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Budapest to the Black Sea – Gems of Eastern Europe

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Budapest to the Black Sea - Gems of Eastern Europe

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On this incredible journey through the Balkans, we start by exploring the stunning sights of Kalocsa, Pecs and Belgrade with its magnificent Kalemegdan Fortress. Then it’s off to Pleven passing through the Iron Gates Gorge and the Djerdap locks before visiting Bucharest. Known as ‘little Paris’ this gem of a capital city will capture your heart with its romantic buildings and tree-lined boulevards.

Then we explore the very best of The Danube Delta and enjoy a cruise through Europe’s largest area of wetlands and marshlands – a UNESCO-listed site. From here we see Constanta where you can explore it’s charming Old Town and museums, Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Arbanassi.

After taking a scenic drive to the spectacular rock formations at Belogradchik we visit Lepenski Vir – one of the most important Mesolithic archaeological sites in Serbia before travelling to Novi Sad, Osijek and Vukovar. Finally, we discover the imperial city of two halves – Budapest.

What’s Included:

  • See Kalocsa cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and Paprika Museum
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Pecs
  • Take a scenic drive into the ‘Puszta’ and watch a performance by some of the regions most skilled horsemen
  • Tour the historic city of Belgrade seeing the magnificent Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge and pass through the Djerdap locks
  • Visit Pleven, the scene of a major battle during the Russo-Turkish War and the Pleven Panorama depicting these historic events
  • Guided tour of Bucharest, seeing the main sights of this beautiful city
  • Experience the vast nature of the Danube Delta
  • Visit the ancient Romanian port of Constanta on the Black Sea
  • Visit the fascinating Veliko Tarnovo, the village of Arbanassi and its ancient Church of the Nativity, plus the magnificent Churches of Ivanovo
  • Take a scenic drive to the spectacular rock formations at Belogradchik
  • Visit Lepenski Vir, one of the most important Mesolithic archaeological sites in Serbia
  • Enjoy a guided tour of cosmopolitan Novi Sad, with its historic Old Town
  • Visit Budapest and enjoy a guided tour
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails and dinner, plus the Captain’s Dinner
  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports with transfers to and from the ship included
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers included

 

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Day 1 - Arrive in Budapest

You fly to Budapest, where a coach transfers you to your five-star cruise ship, moored in this beautiful city.

The friendly crew will welcome you on board and help you settle into your spacious, luxuriously appointed suite.

The ship remains here overnight, so watch dusk descend over Hungary’s capital as you enjoy your first dinner on board.

Dinner

Day 2 - Kalocsa & Pecs

One of the most thrilling aspects of a cruise is waking up somewhere new, and there’s a real sense of excitement as we explore lands unknown to many until the Iron Curtain lifted.

Hungary itself has so much to offer; situated at a crossroads in central Europe, it’s a mesmerising blend of European and Ottoman influences, rich in culture and history.

Our adventure begins this morning when we arrive in Kalocsa, a city whose 1,000-year-old lore swirls with tales of warlike bishops, saintly kings, rampaging Ottomans and Magyar heroes.

Among its fine buildings you’ll discover an impressive Baroque cathedral and the grand Archbishop’s Palace, with its Ceremonial Hall displaying a replica of the Hungarian holy crown.

Day 2 - Kalocsa & Pecs

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Belgrade

This morning we arrive in historic Belgrade.

The only European capital built at the confluence of two rivers, the city has been fought over numerous times, most recently during the Second World War and the Kosovo War, when it faced months of NATO airstrikes.

Dramatically sited overlooking both rivers is Kalemegdan Park, which includes in its grounds the city’s iconic fortress, a stronghold built by the Celts, expanded by the Romans and besieged over a hundred times during its history – all detailed in its military museum. Despite its past, Belgrade is now a revitalised and forward-looking city and a delightful and varied place to explore, with delicate Art Nouveau facades tucked away among the stark concrete towers of the Communist

Day 3 - Belgrade

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Iron Gates Gorge

For many, today will be a highlight of the cruise as we begin our passage through the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge. One of the most memorable stretches of the Danube, this is where the river cuts its mighty path between the Carpathian and Balkan mountain ranges, forming part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania.

