Daily Line CruisesVarious shipping companies offer individual cruises up and down the Danube. Select your preferred boat and you will see the respective sailing timetables, clearly structured and colour coded. You also have the convenient option of printing out your chosen selection.
Shipping linesEnjoy your holiday on the gentle waves of the Danube. From your vantage point on one of our Danube cruiseliners you'll discover magnificent scenery, historical sites and places of cultural interest.
We have compiled a list of Danube cruise operators in alphabetical order who offer cruises on the Danube. You can find the details of the routes and cruiseliners on their individual websites.
Bike-Barge & Sail Europe BV
6971 EV Brummen
6970 AA Brummen
MS Arlene II
Breeze Cruise Lines Ltd
59-61 Acropolis Ave., Suite 302
MS CruceStar, MS Vista Fidelio
Cruiselines Nijmegen b.v.
p/a postbus 59
NL-5384 ZH Heesch
11755 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
MS Crystal Mahler, MS Crystal Mozart, MS Crystal Ravel
ECL European Cruise Line AG
MS Princess Sophie
HFC International River Cruise GmbH
P.O. Box 50689
MS Amethyst, MS Bolero, MS Emerald Dawn, MS Emerald Destiny, MS Emerald Sky, MS Emerald Star, MS Emerald Sun, MS Flamenco, MS Maxima, MS Melodia, MS Scenic Amber, MS Scenic Crystal, MS Scenic Jade, MS Scenic Jasper, MS Scenic Jewel, MS Scenic Opal, MS Scenic Pearl, MS Scenic Ruby, MS Sonata, MS Thurgau Silence, MS Thurgau Ultra, MS Travelmarvel Diamond, MS Travelmarvel Jewel, MS Travelmarvel Sapphire, MS Viktoria
Lime Tree Cruises B.V.
Lime Tree Cruises B.V.
P/a Hotel Lumen
NL-8025 CP Zwolle
Ship: MS Serenade 2
MS Amadeus Brilliant, MS Amadeus Classic, MS Amadeus Elegant, MS Amadeus Queen, MS Amadeus Rhapsody, MS Amadeus Royal, MS Amadeus Silver, MS Amadeus Silver II, MS Amadeus Star, MS Amadeus Symphony, MS Brabant
HTL Rivercruises B.B.
6800 AG ARNHEM
Shipping services provided by Rivertech BV:
MS Avalon Artistry II, MS Avalon Envision, MS Avalon Illumination, MS Imagery II, MS Avalon Impression, MS Avalon Panorama, MS Avalon Passion, MS Avalon Tranquility II, MS Avalon Visionary, MS Excellence Baroness, MS Excellence Princess, MS Heidelberg, MS Monarch Countess, Monarch Duchess, MS Monarch Empress, MS Monarch Governess, MS Monarch Princess, MS River Art, MS River Discovery II, MS River Navigator, MS River Splendor, MS River Voyager
MS Amelia, MS Anesha, MS Emily Bronté, MS Esprit, MS George Eliot, MS Joy, MS Nickovision, MS Oscar Wilde, MS Robert Burns, MS Savor, MS Swiss Crown, MS Swiss Diamond, MS Swiss Tiara, MS Thomas Hardy, MS Thurgau Prestige, MS Treasures, MS William Wordsworth
Triana Group s.r.o.
Triana Group s.r.o.
