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Nicko Cruises

Nicko Cruises

Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany

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  • 8-days Porto-Douro Valley-Porto (MS Douro Cruiser) reviewer 1
    Written on October 26th, 2020
    We want to share the disappointment of the organization of the trip in the period 08.10.2020 to 15.10.2020 from Porto to Salamanca on the Douro River. When ask…
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  • HS
    Written on October 25th, 2020
    Unfortunately due to the COVID restrictions, there were cities that we could not visit.
  • DP
    Written on September 23rd, 2020
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable cruise on the MS Rhein Symphonie on the Rhine and Moselle. Our cabin was comfortable with large opening windows, a large bath…
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  • AC
    Written on September 15th, 2020
    Overall the cruise was very good The Covid 19 downsized the tour by making the tour shorter The sailing tour To Salamanca eas cancelled, the result was 2 x 24 …
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  • EW
    Written on November 25th, 2019
    Pedro was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating.
    Nicko Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Eliza Wong-Archee, Thank you for your review! It's good to hear that you enjoyed the cruise and that you were accompanied by caring staff. Kind regards, your nicko cruises team
  • CL
    Written on November 20th, 2019
    We knew from reviews that very few guests on our Danube River cruise would be from English speaking countries, the company catering for German clients. (Only 6…
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    Nicko Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Christopher Linton, Thank you very much for your lovely review! It's nice to hear that you really enjoyed the cruise even if the mayority of guests were German speaking. We hope to see you again on one of our cruises. Kind regards, your nicko cruises team
  • 8 days Cologne-Belgien-Holland-Cologne reviewer 7
    Written on November 13th, 2019
    We read the Nicko cruise reviews regarding the German language predominance and made sure to book a cruise that was advertised as "English friendly". It turns o…
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    Nicko Cruises commented on this review
    Dear PDurocher, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It's nice to see how travelling brings people from all over the world together. We hope to see you again on one of our trips. Kind regards, your nicko cruises team
  • SH
    Written on November 10th, 2019
    Cruise director was sick exposed all passengers to her illness, boat propellers damaged as boat was ran aground transported to location blocks from train statio…
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    Nicko Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Scott Hastings, Thank you for your feedback. We're very sorry for the inconviniences you had during your cruise. We always try to improve our services and hope it won't happen again. Kind regards, your nicko cruises team
  • OM
    Written on November 9th, 2019
    Nice trip Awful cruise guide
    Nicko Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Octavian Moga, Thank's for your feedback, we will forward it to our partners and try to improve our services. Kind regards, your nicko cruises team
  • 8 days Cologne-Amsterdam-Rüdesheim-Basel reviewer 10
    Written on November 1st, 2019
    On the second day the ship went aground! Cound I believe that the propeller hit the base of the Rhine River!?!?
    Nicko Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Sau Hoe, Thank you for your review! We're really sorry about your inconviniences. The reason for the grounding was the very low water level. That is unfortunately beyond our control. Kind regards your nicko cruises team

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About Nicko Cruises

nicko cruises Flussreisen GmbH is one of the leading suppliers for river cruises in Europe and disposes over a modern as well as comfortable fleet. The company is active on two continents and travels through all tourist waterways in demand in the world as well as several coastal sections. "More experiences. Enjoyed in comfort." - that is the programme at nicko cruises. It does not matter in which part of the world: The comfort and individual travelling experience of the passengers are always in the foreground. Thanks to the many travelling routes that we offer, every person will find their matching river cruise. The ships of the nicko cruises fleet all have the equivalent standard (except Russia) of 4 to 5 star hotels on-land according to German standards. Once only catering to the German-speaking market, they now have opened operations for the English speaking market as well. The onboard languages are German and English and shore excursions are conducted in each language. To secure your space for the English speaking shore excursions it is advised to do so at the time of booking the cruise.