The ‘true’ Iron Gates is a single narrow gorge, but the name covers an entire 83-mile stretch of valleys where towering limestone cliffs plunge into the depths below.

During the 1960s and ’70s, two hydroelectric power stations were built here and their dams raised the river level by over 100 feet, submerging a number of historic settlements. We pass through the Great Kazan, meaning ‘cauldron’, where the river narrows to just 500 feet.

As the Captain skilfully steers us through, you’ll see the huge sculpture of a Romanian hero – Decebalus – carved into the rock. Created in the 1990s, at over 130 feet high it is the largest rock relief in Europe – it even dwarfs the US presidents at Mount Rushmore.
Decebalus was the last king of Dacia, the kingdom stretching from the Carpathians to the Black Sea.

Day 4 - Iron Gates Gorge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Pleven

By now you’ll have come to appreciate the luxuries on board your five-star ship – little touches from complimentary dressing gowns and slippers to plush carpets in the corridors and the marble-topped bar.

Crossing the border into Bulgaria tonight, you awake in Nikopol, a town dating back to Roman times, and after breakfast we drive across the Danubian Plain to Pleven.

Surrounded by several thousand acres of parks and forest, the town is famed as the scene of a major siege in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877. The joint Russian and Romanian army took five months to take the town, partly because the defending Turks were the first in European history to use repeating rifles.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Bucharest

Today we visit Bucharest, with its tree-lined boulevards and elegant belle-époque villas – echoes of the hedonistic 1900s when it earned the nickname ‘Little Paris’ – dotted among the utilitarian architectural legacy of Communist rule.

Dominating the capital city of Romania, though, is the astonishing Palace of the Parliament, a colossal concrete extravagance commissioned by the Communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu. Started in 1984 and still unfinished, it is the second-largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon – so big that only 400 of the 1,100 rooms are used. Furnished with all the gaudiness expected from a heartless despot at the head of a bankrupt state, from marble staircases to mosaics and chandeliers, to some it’s a marvel, to others a monument to vanity.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Danube Delta

Overnight we cruise towards the city of Tulcea, clinging to seven hills overlooking the river and regarded as the gateway to the vast Danube Delta on the edge of the Black Sea.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Danube Delta is the best preserved and second largest river delta in Europe, consisting of 2,200 square miles of rivers, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands, where nearly 3,500 animal and fish species, and 1,700 types of plant, make their home.

A bird-watcher’s paradise, the maze of canals bordered by willows and oaks offers the perfect breeding ground for countless species. Millions of Egyptian white pelicans arrive here every spring to raise their young, while equal numbers of Arctic geese come to escape the harsh Northern European winters. Keep an eye out for cormorants and white-tailed eagles.

Day 7 - Danube Delta

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Constanta

Today we begin our return passage, but these lands still have so much to reveal. Hold on to your hat up on deck, as this area is well known for its windy weather and windmills were once a common sight.

Watch the rocky shoreline drift by, dotted with the occasional ruined fortress. We depart for the ancient city of Constanta, described by the Roman poet Ovid as ‘the end of the world’ and with a history dating back over 2,500 years.

Originally known as Tomis, it is said that Jason landed here with the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece. Situated on several trade routes, it became a thriving commercial centre during Roman times and still is today.

Numerous remains from Greek and Roman times are on display in the city’s archaeological and mosaics museums, the latter housing the largest – an impressive 9,150 square feet – and best-preserved Roman mosaic in the world.

Day 8 - Constanta

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo

Crossing into Bulgaria, we arrive in Rousse, a city known as ‘Little Vienna’ for its wealth of fine 19th-century buildings. A scenic drive brings us to possibly Bulgaria’s most beautiful city – Veliko Tarnovo, the ‘City of the Tsars’ and former capital, located in a rugged landscape entangled by the meanderings of the Yantra River.

Its Old Town is clustered on three hills with its houses stacked on steeply sided valleys, while the remains of the once-impregnable fortress complex stands on Tsarevets Hill.

Within the walls of this redoubt are the ruins of the Tsar’s Palace and, at the summit, the Patriarch’s Palace, which includes the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God.

Much of Veliko Tarnovo was destroyed by the Ottomans, but in the 19th century it became an important trading centre again. Tucked away in its picturesque cobbled streets are tiny workshops, where you can watch copper pots being beaten or wooden utensils skilfully carved.

