Scylla AG - Scylla

Scylla AG

Quality, our passion.


Your professional partner for premium river cruises

We are pioneers in the industry and offer all services under one roof; from ship design, crewing, route planning, excursion and event management to outstanding cuisine, we have it all covered! Since 1973, hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic passengers have experienced the subtle difference: Quality is our passion.  Lots of satisfied guests and long-term partnerships prove that we are able to live up to this claim, which we live by daily.  

50 years of quality

Scylla's track record


Years of experience


Cruises per year (2023)


Active charter partners


River cruise ships



From pioneer to companion

What our
partners say

"What began as a dream has eventually become our credo "Quality, our passion". We strive to become that little bit better every day, with every ship and each new route, and this is still the case today. But we could not have done this without all the longstanding partners and customers, with whom we have always had the privilege of developing and implementing new ship concepts, meaning our history has changed for the better!"

- Arno and Robert Reitsma

Thurgau Travel

“We have worked together for more than 30 years and have always been able to rely on Scylla’s partnership and capabilities to consistently deliver high quality.”


“When looking for a partner, we chose a family and a company that shared our long-term vision of quality, innovation and service. For 20 years, we’ve led the industry in creating the best for our guests and being the best place to work for our team.”


“When you’re looking for a success story in the river cruise industry, then look no further than the partnership between Scylla and Phoenix!

Our partners

Our long-standing partnerships with renowned tour operators reflect the high level of satisfaction of our customers - something we are proud of. When can we welcome you?

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Spectacular landscapes

Regions we visit

Discover new horizons: We head for the most beautiful rivers and spectacular landscapes in Europe for you and your guests. Scylla was the first provider of cruises on the Main-Danube Canal and Italy’s longest river, the Po. In keeping with our pioneering spirit, we regularly expand our “sphere of influence” in order to be able to offer you new destinations time and again.


From Northern Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean

The Douro

Portugal’s finest of romance and rough nature.


From the city of love to le Havre

The Seine

The famous Seine in la douce France.


Gates to historical landmarks

The tributaries of the Rhine

Romantic cruises through a varied landscapes.


From the tulip blossom to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO.

The Netherlands and Belgium

Experience an unforgettable cruises on canals, rivers and waterways.


The beautiful north

Northeast Germany

River cruises through Germany beyond the Rhine


Where history meets water


Drive from Switzerland to Holland via Germany


Idyllic wine villages and fields full of lavender

The Rhône and Saône

A dream cruise under the Mediterranean sun.


Between Franconia and Hungary

The Danube and the Main

A thousand years of history and culture.

Career at Scylla

Your career at Scylla

We invest in our employees and help them develop and grow within our company. From sailor to captain, from waiter to maître or hotel manager. If you are motivated and inquisitive, Scylla is happy to provide you with the tools and guidance you need to pursue your chosen career path.

Difference MICE & Charter Business

Due to the diversity of customers and their different needs, our offer includes two options.

Charter business

Especially suitable for tour operators who want to charter for a whole season or even several years.

Hotelschiff &MICE​

Suitable for private and business customers, the boat rental for a few days for private or business events as well as MICE.

About us

River cruising pioneer in Europe

Finally, on September 3, 1973, it’s “Cast off!” for Scylla: With Scylla Tours AG, André and Martha Reitsma found the family business in Basel and thus a true pioneer of the river cruise industry. The MS Scylla, the company’s first passenger ship, began her maiden voyage in March of the following year. The rest is history. And one that goes back exactly 50 years, which we would like to celebrate with you on the following pages. Come aboard – and cast off with us!