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Riviera River Cruises

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About Riviera River Cruises

Established in 1984, Riviera River Cruises has grown into one of the U.K.'s largest providers of European river cruises. Offering quality cruises at a value-for-money price, the line's maintains a British vibe that is evident via its tea and coffee-making facilities in all cabins -- a rarity on river vessels.

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As the world continues to react and adapt to the current situation we understand that recent changes to the way we travel mean you need that extra bit of confidence to book a vacation again. That’s why we have introduced a policy to allow you to change your booking for free up to 45 days before you travel when you book a new vacation by February 28th We are so confident in our cruises that if you’re not happy by day two of your trip, we’ll bring you straight home and give you a full refund of your cruise. You mean the world to us. https://www.rivierarivercruises.com/
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Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing North America

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Who goes on Riviera River cruise ships?

Mainly mature Brits, but cruises are sold in the U.S and Australia, too. Most people travel as couples, although there are select sailings offering special savings for solo travelers.

Do I have to dress up on a Riviera River cruise?

Not really. The dress code is casual throughout, although most people make an effort to dress up for the welcome drinks and dinner at the beginning of the cruise and the captain's gala dinner toward the end, so you'll probably want to bring at least two nice outfits. There's no strict dress code, though.

Is everything free on Riviera River cruises?

No, but a lot is, including most excursions, travel (choice of air or rail for European cruises, and departures from regional U.K. airports), all meals and self-service tea and coffee. Extra costs include beverages, gratuities, select excursion choices, spa and beauty treatments, laundry and retail shop purchases.

What are Riviera River’s most popular activities?

With shore excursions included in the price, you'll find most passengers ashore during the day. In the evening, most cruisers enjoy live music in the lounge. Each ship has a sun deck, most with a splash pool and small putting green, and you'll find passengers up there as well, weather permitting. The main lounge is the social hub of the ship before and after dinner and is where briefings about the following day's activities take place.

Why go with Riviera River?

Value-for-money river cruising on comfortable, contemporary ships

Best for: Mature travelers with British tastes; older solos

Not for: Luxury travelers, families and the young-at-heart looking for lots stimuli




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