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APT River Cruises

Explore Europe in luxury with APT’s river cruises. These cruises include home to airport transfers, complimentary drinks and gratuities and butler service with selected cabin grades. On the all-inclusive cruises, experience indulgent inclusions, a range of outstanding excursions and unique signature experienced designed exclusively for APT guests.

APT’s award-winning fleet of elegant boutique-style river cruise ships carry a maximum of 164 guests and feature expansive public areas, choice of dining options and large cabins. Many of the Aria Class ships feature French balconies, whilst the newer Concerto Class ships have innovatory ‘Twin Balconies’. All ships have a fitness centre, library and complimentary bicycles for on shore exploration.

  • APT Concerto class ship
  • Concerto Twin Balcony Cabin
  • Typical Dining Room
  • Chef's Table Restaurant
  • Concerto Bathroom
  • Aria French Balcony Cabin
  • Reception and Lift
  • Breakfast on Deck

About APT River Cruises

Choose your Style

APT's luxury cruises are most popular with our guests as the represent the finest way to explore Europe. All included excursions provide the most immersive exploration with unique Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice touring in most destinations. Enjoy home to airport transfers by private car and unlimited complimentary drinks throughout on most itineraries.

Our standard APT river cruises are run in conjunction with AmaWaterways. Cruise on some of the finest ships and enjoy all meals plus complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner. Guided excursions are also included.

All-inclusive value

To give you all-inclusive value and no hidden extras, APT includes:

  • Flights from 15 regional UK airports
  • Transfers between airport and ship
  • Transfers by private car between your home and airport within 75 miles
  • Shore excursions in small groups, often with a choice of tours
  • On board gratuities and all tips
  • Services of a Professional Cruise Director
  • Port charges
  • Full board accommodation in large modern cabins
  • Included wireless internet access from cabins plus a cabin Infotainment centre including computer and TV
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks at lunch and dinner (and at all times on the all-inclusive itineraries)
  • Complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee
  • Complimentary bicycles in Europe for onshore leisure
  • Wide variety of onboard entertainment

Comments from previous Blue Water Holidays customers include:

“Our APT Rhine voyage was the best we have ever been on!”

“We sailed the River Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest and had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Booking was so easy, the ship was wonderful – thank you Blue Water Holidays and APT.”

Cruise Collection

Rhine Cruises

  • Rhine Treasures

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    A luxury all-inclusive luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Basel through Holland, Germany and Switzerland. Includes return from the UK, private home to airport transfers, complimentary drinks on board, excursions and signature experiences 2018 - May, Jun, Jul
    Save £800 per couple!

    Rhine Treasures Fly Cruise Package
    From £2995pp
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  • Rhine and Rhone Treasures

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Arles

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    This all-inclusive, luxury cruise combines the legendary Rhine through Holland, Germany and Switzerland with the majestic Rhone through picturesque Provence in France. Includes return flights, home pick-up service, unlimited complimentary drinks on board plus a choice of excursions and Signature Experiences 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul
    Save £1500 per couple!

    Rhine and Rhone Treasures River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £6095pp
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  • Danube Cruises

  • Delightful Danube

    8 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Travelmarvel Sapphire Choice of Ships

    Discover the quintessential medieval city of Regensburg, the charming towns of Melk and Durnstein and musical Vienna on this superb premium cruise along the Danube, with a hotel stay in historic Nuremberg, return flights from the UK and special Insider Experiences 2017 - Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    Save up to 48% on 2018 departures!

    Delightful Danube River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £1195pp
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  • Majestic Danube

    7 Nights - Budapest to Vilshofen

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    Immerse yourself in history and culture of the River Danube exploring charming Bratislava and the musical city of Vienna on this luxury, all-inclusive cruise. Includes travel package from the UK and guided excursions 2018 - Apr
    Save £1400 per couple on 2018 departures!

    Majestic Danube Fly Cruise Package
    From £2095pp
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  • Legendary Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    Explore three countries on this fanastic itinerary from Nuremberg to Budapest, visiting historic cities and charming towns. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board 2017 - Oct, Nov
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    Save £500 per couple on 2018 departures!

    Legendary Danube River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £2395pp
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  • Rhine, Main and Danube Cruises

  • Reflections of the Rhine and Main

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Nuremburg

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond Choice of Ships

    A superb full-board premium cruise along the beautiful Rhine River from Amsterdam to Nuremburg, travelling through Rüdesheim, Wertheim and Würzburg. Includes flights from the UK, excursions and unique Insider Experiences 2017 - Oct
    2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    Save up to 50% on 2018 departures!

    Reflections of the Rhine and Main Fly Cruise Package
    From £995pp
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  • European Gems

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond Choice of Ships

    Explore the heart of Germany and Austria on this superb-value premium itinerary. Includes flights from the UK and shore excursions 2017 - Oct, Dec
    2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
    Save up to 50% on 2018 departures!

    European Gems - River Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £1995pp
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  • Magnificent Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    An all-inclusive, luxury cruise through five magnificent countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, with exclusive signature experiences, guided excursions, home pick-up service and travel from the UK 2017 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    Save up to £4600 per couple on 2018 departures!

