The boutique cruises at Riviera Travel take an individual, all-inclusive approach to touring the world. Their packages include all tours and excursions along with the price of a river cruise, so you won’t miss any of the action. With a fleet of modern, luxurious ships, Riviera offers a slow-paced and utterly enjoyable way to explore some of the world’s most beautiful rivers.
Riviera Travel specialises in river cruises worldwide, with many of their most popular routes lying within Europe. You’ll be treated to those must-see sights to tick off your list, along with intriguing destinations a bit more off the beaten path. Visit the fairy-tale villages of medieval Germany or journey down the Danube to travel from Budapest to the Black Sea. Soak in the beauty of Paris from the Seine or Portugal’s bustling port towns from the Douro and Porto rivers. Worldwide cruising itineraries take you on faraway journeys down legendary waterways like the Nile, Ganges and Mekong rivers, where you can stop off at hidden gems and major centres of industry alike.
By: Manley-green, Oldbury on 13th Aug 2018
All in all, we were delighted by the holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and would definitely go on another Riviera holiday in future.
MS Thomas Hardy
By: Saunders, Fareham on 11th May 2018
This was our first river cruise. We were in cabin 317 on the Diamond deck it was very comfortable and we well looked after by staff.
Luxury on another level with upper deck cabins providing their own glamourous private balcony to take in the views.
A truly deluxe ship. Carrying a maximum of just 39 guests, enjoy an intimate, uncrowded feel.
This exceptional, state-of-the-art, five-star ship is designed to high standards and technical specifications.
One of the smaller ships on the Nile, with just 52 cabins and suites.
A luxury floating hotel, the MS Hamees has been newly refurbished to provide superior comfort.
A worldclass vessel which is without doubt one of the most exceptional ships afloat on any European river.
The ship is spacious and features decor with rich color schemes and a marble-floor lobby with a tall atrium skylight.
Guests are welcomed in the elegant lobby with its gleaming marble floor, well-lit by sophisticated lighting.
Accommodating just 40 guests creates a sense of exclusivity, an, ensures a relaxed and sociable on-board atmosphere.
Well-suited to its slightly older British passengers, offering a no-frills, yet premium-style, river cruise.
Every single aspect and element is designed to the highest possible specification to ensure you cruise in luxurious comfort.
The ship's lobby has a spacious and plush feel, with marble flooring and rich finishes.
The Robert Burns is not too big, beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean.
This ship’s spectacular design and high specification ensures this vessel feels exceptionally light and airy.
With beautiful polished marble decks, rich hardwoods, tasteful brass fittings and classic wrought-iron staircases.
This ship has a warm friendly atmosphere, excellent design and exquisite public areas and superbly appointed cabins.
This ship will easily exceed your expectations with the most discerning décor the ultimate in space and comfort.
This ship carries just 140 passengers and with 35 crew, a 4:1 ratio ensures excellent service levels.
This ship is very spacious with a richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above.
The classically elegant Aegean Odyssey is specially adapted for island and coastal cruising.
The tasteful decor and furnishings and the immaculate teak decking and the convenience all make your cruise memorable.
Built specifically to cruise the waters of the Adriatic and featuring the very latest safety innovations.
The excellent four-star MV Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic waters.
A most luxurious ship which offers ultimate relaxation and true pampering.
The RV Bengal Ganga built in 2004 to a traditional design based on the river ships of colonial times.
This five star, 428-foot long river cruiser has 153 outside cabins over four decks and offers an array of onboard activities.
One of the most popular river cruisers on the Mekong with the décor a fusion of contemporary Asian design.
This ship has the intimate ambience and service of a boutique hotel.
There are no doctors onboard, however the close proximity to land means medical service can be quickly obtained. Some cabins do not have in-cabin fridges to store medicines, where this is the case please notify the staff onboard and they will be able to store your medicine in a fridge outside of your cabin. Guest are ask to notify any medical requirements at the time of booking.
There are designated areas on the outside Decks for smoking. Smoking is not permitted anywhere onboard, in cabins, on cabin balconies or in any of the ship’s public rooms for safety reasons.
