Riviera River Cruises’ 2023 European River Cruises Is Now on Sale
Riviera River Cruises said 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’s 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 itineraries in countries such as France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary and the Netherlands, including:
Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence: This eight-day cruise features 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. Pricing starts at $2,429 per person based on double occupancy.
Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise: This eight-day cruise features 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. Pricing starts at $2,359 per person based on double occupancy.
The Blue Danube River Cruise: This eight-day cruise features guided tours of Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava, and visits to the Esztergom Basilica and Melk Abbey. Pricing starts at $2,209 per person based on double occupancy.
Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise: This five-day cruise features visits to the Keukenhof Gardens, Enkhuizen, Kinderdijk and Rotterdam, and a canal cruise in Amsterdam. Pricing 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, which features 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. 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 offers 20 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including exclusive departures for solo travelers with no single supplement and holiday season cruises. Its fleet of 11 ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with spacious cabins and suites. Cruises include fine culinary experiences, from 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.