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Why Choose

Shearings River Cruises?

So many great reasons to choose a Shearings River Cruise

Why Choose

So much included in the price

A Shearings river cruise offers you the complete escorted tour experience – but as your "hotel" travels with you, you only need to unpack your cases once. Watch ever-changing views float by from the comfort of your cabin, relax on the Sun Deck, visit fascinating ports of call and enjoy the company of like-minded holidaymakers.

Whether you’re looking for your first of 50th river cruise, we'll have just the thing...

  • Travel by luxury coach from over 300 joining points
  • Flights from over 20 airports or Eurostar rail travel
  • Ferry crossings from Hull on selected dates
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners served on-board
  • Friendly, helpful crews for whom nothing’s too much trouble
  • Entertainment, music and dancing on many ships

Carefully chosen & Expertly planned

Whether on board one of our “Exclusive to Shearings Cruises” or joining one of our cruises with carefully chosen partners, every single aspect of your holiday has been planned with knowledge, care, passion and close attention to detail, bringing you a wonderful holiday that will leave you with memories you’ll treasure forever..

Book with confidence

It’s never been more important to book with an operator you can trust. Your Shearings river cruise will be fully protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). Travel by coach and you’re also protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays protection scheme, and air holidays are protected by our ATOL licence.

Entertainment, music & more

We’ve exclusively chartered five inviting vessels, and on these ships we’ve tailored our cruises to suit you. Superb entertainment, visits to fascinating ports of call, a friendly tour manager, like-minded holidaymakers – it’s the complete Shearings experience on a ship!

Peace of Mind - Insurance Cover

Be prepared for the unexpected with our great value tailored travel insurance, offered in conjunction with Towergate Chapman Stevens. All ages are considered. See full details.

Great deals for group bookings

Take your group on one of our holidays for an unforgettable experience. Your group can take advantage of FREE places on many tours for groups of more than 20, with up to four free places for groups of over 40. Our dedicated groups team will be happy to advise on the perfect holiday for your group. 

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Make Marvellous Memories

On Board & Ashore

German Tour Guide

Travel with dedicated tour managers

Join us on our two elegant flagship vessels – the 4-star MPS Rotterdam and the 4-star superior MPS Da Vinci. Both impressive, inviting ships are firm favourites with Shearings customers, who return to these ships year after year thanks to their unique charm, delectable cuisine and stylish decor.

Must See Attractions

As you’ll visit several fantastic destinations – but only unpack your case once – a river cruise can feel like several holidays in one! There’s so much to see, with some of the best historical, cultural and scenic sights in Europe built into your cruising itinerary.

Flowers & Windmill

Our Shore Excursions

With our great value shore excursions you’ll really make the most of your time ashore. Visit iconic landmarks, historical treasures and spectacular shows, with guided tours from local experts who’ll take you to hidden gems off the beaten track. Book before you travel and not only will you guarantee your place, you’ll also save 10% on the on-board prices.

German Tour Guide

Your Holiday, Your Way...

On most river cruises by air or rail, you can extend your holiday with a relaxing break in a carefully-chosen hotel. Or why not combine two chartered river cruises on one holiday? You’ll have more time to relax, more sights to see, and more wonderful memories to make.

Serenade 2

Premium Ships - The Ultimate Experience

Join us on our three elegant agship vessels, all of which are four-star - the MS Serenade 2, which is new for 2016, the MPS Da Vinci and the MPS Rotterdam. Firm favourites with Shearings customers, these impressive, inviting ships are popular thanks to their unique charm, delectable cuisine and stylish decor.


Tempting Cuisine - New menu options everyday

A large part of a great cruising experience is the cuisine on board. Start your day in style with a delicious breakfast, enjoy a spot of tasty lunch, and choose from a selection of scrumptious dinner options, with new dishes to try every evening. And when the sun goes down why not enjoy drinks at the bar or on the sun deck.

A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

Unlike large cruise liners, which can be overwhelming and impersonal, river cruise ships offer an intimate, friendly, convivial atmosphere. You’ll soon befriend your fellow travellers and helpful crew, who’ll make you feel right at home.


Ever-Changing Scenery From Your Cabin

One of the unique benefits of river cruising is that the view from your window is constantly changing. From serene countryside to lively cities, picturesque villages to historic landmarks, there’s so much to see from the comfort of your cabin. Head up to the sun deck for the very best views – and don’t forget your camera!

Da Vinci

Sleek & Stylish Ships

Our team of experts have selected some of the finest river cruise ships just for you. Whether you choose to sail on one of our exclusively chartered ships, or on a hand-picked partner vessel, you’ll find comfortable accommodation, great facilities and a very warm welcome.

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