Riviera River Cruises Reveals New Ship & Itineraries In 2021 Europe Brochure
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Riviera River Cruises has released its new brochure for solo cruises and sailings throughout Europe in 2021. The cruise line calls the selection its "biggest-ever selection of itineraries."
Among the highlights 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.
Riviera’s fleet will consist of 14 ships, with the addition of the newMS Lord Tennyson, making it one of the youngest on the continent.
“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.
“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."
Here are some highlights in the 2021 brochure:
MS Lord Tennyson: TheMS Lord Tennysonwill be the seventh state-of-the-art, all-suite ship in Riviera’s fleet. Amenities include a panoramic observation lounge, main and stern restaurants, fitness centre, spa, wellness area, boutique and sun deck. The 443-footLord 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: This new itinerary begins in the capital of the Netherlandsand cruiseto maritime Rotterdam and the cobbled streets of Antwerp before arriving in the 2,000-year old city of Cologne.
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, and expert sommeliers also will present a choice of wines showcasing popular and lesser-known grape varieties. Additionally, stern restaurants will be re-envisioned.
"Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees. Riviera also doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests," said the line in a news release.
For more information about Riviera River Cruises, visit https://www.rivierarivercruises.com. Travel advisors can find information about 2021 offerings and pricing in Riviera’s recently updated brochure or through the agency portal on the website.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.