It is delightful to wander here, keeping an eye out for interesting traditional snacks to try, admiring the architecture while soaking up the atmosphere.

Day 9 - Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Belogradchik

This morning why not take a cup of coffee up on deck and soak up the spectacular open spaces of this landscape, where thick woods of fragrant pine and silver fir cling to the banks, forming a hazy outline on the distant horizon?

After lunch we moor in Vidin, home to the Baba Vidin, the only entirely preserved medieval fortress in the country. From here, we drive into this rugged wilderness and suddenly the horizon is dotted with huge sandstone cliffs, in a spectrum of orange-reds and yellows, eroded into huge, bizarre shapes. These are the Belogradchik Rocks – unique and dramatic, they cover an area of 35 square miles, some reaching as high as 600 feet. Many of these gigantic natural sculptures are named after people or objects they are thought to resemble, while others are associated with colourful legends.

We return to the ship for dinner. Later on, maybe enjoy a drink in the lounge with your companions while the resident pianist plays gentle melodies.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir

This morning’s cruising brings us once again to the dramatic splendour of the Iron Gates Gorge, at the heart of Serbia’s Djerdap National Park.

The gorge was cut out of the Carpathian mountains over millions of years as the Danube drained the Pannonian Sea. Among the park’s forests of ancient oak, hazel and beech lies a rich preserve of game, including deer and wild boar.

Mountain goats roam the rocky cliffs of Djerdap Kazan, while bears, wolves, foxes and wildcats populate the dense woodland. Keep an eye out for eagles and falcons, too.

Why not enjoy the splendour of this stretch of the river from a sun lounger on deck or through the panoramic windows in the ship’s lounge.

Day 11 - Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Novi Sad

The numerous fortresses along the Danube are reminders that the area has been fought over for centuries and this morning we pass one of the most impressive – the medieval Smederevo Fortress.

After a lazy day we moor in Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, in the shadow of the Fruska Gora mountain, its fertile slopes terraced with vineyards.

The climate and the proximity to the Danube make this region ideal for wine production, particularly Riesling, but there are many others produced here including Bermet, a vermouth-like dessert wine with a unique aromatic sweetness.

Day 12 - Novi Sad

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Osijek & Vukovar

Today we cross into Croatia and stop in Vukovar, the country’s largest river port, located at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka Rivers. Vukovar boasted a prosperous manufacturing industry and a picturesque Baroque centre until the tragic events of the civil war unfolded, and the city was almost completely destroyed. Renovation to restore the city to its former glory is very much ongoing.

Here we enjoy a guided tour, seeing the main sights and learning about the city’s tumultuous past. We then drive to the historic city of Osijek, which hugs the banks of the River Drava. We explore the Old Town – behind its thick stone walls lies an intriguing market square, lined by handsome public buildings with pastel-coloured facades. In the Upper City you’ll see the neo-Gothic cathedral, its red-brick spire soaring above the rooftops. Much of Osijek has been restored, but some buildings still bear the scars of the fighting.

This evening we cross into Hungary again, as the chef presents tonight’s appetising menu.

Day 13 - Osijek & Vukovar

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Budapest

As gentle pastoral landscapes slip by, Budapest’s brooding skyline comes into view once more. Straddling the Danube, this imperial capital is a collage of palatial buildings, grand domes and attractive Baroque churches with soaring spires.

From Roman ruins to Ottoman Turkish baths and elegant Art Nouveau facades, the eclectic mix of architectural styles reflects the city’s varied history, with numerous foreign powers ruling here over the centuries.

We enjoy a guided tour, seeing all the main sights of this lovely city including the iconic Parliament Building, the National Gallery with its huge collection of Hungarian masterpieces, and the Matthias Church with its intricate rose windows.

Day 14 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Return Home

Today at the appropriate time you return to the airport for your return flight.

Breakfast

Riviera Travel Robert Burns Exterior

Robert Burns is one of Riviera Travel’s new ‘all suite’ ships.  Launched in 2018 she offers excellent standards of accommodation consistent with Scylla’s (the ship operator) other 5 star ships. Standard Suites are large at 183 ft² with floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail on the middle and upper decks. Suites on the lower deck are slightly smaller at 172 ft² and feature high level windows. 6 Superior Suites and 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites are available on each ship at 247 ft² and 269 ft² respectively. Deluxe Balcony Suites, located on the upper deck, also feature a small private balcony.

