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There’s so much more to experience on a Riviera Travel River Cruise:

What’s the best way to travel through the heart of Europe and discover its greatest delights? You’ll find it hard to beat a European river cruise along some of our continent’s most timeless, appealing waterways. After all, people have travelled Europe’s mighty rivers for centuries to trade, explore and sometimes conquer. Steeped in history and culture and flowing through stunning scenery, they form natural highways that connect great cities and beautiful towns, each with its own unique and rewarding character.

While you sit back and relax on your river cruise of Europe, the views change constantly as amazing destinations come to you. The pace is slower, with plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and contemplate the world as it passes serenely by. If you’re feeling energetic, there are new opportunities every day to explore riverside ports with knowledgeable guides or at your own speed. If not – you can just take it easy.

Your European river cruise might take you down the majestic Rhine or Danube, to atmospheric cities like Coblenz and Vienna. You’ll pass astonishing ‘fairytale’ castles and learn their mystical stories. There’s the meandering Moselle with its impossibly steep riverside vineyards, the lesser known River Main twisting through Germany’s rural heart. In France, the Rhone flows majestically almost from the Burgundy vineyards to the heart of sun-kissed Provence, while the iconic Seine will transport you from Paris through the countryside of impressionist painters to medieval Rouen and historic Bayeux. Then there’s the picturesque and largely undiscovered Douro with its dramatic cliffs, lush hillsides, medieval walled villages and terraced vineyards.

You experience all this in the most relaxing manner possible on your river cruise through Europe, on board some of the most spacious ships gracing Europe’s waterways. No sea-sickness or rough water – just comfort and luxury with superb service and dining on an unforgettable journey through time and culture.

Charles Dickens

Specially commissioned and designed to our exacting specifications, MS Charles Dickens is, without doubt, one of the world’s finest river cruise ships. We have worked tirelessly with one of Europe’s…

Douro Elegance

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that for 2017 our highly successful Douro cruise on Portugal’s most spectacular waterway will be operated on a brand new state of the art…

Douro Splendour

If cruising is an art, then this ship has truly mastered it; constructed with the very latest technology and a strong environmental ethic in mind, yet simultaneously retaining a classic,…

Emily Bronte

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…

Geoffrey Chaucer

All our ships are exclusively chartered by us and every detail is fastidiously inspected by our travel specialists before a friendly cabin crew welcomes you on board, ready to tend…

George Eliot

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 river cruise ship, the Swiss…

Jane Austen

How can one adequately sum up the brand new for 2015, wonderfully elegant five-star MS Jane Austen? How can we describe this extraordinary vessel that’s truly one of the finest…

Lord Byron

How can one adequately sum up the wonderfully elegant five-star MS Lord Byron? How can we describe this extraordinary vessel that’s truly one of the finest ships of its type…

Lord Tennyson

One of the most famous and distinguished poets of the Victorian era, Alfred, Lord Tennyson was Poet Laureate for over 40 years, with well-known works comprising 'The Charge of the…

Oscar Wilde

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…

Robert Burns

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…

Thomas Hardy

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…

William Shakespeare

We are proud to showcase here the state-of-the-art, five-star MS William Shakespeare – launched in 2014.Specially commissioned and designed to our exacting specifications, she is, without doubt, one of the…

William Wordsworth

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…

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A Prize for Yvonne

Such a lovely, lovely surprise!” That’s how Yvonne, of Neutral Bay in Sydney, described learning she had won Cruise Traveller’s big prize of a luxury, seven-night European river cruise for two with our partner, Riviera Travel River Cruises. “My husband, Rod, and I just love cruising and we especially love small ships. In fact, we have one booked to Antarctica for when overseas borders reopen. On small ships, it’s so much easier to get to know people – and far easier to go back to your cabin when you forget something! Smaller ships are also more intimate and standards in service and cuisine are usually higher. We can’t wait to return to Europe to do the river cruise and we would like to sincerely thank Cruise Traveller and Riviera Travel River Cruises for offering the prize.

Yvonne, H
[Neutral Bay, NSW]

Will recommend & travel again

I was so disappointed with being unable to travel to France for my cruise but I hope to do so in the future and I will definitely book through Cruise Traveller.  Your service has been exemplary in this time of great confusion & difficulty. I have greatly appreciated your attention & your prompt communications by phone & email. I will recommend your company to others. Many thanks again to your team, especially Rejana, who was so delightful to deal with. 

Jennie B.
[New South Wales]

Great service and amazing scenery

What a magic time to cruise on the Danube from Budapest to Vienna and back for the Christmas markets. We fell in love with our floating home, MS Thomas Hardy, especially the open French balcony in our stateroom where we could look dreamily at the passing scenery and also the ship-top jacuzzi where we soaked in more scenery at dawn and dusk and even after dinner. We also loved the free bikes we could ride to explore medieval towns. And the onboard classical music performance by local musicians in Vienna was also memorable. Great service, amazing scenery, enchanting markets. Loved it all

Andrew M.
[Mittagong, NSW]

Travelled on ms Thomas Hardy Christmas Markets cruise with Riviera Travel River Cruises in December 2019

Much more personal

I really enjoyed my cruise with Riviera, as the smaller numbers on the ship, made it much more personal.  The staff were wonderful and the scenery terrific.

Barbara & Jim C.
[Allora, QLD]

Travelled on ms Charles Dickens, “Cruise the Heart of Europe” in August 2019

Jingle all the way

The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise on the MS Thomas Hardy – It was simply AWESOME!

Moira M.
[ VIC]

Travelled on Riviera Travel River Cruises – Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise 2019

Dianne delights in Riviera

We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas markets cruise & would highly recommend Riviera Travel. For anyone wanting a 5 star experience at a very reasonable price, look no further.

It was an amazing time, we loved it.Food was great, staff were fabulous & the Thomas Hardy was comfortable & stylish. We’d go again in a flash.

Dianne P
[Glen Eden, QLD]

Travelled on Riviera Travel River Cruises ms Thomas Hardy Christmas Markets cruise in 2019

Can't Wait to Return to Portugal

We thoroughly enjoyed our Douro River Cruise on board the “Douro Elegance”. Our sightseeing Guides were very knowledgeable and offered us many insights into the locations that we visited. The river itself was a great experience with both the highest and second highest locks in Europe being traversed and the vine covered hills along the way added a touch of serenity whilst gliding along the river.

Life on board was very relaxing and enjoyable. The staff and crew provided excellent service and all our meals were very enjoyable. In particular we enjoyed the Music Night where a few of us got the chance to exercise our vocal chords.

Finally, we found Porto to be a great experience. The city was alive and colourful and we look forward to the day that we can return.

Mark & Nikki
[ Coffs Harbour, NSW]

Travelled on Riviera Travel River Cruises to Portugal in 2017

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