Ijssel River Cruises - enjoy nature at its purest

The Ijssel River Cruise will captivate you with its diversity, thrilling culture vultures and nature lovers alike, and perfectly complemented by the homely atmosphere on board the comfortable riverboats with their excellent service.

The Ijssel River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go

The Ijssel is a Dutch estuary of the Rhine. Between Arnheim and Westervoort it diverges from the Rhine and discharges into Lake Ijssel at Kampen about 123 kilometres later. The best time for a Ijssel River Cruise is between April and September.

Ijssel Cruises - cities and tourist attractions

The shores of Lake Ijssel are home to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. In the city of canals, the royal palace and the world-famous waxwork museum, Madame Tussaud's, are very much worth visiting. The Vondelpark is a good place to relax for a few hours.

The Dutch town of Volendam fascinates with its picturesque idyll of black and green fishermen's huts. This is a good place from which to visit to the city of Edam, famous for its cheese, with its wonderful historical cityscape.

If your Ijssel River Cruise should happen to take you to Hoorn, you will be able to admire the city's principal landmark, the "Hoofdpoort" harbour tower, or immerse yourself in Dutch history in the "Westfriesenmuseum".

The historical town centre of Enkhuizen with the "Zuiderzeemuseum" is also a rewarding destination.

The Ijssel River Cruise - a journey spanning tradition and modernity

Historic monuments, lush green pastureland and field thick with flowers - all this and more awaits you on an Ijssel River Cruise.



Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.


More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.


Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer – “Kids Sail Free”. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.