For 2021, Riviera River Cruises is offering its biggest-ever selection of itineraries, solo cruises and sailings throughout Europe. Among the highlights of Riviera’s offerings for next year are a new ship, new itinerary, new amenities and new dining options. In total, 20 itineraries, including nine exclusively for solo travelers with no single supplement, and nearly 350 sailings will be offered. And Riviera’s fleet will consist of 14 ships.
“We’re thrilled to have so much to offer guests on our cruises next year,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ executive vice president sales and marketing North America, in a statement. “A new itinerary visiting Holland, Flanders and Germany and new dining options in particular come directly from guest feedback. And we continue to update our fleet with new ships and amenities to keep it one of the most modern sailing in Europe. With everything we have in store for next year and our continued commitment to travel advisors, we hope you’ll make us the go-to river cruise line for your clients.”
Among the new and expanded 2021 offerings include:
- MS Lord Tennyson: The MS Lord Tennyson will be the seventh all-suite ship in Riviera’s fleet. Amenities include a panoramic observation lounge, main and stern restaurants, fitness center, spa, wellness area, boutique and sun deck. The 443-foot Lord Tennyson’s 88 suites will be a minimum of 172 square feet, accommodating 169 guests.
- Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders River Cruise: Begin in the capital of the Netherlands and cruise to maritime Rotterdam and the cobbled streets of Antwerp before arriving in the 2,000-year old city of Cologne. Marvel at the colorful canalside of Amsterdam, architecture of Rotterdam, incredible Kinderdijk windmills, the highlights of UNESCO-listed Bruges and Ghent’s Gothic Cathedral, as well as a choice of visits to the Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace in Arnhem.
- Riviera Plus: Guests in all deluxe and superior suites and all upper-deck cabins will receive unique, new benefits, including use of a smart handset with maps, translator, currency converter, unlimited calls, text messages and internet service while on board or ashore; L’Occitane en Provence toiletries; a bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival; a platter of fresh seasonal fruits during the cruise; and an aperitif each evening.
- Expanded dining options: Across Riviera’s fleet, chefs in the main restaurants will prepare “Local Flavors” dishes every evening inspired by the regions cruises are passing through, such as traditional Hungarian soup flavored with smoky paprika, French cassoulet bursting with flavor or indulgent Dutch desserts. Expert sommeliers also will carefully select a choice of wines showcasing popular and lesser-known grape varieties, with some produced just yards from the ship. Additionally, stern restaurants will be re-envisioned. On cruises through France, guests will find classic French charcuterie, regional cheeses and traditional boulangerie in the La Brasserie restaurant. On Rhine and Danube cruises, classic European dishes will accompany wonderful al fresco views from the Riverview Kitchen restaurant.
Travel advisors can find information about 2021 offerings and pricing in Riviera’s recently updated brochure or through the agency portal on the website.