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Rhine & Moselle

From £1,199 pp

Explore the historic cities of the mighty Rhine and the quintessential half-timbered wine villages of the serene Moselle, its banks lined with ancient ruined castles and impossibly steep terraced vineyards. Following embarkation in Cologne, we meander south on the Rhine to Rüdesheim, visiting the old town of Koblenz and then to Boppard, known as ‘the Pearl of the Rhine’ en route. Cruising through the Rhine Gorge, we experience spectacular scenery, emerald vineyards and a landscape studded with half-timbered houses and picturesque villages.

Our journey then takes us upstream and then along the Moselle river calling in the delightful town of Cochem and the romantic twin village of Traben-Trarbach. At our furthest port of call, Bernkastel, we also visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, famous for its Roman amphitheatre, baths and the imposing Porta Nigra, the huge fortified gate that formed the eastern border of the Roman Empire.

Cruising back downstream, we have time to relax and absorb the stunning scenery along the Moselle valley, rejoining the Rhine and heading north, to Cologne. Here we take a guided city tour seeing the stunning cathedral with the most intricate stained glass in Europe.
All in all a spectacular and relaxing cruise in some of the finest landscape that Germany has to offer, appreciated from a most privileged vantage point.

What’s Included:

  • Visit to Boppard, the picturesque ‘Pearl of the Rhine’
  • Time to explore the hillside town of Rüdesheim – the most famous of the Rhine’s wine towns
  • Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge
  • Stop in Cochem – the historic centre of the Moselle wine trade
  • Take a romantic stroll in the town of Bernkastel
  • Tour of Trier – once a key capital of the Roman Empire
  • Guided tour of Cologne – and see the stunning Gothic Cathedral
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager
  • Standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St. Pancras or return flights from selected airports (at a supplement)
  • Return rail connections on selected dates from more than 30 regional stations

 

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Day 1 - Arrive in Cologne

Arrive for your flight to Düsseldorf or Cologne, or take the Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Brussels.

On arrival, transfer by coach to your five-star cruise ship moored in the heart of Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities. The friendly English-speaking crew will welcome you and help you to your cabin.

After settling into your spacious and well-equipped accommodation, it’s time to familiarise yourself with the many first-class aspects of this floating boutique hotel.

Dinner

Day 2 - Cochem

The first morning on board a river cruise is always a thrill, awakening to the peaceful lapping of the water outside as the scenic valley sides slip past your cabin window – there’s no other holiday experience quite like it.

Breakfast is a leisurely affair; life on board is unhurried, so you can linger over that extra cup of tea or coffee.

You’re cruising some of Europe’s most dramatic and romantic waterways – the mighty River Rhine and its tributary the Moselle. The Sun Deck is perfect for an invigorating mid-morning stroll, watching picture-postcard villages with slanting timber-framed houses pass by.

After a delicious lunch we glide into our moorings at Cochem, the traditional centre of the Moselle wine trade. Dominating the scene is a multi-turreted castle crowning a vineyard-covered hillside, but Cochem’s real charm is its jumble of narrow streets lined with pastel-coloured buildings and peppered with quirky shops and wine cellars.

Day 2 - Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Trier

Leaving Cochem, we pass through an impressive series of four locks allowing passage further upstream, through meanders in the river against a backdrop of green valley sides. All around are steep, tree-crested slopes covered in a patchwork of vineyards, crisscrossed by narrow tracks and roads giving workers access to the vines – it’s a miracle that anything can be cultivated on such terrain.

The Romans first planted vines in the Moselle during the second century AD and today white varieties such as Riesling thrive in the flinty soils. Before long we approach the delightful town of Zell.

After lunch we drive to Trier for an afternoon tour of one of Germany’s most fascinating cities – and its oldest. Founded by the Romans, it was the capital of much of their empire, encompassing present-day Spain, France, Britain and parts of Germany.

Day 3 - Trier

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Bernkastel

The ship remains moored, so after an unhurried breakfast you’re free to explore Bernkastel, a romantic wonder from another age. Wander its cobbled streets – too narrow for cars to pass through – to the market square, where you’ll be surrounded by some of the finest, most ornate half-timbered houses you’ll ever see, many dating from the 15th century.

