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River Explorer

The River Explorer was first launched to much acclaim in 2001 and was totally refurbished in 2009. Carrying no more than 170 guests in spacious staterooms and suites, all with river views, flatscreen televisions and private bathrooms, the River Explorer represents excellent value in European River Cruising.



Internet Access

The River Explorer now offers wireless Internet access on board.

Fitness Room

River Explorer - Fitness Room

On the ship's middle deck you will find a fitness room with treadmill, stationary bicycle, free weights, and step machine and there is also a walking/jogging track on board.

Library/Reading Room

River Explorer - Library

The ship has its own library/reading room containing a selection of books and magazines.

Nightly Entertainment

River Explorer - Entertainment

The River Explorer has a nightly entertainment programme featuring an onboard keyboard player. In addition to this, local artists join the ship in selected ports to provide a variety of performances.


A selection of DVD's and portable DVD players are available on board.

Cocktail Lounge

River Explorer - Cocktail Lounge

The River Explorer has its own cocktail lounge which serves a variety of drinks from noon until the last guest retires.

Compass Rose Restaurant

River Explorer - Restaurant

The Compass Rose Restaurant is located on the Upper Deck and is large enough to serve all guests in a single seating. Gourmet cuisine is prepared using the freshest local ingredients and each day's tempting menu offers traditional and local favourites as well as healthy options. Breakfasts are served buffet style, with a full selection of hot and cold choices, from juices and fresh fruits to cereals, eggs, sausages and waffles. Lunch brings a selection of salads and hot and cold entrees, giving you the option of 'eating light' or more substanially! At dinner, you will sit down to a multi-course meal, elegantly served. At the Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners, you will also be offered complimentary wine.

Sun Deck

On the top of the River Explorer is Solaris Deck, where you will find plenty of comfortable seating, a sun awning and the wheel house.

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