the mps Lady Anne is so relaxed and enjoyable, you’ll want to mail cards back home to tell everyone what they’re missing!

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About Us

The River Cruise Line is an award-winning tour operator, specialising in river cruises for over 15 years, with an excellent reputation and a high level of repeat business.

We firmly believe that our customer’s needs come first, a traditional value which has been the key to our success and development and is still very much at the core of our day to day practice. For most people their holiday is the highlight of the year – a time to rest, relax and get away from it all, whether you’re going away overnight or for a longer duration. That’s why every element of every holiday we put together is done with the due care and attention needed to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Due to the increased demand from both travel agents and passengers, we are continually expanding our river cruise programme which appeals to an assortment of tastes and budgets. However, we remain an independent tour operator, relatively small in comparison to the major publicly owned companies, adding a personal touch to the professional service we offer, and we stand by our mission statement: “To put our customers at the heart of everything we do.”