This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 176 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with our first class service levels.

An outstanding ship it would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that, a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. A spacious new vessel as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. 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.

Riviera Travel Emily Bronte Atrium

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 88 comfortable outside suites, most with French balconies, some with private balcony
  • For and aft sundecks with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • ‘Whirlpool’ splash pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating with tables of 4 and 6
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Bistro bar & restaurant
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Elevator to Diamond, Ruby and Emerald decks
  • Wellness area, massage, nail salon and hairdresser
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

88 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 172 – 269 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 6 Superior suites or 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites. Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

 

 

 

Deluxe Balcony Suite

269 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a private balcony with table and chairs and additional floor to ceiling windows
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Larger private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products, Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Deluxe Balcony Suite
Riviera Travel Emily Bronte Stern Suite

Superior & Superior Stern Suite

247 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to French balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Diamond Deck & Ruby Deck Suite

183 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Stern Suite
Riviera Thomas Hardy Lower Deck Cabin

Emerald Deck Suite

172 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel - Suite Ship Deck Plan
Riviera Travel Oscar Wilde Exterior

Oscar Wilde is one of Riviera Travel’s new ‘all suite’ ships.  Launched in 2017 she offers excellent standards of accommodation consistent with Scylla’s (the ship operator) other 5 star ships. Standard Suites are large at 183 ft² with floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail on the middle and upper decks. Suites on the lower deck are slightly smaller at 172 ft² and feature high level windows. 6 Superior Suites and 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites are available on each ship at 247 ft² and 269 ft² respectively. Deluxe Balcony Suites, located on the upper deck, also feature a small private balcony.

An outstanding ship it would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that, a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. A spacious new vessel as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. 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.

Riviera-Travel-OscarWilde-Lounge

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 88 comfortable outside suites, most with French balconies, some with private balcony
  • For and aft sundecks with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • ‘Whirlpool’ splash pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating with tables of 4 and 6
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Bistro bar & restaurant
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Elevator to Diamond, Ruby and Emerald decks
  • Wellness area, massage, nail salon and hairdresser
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

88 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 172 – 269 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 6 Superior suites or 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites. Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Deluxe Balcony Suite

269 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a private balcony with table and chairs and additional floor to ceiling windows
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Larger private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products, Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera-Travel-OscarWilde-Deluxe-Suite
Riviera Travel Emily Bronte Stern Suite

Superior & Superior Stern Suite

247 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to French balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Diamond Deck & Ruby Deck Suite

183 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Stern Suite
Riviera Thomas Hardy Lower Deck Cabin

Emerald Deck Suite

172 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera Travel - Suite Ship Deck Plan
Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Exterior

Thomas Hardy is one of Riviera Travel’s new ‘all suite’ ships.  Launched in 2017 she offers excellent standards of accommodation consistent with Scylla’s (the ship operator) other 5 star ships. Standard Suites are large at 183 ft² with floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail on the middle and upper decks. Suites on the lower deck are slightly smaller at 172 ft² and feature high level windows. 6 Superior Suites and 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites are available on each ship at 247 ft² and 269 ft² respectively. Deluxe Balcony Suites, located on the upper deck, also feature a small private balcony.

This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 176 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with first class service levels.

An outstanding ship it would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that, a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. A spacious new vessel as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. 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.

Riviera Thomas Hardy Lounge

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 88 comfortable outside suites, most with French balconies, some with private balcony
  • For and aft sundecks with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • ‘Whirlpool’ splash pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating with tables of 4 and 6
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Bistro bar & restaurant
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Elevator to Diamond, Ruby and Emerald decks
  • Wellness area, massage, nail salon and hairdresser
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

88 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 172 – 269 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 6 Superior suites or 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites. Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

 

 

 

Deluxe Balcony Suite

269 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a private balcony with table and chairs and additional floor to ceiling windows
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Larger private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products, Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Deluxe Balcony Suite
Riviera Travel Emily Bronte Stern Suite

Superior & Superior Stern Suite

247 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to French balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Diamond Deck & Ruby Deck Suite

183 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Stern Suite
Riviera Thomas Hardy Lower Deck Cabin

