River Cruise Onboard Experience

This is your go-to place for the lowdown on what to expect on a TUI River Cruises sailing.

You can check out everything to do with food and drink, from where you’ll sit down to dinner to the dress code. And, we’ve got all the info on entertainment and activities onboard – like live music, wellness sessions and cocktail masterclasses.

You can also take a peek at our full programme of upgrades and little extras, including packages that feature Prosecco in your cabin on arrival, as well as our different cabin upgrades.

Plus, you can read all our frequently asked questions, so you’re fully in the know ahead of your sailing.

Food and dining

Two restaurants, two bars, flexible dining times and locally sourced food – these are just a few of the highlights of our food-and-drink offering on TUI Isla, TUI Skyla and TUI Maya. It’s a slightly different setup on TUI Alma and TUI Al Horeya, but you can still expect flexible dining times, locally sourced food and the same great service.

Find out more on food and dining.

Entertainment and activities

From wellness sessions like pilates and yoga, to live music, interactive quizzes and silent discos, the entertainment and activities agenda is full to the brim on TUI Isla, TUI Skyla and TUI Maya. Onboard TUI Alma and TUI Al Horeya, you can expect extras like craft workshops and an onboard Egyptologist, as well as all the essentials.

Find out more on activities and entertainment.

Upgrades and extras

From cabin upgrades and shore experiences to little touches like flowers and bubbly in your room on arrival, we’ve got a whole heap of extras for you to choose from when booking your TUI River Cruises sailing.

Find out more on our upgrades and extras.

Our cabins

All our ships come with a choice of cabins, which are equipped with all the essentials. Plus, they’re all on the outside of the ship, so top-notch views are guaranteed. 

Find out more on our cabins.

What our customers say...

“The staff on the Isla were absolutely fantastic! The waiters in the restaurant were excellent & the food was also excellent. All in all we had a lovely time & enjoyed all the facilities.” 03/07/2022 Rhine Gems – TUI Isla

“We've done loads of ocean and sea cruises so we decided to try a river cruise as a new experience. Result: we liked it! The itinerary was varied, the destinations were interesting and moorings were close enough to walk into all locations. Staff were very attentive; food was delicious, well-presented and varied. We liked it so much we have decided to book another one!” 17/06/2022 Diamonds on the Danube – TUI Maya

“A thoroughly enjoyable holiday, which we will definitely do again in the future. The ship was modern, not too big and adult only which makes it more relaxing. The all inclusive element was a bonus too. Lovely, helpful crew and nothing was too much trouble for them when needed.” 15/07/2022  Rhine Explorer 2 - TUI Maya

Helpful information

Frequently asked questions

Take a look at our TUI River Cruise FAQs, where we answer all your questions. Like whether there are tea and coffee facilities onboard, and what rivers we cruise down - from the Rhine to the Moselle.


TUI River Cruise deals

We’ve got a heap of river cruise deals, from meanders down the Main to adventures along the Danube. You can also check out our festive sailings, as well as our short river cruises.

Reasons to choose a TUI River Cruise

A packed activities programme, a huge choice of experiences in our many destinations, flexible dining options… there are so many reasons to choose TUI for your river cruise holiday.