nicko Cruises

European River & Ocean

Your dream cruise starts here!

The best way to immerse yourself in the culture, food, customs, cities and countryside of a destination is on a river cruise with the luxury of only having to unpack once, allowing even more time to explore and experience the highlights of your destinations, of which are best seen from the river. Our pledge is to offer the most inclusive and best value for money cruise you can find.

Whether you’re cruising along the Rhine in Germany or the Moselle in Belgium, the Danube in Austria, the Douro in Portugal, or the most beautiful rivers of France – there is so much to discover on the waterways of Europe. All of our ships are specially designed for the river, making any cruise with us an easy and comfortable way to discover the most interesting places and stunning countryside in the world. Every day there’s a new horizon to explore and the beauty of a river cruise is that you get the best of both worlds by combining relaxing moments of enjoyment and well-being on board with memorable experiences ashore.

Choose a European river from one of our inclusive cruises

The Rhine, Maine & Moselle

The Rhine has many tributaries, the most important for cruisers being the Main, Moselle and Neckar. The Main is one of the Rhine's most significant tributaries. Read more

The Danube

The Danube is Europe's second longest river, after the Volga. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe. The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world. Read more

The Douro

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its delta at Porto. Read more

The Rhone & Saone

The French regions of Burgundy and Provence are served by conjoining rivers, the Saône and Rhône, providing an unmissable opportunity to discover thousands of years of historical architecture. Read more

The Seine

The Seine river doesn’t leave out a single facet of it's beauty on its journey towards the Atlantic coast. Read more

nicko Cruises Health and Safety Protocols

Depending on the regulations of the individual federal states, travelling within Germany has been possible since the beginning of June. On June 15, the Federal Foreign Office lifted its travel warning for the member states of the European Union, for Schengen-associated states and for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

River cruises within the EU or Schengen with special hygiene concepts, such as we have developed with our partner shipping companies, are explicitly permitted in accordance with the Federal Foreign Office and therefore will be operated-provided that the official regulations of the respective country permit access for tourist purposes.

nicko cruises will continue to carefully evaluate all available sources and will continue to work based on facts and with confirmed information. If your trip cannot take place or is in question, we will contact you proactively. All guests and travel partners affected by any cancellation will always be informed in writing as quickly as possible, in order of their travel date. nicko cruises will continue to review all available information thoroughly.

For our ocean cruises we will introduce the so called 2G regulation, which stands for „Geimpfte and Genesene“ and means vaccinated and recovered persons on October 27, 2021 on VASCO DA GAMA and for WORLD VOYAGER from October 29, 2021. On our river trips, the 2G regulation applies with the start of the winter season from November 29th, 2021.

This means that on our cruises from the dates mentioned, only fully vaccinated or recovered guests travel in accordance with the 2G rule. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the 2G regulation. They must present a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of entry.

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