Years ago, a typical river cruise stateroom was nothing to write home about. Little more than rectangular boxes with beds and a bathroom, the term “personality” wasn’t one you’d commonly apply to these early accommodations.
But things have changed; not only are today’s river cruising accommodations on par with those at many land-based hotels but also as unique as the rivers the vessels sail on. From intimate river-view staterooms to full suites that come with as many as two balconies, there’s a world of comfortable accommodations to be had at every level.
Each river cruise line goes to great lengths to personalize its staterooms. Of all the lines sailing the waterways of Europe, perhaps none boast the same kind of vibrant, unique staterooms that are found aboard the ships of Uniworld Boutique Cruises, where each ship has its own style, theme and color palette.
Other lines, like Viking River Cruises have taken a decidedly upscale, modern look that reflects both current trends and its Scandinavian heritage.
Avalon Waterways, AmaWaterways, Tauck and others have each put their own spin on staterooms and suites that blend traditional elegance with modern amenities. Personally, we love the slightly off-orange accent lighting that adorned our suite aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLyra; it’s tremendously relaxing at night.
To illustrate the diversity available on the waterways of Europe today, we take a look at a few examples of staterooms from a handful of river cruise lines.
More information on each ship and line mentioned above can be found by visiting our complete river cruise line and fleet overviews right here on River Cruise Advisor.