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TUI River Cruises

22 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

There is a reason they are cheaper!

Everyone on board including crew, just assumed niavely, that because it was TUI's boat & their decision to end the trip we would either get a full refund or more likely the opportunity to do the cruise again at some other date.Our cruise insurance won't pay either becasue they are saying it is TUI's responsibility.Read More

many10+ Cruises

Age 52s

Tui Maya, Old ship that keeps breaking down.

They then decided to bus us to Vienna, to an airport hotel, where they flew us home the next day.To top it all though, the Engine packed in on the second night and we were stuck outside an industrial estate outside Linz for a day and a half.Read More

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 63s

Reall great ... but no AC!

Two or three times the ship only sailed at night and so we didn't get the sailing experience on ther river which we were all there for.We were fortunate that most mornings and evening were cool, even cold and so didn't suffer from the lack of AC.Read More

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Poor experience on TUI River Cruise- Rhine&Danube

) – this is not a new issue, it has carried over from 2023 – it is poor maintenance • The toilet in our cabin was faulty for over a week (vacuum flushing continuously, not flushing at all and even overflowing onto the floor) culminating in it being switched off completely one night without telling us – again ongoing maintenance issues – one of the two public ladies’ toilets was out of order for the first week on board, again this had been an issue for months • no hot water on 2 days.One location (passau) depended on public busses for a 8km (each way) journey to the town, but these were on a very limited schedule due to a public holiday.Read More

many10+ Cruises

Age 61s

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