Riviera Travel has been a tour operator for over three decades, and their river cruises get glowing reviews from guests. They offer itineraries along the Dutch waterways of the Rhine, Moselle, Main, Danube, Douro, Seine and Rhône. Their fleet includes MS William Wordsworth, an all-suite ship and MS Lord Byron, a contemporary 5-star river cruiser.
Cruises with Riviera Travel offer more than just a holiday - you'll get a deeper understanding of the lives, histories, and cultures of the people who inhabit the destinations you visit. This is thanks to the excellent Tour Managers or Concierges that travel with you. Most have been with the company for many years and have built an excellent rapport with guests, contributing to a high repeat travel rate.
With a staff ratio of four guests to every passenger, service onboard is intuitive, discreet, efficient and friendly. This gives Riviera Travel clients that "small ship" feeling that keeps them returning. Riviera Travel River Cruises feature wonderful dining experiences, too, from hearty breakfasts with delicious fresh-baked pastries to 4-course dinners in the evening featuring local ingredients.
No matter what travel experience you seek, Riviera Travel River Cruises has an option for you.
Mainly mature Brits, but cruises are sold in the U.S and Australia, too. Most people travel as couples, although there are select sailings offering special savings for solo travellers.
There is no requirement to bring formal dress; smart/casual is acceptable for both day and evening as there is no dress code enforced. However men are requested not to wear shorts for dinner or vest tops at any time in the dining room. Men may wish to wear a jacket and tie for dinner. The Captain’s Dinner offers the opportunity, should you wish, for more special attire.
No, but a lot is, including most excursions, travel (choice of air or rail for European cruises, and departures from regional U.K. airports), all meals and self-service tea and coffee. Extra costs include beverages, gratuities, select excursion choices, spa and beauty treatments, laundry and retail shop purchases.
With shore excursions included in the price, you'll find most passengers ashore during the day. In the evening, most cruisers enjoy live music in the lounge. Each ship has a sun deck, most with a splash pool and small putting green, and you'll find passengers up there as well, weather permitting. The main lounge is the social hub of the ship before and after dinner and is where briefings about the following day's activities take place.