Lueftner Cruises

Lueftner Cruises

Headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria
4.5/5 - Excellent
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  • Long experience in the cruise market
  • Outstanding comfort and quality
  • Ecological and social responsibility
  • Memorable excursions to Europe main sights

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    Classical Rhine Cruise (Basel-Amsterdam)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 20, 2017
    More than what we expected our accommodations was very comfy, food & wine exceptional, staff gracious, friendly and ready to serve!!! Tour director Maggie was…
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  • BL
    Classical Danube (Budapest - Passau)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on November 18, 2017
    Cruise ship was well maintained and accommodations were good. Staff relatively attentive and helpful. On this particular cruise, being English speaking and ha…
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  • SH
    Treasures of Burgundy and Provence
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 14, 2017
    Wonderful crew, lovely ship. Loved the design of the rooms. I bought it with a set of tours that were not what I wanted - I'd recommend you choose your own, not…
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  • NL
    Classical Danube (Budapest - Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 12, 2017
    From start to end this trip was everything we had wanted it to be. The service was cordial and professional. The tours were excellent and very very informativ…
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  • JF
    Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam-Basel)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 11, 2017
    The ship was well appointed, clean and comfortable with amazing menus
  • CH
    Danube Rhapsody (Passau-Budapest-Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 10, 2017
    All very good. The staff were amazing. Food fabulous. Room very adequate. However, we were disappointed that we did not have a window that we could look out of …
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  • TA
    Classical Rhine Cruise (Basel-Amsterdam)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 20, 2017
    Wonderful trip packed full of many beautiful villages and towns. Only complaint is it was difficult finding the boat in Basel because of 4 different pontoons an…
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  • LT
    Classical Rhine Cruise (Basel-Amsterdam)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 5, 2017
    We were 4 senior ladies and were given roooms on the lower deck because there were no vacancies in the upper deck. We were the only guests there. We were bothe…
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  • LE
    Danube Rhapsody (Passau-Budapest-Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on September 18, 2017
    The trip was awesome. Continual top knotch service, delicious & spectacular food presentation, plus wonderful excursions.
  • JW
    Danube Rhapsody (Passau-Budapest-Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 29, 2017
    Great service, great ship, great food! It was really good. Internet was too expensive for us: that's my only negative, but a very small point.

About Lueftner Cruises

Lueftner Cruises ranks among the best-known organisers of river cruises on European waterways. Founded more than 30 years ago, the company has set new standards in luxury river cruising. Innovative while rich in tradition, this Austrian shipping line with its excellent international reputation offers its passengers outstanding comfort and quality accompanied by perfected service in an atmosphere of classic elegance, the highest possible degree of safety, which is guaranteed by the state of the art nautical technology deployed and by the experienced crew operating each AMADEUS ship, the genuine commitment to observe the ecological principles and comply with the environmental measures that are fundamental to operating cruises safely and responsibly through the wonderful European landscapes.

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Life Onboard


You can look forward to stimulating evenings and memorable experiences on our AMADEUS ships as we take it to our heart that our onboard ship experience is as lively and captivating as your time on shore! Varied folklore shows, insightful and intriguing lectures, regional themed evenings, culinary demonstrations and live music events are just some of the entertainments awaiting our passengers. In the evening, let our on-board musicians entertain you and perhaps take to the floor yourself and dance to some of your favourite tunes! Take time for something special – yourself!

Dining Experience

With loving attention to detail, the head chef on your Lueftner Cruises' vessel will create new and imaginative menus for you every single day. Drawing inspiration partly from the regions you travel through as well as the season, our chefs will produce fresh and authentic symphonies of flavour to tempt you away on a culinary voyage of discovery. Of course, you are always free to choose between your classic favourite dishes and sophisticated specialties, vegetarian alternatives and delicious gourmet treats. On all our vessels your taste buds go on a voyage of discovery too, as you enjoy the region’s culinary delights as well as its scenic delights. You’ll be surprised at the, as it were, symphonic temptations that emanate from the kitchen! Get the day off to a good start by tackling the magnificent breakfast buffet in our elegant Panorama-Restaurant. For lunch, there’s the choice between varied menus and buffet specialities in the restaurant and a light alternative in the AMADEUS Salon. In the afternoon our experienced patissiers produce exquisite desserts each day and spoil you with lovingly prepared cakes and pastries to go with your tea or coffee. Our carefully composed evening 5-course menus provide the tastbuds with all sort of surprises. We serve regional specialties of the countries we travel through, sophisticated menus, classic favourite dishes and vegetarian alternatives.

Shore Excursions


All our cruises are designed so that you experience the best of the countries and regions that we travel through – primarily through our carefully planned programme of excursions with experienced English-speaking guides. How deeply you want to immerse yourself in a country and get to know its people is up to you. We offer you a range of different excursion packages that you can book at a discount in advance compared to paying for individual excursions on board. A river cruise offers you what is probably the most comfortable way to discover new countries, cultures and people. You can, for example, enjoy a choice wine tasting in romantic Burgundy, visit vibrant cities like Amsterdam, Cologne or Budapest, take a walk along the Black Sea or visit the Dutch Keukenhof during the tulip season. Whatever you decide, all our excursions are unique and are sure to be unforgettable!

À la carte – or in a well-priced set of excursions

Owing to the variety of available excursions it’s often difficult to choose between them – so on each cruise we offer up to four tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance at favourable prices. You can, of course, still book all excursions individually, à la carte, for the point is for you to be able to select the shore programme that suits you best.

The AMADEUS concierge service

Feel like discovering the regions we travel through on your own? In that case we recommend you take advantage of our exclusive onboard concierge service. Whether you just want to make a dinner reservation on shore, stroll around the shops, get tickets to a museum exhibition or plan a private city tour, our experienced and well-connected concierge is on hand to provide recommendations and assistance at any time during your planning and will always have useful addresses available.

Experienced tour managers: ashore and on board

Our experienced cruise managers on board look forward to acquainting you with the highlights of the last two millennia of European art and culture and providing you with insights into the life and history of the regions through which we travel. Experienced local tour guides also accompany our shore excursions. With their regional expertise and genuine enthusiasm you can be sure they will take you on inspiring voyages of discovery so that you can gain a full appreciation for the region and its culture.

Amadeus Audio-Guides

You will be provided with feather-light, wireless AMADEUS Audio Guides during all of the land excursions. The receiver is carried around the neck or in a pocket and practical headphones enable you to hear every word of your travel guide all the time. It provides maximum flexibility and convenience without missing a moment of fascinating commentary. Our AMADEUS Audio System is, of course, also compatible with hearing aids.

Complimentary bikes on board

Away from the normal routes there are also many wonderful sights that are worthwhile seeing. What better way of getting to know a country and its people is there than setting off on an individual shore excursion on a bike? You can borrow one of our onboard bikes, free of charge, if you want to be independent ashore - electrical bikes are also available on request.

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