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For 30 years the nicko brand has been synonymous with unforgettable river travel experiences by providing exceptional service with a personal touch and at the best value for money.

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As a small-ship specialist, offering both river and ocean programmes, we pride ourselves in offering a culturally immersive experience in the destinations we visit mixed with relaxing moments of well-being and enjoyment with like-minded people. Our promise to our guests is expressed in our slogan: ‘Small ships. Great experiences’.

We continue to invest in our fleet with two new innovative river vessels, nickoVISION and nickoSPIRIT and our brand-new expedition ship, World Voyager, and newly refurbished Vasco da Gama.

Why Travel with nicko?

Our river vessels are designed for 126-220 guests whilst our ocean ships cater from 200 to a max 1000 guests creating an intimate cruising experience. 

Our itineraries feature all the European rivers including the Rhine & Moselle, Seine, Rhone & Saone, Danube and the Douro plus the Mediterranean, Cape Verde & the Azores, Canary Islands & Madeira and the Iberian coast.    

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Key Destinations

Rhine & Moselle river – Frankfurt, Strasbourg, Cochem, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Bonn, Cologne, Antwerp, Arnhem
Danube river – Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava
Douro river – Porto, Guimaraes, Salamanca
Rhone & Saone rivers – Lyon, Arles & Avignon
Seine river – Paris, Rouen, Giverny
Atlantic Islands – Cape Verde, Canary Islands, The Azores, Madeira
Scandinavia – Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Skagen
Iberian Peninsula – Lisbon, Cadiz, Tangier, Malaga
Mediterranean – Valencia, Marseille, Sardinia, Corsica, Greek Islands
Africa – Senegal
World Cruise – Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Cook & Society Islands, French Polynesia, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean

Exceptional value for money

All river cruises are all-inclusive giving you piece of mind that there are no hidden extras. This includes selected shore excursions, gratuities, Wifi and a drinks package.

No fly options

For a more leisurely start to your holiday look for our rail options on the Seine, Rhine, Rhone & Soane itineraries


All cruises feature an English-speaking Cruise Director and staff with an English-speaking shore excursion programme.

Intimate yet modern

Enjoy a luxury experience on brand new state-of-the-art expedition ship World Voyage.

Special Offers

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For more details on this offer, please call 0800 412 5678

We regularly receive special offers and discounts from our travel partners.

For the latest offers and a bespoke quotation, speak to our Silver Travel Advisors on 0800 412 5678.

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