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Best-of-the best Luxury Cruise Awards 2018: River Cruising in Europe

With four identical river ships, plus Crystal Mozart, all in service as of June, Crystal proves its ocean formula of impeccable service and sophisticated penthouse-style interiors are just what the European river cruise market needed.

Unique, opulent design and attention to detail are the hallmarks of a Uniworld river cruise. Explore destinations by bike, stroll through markets with the onboard chef or recline with new dine-in movies.

Tauck’s exclusive programs and on-shore experiences are legendary, adding up to a once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests. With no more than 130 passengers per ship, the onboard atmosphere is akin to a boutique hotel.

Finalists: AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Scenic
River Cruises, Viking River Cruises

IMAGE LEFT © VIKING OCEAN CRUISES/CHARISSA FAY

Best entry-level cabins

1. Crystal River Cruises
2. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
3. Avalon Waterways

Best top-of-the-range suites

1. Crystal River Cruises
2. Viking River Cruises
3. Tauck River Cruises

Best service

1. Crystal River Cruises
=2. Tauck River Cruises
=2. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best cuisine/dining experience

1. Crystal River Cruises
2. Tauck River Cruises
3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best shore excursions

1. Crystal River Cruises
2. Tauck River Cruises
3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best décor/ambience

1. Crystal River Cruises
2. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
3. Tauck River Cruises

Best entertainment

1. Crystal River Cruises
2. Tauck River Cruises
3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best wellness programs

1. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
=2. Crystal River Cruises
=2. Viking River Cruises

Best itineraries

1. Tauck River Cruises
2. Crystal River Cruises
3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best fully inclusive offer

1. Crystal River Cruises
2. Tauck River Cruises
3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

About the awards

Our 2018 Luxury Cruise Awards are following up the success of the inaugural Signature Luxury Travel & Style Cruise Awards last year, we have reassembled our panel to vote on their top three cruise lines across a range of categories. In addition to our original categories – large, small, boutique, tall ship, river and expedition – we have added the best ships for a multigenerational escape and the tour operators that elevate the cruise experience even further.