River Cruise Groups & Charters

Sail iconic European waterways in the most exclusive way imaginable by chartering your very own nicko cruises river vessel

Accommodating up to 220 guests in Europe our fleet of river vessels has much to offer.

Perfect for wowing clients, staff, friends, and loved ones. Having private access to your own chartered nicko Cruises river vessel means you can enjoy every detail to the fullest, from the innovative onboard amenities, such as a small pool and putting green, to the bright, spacious communal areas of our restaurants, bars and lounge areas.

For private groups and charters:

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or a reunion, nicko Cruises will ensure a memorable occasion, with custom parties, festivities aboard and ashore. Relax and celebrate in your own way, while we take care of all the tiny details.

Nicko Cruises River Vessel Guest Capacity Cabins River
nickoVISION 220 110 Danube
nickoSPIRIT 170 85 Rhine
Rhein Melodie & Rhein Symphonie 196 98 Rhine
Belvedere 176 88 Danube
Bolero, Maxima & Viktoria 180 90 Danube
Bijou Du Rhone 150 75 Rhone, Saone & Seine
Seine Contesse 150 75 Rhone, Saone & Seine
Douro Queen 130 65 Douro







For conference & incentive business groups and charters: 

We can provide an inspirational background to business meetings, conferences & incentive events that are tailored to your specific requirements. With our contemporary designs, open public areas our vessels work well in this setting. We can also plan and deliver themed gala dinners and cocktail party receptions.

We have simplified travelling as a group. Our stylish, spacious communal areas facilitate large groups. Dine together and toast over a drink in the lounge as you enjoy each special moment.

Destinations and Durations:

We have a variety of destinations and durations for the groups & charter market from shorter 4 Day Christmas Market sailings to longer 16 Day itineraries.

Group Travel Benefits with nicko Cruises:

Free tour leader cabin (subject to minimum numbers)

Additional group discounts

Flexible no-risk allocations

Deposit required on confirmation of bookings

Final balance due 90 days prior to departure

Exclusive drinks receptions and group activities can be arranged (at a cost)

Exclusive shore excursion programme available (costs may apply)

Attractive Single Supplements


Travel Partners wishing to find out more about groups and charters with nicko Cruises please contact us: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk / telephone 01223 568907

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Award-Winning River Cruises with nicko

Whether you’re cruising along the Rhine in Germany or the Moselle in Belgium, the Danube in Austria or the most beautiful rivers of France and Portugal – there is so​ much to discover on the waterways of Europe. All our ships are specially designed for river cruises, making any cruise with us an easy and comfortable way to discover the most interesting places and stunning countryside in the world.

On a nicko European river cruise, every day brings a new destination to explore, as your home away from home always travels with you. We offer the very best in all-inclusive European river cruises and we also offer a selection of no-fly river cruise options from the UK, using our exclusive rail packages.

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01223 568907

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