Riviera River Cruises

Riviera River Cruises’ story began in the UK in 1984, when their parent company started escorting tours to the French Riviera. Since 2015, Riviera river cruises has introduced more than 128,000 passengers to the wonderful world of river cruising, and established a North American headquarters in Connecticut. As the UK’s leader in river cruising and tours, Riviera river cruises now offers 13 five-star ships, which are some of the most modern and well-appointed in Europe, on 15 amazing itineraries. Riviera river cruises are passionate about giving travelers the best experience possible. This is why they dedicate great care to designing inspiring journeys filled with visits that enlighten and entertain. At the same time, many special touches are included beyond the obvious, so customers return home feeling like they’ve connected with the heart of their destination. Also, a unique aspect of Riviera is they are the only river line to offer dedicated solo sailings. On those sailings every cabin and suite is sold with just one person in it with no supplement. Riviera river cruises story is just one of the many reasons why to cruise with Riviera.

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Riviera Ships

  • MS Charles Dickens

    MS Charles Dickens

    This exceptional, state-of-the-art, five-star ship was specially commissioned and designed to exacting standards. In partnership with Veka group, one of Europe's most experienced and respected luxury ship builders, have created a stunning and innovative vessel. Constructed to the highest technical specifications and incorporating the very latest safety systems, you can relax in the knowledge that your cruise will be comfortable and secure. Constructed using the finest materials, from tropical hardwoods and polished brass to wrought iron and thick wool carpets, the MS Charles Dickens is invitingly luxurious in every way, so step on board!

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  • MS Douro Elegance

    MS Douro Elegance

    Riviera river cruises are absolutely thrilled to announce that their highly successful Douro cruise on Portugal’s most spectacular waterway will now be operated on a brand new state of the art vessel, the magnificent five-star MS Douro Elegance. Painstaking research over many months with highly regarded Portuguese shipping partners, the first luxury ship operator on the Douro, who have been involved in river cruise ship building for over a quarter of a century, has resulted in the creation of a worldclass vessel which is without doubt one of the most exceptional ships afloat on any European river.

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  • MS Douro Splendour

    MS Douro Splendour

    Accommodating just 126 guests in the most exquisite of surroundings, the ship’s spectacular design and high specification ensures this vessel feels exceptionally light and airy. The generous ratio of 3:1 guests per crew member ensures a first-class personal service plus the friendly ‘small ship’ feel so beloved of Riviera Travel cruise aficionados, enables the ever attentive crew to revel in taking care of all those little things – leaving you to simply sit back, relax and enjoy every minute of your sensational river cruise experience.

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  • MS Emily Bronte

    MS Emily Bronte

    MS Emily Bronte is a state of the art, 'all suite' ships. Exceptionally spacious as you enter a gleaming, richly colored marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Moving inside, exceptional creativity from Europe's finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilizing sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout - including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious color schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore.

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  • MS Geoffrey Chaucer

    MS Geoffrey Chaucer

    After years of painstaking research to create the most perfect vessels afloat, a new era in river cruising dawns as we introduce our brand new, state of the art, ‘all suite’ ships. Swiss operated and truly world-class, we are absolutely delighted to present the five-star MS Geoffrey Chaucer. It is extremely difficult to convey just how extraordinary this outstanding ship really is and exactly what distinguishes it from similar vessels. It would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that; we have deliberately avoided the current trend for a minimalist style where you could be anywhere in the world, creating instead a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level.

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  • MS George Eliot

    MS George Eliot

    MS George Eliot - named after one of the leading English novelists of the 19th century. Elegant lobby with its gleaming marble floor, well-lit by sophisticated lighting. Thoughtful design is on tasteful display throughout the ship – sustainable hardwood furniture, intricate wrought-iron work, and polished copper and brass are beautifully complemented by soft leather and sumptuous Italian fabrics.

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  • MS Jane Austen

    MS Jane Austen

    MS Jane Austen, this extraordinary vessel with a spacious, marble-floored lobby, stylish furnishings using environmentally friendly materials are beautifully combined with the most advanced safety systems… and the work of a wonderful designer’s eye conjuring up the classic lines and sophistication of a luxurious ocean liner. The finesse is in the detail - beautifully crafted tropical hardwoods, wrought iron, highly polished copper and brass, all beautifully illuminated then added to soft leather furnishings and imaginative color schemes, promotes a subtle, chic ambiance of exceptional taste.

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  • MS Lord Byron

    MS Lord Byron

    You’ll feel the unmistakable understated opulence of this extraordinary vessel as you board through the spacious, marble-floored lobby. Stylish furnishings using environmentally friendly materials are beautifully combined with the most advanced safety systems… and the work of a wonderful designer’s eye conjuring up the classic lines and sophistication of a luxurious ocean liner. As always, the finesse is in the detail - beautifully crafted tropical hardwoods, wrought iron, highly polished copper and brass, all beautifully illuminated then added to soft leather furnishings and imaginative colour schemes, promotes a subtle, chic ambience of exceptional taste.

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  • MS Oscar Wilde

    MS Oscar Wilde

    Swiss operated and truly world-class, Riviera river cruises are absolutely delighted to present the five-star MS Oscar Wilde.Immediately striking is just how exceptionally spacious this new vessel is as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Moving inside, exceptional creativity from Europe’s finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilising sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout – including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious colour schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore.

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  • MS Robert Burns

    MS Robert Burns

    After years of painstaking research to create the most perfect vessels afloat, a new era in river cruising dawns as Riviera river cruises introduces the brand new, state of the art, ‘all suite’ ships. Swiss operated and truly world-class, they are absolutely delighted to present the five-star MS Robert Burns.

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  • MS Thomas Hardy

    MS Thomas Hardy

    MS Thomas Hardy, state of the art, 'all suite' ships. Swiss operated and truly world-class. Exceptionally spacious as you enter a gleaming, richly colored marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Creativity from Europe's finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilizing sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout - including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious color schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore.

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  • MS William Shakespeare

    MS William Shakespeare

    MS William Shakespeare is one of the world's finest river cruise ships. The finest of materials have been used in construction with virtually no expense spared; its sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, highly polished brass and wrought iron fittings, thick pile high-quality carpets, luxuriously comfortable deep armchairs and settees will absolutely delight you. In addition, the ship's spacious layout, subtle and tasteful lighting, elegant décor, luxurious cabins and excellent facilities are undoubtedly the very best on cruise ships today.

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  • MS William Wordsworth

    MS William Wordsworth

    MS William Wordsworth, a state of the art, ‘all suite’ ships. Spacious vessel as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Europe's finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilising sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout - including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious colour schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising.

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