River Cruise Toolkit

Essential River Cruise Information

River cruising has become a dynamic part of the global cruise industry, attracting a passionate following of repeat travellers with a love for the history and culture they can sample along the world’s inland waterways
As a result, the rivers will be an important part of the world’s tourism revival when the time is right to resume operations, which is why CLIA has released this River Cruise Toolkit with resources that travel agents can use to help boost their knowledge and market river cruise options to clients.
As the world continues to address challenges regarding COVID-19, this page has been created in support of the travel trade by bringing together resources that may be useful at this time, and includes content from across the river cruise community.

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Social Media

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A People Business
People are at the heart of the cruise community - small- and medium-sized businesses and independent business owners that extend well beyond the river cruise operators are the backbone of our economies.
Cruise Sustainably
The river cruise community is a leader in sustainable tourism, including its demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and being stewards of the places we visit.
Environmental Commitment
Many river cruise lines are adopting new practices and technologies to promote energy efficiency, water conservation and recycling.
Economic Impact
River cruising traverses through the heart of countries bringing economic benefits to local artisan businesses, conservation projects and community programmes along the river routes and further inland.
Health
River cruise operators must adhere to very strict standards of hygiene and sanitation protocols on board. Proximity to shore means there is close access to local emergency services throughout the voyage.

A return to the rivers
The decision by river cruise operators to restart operations will be rooted in the guidance the world receives from international and national health authorities.
Regulatory Oversight
River cruise operators are subject to local and national laws of the internal waters they operate in. Whilst these roles may vary - The one constant will be the practices established by the river cruise operator during an entire route.

Watch CLIA Winter Webinar Series (River Cruise Lines)

An Update from Heritage Line
Sep 2020
An Update from APT / Travelmarvel
Aug 2020
An Update from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Collection
Aug 2020
An Update from Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Sep 2020

An Update from Riviera Travel River Cruises
Aug 2020
An Update from Avalon Waterways
Aug 2020
An Update from Crystal River Cruises
Jul 2020

An Update from A-ROSA River Cruises
Jul 2020

Watch CLIA's Latest River Cruise Youtube Videos

PAX Live
May 2020

CLIA River Cruise Webcast
Apr 2020
Avalon Waterways' Giles Hawke
joins Andy Harmer
Apr 2020
AmaWaterways' Jamie Loizou
joins Andy Harmer
Apr 2020

CoisiEurope's John Fair
joins Andy Harmer
Apr 2020
Avalon Waterways' Janet Parton joins Andy Harmer
Apr 2020
U by Uniworld joins CLIA Australasia
Nov 2019

Travelmarvel joins CLIA Australasia
Oct 2019
Crystal Cruises (River Cruising) joins CLIA Australasia
Aug 2019

Watch The Latest River Cruise Operator Videos

AmaWaterways
Avalon Waterways
AmaWaterways
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Belmond
Saga

Frequently asked questions

Which River Cruise Operators work with CLIA?

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How do River Cruise Operators promote onboard health?

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How are river cruise operators governed?

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Who else is part of the River Cruise Community?

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How do the economic benefits of river cruising extend to other communities?

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How does the River Cruise Community focus on Sustainable Tourism?

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How does the River Cruise Community work with destinations?

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How does River Cruising promote environmental stewardship?

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Global River Cruise Operators

AmaWaterways

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American Cruise Lines

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Avalon Waterways

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Crystal Cruises

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Emerald Waterways

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Riviera Travel

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Scenic

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

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Regional (Europe) River Cruise Operators

A-ROSA

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Amadeus River Cruises

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Arena Travel

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Belmond

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CroisiEurope

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

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Shearings Holidays

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TUI (River) Cruises

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Saga

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Regional (Australasia) River Cruise Operators

APT Group

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A-ROSA

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Heritage Cruise Line

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Travelmarvel

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