River Upper Premium Cruises

Sail the world’s most enchanting rivers on the best upper premium cruise lines for a truly magnificent experience. Seamless boarding, wondrous views, and exclusive tour packages await you in some of the most iconic places on Earth. Luxury Cruise Connections specializes in curating comprehensive vacation packages from summer getaways to romantic anniversaries and milestone celebrations. As a Virtuoso luxury travel agency, we can offer private upgrades and special arrangements unadvertised to the public. No matter where you wish to go, we’ll help you travel in style. Call (866) 997-0377 to speak to a Cruise and Vacation Specialist.

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Prague castle city view


Avalon’s award-winning upper premium cruise fleet will effortlessly carry you through Europe’s best river destinations and beyond. See history unfold before your eyes as you lounge poolside with panoramic views and a cocktail in hand. Our Cruise and Vacation Specialists can help you plan your next Avalon voyage from choosing your stateroom to selecting the perfect excursion. Avalon stands out with themed voyages and Active & Discovery itineraries for those seeking a more hands-on expedition. The meals are regionally themed for an authentic culinary experience. Explore many European destinations or embark on a longer expedition and tour the Mekong or the epic Amazon River for something more adventurous.


AmaWaterways has a storied history of offering innovative and sustainable tourism in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Explore the legendary region of Bordeaux on a wine tour or pair your next cruise with an African Safari package as you take in the outstanding views of UNESCO heritage sites including Victoria Falls. AmaWaterways offers unique travel opportunities, industry-leading amenities, and celebrated dining options — upholding the brand’s reputation as one of the best river upper premium cruise lines in the business.

Sunset dining on cruise
Heidelberg River in Germany


Emerald offers complete relaxation with serene river cruises aboard vessels carrying a small number of guests — there are usually fewer than 150 passengers on board. In this intimate setting, you’ll venture closer to land and get an insider’s look at local culture and scenery. Experience award-winning service as you explore the sights of the Danube, Rhine, and Volga rivers. Our concierge team will handle all of your travel arrangements including flights, hotel stays, and any special requests aboard the ship.


This is just a snapshot of the upper premium river cruise lines that we partner with. The full list includes:

Plan Your River Cruise Today

Put your ideas into action and book your cruise, complete with special upgrades and personal service you won’t find elsewhere. Luxury Cruise Connections partners with the best upper premium river cruise lines to offer exclusive deals, credits, and add-ons. With our decades of experience in the travel industry, we’ve built relationships with many of the world’s leading tour companies and service providers, positioning us to advise you on the best way to see your dream destination. Explore our exciting itineraries today and get ready to set sail!

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River Upper Premium Cruises Ships


Why Book With Luxury Cruise Connections
  • Best price guaranteed
  • Personalized Service and Expert Advise
  • Complimentary Concierge Service
  • Exclusive "Secret" Promos
  • Free Shore Excursions*
  • Free Shipboard Credit*
  • One Stop Shop (Air, Hotels, Transfers, etc.)
  • Over 30 Years Making Travelers Happy
  • We are a Virtuoso Travel Agency
  • World Cruise Awards Winners
  • 5-Star Rating on Google Reviews
  • A+ with Better Business Bureau


    Terms & Conditions:

  • Onboard Credit and Free Shore Excursions or other Free Perks are subject to availability and on select sailings only. These offers are capacity controlled and are subject to availability at time of booking. Although we make the best reasonable efforts to keep our content updated, our site does not automatically update the promotion availability in real time
  • This offer is only applicable to new bookings and can be combined with select offers. Please contact a Luxury Cruise Connections Advisor for more information about what other discounts may apply when you reserve your desired sailing date!
  • Savings and Free Perks are based on promotional fares at the time of publishing, but they may be subject to change or removal without notice.
  • With our Best Price Guarantee, you can be sure that we’ll always have the lowest prices available. This applies to select sailings and is valid up until 30 days before your trip!
  • Pricing variances will be resolved with an onboard credit, suite upgrade on future cruises at cruise lines discretion. Please contact one of our travel advisors for more information!
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  • All other charges, including but not limited to, taxes, fees and port expenses, are additional and apply to all guests. This offer is applicable to the cruise fare only
  • Future Cruise Credits are subject to each cruise lines terms and conditions, please check with a Luxury Cruise Connections advisor for more details
  • Exclusive Unpublished Savings may vary by sailing and cabin category and may be applicable to a select number of sailings only and apply to a select amount of cabin categories only. Pricing is in USD and applies to the cruise only price and may not be reflected in the pricing above.
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  • Cancellation penalties, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply. Itineraries are subject to change at any time. Luxury Cruise Connections receives all itinerary information from third parties and may not be held liable for any change in itinerary or ports of call.
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