    Royal Magnificent Europe Fly Cruise Package
    From £2795pp
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  • River Danube towards the Black Sea Cruises

  • Balkan Jewels

    7 Nights - Giurgiu to Budapest

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    Sail along the mighty Danube through five contrasting countries and the spectacular Iron Gates on this luxury, all-inclusive voyage, with return flights from the UK, private home to airport transfers, unlimited complimentary drinks on board and exclusive Signature Experience 2018 - Apr
    Save £800 per couple!

    Balkan Jewels Fly Cruise Package
    From £1795pp
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  • Voyage through Eastern Europe

    7 Nights - Budapest to Rousse

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    Discover the magnificent capital cities of Belgrade and Bucharest and the breathtaking ‘Iron Gates’ in Eastern Europe, cruising towards the Black Sea. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and unlimited complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board 2017 - Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
    Save £500 per couple on 2018 departures!

    Voyage through Eastern Europe - River Danube Cruise towards the Black Sea Fly Cruise Package
    From £2495pp
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  • Bordeaux and Wine Country Cruises

  • Grand Bordeaux

    7 Nights - Bordeaux and back

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    An all-inclusive luxury cruise through the heart of Bordeaux with visits to magnificent chateaux and wine tastings. Includes flights from the UK, unlimited complimentary drinks on board plus excursions and Signature Experiences 2017 - Sep
    2018 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Save up to £1250pp on 2017 departures!

    Grand Bordeaux Fly Cruise Package
    From £2195pp
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  • Douro Cruises

  • Douro Discovery

    7 Nights - Porto and back

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Douro Serenity Douro Serenity

    Sail through the famous port wine regions of the picuresque Douro Valley on this superb value premium cruise. Includes return flights from the UK, excursions and unique Insider Experiences 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug
    Save £500 per couple!

    Douro Discovery Fly Cruise Package
    From £2445pp
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  • Enticing River Douro

    7 Nights - Porto and back

    APT Ship - AmaVida AmaVida

    Explore the beautiful Douro Valley and port wine region on this superb itinerary along the River Douro on brand new ship AmaVida. Includes travel package from the UK and drinks with lunch and dinner on board 2017 - Oct, Nov
    2018 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    Save £500 per couple on 2018 departures!

    Enticing River Douro Cruise Through Portugal Fly Cruise Package
    From £2595pp
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  • Rhone Cruises

  • Rhone Treasures

    7 Nights - Lyon to Arles

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    This all-inclusive, luxury cruise visits the wine-producing Beaujolais region and colourful Provence in Southern France. Includes return flights from the UK, unlimited complimentary drinks on board and signature experiences 2017 - Sep
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Save up to £1000pp on 2017 departures!

    Rhone Treasures River Cruise Through Provence Fly Cruise Package
    From £2195pp
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  • Jewels of the Rhone

    7 Nights - Lyon to Arles

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Excellence Rhone Excellence Rhone

    Discover the gastronomical capital of Lyon and World Heritage-listed town of Avignon on this excellent value premium holiday along the Rhone exploring Burgundy and Provence. Includes flights from the UK and shore excursions

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  • River Seine Cruises

  • Romantic Seine

    7 Nights - Paris and back

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    Explore Monet's famous gardens at Giverny, visit the poignant Normandy Landing Beaches and enjoy an overnight stop in medieval Rouen on this all-inclusive, luxury River Seine cruise, with return flights from the UK, home-to-airport transfers and complimentary drinks on board 2018 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Save up to £1000 per couple on 2018 departures!

    Romantic Seine Fly Cruise Package
    From £2945pp
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  • Holland at Tulip Time Cruises

  • Tulip Time

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

    Discover the vibrant flowers of Keukenhof Gardens and explore the magnificent cities of Antwerp and Ghent at tulip time on this luxury, all-inclusive voyage from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Includes return flights from the UK, home to airport transfers and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board 2018 - Apr
    Save up to £1740 per couple!

    Tulip Time Fly Cruise Package
    From £1925pp
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  • Burma Cruises

  • Majestic Burma

    16 Nights - Yangon to Mandalay

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Princess Panhwar Princess Panhwar

    Explore Burma, a breathtaking land untouched by tourists for a generation, on this premium cruise on brand new ship Princess Panhwar up the mighty Irrawaddy from Yangon to Mandalay. Includes return flights from the UK and excursions 2017 - Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    2nd passenger flies free - save up to £1150 per couple!

    Majestic Burma Fly Cruise Package
    From £4045pp
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  • Hidden Wonders of Myanmar

    16 Nights - Mandalay to Yangon

    APT Ship - Samatha Samatha

    Discover the ornate temples and pagodas of Burma on this luxury, all-inclusive cruise along the magnificent Irrawaddy River on brand new ship, Samatha. Includes travel package from the UK, Freedom of Choice Touring and exclusive Signature Experiences 2017 - Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    FREE flights - save up to £2300 per couple!