Emerald Deck Suite

172 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel - Suite Ship Deck Plan
Riviera Travel - MS William Wordsworth

MS William Wordsworth is one of Riviera Travel’s new ‘all suite’ ships.  Launched in 2019 she offers excellent standards of accommodation consistent with Scylla’s (the ship operator) other 5 star ships. Standard Suites are large at 183 ft² with floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail on the middle and upper decks. Suites on the lower deck are slightly smaller at 172 ft² and feature high level windows. 6 Superior Suites and 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites are available on each ship at 247 ft² and 269 ft² respectively. Deluxe Balcony Suites, located on the upper deck, also feature a small private balcony.

This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 176 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with our first class service levels.

An outstanding ship it would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that, a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. A spacious new vessel as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. 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.

Riviera Travel Emily Bronte Atrium

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 88 comfortable outside suites, most with French balconies, some with private balcony
  • For and aft sundecks with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • ‘Whirlpool’ splash pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating with tables of 4 and 6
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Bistro bar & restaurant
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Elevator to Diamond, Ruby and Emerald decks
  • Wellness area, massage, nail salon and hairdresser
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

88 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 172 – 269 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 6 Superior suites or 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites. Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

 

 

 

Deluxe Balcony Suite

269 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a private balcony with table and chairs and additional floor to ceiling windows
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Larger private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products, Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Deluxe Balcony Suite
Riviera Travel Emily Bronte Stern Suite

Superior & Superior Stern Suite

247 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to French balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Diamond Deck & Ruby Deck Suite

183 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Stern Suite
Riviera Thomas Hardy Lower Deck Cabin

Emerald Deck Suite

172 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel - Suite Ship Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

Riviera Travel’s river cruises have caused a bit of a revolution in the UK market, selling more river cruises in the UK than any other river cruise line.  A range of brand-new classically-styled ships have impressed with their high standards for the price.  Riviera’s 30 years of land-touring experience have carried into their river cruise excursions, providing good value off-ship experiences.  Whilst some may require higher levels of inclusions and finer dining, Riviera’s river cruises deliver consistently high standards for their loyal UK customers.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 27Robert BurnsBudapest£2299Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2299  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£3499  
Apr 29Thomas HardyBudapest£2299Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2299  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£3499  
May 13Thomas HardyBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£3999  
May 27Thomas HardyBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£3999  
Jun 10Thomas HardyBudapest£2899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£4099  
Jun 15Robert BurnsBudapest£2899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£4099  
Aug 30Oscar WildeBudapest£2899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£4099  
Sep 2Thomas HardyBudapest£2899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£4099  
Sep 16Thomas HardyBudapest£2999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£4199  
Sep 22Oscar WildeBudapest£2699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£3899  
Sep 27Oscar WildeBudapest£2699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£3899  
Sep 30Thomas HardyBudapest£2599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2999  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£3799  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 22Thomas HardyBudapest£2299Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2299  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3499  
Apr 26William WordsworthBudapest£2499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2499  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3699  
Apr 29Thomas HardyBudapest£2499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2499  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3699  
May 6Thomas HardyBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3999  
May 10William WordsworthBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3999  
May 13Robert BurnsBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3999  
May 20Thomas HardyBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3999  
May 24William WordsworthBudapest£2899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4099  
May 27Robert BurnsBudapest£2899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4099  
Jun 3Thomas HardyBudapest£2999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4199  
Jun 7William WordsworthBudapest£2999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4199  
Jun 10Robert BurnsBudapest£2999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4199  
Jun 17Thomas HardyBudapest£2999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4199  
Jun 21William WordsworthBudapest£2999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4199  
Aug 30William WordsworthBudapest£3099Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£3099  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3899  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4299  
Sep 2Robert BurnsBudapest£3199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£3199  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3899  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4399  
Sep 9Thomas HardyBudapest£3199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£3199  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3899  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4399  
Sep 13William WordsworthBudapest£3199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£3199  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3899  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4399  
Sep 16Robert BurnsBudapest£3199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£3199  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3899  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4399  
Sep 23Thomas HardyBudapest£3099Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£3099  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3899  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4299  
Sep 27William WordsworthBudapest£2899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3299  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£4099  
Sep 30Robert BurnsBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£3999  

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.


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