River Cruising What's New 2020

What's New River Cruising 2020


New excursions: in every port


We now include an excursion in every port of call on our European river cruises. Whilst some itineraries already had excursions in every port, we thought it was important that all our river cruise itineraries offered an excursion in every port so that you can get the most for your money and have the opportunity to explore every location with a guide. All excursions are included in the holiday cost so you don't need to pay any extra. 

Here's a list of cruises, and what's new:

Melk Abbey
8 days from £1,449 
Budapest Chain Bridge over the Danube
15 days from £2,949 
Traditional German town
8 days starting from  £1,849pp 
Dutch windmill on river island
5 days starting from  £1,199pp 
Pont d'Avignon and Pope's Palace on the River Rhône
8 days starting from  £1,399pp 
8 days from £1,499 
Strasbourg Old Town
8 days starting from  £1,199pp 
Cologne cathedral and bridge over the river
8 days starting from  £1,199pp 
Pont de Sully bridge on the Seine river in the evening
8 days from £1,749 


New cruise: Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube


Departures from June to September 2020

7 nights - full board

Vienna, Krems,  Passau,  Aldersbach,  Regensburg &  Český Krumlov

Take a stroll along Vienna’s grand boulevards, admiring its magnificent Baroque architecture and dazzling palaces, before soaking up the historic atmosphere in one of the city’s legendary cafés over coffee and cake as the Viennese have for centuries – here in one of the most elegant capitals in the world. Immerse yourself in its remarkable cultural heritage: with priceless art collections, superb museums, world-famous orchestras and the opera, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Then there’s chance to truly unwind as our exquisite ship takes you on a journey of discovery along one of the most famous waterways in the world, the mighty Danube, which snakes its way between the vine-clad slopes of the picturesque Wachau. Wander the ancient twisting streets of some of the most quintessentially charming towns in the region: breathtakingly medieval Regensburg with its soaring Gothic cathedral and picture-perfect Český Krumlov, set amidst a fairy-tale Bohemian landscape of rolling hills, glittering mountain streams and shimmering lakes.

Discover the famous abbeys at Göttweig and Aldersbach, one of the most important Baroque churches in southern Germany, and lose yourself amongst the quaint jumble of houses in delightful Passau and bustling Linz with its fascinating Roman past before we return to glorious Vienna – a spectacular finale to a truly exceptional cruise.



New festive cruises


Ever dreamt of spending Christmas Day or New Year's Eve in a wintery wonderland like Germany, Austria or France? Well now you can with Riviera Travel. Take a look at our brand new festive river cruises below.


Frankfurt in Germany
6 days starting from  £1,299pp 
Budapest Castle District | Danube New Year River Cruise
6 days starting from  £1,399pp 
8 days starting from  £1,799pp 
Salzburg in the snow
8 days starting from  £2,249pp 


New ship: MS Geoffrey Chaucer


Cruising the Danube, Dutch-waterways and Black Sea in 2020

2020 brings us the newest Swiss operated and truly world-class, ship to our fleet; we are absolutely delighted to present the five-star MS Geoffrey Chaucer. It’s difficult to convey just how extraordinary this ship really is. We have deliberately avoided the current trend for a minimalist style where you could be anywhere in the world, instead creating a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. 

As you enter this exceptionally spacious vessel, you’ll step into a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby, flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. The restaurant rivals the finest on shore establishments taking fine dining to another level, complemented by delicate European porcelain, gleaming glassware and the intuitive service in which the Swiss excel. Your suite will easily exceed your expectations as you’ll not only enjoy the most discerning décor, so too the ship’s dimensions afford the ultimate in space and comfort - a minimum 17 square metres (183 square feet), with upgrades available to Superior and Deluxe accommodation.