Riviera River Cruises 2023 European River Cruises Now On Sale
WHY IT RATES: With so many people eager to get back to cruising after the pandemic, Riviera River Cruises is putting its 2023 itineraries on sale earlier than ever before and at the same rates as its 2022 departures. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Editor
Riviera River Cruises has announced that its 2023 European river cruises are now on sale. To help meet demand, Riviera is making its river cruise program available earlier than ever, with prices matching 2022 departures. A total of 14 itineraries with 299 departures, including six cruises exclusively for solo travelers, are available between March and November 2023.
“From Douro to Danube and from Rhine to Rhône, we are delighted to be able to offer a wide range of river cruises along European waterways in 2023,” said Marilyn Conroy, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing of Riviera River Cruises. North America. “On board, passengers can effortlessly take in the views from their ship while enjoying an all-inclusive meal and impeccable service from our crew. Outside the ship, our experienced guides bring destinations to life, so passengers can immerse themselves in local culture and history. And, at Riviera, we support the travel agency community 100%. When a client contacts us, we refer their business to an advisor near them.
Riviera’s 2023 river cruise program includes popular itineraries in countries such as France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary and the Netherlands, including:
Burgundy, Rhône & Provence: Eight-day cruise including seven visits and circuits, including guided tours of Lyon, Arles, Avignon and Vienne, wine tasting in Beaune, and excursions to the Gorges de l’Ardèche, the Palais des Papes and the Pont du Gard. Starting at $2,429 per person based on double occupancy.
Cruise on the Douro, Porto and Salamanca: Eight-day cruise including eight guided tours and visits, including a full day in Salamanca with a walking tour, lunch and a flamenco show, a guided tour of Porto with a wine tasting, visits to Castelo Rodrigo, the Palace Gardens of Mateus and Lamego, and dinner in a traditional Portuguese quinta. Starting at $2,359 per person based on double occupancy.
The cruise on the Blue Danube: Eight-day cruise including seven circuits and visits, including guided tours of Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava, and visits to the Basilica of Esztergom and Melk Abbey. Starting at $2,209 per person based on double occupancy.
Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise: Five-day cruise including five visits and circuits, including visits to Keukenhof Gardens, Enkhuizen, Kinderdijk and Rotterdam, and a cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. Starting at $1,289 per person based on double occupancy.
Guided tours or tours are available at each port, while cruises also include onboard lectures, entertainment and authentic regional menus.
Guests in Deluxe and Superior Suites and all upper deck cabins can enjoy Riviera Plus. Introduced this year, Riviera Plus offers a host of new free benefits, including a smart handset with maps, translator, currency converter, unlimited calls, text messages and internet usage. A bottle of chilled Prosecco is available on arrival, as well as a platter of fresh seasonal fruit while sailing and an aperitif each evening, and L’Occitane en Provence toiletries are provided.
An optional onboard beverage package is also available for purchase, which offers a selection of beverages for lunch and dinner. The package starts at $89 per person for a five-day cruise.
Riviera River Cruises offers 20 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including exclusive departures for solo travelers with no one-time supplement and vacation cruises. The Riviera’s fleet of 11 world-class ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with spacious staterooms and suites, and its cruises include fine dining experiences, from splendid breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring regional and international specialties, as well as dishes led by experts. excursions to classic sites and lesser known places.
Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add extras or hidden charges, and does not automatically include tips or drinks, so the choice is up to customers.
For more information, visit rivierarivercruises.com.
THE SOURCE: Riviera River Cruises press release.