Gloria Bohan Named Godmother of Riviera River Cruises’ New Ship

Photo courtesy of Riviera River Cruises.

Riviera River Cruises will honor Omega World Travel founder Gloria Bohan as godmother of the new all-suite MS Robert Burns when the ship is christened April 3, 2018, in Vienna. The MS Robert Burns will be the first ship christened by Riviera River Cruises in 2018 after the European river cruise operator launched four ships in 2017. The christening will be dedicated to North American agents in support of the travel agent community.

Gloria Bohan

Gloria Bohan will become Riviera River Cruises’ first U.S. godmother when she is honored on April 3. She founded Omega World Travel in 1972, a global travel management company with annual sales revenues over $1 billion and companies like and TravTech under its ownership.

Bohan’s list of accolades includes the Washington Business Hall of Fame, Executive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Executive Women’s Forum, American Society of Travel Agents’ Travel Agent of the Year Award, one of the 25 Most Influential Leaders in the Travel Industry by Tour and Travel News, one of the Most Powerful Women in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine, and the Lifetime Achievement Award and Doctor of Law from Marymount Manhattan College.

After the christening ceremony, the MS Robert Burns will depart on a FAM cruise from Vienna to Budapest. About 75 North American travel agents and VIPs will join Riviera River Cruises officials for the three-night cruise on the Danube River, disembarking on Friday, April 6.The MS Robert Burns will carry 167 guests, 44 crew members, and 88 suites. Suites are a minimum of 183 square feet with upgrades available to Superior and Deluxe Accommodations. Diamond and Ruby Deck suites will offer views from its panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.

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