Ms Robert Burns

The river cruise operator has announced four additional ships, new itineraries and a different destination for its 2018/19 schedule. 

Riviera Travel now offers 14 river cruise itineraries in Europe aboard its fleet of 13 ships, which includes its newest additions.

This year will see the launch of MS Douro Splendour and MS Robert Burns, while Riviera Travel’s 2019 European river cruise programme features two new ships; the MS Dylan Thomas and the MS George Eliot.

New itineraries and destinations

Riviera Travel has launched new cruise holidays and is offering a new destination in order to give groups more opportunities to explore Europe. 

This year, the firm, which won Best Group Tour Operator – Short Haul at last year’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards, will carry 40,000 passengers on river cruises. 

The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise is a six-day Christmas markets river cruise on the Danube this winter. It takes in the scenery of the famous Danube Bend exploring the Yuletide markets of Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava. The cost includes tours, transfers, accommodation in a luxury cabin or suite, all meals and return scheduled flights.

The Budapest to the Black Sea cruise delves into the cities of Eastern Europe from Bucharest to Budapest and Pecs to Novi Sad, set to be the European Capital of Culture in 2021. Highlights include: a drive into the ‘Puszta’ grassland in Hungary to watch a performance by the region’s most skilled horsemen; the ancient Romanian port of Constanta with a history spanning over 2,000 years; the spectacular natural rock formations at Belogradchik; and the Iron Gates Gorge at the heart of the Djerdap National Park. 

Kinderdijk, added to the Amsterdam and Dutch Bulbfields cruise, is a rustic village in the Netherlands. During this cruise a visit to Kinderdijk’s 18th century windmills is combined with the picturesque port of Enkhuizen, historic Rotterdam and the vibrant bulbfields of Keukenhof. 

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