There is nothing quite as relaxing as a cruise. Savour ever-changing scenery along the tranquil banks of the River Seine or travel effortlessly past the majestic castles and enticing vineyards of the Rhine. As rail cruise experts, Great Rail Journeys has carefully planned our rail cruises to offer the best of both worlds. Train and cruise holidays that combine the luxury of a cruise with the relaxing convenience of a train.

Whether you prefer a cruise through the rolling countryside bordering the Rhone or a more adventurous tour to Eastern Europe on the ‘Blue Danube’, river cruises are one of the most enjoyable ways to experience a region.

Our no-fly cruises include all accommodation and transport as well as a selection of meals and excursions. All of our river cruises are aboard elegant 3 to 5 star superior ships that have been specially designed to capture the breathtaking vistas that they pass. From the splendour of Scotland’s Caledonian Canal to the epic route of the Volga-Baltic Waterway, our relaxing river cruises sail through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.


MS Amadeus Brilliant & Royal

The 4-Star superior MS Amadeus Brilliant was launched in April 2011 and certainly lives up to its promise. There are 67 cabins and nine suites on the stylish ship, accommodating up to 150 passengers who are looked after by as many as 40 members of staff. During your time on board the ship, you can choose to do whatever takes your fancy. Both ships’ boast many amenities for you to really make the most of your time on board – and each ship has a lift to all interior decks.
Launched in 2005 and completely renovated for 2015, the MS Amadeus Royal is a premium passenger vessel fitted out with all imaginable refinements. The 4-star superior ship continues the high standards of glamour found on its sister river cruise ships. It features 67 cabins and 4 suites, attended by approximately 40 staff during your time on board.


The interior provides old world charm in the piano bar and the lounge – complete with a small library and games room – whilst panoramic windows give all-round views of the passing scenery. For your comfort, the ship is fully air conditioned and centrally heated, and also offers a small exercise room. On deck, there is ample space for you to relax with sun loungers available. Anacoluthe has an on deck whirlpool, which is the perfect place from which to watch the world gently float by.
In the evenings, head over to the lounge area where you can enjoy a variety of after-dinner entertainment.You are also able to enjoy a ride alongside the river bank using one of the on board bicycles which are available for complimentary hire.

MS A Rosa Donna

The ship offers a superb range of on board leisure facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool on the sun deck, and plenty of loungers. There is also a putting green and shuffleboard on this deck, making it an ideal place to exercise or simply relax whilst admiring the beautiful scenery of the Danube river valley.
For those seeking some rest and rejuvenation, there are also spa facilities on board including a gym and Finnish sauna. In the spa area, a comprehensive choice of beauty and cosmetic treatments are on offer. There are also three bars, including a bar on the Sun Deck, the main bar and a day lounge/wine bar, as well as a comfortable, modern main lounge for guests to enjoy. The ship’s well-appointed restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Bikes are available for you to hire on board, so you can explore each port of call independently.

MS Amadeus Princess

Built in 2006, the spectacular 5-Star Superior MS Amadeus Princess boasts impressive on-board facilities including a golf putting green and fitness room, as well as a hairdresser and spa room offering massage treatments. Impeccable service, mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines are all part of the superb experience on board.

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Amadeus Silver

The newest member of the Amadeus fleet is the 5-Star Amadeus Silver, which was launched in 2013 and continues the high standards of glamour found on its sister river cruise ships. It features 78 cabins and 12 suites, attended by up to 46 staff during your time on board.

MV Lord of the Glens

A luxury ship, MV Lord of the Glens, is the only passenger vessel of its kind, designed to navigate both the Scottish inland waterways of the Caledonian Canal and the open sea. It offers a truly unique way to take in the peaceful atmosphere and timeless landscape of Scotland’s most dramatically beautiful lochs.

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The intimate 3-Star hotel-barge Anacoluthe is a combination of old world charm and modern comforts. The emphasis on the cruise is relaxation, gastronomy and scenery. Gently cruising through the tranquil waters of France, you’ll find that this delightful vessel is a particularly civilised way to take in the charming scenery unfolding before you at a deliberately leisurely pace.

Mv Rosa Stella

The 4-Star MV A-Rosa Stella was launched in 2005. The ship is lauded for offering something for everyone on board, and is equipped with modern comforts throughout.


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