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Five Star Dining, Lounges & Bars

five-star dining on all of our european river cruise ships

 

We offer a wide variety of fine dining experiences which are waiting to be savoured. From splendid breakfasts with over 60 options to delicious buffet lunches and classic four-course dinners, our menus feature regional and international specialities. 

Quality is an integral part of dining with us, and our ships take this to the highest five-star levels with delicious cuisine prepared by a brigade of professional chefs. Friendly and smartly uniformed staff are always ready and at your service. At Riviera Travel, we want you to feel like you’re at home with friends, so we have a policy of informal free seating and smaller tables, unlike the typical regimentation of many cruise ships. 

The chefs make regular visits to local markets and food producers and prepare dishes with fresh hand-picked ingredients – you may get to sample some typical regional specialities too. 
Our wine list includes an extensive range of local wines in addition to classic favourites. We also cater for most dietary requirements – just remember to tell us about them when booking your river cruise. 

"The food was amazing with so much choice each and every day, beautifully prepared and served by quality waiters. It was something to remember. "

   

Example river cruise restaurant menu

Basket of bread at breakfast buffet
Chocolate sprinkled pudding with strawberry and fork
Prawn cocktail and slice of aubergine

 

 

Comfortable lounges & bars

 

Enjoy classic cuisine in the ship’s excellent main restaurant, or if you prefer a more intimate setting dine in the stern restaurant with seating for no more than 28 diners (apart from Douro Elegance and Douro Splendour). Here you can take in the fantastic views through panoramic windows, and enjoy dishes inspired by the freshest seasonal produce.

Relax in our lounge areas where the ship’s designers have created a genteel atmosphere of understated elegance with a wide selection of comfortable seating. Where could be better to lose yourself in conversation with like-minded new friends, sip a coffee, perhaps play chess or bridge, or just relax whilst admiring the incredible scenery?

The welcoming bar offers a full range of drinks sourced from all over the world, including the finest wines and spirits. When the sun sinks slowly below the riverside hills, this is the perfect place to relax and reflect on another day’s experiences. A modest selection of books can be found on each ship, and the lounge and bar areas are the perfect setting to relax and get lost in a story.

Don’t forget the bartenders and their wonderful enthusiasm and skill. Why not order an extravagant cocktail, or take a look at the classic wine list offering a fantastic selection of traditional and local wines? You won’t be disappointed by the prices either – take a look at a sample bar menu list here. Please note that the example bar menu provided here is not applicable to every cruise and the selection of drinks available and prices advised will vary from ship to ship. 

 

Bistro dining and panoramic windows
Stools around bar area
Bistro dining area with wine glasses and stripey chairs

 

 

Drinks package

 

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

  • 5 day cruises: £59 per person
  • 6 day cruises: £79 per person
  • 8 day cruises: £99 per person
  • 15 day cruises: £199 per person

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team.  If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase.

Take a look at a sample bar menu list here. Please note that the bar menu provided here is not applicable to every cruise and the selection of drinks available and prices advised will vary from ship to ship. This is only an example.

       

 

Find out more about life on board

 

Cabins, suites and on-board facilities

 

Meet the river cruise team

 

Life on board