Each cruise offers five-star fine dining, starting from the moment you wake up with a choice of breakfast. Dine in private with a continental breakfast delivered to your cabin or greet the day with tea, coffee, and pastries on the Sun Deck. If you’re after a heartier breakfast to fuel your day of sightseeing, head to the breakfast buffet with its made-to-order omelette station and bevy of hot and cold dishes. This is followed by a tempting lunch buffet, afternoon tea, and plenty of patisserie.
In the evening, the dining room showcases the chef’s handiwork with a four-course dinner sourced from seasonal and regional ingredients. You can expect a range of international dishes from pasta to roasted meat, with inspiration derived from the regions you pass through. Special dietary requests can be accommodated, with provisions for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-sugar and lactose-free diets on the majority of ships.
Apart from the main dining room, passengers can relax in the elegance of Rivera’s lounges and bars. Sip cappuccino whilst watching the world go by, or share a bottle of wine with new friends after dinner.
There’s plenty of flexibility in Riviera Travel cruises in line with the brand’s easy-breezy sensibilities. This means you’ll be able to purchase your beverages on an individual basis or opt for an all-inclusive package. Feel refreshed with our choice of regular and non-alcoholic beer, house wines, soft drinks, juices, and wine pairings from the day’s menu. These drinks can be enjoyed at lunch and dinner time, but you’ll still need to purchase drinks at the bar on an individual basis. Prices vary depending on your itinerary, but one thing to keep in mind is that the same package must be booked for all passengers in the cabin.
If your idea of the ideal evening involves good live music and great conversations, Riviera’s entertainment programming will hit all the right notes! Their cruises include onboard musicians to provide a soundtrack to your evening, with special musical guests joining the party from the regions you sail through. These live musical performances are complemented by highly enjoyable events, starting with the welcome reception and dinner to get acquainted with your fellow passengers and friendly crew. Your journey’s capped with a glittering Captain’s gala dinner, involving six courses of gourmet cuisine and plenty of merriment.
You’ll spend a good part of your Riviera Travel cruise exploring the gorgeous destinations as you sail through them, yet there’s plenty of activities to keep you occupied onboard as well. This starts with the spacious Sun Deck, dotted with comfy loungers and boasting inspiring views. On some ships, you’ll find putting greens and splash pools for added fun. All ships include air conditioning and Wi-Fi for your convenience. You’ll have plenty of time to curl up with a good book during your cruise, so visit the onsite lending library to find an appealing title or two. A boutique shop and giant chess board round out the onsite activities.
Enjoy a spot of pampering by visiting the ship’s wellness areas and hairdressing salons for a beauty treatment. You’ll be able to work up a sweat with the state-of-the-art fitness equipment, melt away stress in the sauna, and feel revived in the steam room.
The standard river cruising cabin gets a serious upgrade on Riviera Travel vessels, with super spacious cabins and suites outfitted with wooden accents and crisp cotton linens. You’ll be able to personalise your sleeping experience, choosing from twin or double beds and firm or soft pillows. All accommodation includes an en-suite bathroom complete with luxury toiletries and fluffy towels. Coffee and tea making facilities are included, along with a desk and flat screen TV. Upper and middle deck cabins include floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, while deluxe balcony suites offer your own private balcony for unbeatable river views.
The crew to guest ratio on these river cruises is 1:4, ensuring top notch service throughout your experience. There’s also a 24-hour reception area ensuring you’ll be able to reach someone for assistance at any hour. Gratuities are not included in the price of your cruise, but are instead left up to your own discretion. The line encourages guests to leave a tip at the end of their stay with a suggested total amount of €5-10 per passenger, per day. An envelope will be left in your cabin on the cruise’s final evening for this purpose should you wish to tip the staff.
Low-key comfort is the primary vibe on this type of cruise, so there’s no official formal dress code. Riviera Travel suggests wearing smart casual outfits during meal times. While no ties or dinner jackets are required, men are requested to avoid shorts or vest tops during lunch and dinner services. The welcome reception and Captain’s Dinner offer the opportunity to get dolled up if you wish, with more formal attire welcomed for these special events.
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