Ratings for river boats had never been done until 2014 when Berlitz, a world reknowned unbiased source, reviewed 280 river cruises. AMA Waterways took the Top 11 spots scoring an unprecedented 422 out of 500 earning the highest 4-star product around. We have sailed others but ONLY recommend AMA Waterways.
A river cruise is widely considered to be the most civilised way to see the best of Europe. Brochures invite passengers to relax in comfort as they glide through picturesque towns and soak up the scenery.
However, until now there has not been any official star rating system for riverships and it has been impossible to differentiate between them, making the choice a daunting one.