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Riviera Travel Reveals Itineraries For New River Ships

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Riviera Travel has released the inaugural itinerary programmes for its two new-build river ships, Riviera Radiance and Riviera Rose, which set sail in 2025.

The 178-guest Riviera Radiance will operate six different voyages on the Danube, with 35 departures across the season. They comprise:

  • Blue Danube – Eight days, visiting Vienna, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava, departing April to October 2025, with prices from £1,849pp.
  • Blue Danube for solo travellers – Eight days, again taking in Vienna, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava, departing 31 March 2025 and 3 November 2025. Prices from £2,599pp.
  • Budapest to the Black Sea – Fifteen days with guided tours of Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi, the Churches of Ivanovo, Belogradchik Rock and Mesolithic Lepenski Vir. Departing May, June and September 2025, with prices from £3,999pp.
  • New Year on the Danube – Six days with New Year’s celebrations in Vienna and ports of call in Budapest and Bratislava. Departing 28 December 2025, prices start from £1,999pp.
  • Christmas on the Danube – Eight days, visiting Bratislava, Wachau Valley, Melk, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna and Budapest. Departing 21 December 2025, with prices from £2,399pp.
  • Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets – Six days, visiting Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava. Prices from £1,299pp, departing December 2025.

The 114-guest Riviera Rose will operate on the Douro, with Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca cruise. A total of 30 departures are on offer, with the first setting sail 1 April 2025.

The eight-day cruise will feature tours of Porto’s old town, Mateus Palace and Castelo Rodrigo, as well as port tastings and a stop in Salamanca. Prices start from £2,099pp.

Itineraries will be available to book from 29 February 2024.

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Riviera Radiance and Riviera Rose – launching in March and April 2025, respectively – will feature several firsts for the river cruise line, including bearing the Riviera name on their bows.

Will Sarson, Head of Product at Riviera, said: “These exciting itineraries on our new river ships will allow guests to immerse themselves in some of Europe’s finest destinations.

“Voyages on Riviera Radiance on the Danube are ideal for both our experienced travellers and those who are yet to try a river cruise, while we are demonstrating our commitment to inclusive travel with a dedicated solo sailing.

“We can now also expand our operations on the Douro with Riviera Rose. The river is a firm favourite with guests and the ship’s eight-day cruise will showcase magnificent architecture and provide plenty of opportunities to sample the famous port on offer.”

Guests can save up to £300pp as part of an early booking offer on select Douro and Danube itineraries on Riviera Rose and Riviera Radiance, when booked by 28 March 2024.

Across the 2024/25 season, Riviera will have seven ships operating on the Danube and the Douro, with 163 departures on offer. River cruises are also available on the Rhine, Seine and Rhone.

For more information, visit rivieratravel.co.uk or call 01283 523431.

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