The road less travelled is a river, and it’s one that you’ll want to take again and again. There’s nothing more liberating than unpacking once, knowing you don’t have to do it again any time soon. Knowing every little detail is taken care of. So you’re free to join in the cultural, culinary and historical experiences designed exclusively for you. Free to go ashore and explore on your own. Free to relax on board and admire the ever-changing scenes. Your cares will melt away as you drift along on your luxury all-inclusive cruise to each new destination. From the Danube and Rhine in central Europe to the Mekong in Vietnam, the Douro River in Portugal to the Volga River in Russia, APT’s luxury river cruises offer the utmost in holiday freedom. You can expect award-winning service from start-to-finish. Your APT cruise director will go the extra mile to ensure your journey exceeds your every expectation. You’ll be treated to onboard dining experiences to rival those of Europe’s finest restaurants. From tasting menus at the Chef’s Table and fine dining to casual fare, experience a range of culinary choices with all meals and a wide selection of beverages included. When it comes to accommodation, many of their suites feature two unique balcony areas, making them among the most luxurious afloat.

Top five reasons to cruise with APT


  1. Boutique Ships
    All APT river cruise ships are boutique style and allow no more than 212 passengers per cruise. This makes for an intimate cruising experience without the crowds, and with large, spacious suites for all passengers.

  2. Private Balconies
    The majority of suites have their own private balconies, allowing for unspoilt views of the stunning European countryside and fresh air whenever you feel the need.

  3. Variety of Dining Options
    Despite the boutique size of ships and limited number of passengers, all cruises offer between four and seven different dining experiences to ensure you never get bored.

  4. Modern Interiors
    All of APT’s European river ships were launched between 2006 and 2011, ensuring state-of-the-art facilities and modern, luxurious suites.

  5. Intimate Lounges
    On all ships you’ll find at least one spacious but intimate lounge, some with 270 degree views of your surroundings.

Back in 1927, APT wasn't the multi-faceted company it is today, though pioneering it was. In response to a strike on Melbourne trams, Bill McGeary attached a bus body onto a tray track as an alternative method of transport, and the seeds of an innovative travel company were sown. Today, APT is synonymous with inclusive luxury river cruising throughout Europe and cruise tours to worldwide destinations.

Together with AMA Waterways, APT launched a fleet of custom-designed European river cruise ships and in just a few years became a favourite among travellers. APT's 2011 maiden voyages of its new Concerto Class ships signifies a shift in the river cruise industry with larger vessels and the introduction of twin cabin balcony suites. APT river cruises take in destinations throughout Europe and Russia. APT also organises cruises and cruise tours to destinations in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Alaska and throughout Asia.

Who's On Board?

APT's European river cruises are available exclusively to travellers from Australia and New Zealand. With no children's facilities on board, and shore excursions that are often unsuitable for children, the APT crowd is mostly adult.

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