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TUI River Cruises Cruises

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About TUI River Cruises Cruises

TUI started its river cruise programme with three ships, offering over 30 adults-only itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main and Dutch and Belgian waterways, including the 14-night "European Icons" itinerary from Amsterdam to Budapest, The line includes tips in the fare, plus inclusive flights, transfers and Wi-Fi.

The fleet features a selection of balcony suites, a la carte dining, casual dining and onboard social venues. Passengers enjoy full-board with wine, beer and soft drinks with meals. There is also be a personalised shore excursion programme, allowing passengers to choose exactly how much, or how little, they want to do.

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TUI River Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on TUI River Cruises cruise ships?

The line attracts many people, mostly Brits, familiar with TUI's land-based holidays. In keeping with the general river cruise demographic, a middle-aged and more mature crowd are likely to be attracted to the adults-only river cruises; many of them first-timers who have previously taken holidays with TUI.

The company's customers are generally easy-going and fun-loving, with a focus on value for money rather than luxury.

Do I have to dress up on a TUI River Cruises cruise?

In keeping with river cruising in general, the onboard dress code is casual. There are no formal nights on river cruises, although some passengers like to dress up a bit more for events such as the Gala Dinner, which is held once on sailings over five nights or more.

Is everything free on TUI River Cruises cruises?

Almost. There are a very large number of inclusions over and above most other river cruise lines. Fares will include direct flights from UK airports, an up to 23kg luggage allowance, transfers to and from the ship, all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi and tips. Bar drinks are not included, but customers can upgrade to all-inclusive.

What are TUI River Cruises’s most popular activities?

Daily tailor-made shore excursions -- with passengers free to choose as few or as many as they want for an extra fee -- will include walking tours in ports of call and visits to places of interest such as museums and castles.

There is a daytime and nightime entertainment schedule.

Why go with TUI River Cruises?

  • High level of inclusions including tips.
  • Brit-friendly ships.
  • Value-for-money cruises with flexible options.

Best for: TUI holiday fans and new-to-river-cruise passengers looking for a friendly and well-priced break

Not for: Families with little ones and teenagers and luxury loving couples

TUI River Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Almost there

On a Christmas Market cruise it was also disappointing as most were closed until lunch time so we were in towns too early and of course they come alive at night when it’s dark and all the Christmas lights are a joy to see.I say almost as the ship is beautiful, the service everywhere from restaurant, bars, to housekeeping was excellent and the food was as good as I have eaten on pretty much any cruise (and our last trip was with Silverseas) Even the entertainment, although kept simple, was better and more than we had expected.Read More
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Smuffle

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Not for people with any mobility problems

Apart from Koblenz, the boat was moored a considerable distance from the town, mostly well over 1 km away, walking through industrial estates on 3 occasions.We had assumed, as on the previous cruise, that we would be within very easy walking distance of the town centre.Read More
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sands8kc

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Great value

Although we have taken several ocean cruises,the Nile and the Mekong this was our first European river cruise.For a river boat the cabin size was good,large comfy bed,chair, TV, hair dryer fridge stocked with beer,coke and Sprite.Read More
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East Yorks

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Christmas season Rhine cruise

The rules for returning to the UK changed the night before our departure, so no-one had time to get the lateral flow test that would now be required within the two days before return ...We went on two of the optional excursions (which were included as there was an allowance towards excursions), which were good, although we usually did our own exploring at the ports.Read More
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Frizzy

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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