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TUI River Cruises

18 Reviews

About TUI River 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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  • Who goes on TUI River Cruises cruise ships?

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


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TUI River Cruises 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 Cruiser Reviews

Would never do a TUI river cruise again

It was so cold in the main bar where the entertainment was in the evening that everyone was sitting with coats on.When we boarded the ladies toilet by the main bar was out of commission and remained so until the twelfth day of our holiday.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 75s

Decent cruise for a good price

Just returned from the treasures of the Danube cruise and despite some rain and a missed destination it's been a good week.Food was less good than on our previous TUI river cruise, soups often salty or peppery, entrée and mains just ok, sweets poor and cheese selection awful.Read More
East Yorks

2-5 Cruises

Age 65s

Spring Rhine river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam!

The following morning in Amsterdam we did a tour to Keukenhof tulip gardens which was one of the best trips we did in the whole cruise.We got an excellent last minute deal to go on a Rhine river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 49s

Food too basic and some organisational issues

If you like your food and wine like us, don’t choose TUI river cruises.Reviews of food had been positive so I was very disappointed.Read More
Love travels

2-5 Cruises

Age 58s

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