    Hidden Wonders of Myanmar Fly Cruise Package
    From £4345pp
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  • Vietnam and Mekong Cruises

  • Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

    13 Nights - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - La Marguerite La Marguerite

    Excellent value premium river cruise holiday including 7-nights on the Mekong and hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap for Angkor Wat. Includes excursions and flights from the UK 2017 - Sep, Oct, Nov
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    FREE flights - save up to £2000 per couple!

    Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Cruise and Tour Fly Cruise Package
    From £2745pp
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  • Discover Vietnam and Cambodia

    17 Nights - Hanoi to Siem Reap

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - La Marguerite La Marguerite

    Superb value premium holiday combining a 2-night stay on a junk in Ha Long Bay, 7-nights on the magnificent Mekong and hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city and Siem Reap. Includes excursions and flights from the UK 2017 - Sep, Oct, Nov
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    FREE flights - save up to £2000 per couple!

    Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Cruise and Land Tour Fly Cruise Package
    From £3670pp
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  • Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

    14 Nights - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

    APT Ship - AmaLotus AmaLotus

    See the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 14-night luxury cruise and land tour with hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Includes travel package from the UK, Freedom of Choice Touring and signature experiences 2017 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    FREE Business Class or Premium Economy flights!

    Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights Cruise and Tour Fly Cruise Package
    From £3695pp
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  • Wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia

    21 Nights - Hanoi to Siem Reap

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - La Marguerite La Marguerite

    Explore iconic sights and discover hidden gems on this superb value premium holiday with hotel stays in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City and a 7-night cruise along the Mekong. Includes return flights from the UK, internal flights and excursions 2017 - Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar
    FREE flights - save up to £2000 per couple!

    Wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia Fly Cruise Package
    From £4245pp
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  • Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

    18 Nights - Hanoi to Siem Reap

    APT Ship - AmaLotus AmaLotus

    This luxury holiday includes stays in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, the temple of Angkor Wat, and 7-nights on the Mekong river on board the luxurious AMALotus. Includes flights from the UK and excursions 2017 - Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    Free Business Class or Premium Economy flights - save up to £4680 per couple!

    Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery Cruise and Tour Fly Cruise Package
    From £4795pp
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  • Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

    22 Nights - Ho Chi Minh City and back

    APT Ship - AmaLotus AmaLotus

    This superb holiday includes a 7-night luxury cruise along the Mekong, hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City, the ancient cities of Hoi An and Hue, Hanoi and Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, plus a three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Includes flights from the UK and excursions 2017 - Sep, Oct, Nov
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    FREE Flights - Save up to £4680 per couple!

    Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Cruise and Tour Fly Cruise Package
    From £5945pp
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  • Alaska Cruises Cruises

  • Alaska Cruise and Rockies Tour

    19 Nights - Calgary to Vancouver

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Volendam Choice of Ships

    Combine a tour of Canada's dramatic Rocky Mountains with a 7-night cruise of Alaska' stunning Inside Passage on this premium 19-night cruise and land tour, with return flights from the UK 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Alaska Cruise and Passage Through the Rockies Fly Cruise Package
    From £4745pp
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  • Yangtze Cruises

  • Imperial China

    13 Nights - Beijing to Shanghai

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Victoria Anna Choice of Ships

    Superb value premium holiday combining 4-nights on the mighty Yangtze and hotel stays in Beijing, Xi’an, Wuzhen and Shanghai. Includes excursions and flights from the UK 2017 - Sep, Oct, Nov

    Imperial China – Yangtze River Cruise and Land Tour Fly Cruise Package
    From £3365pp
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  • Best of China

    13 Nights - Beijing to Shanghai

    APT Ship - Yangzi Explorer Yangzi Explorer

    This luxury holiday includes 4-nights on the mighty Yangtze and hotel stays in the spectacular cities of Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Includes travel package from the UK, drinks with meals on board and exclusive benefits including Freedom of Choice Touring and signature experiences 2017 - Oct
    2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct
    FREE flights - save up to £2400 per couple!

    Best of China – Yangtze River Cruise and Land Tour Fly Cruise Package
    From £3845pp
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  • Ganges Cruises

  • Essence of India

    16 Nights - Delhi to Kolkata

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Rajmahal Rajmahal

    Explore India's hidden wonders on this premium holiday combining hotel stays in the lively cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Kolkata with a 7-night cruise along the Lower Ganges. Includes excursions and flights from the UK 2017 - Nov

    Essence of India Fly Cruise Package
    From £4365pp
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  • Colours of India

    16 Nights - Delhi to Kolkata

    Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Rajmahal Rajmahal

    Excellent value premium holiday combining hotel stays in the diverse cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Kolkata with a 7-night cruise exploring the Lower Ganges on board Rajmahal. Includes excursions and flights from the UK 2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

    Colours of India Fly Cruise Package
    From £4965pp
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  • Wonders of India

    17 Nights - Delhi to Kolkata

    APT Ship - Ganges Voyager Ganges Voyager

    This luxury holiday includes guided tours of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Kolkata with stays at iconic 5-star hotels and all meals included. See the highlights of India's Golden Triangle including the Taj Mahal and the Amber Fort before flying to Kolkata for a 7-night Lower Ganges river cruise adventure into rural India. 2017 - Nov

    Wonders of India Fly Cruise Package
    From £8145pp
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