821 03 Bratislava
MS Carissima, MS Theodor Körner
Main Agency in Austria
MS Dnipro, MS Moldavia, MS Ukraina, MS Volga
MS Viking Aegir, MS Viking Alsvin, MS Viking Atla, MS Viking Baldur, MS Viking Bestla, MS Viking Bragi, MS Viking Egil, MS Viking Eistla, MS Viking Embla, MS Viking Freya, MS Viking Gefjon, MS Viking Gullveig, MS Viking Hermod, MS Viking Idi, MS Viking Idun, MS Viking Ingvi, MS Viking Jarl, MS Viking Legend, MS Viking Lif, MS Viking Magni, MS Viking Mimir, MS Viking Modi, MS Viking Njord, MS Viking Odin, MS Viking Prestige, MS Viking Sigyn, MS Viking Skadi, MS Viking Skirnir, MS Viking Tir, MS Viking Tor, MS Viking Vali, MS Viking Var, MS Viking Ve, MS Viking Vilhjalm, MV Viking Vili
Shipping supports the local economy
The vessels of the white fleet are not only beautiful to look at. Much more than that, they are important pillars of the Austrian tourism industry, especially in the Danube area, for tourist destinations, businesses, restaurants, hotels, bus companies and many of the region’s suppliers. Many regional firms, from winegrowers to bakers, regularly supply demanding and delighted passengers with their wares.
1.265 million passengers travelled on the Danube in Austria in 2017, 64% of them on day trips and 36% on cruise vessels.
In 2019, there will be 188 different cruise vessels and 16 day trip ships, 6 of them operating scheduled services, making regular stops along the Danube during the cruise season and transporting guests to the regions along the river.
Ships are among the most environmentally friendly means of transport, can move huge tonnages with minimal effort, and do so using the resource-saving power of water.
According to a recent study, river cruisers in the Danube region between Regensburg and Vienna generated total added value of €110.7 million during the 2016 summer season. With its comprehensive market analysis, this study provided an insight into the European cabin-cruise market on the Danube on the stretch between Regensburg and Vienna. An expert survey and a guest survey were conducted as part of the study. The guest survey sought the opinions of 1,350 guests on cruise ships. The survey was carried out in the 2016 summer season in the period from the beginning of May to the end of October, when 90% of all cruises on the Danube take place.
High value added
As the basis for calculating the added value, the study referred to passengers’ additional spending, booked excursion packages, fees and charges, overnight stays, transfer costs and the purchase of products. From May to October 2016, overall added value generated by river cruises on the Danube between Regensburg and Vienna was calculated to be a total of €110.7 million. Of this, €21.7 million came from the Austrian federal state of Lower Austria, €11.9 million from Upper Austria and €49.2 million from the city of Vienna. Bavaria was responsible for added value of €27.9 million.
Excursion packages booked by passengers accounted for the biggest share of added value with 46%, followed by costs for loading (delivery of products and food on board) with 19% and extra spending by passengers on land with 17%. In addition, river cruise trips on the Danube between Regensburg and Vienna created the equivalent of 1,173 jobs during the period.
Wealthy target group & return visitors
The guest survey revealed that the passengers questioned were an average 67 years old. Accordingly, they also included a comparatively high proportion of retirees (71%). Moreover, cabin cruise guests are very wealthy holidaymakers: 57% of passengers surveyed have an above-average household income of more than €3,500.
Most of the guests on Danube cruise ships have a high affinity for travel: 91% of those surveyed indicated that they had already made at least one holiday trip to Europe in the past. Some 37% had travelled in the Danube region at least once in the past, with 11% of them having taken a river cruise on the Danube. The intention to make a return visit is another important and positive effect of cabin cruises on the Danube. 75% of German-speaking guests said they wanted to revisit places, cities or regions along the section of river between Regensburg and Vienna. Of the guests from the USA and Canada, a total of 42% said they wanted to visit the Danube region again in the future.
DrPetra Bohuslav – Lower Austria State Minister for Economy, Tourism and Sport is pleased with developments in Lower Austria: “Cabin ship tourism brings Lower Austria high added value and is therefore highly significant for the tourism industry. Last year, around 380,000 cruise tourists travelled on cruisers throughout the entire Danube region, taking land excursions to Lower Austria’s cultural assets and destinations such as Melk Abbey or the Wachau Valley. Our long-term goal is to increase the quality, added value and the appreciation of river cruises in the region. It will be even more important to implement measures for the sustainable control of visitor flows in the region. In this way, we can ensure further improvements for everyone working in the cabin cruise segment, as well as for the people who live in the region.”