European River Cruise Ships

European River Cruise Ships

Our European river cruise ships tick all the boxes


Fourteen of the finest ships

When you’re on board a Riviera Travel river cruise ship, you’re staying in a floating, luxury boutique hotel. Our fine fleet of ships are truly world-class. In 2019 we have introduced two brand-new five-star ships: MS George Eliot and MS William Wordsworth, and 2020 will see the addition of another all-suite five-star vessel, MS Geoffrey Chaucer.

Outstanding service

We are well known for our exceptional service, thanks to our experienced team who are passionate about travel. Our cruise directors and concierges are always at your service to ensure your river cruise is the best it can possibly be.


Indulge in the finest cuisine throughout your stay on board, from early riser’s breakfast to midnight snacks. Enjoy a variety of dining experiences in a choice of superb restaurants, where the seating policy is informal and relaxed.

To see an example menu and read more about the five-star dining and drinks packages, click here.

Luxurious cabins and suites

Our suites and cabins are among the largest on any river cruise vessel – 83% of our cabins feature a French or full balcony. Step beyond the door into a beautifully designed room, complete with hotel-style bed, crisp cotton linen and sumptuous pillows. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom, facilities for making coffee and tea and more more.

Find out everything you need to know about our luxury ship accommodation here.


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Our European river cruise ships

The Five-Star MS Charles Dickens