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European and Worldwide River Cruises


River Cruises

Welcome to Shearings exciting range of river cruises where you'll find a wide choice of river cruises to suit all tastes and all budgets. With so many cruising destinations on offer, European river cruises as well as Worldwide, you'll be spoilt for choice. Our welcoming ships travel along some of the most scenic rivers in the World and you can enjoy historic cities, traditional towns and quaint villages along the way.


A whole new world of memories just waiting to be made...

Whether admiring breathtaking views from the sun deck, dining in style in the on-board restaurant, or enjoying a drink in the bar, there's plenty to do on board your ship. And at your ports of call you can visit must-see attractions and really get to know the local area on our shore excursions.

Welcome Aboard!

We've hand-picked some of the finest river cruise vessels in the world to offer you the best possible river cruise experience. Whether you choose one of our exclusively chartered ships or one of our carefully-selected partner vessels, you'll enjoy stylish surroundings, impressive facilities and breathtaking views.

  • MPS Rotterdam

    A favourite with Shearings customers for the past five years, this impressive vessel sails on the Rhine, Moselle and the waterways of Holland and Belgium

    MPS Rotterdam
  • MPS Da Vinci

    Luxury without the price tag - that's the ethos behind this stylish ship. Designed along the lines of a splendid yacht, it sails on the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube

    MPS Da Vinci
  • MV Virginia

    This inviting ship is a favourite of Shearings customers and has been extensively renovated this year. Ideal for first-time river cruisers, this ship sails on the Dutch Waterways and the Rhine

    MV Virginia
  • MS Alegria

    Becoming a firm favourite with seasoned travellers, this impressive ship is ideal for exploring the Rhine. This spacious ship feels more like a small cruise liner than a river cruise vessel

    MS Alegria
  • MV Esmeralda

    The largest of our exclusively chartered vessels, this popular ship has been recently refurbished and is perfect for enjoying a leisurely cruise along the Danube

    MV Esmeralda
  • MS Princess

    This small ship is able to access the rivers that larger ships can't - perfect for exploring the gentle waterways of the Elbe in Germany

    MS Princess
  • Partner Ships

    All of our carefully-chosen partner vessels meet our very high standards, giving you even more choice of where to enjoy your next great-value river cruise

    Partner Vessels

Enticing Rivers to Explore

Our welcoming ships travel along some of the most scenic rivers in the world. From the comfort of your ship you'll see gorgeous landscapes, unspoilt countryside, quaint villages, bustling cities and famous landmarks. You can also experience the best attractions with a range of optional excursions.

European River Cruises Map

Search by Season

Admire the beauty of the European countryside in spring, top up your tan from the sun deck in summer, experience the colourful scenery of autumn, or you could even celebrate Christmas and New Year with a festive cruise.

Popular River Cruise Ideas

There's a whole world just waiting to be explored, and cruising is the ideal way to visit several destinations yet only unpack once. Have a look at these popular cruise types which our customers just love...

  • Inclusive Cruises all inclusive river cruises

    Enjoy extra value with included drinks on board selected river cruises

  • Sail via Hull European river cruises from hull

    Travel by coach to Hull and enjoy an overnight ferry to Rotterdam to join your cruise


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