Riviera River Cruises has announced it will offer its biggest-ever selection of itineraries, solo cruises and sailings throughout Europe in 2021. Among the highlights of Riviera’s brochure for next year are a new ship, new itinerary, new amenities and new dining options. In total, 20 itineraries, including nine exclusively for solo travelers with no single supplement, and nearly 350 sailings will be offered.
Among the new and expanded offerings highlighted in the 2021 brochure:
- MS Lord Tennyson: The MS Lord Tennyson will be the seventh all-suite ship in Riviera’s fleet. Polished marble flooring and modern lighting welcome guests into the lobby, while craftsmanship throughout includes sustainable hardwood furniture, shining copper and brass fixtures, wrought iron, leather and Italian fabrics. Amenities include a panoramic observation lounge, main and stern restaurants, fitness center, spa, wellness area, boutique and sun deck. The 443-foot Lord Tennyson’s 88 suites will be a minimum of 172 square feet, accommodating 169 guests.
- Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders River Cruise: Begin in the capital of the Netherlands and cruise to maritime Rotterdam and the cobbled streets of Antwerp before arriving in the 2,000-year-old city of Cologne. Marvel at the colorful canalside of Amsterdam, architecture of Rotterdam, incredible Kinderdijk windmills, the highlights of UNESCO-listed Bruges and Ghent’s Gothic Cathedral, as well as a choice of visits to the Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace in Arnhem.
- Riviera Plus: Guests in all deluxe and superior suites and all upper-deck cabins will receive unique, new benefits, including use of a smart handset with maps, translator, currency converter, unlimited calls, text messages and internet service while on board or ashore; L’Occitane en Provence toiletries; a bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival; a platter of fresh seasonal fruits during the cruise; and an aperitif each evening.
- Expanded dining options: Across Riviera’s fleet, chefs in the main restaurants will prepare “Local Flavors” dishes every evening inspired by the regions cruises are passing through, such as traditional Hungarian soup flavored with paprika, French cassoulet or Dutch desserts. Sommeliers also will carefully select a choice of wines showcasing popular and lesser-known grape varieties, with some produced just yards from the ship. Additionally, stern restaurants will be re-envisioned. On cruises through France, guests will find classic French charcuterie, regional cheeses and traditional boulangerie in the La Brasserie restaurant. On Rhine and Danube cruises, classic European dishes will accompany wonderful al fresco views from the Riverview Kitchen restaurant.