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16 Riviera River Europe Cruise Reviews

PenguinLady007 avatar


2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

I Provided A Night's Entertainment and Prizes


We chose this cruise from Avignon because it ended up in Lyon where we have family we wanted to visit. The cruise overall was fair to good but could have been much better. From speaking with the staff, they have ...
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Sail Date October 2019

ljbc avatar


6 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, but not 5 star

Just returned from a 7 night cruise to Provence on the river Rhône from Lyons to Avignon. The ship is classed as 5 star, but I would take issue with that. What we found disappointing, was the way the cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2019

Pepper99 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A very disappointing cruise with Riviera Travel on the MS William Shakespeare

We booked a cruise with Riviera Cruise on the 25th August 2017 and flew out on the 21st June 2018 for 7 days. After some research and watching your virtual tour of the ship; we chose this holiday with you company. ...
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Sail Date June 2018

Emeraldisle2546 avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Good but should have been better

Traveled before with Riviera. Wanted to try a river cruise as the advertising and hype suggested it would be a wonderful 5* holiday and worth the expense. Can't fault the ship. Clean and well maintained. Cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2018

pollyshill avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Crew were wonderful.

After several ocean cruises, we decided to take a river cruise and chose the Oscar Wilde from Riviera Travel including the Rhine gorge, finishing in Basel. We took the Eurostar from St. Pancras, London, to Cologne ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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J Y Kelly

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not what it says on the tin

We had previously cruised with Viking, Riviera comes nowhere near. The ship is clean, modern and everything works but sadly both the ship's owners and Riviera just don't seem to know the difference between fair and ...
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Sail Date June 2018

Medeba avatar


3 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Not the Five Star experience advertised

My husband chose this cruise to celebrate his 70th birthday. We have done many ocean cruises on various cruise lines and one river cruise - the Mekong. I had done a considerable amount of research into all the ...
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Sail Date August 2017

raymond4868 avatar


1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Riviera Douro Elegance Not Five Star!

My wife and I with two friends have just returned from the Riviera Five Star River Douro Cruise from Porto, Portugal on the Riviera Douro Elegance boat. The Riviera Representative met us at the airport on arrival ...
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Sail Date October 2017

wyrleyboy avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Riviera or Schilla, some warts and all.

After a few ocean cruises it was time to try something different. Riviera was a local company so wishing to support a local business, a cruise Rhine Danube cruise on 'Emily Bronte' was chosen. The original ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Riviera river cruise : Medieval Germany

I wanted to visit this part of Germany. The description of the various places was quite attractive. However we spent most of the time on board (Swiss Tiara, this name is not mentioned on the list) and had little ...
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Sail Date September 2017

NightWoman avatar


6 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Not For Us

Having done numerous Ocean Cruises we decided to try a River Cruise, we booked this through our travel agent who recommended Riviera Travel.. Our expectations were high therefore we were very disappointed with ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Gastroinn avatar


2 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Generally underwhelmed felt like we were on a glorified coach tour.

Friends had already booked and we had always wanted to try a river cruise (have done many ocean cruises) but wanted to be part of a group of friends so joined up as itinerary sounded an interesting one which it was. ...
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Sail Date June 2017

Rgrant avatar


1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes


The ship is actually very nice: modern, bright, clean and with lovely full height/width fully opening windows in the cabins. The staff are generally extremely pleasant and helpful. The itinerary was interesting and ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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Deck Cargo

16 Reviews Written

107 Helpful Votes

Cruise the Heart of Europe

Cruise the Heart of Europe This was our second river cruise with Rivera Travel, we thought the itinerary was fairly comprehensive and interesting, but 14 days on a river boat might seem too long for some people. ...
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Sail Date September 2015

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Chris (Leeds)

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Great ship - shame about the food!

Starting with the positives - the ship was lovely and the itinerary was great. We really enjoyed the ports of call. The cruise director was excellent and the on-board pianist/musician & bar staff did a really good ...
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Sail Date July 2015

lesrob2 avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not as good as our heart of Europe cruise 2 years ago with Riviera.

We had high hopes of this cruise with previous experience of the company and fairly good reviews. The flight to Lyon was fine but had to wait nearly 30 minutes for one of our party in a wheelchair who seemed to have ...
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Sail Date July 2019

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