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Riviera River Cruises

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As we continue to ‘come out of the covid pandemic’ it’s understandable that cruisers will need a bit more assurance. Therefore If you book your cruise now through a September 30th, 2022 departure, you can change your booking at no charge/penalty up to 45 days prior to departure. 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. No other cruise line offers this – that’s how confident we are that you will love to cruise on Riviera. You mean the world to us. https://www.rivierarivercruises.com/ https://www.rivierarivercruises.com/

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

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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
  • Geared toward older British, Australian and American passengers
  • Several departures aimed at solo travelers

Best for: Mature travelers with British tastes; older solos

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

Riviera River Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Beatuiful ship excellent crew but river cruise not for us

At the lunch on the departure day we all queued for the salads at the bar , no-one told us until almost everyone had got through that there was hot pasta at the other end .All plates at lunch were cold even though half the offering was hot.Read More
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Lindypops

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Best holiday with so much to see

Of course, no time spent in the cabin because fellow travellers and the rest of the ship is so inviting.This was my first river cruise and a solos cruise with 64 singles, although some friends booked together.Read More
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Charm London

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I Provided A Night's Entertainment and Prizes

Vienne is a beautiful ancient Roman city and instead of leading the just 68 passengers on a proper informative walking tour, the Cruise Staff sent us off with a map on our own.The Cruise staff had 2 trivia quiz nights and the Captain's reception for entertainment -- that's it!Read More
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PenguinLady007

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Lord Byron - River Rhone

All of us now were becoming quite irate as some passengers had already been travelling for nearly ten hours, so with the agreement of all, one of us rang Riviera in England, explained the situation and asked for someone to authorise the courier to let us be taken to the ship and have the three missing passengers taxied when they were released as who knew when that would be?We booked one of the four top suites on the ship which seemed to offer no privileges at all except the extra space, and one could reasonably expect that we be given a table for two as advised at the time of our booking.Read More
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FCPL

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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