Like train journeys, there’s something old-fashioned about river cruises. It has a romantic, almost nostalgic feel, bringing to mind a golden age of travel before jets or airliners.

Our cruise specialists have carefully curated their favourite luxury cruises in some of the most extraordinary river settings on the planet. And of course it helps that river cruise ships have evolved to a point of remarkable luxury akin to a floating boutique hotel. Our partners include Aqua Expeditions, whose exquisitely designed ships will take you deep into the heart of the Amazon in Peru or Brazil, or through the evocative landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia aboard the Aqua Mekong.

Drifting through the Kerala Backwaters on a traditional rice boat remains a popular choice amongst our clients. This is particularly good for families looking to relax and enjoy the tropical lilt of Southern India.

Talk to our cruise specialists to start planning your extraordinary river journey.

Properties for Luxury River Cruises

Mekong Kingdoms Gypsy

Luang Prabang, Laos

For a truly unique, relaxing, and free-spirited way to explore the beautiful scenery, meandering waters and sleepy banks of Laos, set sail aboard Gypsy, an exclusive 41-metre river vessel th…

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The Strand Cruise

Bagan, Myanmar/Burma

Embark on a historical journey aboard The Strand Cruise, the latest luxury cruise on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Launched by the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon, the ship reflects its heri…

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The Aqua Mekong

Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Journey along the fascinating waterways of the Mekong River aboard the new Aqua Mekong. This stunning 62-metre ship, designed by David Hodkinson and Luc Lejeune from Saigon-based Noor to res…

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The Luang Say Cruise

Luang Prabang, Laos

The Luang Say Cruise is a fascinating two day journey through remote mountainous stretches of the Mekong River between the Northern Thai border and World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, on boar…

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Belmond Orcaella

Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

Launched in July 2013, this new luxury river cruiser from Belmond Hotels offers travellers the perfect vantage point from which to explore Myanmar, a country emerging as one of the hottest n…

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A Selection of Luxury River Cruises Itineraries