VIVA Cruises Releases 2025 Program

European river cruise specialist VIVA Cruises has announced the launch of its 2025 brochure. Next year's program will include 64 itineraries along Europe's most popular rivers, new ports of calls and the launch of brand new Douro cruises on board the newly built ship, Porto Mirante. All 2025 itineraries can be already booked online.

The brand-new Porto Mirante will be christened in May of this year and will sail on the Portuguese river from May 2025. The ship will then offer trips to and from Porto, with overnight stays in the beautiful coastal city.  

VIVA Cruises has also added new ports of call to the 2025 program, which include Lelystad, Middelburg and Bruinisse in the Netherlands; the town of Braubach in Germany; and Leverinho, Regua, Vega Terron and Pinhão in Portugal, in addition to Porto, for the new Douro itineraries.

Following the increased demand for short trips—particularly for the first quarter of the year, when other cruise lines are still in hibernation—VIVA Cruises will open the 2025 season in January with cruises on three ships: Viva One, Viva Two and Viva Enjoy.

The popular Danube River will once again be served by Viva Two. Guests can now book five-night city trips to and from Passau (Germany) as well as five-night "Crime/Mystery Series" themed cruises. In addition to the tried-and-tested 11- and 15-night voyages, the ship, christened in 2023, will also offer more departures from Vienna next year in response to the increased demand from international customers.

The latest addition to the fleet, Viva Enjoy—launching in autumn of this year—will connect Amsterdam, Budapest and Vienna for the first time in 2025 with new seven-, 10- and 14-day itineraries, including a trip through the Iron Gates, a spectacular gorge on the Danube. In addition, Viva Enjoy will set sail next year on wellness trips from/to Frankfurt, and one-week trips from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.

Longer trips on the Rhône will be added in the future, sailing on Viva Voyage from Arles to Lyon, with an overnight stay in Lyon.

In response to the popularity of themed cruises, VIVA Cruises will be adding a "Theater Cruise" to its 2025 program. Following a renovation next winter, Swiss Ruby will offer, for the first time, eight suites where guests will be entertained both on board and ashore on a weeklong voyage from Düsseldorf to Berlin. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in guided tours, including a unique Schimanski tour (a famous German homicide detective) in Duisburg, giving them insight into the making of the famous crime series. A trip to the Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam is also available.

For sailing fans, VIVA Cruises will be also offering an eight-night cruise from Berlin to Kiel (Germany) in June 2025 for Kieler Woche—the largest sailing event in Europe and one of the most important ones in the world. Swiss Ruby will stay overnight in the port of Kiel where guests will be able to either relax or take part in the colorful sailing regatta. The trip on Swiss Ruby can also be booked in the opposite direction, from Kiel to Berlin.

VIVA Cruises' signature VIVA All-Inclusive product is available on all itineraries; this includes snacks, full board, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, minibar, beauty products from luxury cosmetic brand Rituals, Wi-Fi, and all tips and gratuities.


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