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Vienna, Austria

Vienna is an elegant multicultural city with a wonderful art scene, fabulous shopping opportunities, and plenty of parks and relaxing outdoor spaces! From shops to churches and museums, galleries, and all the coffee you can drink, you are certain to be satisfied with this thriving European city! The public transportation system is easy to use and the local cuisine is melt-in-your-mouth amazing! There is something that everyone can enjoy in Vienna, making it a great city to explore before or after your cruise!

Currently, there are several cruise lines with sailings that depart from Vienna. Among them are AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, CroisiEurope, Crystal Cruises, U River Cruises, and Uniworld. The most ideal time to visit and cruise from Vienna is between April and May or September and October, when the weather is still mild and there aren’t as many crowds. Traveling during the summer is possible, but you should expect to see more tourists and higher prices.

Taking a river cruise from Vienna has never been easier. AmaWaterways features 7-night Magical Christmas Markets from Vienna to Nuremberg during December, providing you with the opportunity to have a very unique holiday. Likewise, Avalon Waterways offers a few 6-night Christmas-themed cruises from Vienna to Nuremberg, as well as a bunch of short 2- to 3-night cruises aboard Avalon Envision, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Passion, and Avalon Visionary.

CroisiEurope is a river cruise line of high value, featuring 4- to 8-night Eastern and Western Europe cruises from Vienna aboard MS Beethoven, MS Modigliani, MS Symphonie, MS Vivaldi. Crystal Cruises’ river ships Crystal Mahler, Crystal Ravel, and Crystal Mozart sail a series of 6-to 14-night cruises from Vienna while you get to enjoy prepaid gratuities, complimentary excursions (additional restrictions may apply), unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages, and more.

Uniworld River Cruises features a nice selection of 7- to 14-night river cruises from Vienna (including holiday market cruise) onboard River Princess and S.S. Beatrice, while their sister brand, U River Cruises, does 7-night cruises from Vienna on their trendy ship, The A.

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Destinations for Cruises from Vienna, Austria

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Vienna, Austria. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Vienna, Austria

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Vienna, Austria. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Vienna, Austria:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Excursions Included in Cruise Fare
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Avalon Waterways
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 46 (16 - 226 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Pricing
  • Authentic French Cuisine
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Emerald Cruises
  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
  • Valuable Inclusions
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Riviera River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Tauck Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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Uniworld River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (32 - 159 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Product
  • Every Stateroom Has River View
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Viking River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
  • Wine & Beer Included at Lunch &
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Things to do near Vienna, Austria

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Vienna, along with a brief description:

♦ City Tours

Exploring the city of Vienna is an attraction in itself, and very easy to do, thanks to the city’s well-designed public transport system. Some of the landmarks and points of interest you will see along the way include Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, City Hall, Schonbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and Graben Street. You can opt to explore the city on your own, or sign up for a shore excursion that includes a guided tour – usually by foot or bike.

♦ Local Gastronomy

If you have some time before or after your cruise from Vienna, you might consider experiencing some of their fabulous cuisine and wines. From Austrian wines and fresh ham to local coffee shops with fresh apple strudels right out of the oven, your taste buds will be thanking you! Keep your senses peeled for Viennese crepes, cheese-filled pastries, smoked meats, and Viennese bread. Vienna has an incredible selection of local restaurants and cafes that offer local cuisine, fine dining experiences, and casual café fare.

♦ Schonbrunn Palace

Once the summer home of the Habsburg rulers, you can now tour this stunning 1,441-room wonder for yourself when you’re in Vienna. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn all about the palace’s interesting history, architectural highlights, and cultural significance. Once on the grounds, you will be able to enjoy acres of beautiful gardens, water features, greenhouses, and informative exhibits. There is even a zoo on site!

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