Riviera River Cruises will debut a new ship in 2021. The announcement came with the cruise line’s brochure for next year, which also noted the cruise line’s “biggest-ever selection of itineraries, solo cruises and sailings throughout Europe,” including a new itinerary, amenities and dining options. In total, 20 itineraries, including nine exclusively for solo travelers with no single supplement, and nearly 350 sailings will be offered.
Highlights of the new and expanded offerings in the 2021 brochure 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 (accommodating 169 guests) will be a minimum of 172 square feet.
Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders River Cruise: The new itinerary begins in the capital of the Netherlands and cruises to maritime Rotterdam and the cobbled streets of Antwerp before arriving in the 2,000-year-old city of Cologne. Travelers can enjoy the colorful canal-side of Amsterdam, architecture of Rotterdam, the 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 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 for that extra touch of luxury; 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 that cruises are passing through. Expert sommeliers also will carefully select a choice of wines showcasing popular and lesser-known grape varieties. Additionally, stern restaurants will be updated: On cruises through France, for instance, 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 al fresco views from the Riverview Kitchen restaurant.
Visit 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.