Riviera River Cruises Launches First of Four New Ships

MS Robert Burns - Riviera River Cruises

European cruise company Riviera River Cruises has christened its ninth ship and plans to launch three more by the end of 2019. The 167-passenger MS Robert Burns will be followed by the MS Douro Splendour in August.

The all-suite MS Robert Burns will sail along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers during its first year. It will carry out a variety of the company’s itineraries, including Budapest to the Black Sea, Cruise the Heart of Europe and Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets.

The smaller, 121-guest MS Douro Splendour will launch in August. The 262.5-foot ship, designed to fit through the Douro’s locks, includes a lounge and bar, restaurant, fitness room and spa.


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In 2019, Riviera River Cruises will introduce another two new ships, the MS William Wordsworth and the MS George Eliot. The new ships will include a panoramic observation lounge, main restaurant, wellness area, boutique and a second, more casual restaurant.

The 167-guest all-suite MS William Wordsworth will sail itineraries along the Danube. The ship’s Deluxe Balcony Suites on the Diamond Deck will include access to a small private balcony. The ship also features a fitness center and spa.

MS George Eliot, a 132-guest ship, will sail on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers and their tributaries. Like the MS William Wordsworth, Deluxe Balcony Suites on the Diamond Deck come with a small private balcony.

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