Riviera River Cruises’ 2023 European River Cruises Now on Sale
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 before, 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 the Douro to the Danube and the Rhine to the Rhône, we’re pleased to be able to offer an extensive range of river cruises along Europe’s waterways during 2023,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “Onboard, guests can effortlessly take in the view from their ship as they enjoy all-inclusive dining and impeccable service from our crew. Off the ship, our knowledgeable guides bring destinations to life, so guests can immerse themselves in the local culture and history. And at Riviera, we’re 100 percent supportive of the travel agency community – when a guest reaches out to 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, the River Rhône & Provence: Eight-day cruise featuring seven visits and tours, including guided tours of Lyon, Arles, Avignon and Vienne, a wine tasting in Beaune, and excursions to the Ardèche Gorges, Popes’ Palace and the Pont du Gard. Starts at $2,429 per person based on double occupancy.
Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise: Eight-day cruise featuring eight guided tours and visits, including a full-day tour to Salamanca with a walking tour, lunch and a flamenco show, a guided tour of Porto with a wine tasting, visits to Castelo Rodrigo, Mateus Palace Gardens and Lamego, and dinner at a traditional Portuguese quinta. Starts at $2,359 per person based on double occupancy.
The Blue Danube River Cruise: Eight-day cruise featuring seven tours and visits, including guided tours of Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava, and visits to the Esztergom Basilica and Melk Abbey. Starts at $2,209 per person based on double occupancy.
Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise: Five-day cruise featuring five visits and tours, including visits to the Keukenhof Gardens, Enkhuizen, Kinderdijk and Rotterdam, and a canal cruise in Amsterdam. Starts at $1,289 per person based on double occupancy.
Guided tours or visits are available in every port, while cruises also include onboard lectures, entertainment and authentic regional menus.
Guests in deluxe and superior suites, and all upper-deck cabins, can take advantage of Riviera Plus. Introduced this year, Riviera Plus offers a wealth of complimentary new 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 fruits during the sailing and an aperitif each evening, and L’Occitane en Provence toiletries are provided.
An optional on-board drinks package is also available to purchase, which offers a selection of drinks during 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 single supplement and holiday season cruises. Riviera’s fleet of 11 world-class ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with spacious cabins and suites, and its cruises include fine culinary experiences, from splendid breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring regional and international specialties, as well as expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places.
Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees, and it doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests.