Rivers of the World Cruise 2023

Welcome to our inaugural2023 Rivers of the World Cruise

Cairo to Lisbon

Set sail with us on our first annual Rivers of the World cruise, a 46-night journey across nine countries onboard five stunning Super Ships. From the glittering Nile to the breathtaking Douro River Valley, you’ll find yourself immersed in a plethora of enticing destinations on our longest journey yet.

Exterior (S.S. Maria Theresa)

The Details

Departing May 20, 2023, you’ll travel from Cairo to Lisbon over 46 nights. Prices start from $38,999 per person for a French Balcony stateroom.

Rivers of the World Cruise 2023

The Destinations

Discover two continents and nine countries as you visit Egypt, the Mediterranean, the Alps, Central Europe and Northern France all on one trip.

Rivers of the World Cruise 2023

The Accommodations

Each of your five Super Ships for this journey is a gorgeously appointed floating boutique hotel, designed to reflect the destinations it sails.

Rivers of the World Cruise 2023

The Inclusions

Our usual host of all-inclusive luxury amenities, plus Welcome and Farewell events, a dedicated Traveling Concierge, special surprises along the way and flights between each part of the cruise.*
(*Does not include pre-/post-cruise flights)

The Itinerary

Rivers of the World Cruise 2023

Part 1

Ship: S.S. Sphinx
Destination: Egypt
Days: 11

The Nile was home to the world’s first river cruises, so it’s apt that we start our voyage here. Join us as we celebrate our inaugural Rivers of the World Cruise in style at our opening event in Cairo. Then embark on the first part of your epic journey with luxury hotel stays in Cairo and onboard our newest Super Ship–S.S. Sphinx. Along the way, you’ll be joined by an expert Egyptologist and explore such fascinating ancient wonders as the temples at Abu Simbel.

Part 2

Ship: S.S. La Venezia
Destination: Italy, Switzerland
Days: 11

Cross the Mediterranean Sea as you fly into the Swiss Alps to stay at the beautiful Lake Town of Lugano, situated on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Then move onto a land tour in chic Milan before setting sail on the Venice Lagoon and Po River for your cruise through Northern Italy on the newly transformed S.S. La Venezia.

Rivers of the World Cruise 2023
Rivers of the World Cruise 2023

Part 3

Ship: S.S. Maria Theresa
Destination: Hungary, Austria and Germany
Days: 7

Cruise through the heart former Holy Roman Empire onboard a ship inspired by its most famous queen, Maria Theresa. Expect stunning natural landscapes, hidden gem villages and awe-inspiring regal architecture—which you’ll get VIP access to on such experiences as a private tour of the Schönbrunn Palace.

Part 4

Ship: S.S. Joie de Vivre
Destination: France
Days: 7

Head to the Seine for the penultimate leg of our trip. Here, you’ll indulge in the casual elegance of Paris, enjoy sumptuous wine and cuisines, explore a unique array of charming local towns in Northern France and form a profound emotional connection with the historic beaches of Normandy. Culminate your time in France with an iconic show at the Moulin Rouge, sure to be a highlight.

Rivers of the World Cruise 2023
Rivers of the World Cruise 2023

Part 5

Ship: S.S. São Gabriel
Destination: Portugal, Spain
Days: 11

Experiencing the spectacular Douro River Valley onboard the new S.S. São Gabriel is the perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime cruise, with no shortage of colorful cities and lush river views. Cap off your incredible journey with a land tour in Lisbon, during which you’ll visit the one-of-a-kind cities of Sintra and Cascais, and a glamorous Farewell Event in Lisbon.

For more information or to book, please contact your Travel Advisor or call our reservations line at 1-800-257-2407.

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