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Life On Board APT River Cruises

About APT


Founded in Australia in the 1920’s APT is still privately owned by the same family and has grown into one of the Worlds best and most experienced river cruise lines.

Awarded best river cruise line by readers of the Daily Telegraph in 2014 APT offer a wide choice of exciting itineraries sailing on some of the world’s most magical rivers. Choose from enchanting voyages on Europe’s most famous waterways or further afield explore in luxury the greatest rivers in Africa, China, India, Vietnam or the USA.

Committed to Client Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is APT’s number one priority and they are rightly proud to have a client satisfaction rating of 98%. Not content with their great reputation APT carefully study every piece of client feedback and strive to keep creating once in a lifetime holidays.

A Strong Partnership with AmaWaterways

As well as operating their own fleet APT also partner in Europe with AmaWaterways the worlds largest river cruise operator. Together they have developed and deliver some of the most innovative river cruise throughout Europe.

Award Winning Ships

In the first edition of the Berlitz River Cruising in Europe Guide released in 2014 APT’s luxurious Aria and Concerto river ships received the top eleven rankings and were rated as 4 star plus – the highest level awarded.

Choose Your Style of Cruising

Every APT cruise is created with client enjoyment in mind, and in the understanding that everyone has different tastes. For that reason APT offer passengers the option of three different cruising styles; The Royal Collection, Voyages and Travelmarvel by APT, each as you will see offering unique features and an impressive range of inclusions – Simply choose your style and enjoy a memorable cruising experience


APT – Worldwide Luxury River Cruises

APT offer a superb range of luxury river cruises on some of the worlds most magical waterways, clients can choose from many of Europe’s great rivers or travel further afield and experience memorable journeys in Africa, China, India, Vietnam and the USA.

APT river cruises are far more than just an average holiday, every itinerary is designed to create unforgettable memories with handpicked excursions and experiences selected to showcase the region you are visiting.

APT European River Cruises

Understanding that not all passengers are the same APT’S European river cruises offer the choice of three distinct styles of cruise to ensure that passengers can select the cruise that best matches their exact needs.

The Royal Collection

Royal Collection cruises are designed by APT to represent the finest way to experience Europe. These voyages for the discerning traveller set very high standards and are unrivalled in their combination of exquisite service and All Inclusive choice of sightseeing experiences. From Royal invitation events to VIP access and Signature experiences every element of your cruise has been meticulously selected to enhance your journey.

Royal Collection Example

15 Day Magnificent Europe Royal Collection Cruise, Amsterdam to Budapest

Signature Experiences included in cruise price in addition to normal excursions

  • Explore the rooms and gardens of Namedy Castle at leisure before a lavish royal banquet
  • Mingle with the locals during a village experience in Miltenberg
  • Enjoy local wines and folk dancing at a wine festival in Kitzingen
  • Discover the luxury of imperial rail travel aboard the Majestic Imperator taking you from Passau to Linz
  • Visit the newly renovated City Palace in Vienna for a cocktail reception and private soiree
  • Explore the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest on a guided tour and then enjoy a private opera recital


APT operate Voyages in conjunction with AmaWaterways cruising on some of Europe’s most famous waterways. Cruising on some of the finest vessels afloat you will have the opportunity to meet travellers from all over the world and in addition to a wide choice of included excursions there will be a variety of live cultural entertainment on board.

Travelmarvel by APT

Travelmarvel cruises are designed to offer premium river cruises at prices that represent outstanding value for money. Passengers will enjoy premium onboard accommodation, quality meals and included excursions. Each cruise will also offer Insider Experiences to give passengers the chance to gain a greater insight into the region they are sailing through

Travelmarvel Cruise Example

15 European Gems cruise – Budapest to Amsterdam

Insider Experiences included in cruise price in addition to normal excursions

  • Tour a Viennese food market and sample some local delicacies
  • Enjoy a private Oktoberfest celebration with locals in Vilshofen
  • Be welcomed into the names of Wertheim locals for coffee and cake
  • Ride a scenic funicular train to 19th century Drachenburg Castle

Dining & Cuisine

The Finest Flavours of Europe

On all APT cruises you will experience exquisite onboard dining that represents a delicious example of the foods and traditions of the countries you are sailing through.

Culinary Delights

Onboard every ATP vessel first class chefs use local ingredients to produce meals that truly reflect the regional flavours of each country. Guest enjoy lavish breakfasts, a choice of hot and cold dishes at lunch and superb a la carte dinners every evening. Depending on the ship selected APT passengers have the choice of up to seven different dining experiences from casual dining in the main lounge, al fresco meals taken on the Sun deck, Private dining in the Wine room or even special degustation menus prepared by a private chef.

Sample Menu

Freshly Home baked bread with chilli butter

Or with regular butter on request


Smoked wrapped salmon in pancakes with cream cheese

Herbs and bell pepper with tomato salsa on a bed of lettuce

Crispy garden greens with cucumbers and red wine dressing

Honey melon cocktail with port wine


Cream of Broccoli with almonds

Gazpacho andaluz


Grilled fillet of Dover sole with white wine sauce

Sautéed Mediterranean vegetables and tomato linguine


Tranche of roasted turkey breast with natural jui

Roasted root vegetables and Brussels sprouts

Cherry cornbread stuffing and whipped sweet potatoes


Fresh white Bavarian asparagus

With new potatoes, sautéed cherry tomatoes and sauce hollandaise


Tiramisu with nougat sauce and fresh berries

Walnut ice cream with pineapple cubes and whipped cream

Fresh fruit

A selection of international cheese and biscuits

Complimentary Drinks

Select an APT Royal Collection cruise and enjoy All Inclusive drinks throughout your sailing. Complimentary drinks are available throughout the entire day and include coffee and tea, juices, beer wine and spirits.

APT River Cruises Ships

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