One of the leading suppliers of river cruises in Europe
Excellent Customer Service

Health Measures

Before the Cruise

Together with the travel documents, all guests will receive a health questionnaire, which they must bring with them for embarkation. Only passengers who passed the questionnaire with no objectionable result will be admitted to board the ship. 

At Embarkation
  • Fever measurement with contactless fever monitor before guests go onboard 
  • Antibody test by the onboard doctor before guests go onboard


  • The already very high hygienic standards have been tightened once again and also an infection protection questionnaire for guests and crew members has been implemented
  • The ship will not run at full capacity (only 70-80%)
  • Two mealtimes instead of one
  • Less tables in the restaurant
  • Service staff will wear masks in salon, bar and restaurant
  • There will be no self-service buffet
  • Guests are kindly asked to wear masks in corridors and hallways
  • For hygienic reasosn the gym, spa and pool will stay closed

During Excursions

  • Masks are mandatory on the buses
  • The buses will be equipped with disinfection stations
  • For shore excursions, there will be smaller groups
  • Daily fever tests with contactless infrared thermometer

Nicko Cruises Ships

Questions & Answers

  • How do you make payment onboard?

    All payments onboard are usually taken at the end of the cruise and you can choose to either pay via credit card or cash, please note any payments in cash need to be in the local currency.
  • Are gratuities/tips included in the cruise cost?

    The cruise cost does not include gratuities as this is up to your own discretion depending on the level of service you feel you received on the cruise. However as a guideline, if you would like to leave a tip Nicko cruises recommends €5-7 per passenger per night.
  • Does every cabin have a view?

    All cabins onboard the ships are outside cabins which mean you will either have a cabin with a window or porthole.
  • Do you offer multi-berth cabins?

    On certain ships, selected twin berth cabins can accommodate up to 3 persons however it is important to note that the third bed is usually a fold-away bed and the cabin is not bigger than usual.
  • Are the cruise itineraries subject to change?

    Like most cruises, Nicko Cruises itineraries are weather-dependent – for example, a long period of rain or drought could have a short-term, detrimental effect on water levels which will affect the itinerary.
  • Do you provide travel documents?

    Travel documents are usually sent via email 14 days prior to the cruise departing. The documents include vouchers for any pre-booked services and in-depth information about the embarkation procedure and any details of excursions.
  • Is it possible to bring pets onboard?

    Due to the space requirements on the ships, it is not possible to bring your pet along with you.
  • Are transfers included?

    Included transfers can vary depending on the cruise you are travelling on, we recommend contacting our team of cruise specialists for further details on the transfer services which may be available to you.
  • What meals are included on the cruise?

    All of the cruises are full board, which means breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Nicko cruises try to source local produce depending on where you are travelling on the cruise for the meals. For the dining service, breakfast is based on a buffet and lunch and dinner are usually table service.
  • What is the electricity power in the cabins?

    Electricity on board the Nicko Cruises ships is 220v which requires a European Adaptor. You will need an adaptor or converter to use in your cabin as these are not supplied.
  • Is there a dress code?

    Dress aboard and onshore is casual so you can wear what you wish however it is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing. Although there is no dress code for dinner, Nicko Cruises do request you to dress smartly and for The Captain's Dinner & Gala Dinner a higher level of formality is requested.
  • How old does a child have to be to travel with Nicko cruises?

    Nicko cruises does not allow children under the age of 3 due to the nature of the cruise and activities involved. An adult must accompany travellers who are less than 18 years old on the cruise departure date.
  • Will I need a passport and visa?

    Passports are needed when travelling outside your home country. Your passport should always have at least six months validity once your cruise concludes. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries and it is your responsibility to obtain all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour.
  • Is smoking allowed on the ship?

    Once onboard the ship, smoking is permitted only on the open decks and often there only in designated areas.
  • Is there a safe in the cabin?

    Although where possible Nicko Cruises recommended that you leave valuables at home, selected staterooms are equipped with a safe and any items that exceed the size of the safe can be checked into the ship's reception desk.

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