Most famous is the Pointed House, a jewel of the rustic middle-class building tradition from the Middle Ages and a classic example of a Moselle vintner’s dwelling.

We have lunch on board as the ship slips its moorings and our cruise back downstream commences.

This afternoon, just sit back on one of the comfortable deck chairs on the Sun Deck and soak up the atmosphere of this magical river, breathing in the clean air, listening to the rippling water and absorbing the scenery in all its majesty.

Day 4 - Bernkastel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Koblenz & Boppard

Early this morning, we reach Koblenz.

Strategically situated at the confluence of these two great rivers, this 2,000-year-old city, with its mighty fortress towering above, is full of appeal.

A knowledgeable local guide accompanies us around its principal monuments and intriguing centre, taking in historic squares, highlighting painstakingly restored house frontages and revealing hidden aspects of the city that only locals know.

Koblenz is a joy to wander through, pausing to window shop while trying to resist the aromas of fresh coffee and cakes drifting from the numerous traditional cafés.

Day 5 - Koblenz & Boppard

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim

Leaving Boppard, as the sun crests the surrounding hilltops, expectation rises at what lies in store as we journey through the outstanding natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here, at every dramatic turn of the river, towering valley slopes are crowned by the precarious ruins of castles built by princes to display their power and extort tolls from passing river traffic.

The Gorge is home to medieval legends, tales of mysterious happenings and dark deeds, most famously the Lorelei – or ‘murmuring rock’ – said to have lured passing boats onto the rocks with its irresistible song.

The villages drifting by – Saint Goar, Bacharach and Kaub – are synonymous with wine production and one of the many thoughtful details of this cruise is the carefully compiled wine list, from which you can choose fine Rhine and Moselle wines to enjoy with the foods sourced from the region.

Day 6 Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Cologne

We slip our mooring early this morning and our ship resumes its voyage downstream as you enjoy another fine breakfast with views of pretty riverside towns, backed by the rolling volcanic hills for which the area is renowned.

Passing the last vineyards and half-timbered houses around the pretty town of Linz, it’s not long before we reach the railway bridge at Remagen, captured intact towards the end of the Second World War, thereby arguably shortening the war in Germany.

Not long after, we draw in to the heart of Cologne, in the shadow of the magnificent dual-spired Gothic cathedral for which the city is so famous. It’s a truly monumental building, taking over 600 years to build and featuring myriad religious and art treasures and perhaps the most intricate stained glass windows in Europe.

After lunch, we join a local guide for an informative tour of the city, with time to explore its tree-lined squares and perhaps visit one of its traditional bars, many of which still brew their own beer.

Day 7 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 Return Home

Bid farewell to your friendly crew before transferring to the airport for your return flight or to Brussels to connect with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras International.

Breakfast

Every aspect of the 5 star MS Jane Austen (2015) and MS Lord Byron (2013) are designed to the highest possible specification and exacting standards to bring you the very best and most enjoyable river cruising experience, in the most luxurious comfort.

Stylish furnishings using environmentally friendly materials are beautifully combined with the most advanced safety systems … and the work of a wonderful designer’s eye conjuring up the classic lines and sophistication of a luxurious ocean liner. As always, the finesse is in the detail – beautifully crafted tropical hardwoods, wrought iron, highly polished copper and brass, all beautifully illuminated then added to soft leather furnishings and imaginative colour schemes, promotes a subtle, chic ambience.

Blend this with the low passenger complement, just 140 guests, with 35 crew, a ratio of 4 to 1, guarantees an excellent level of service and a more personal touch.

Riviera Travel Jane Austen Lounge

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside cabins and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Lounge with bar and panoramic views on the Diamond Deck
  • Main Restaurant – on the Ruby Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinne
  • Air conditioned public areas & cabins
  • 24hr self service station for tea & coffee
  • Lift between Ruby and Diamond deck
  • Sun deck with comfortable outdoor chairs and sun loungers
  • Small splash pool, putting green and giant chess board on the sun deck
  • Small boutique for you to shop for your souvenirs and keepsakes to take home.
  • Reception area open 24hrs
  • Wellness area with sauna, steam room and fitness equipment for you to use at your leisure.
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Laundry service*
  • Lido Bar & Restaurant on the Diamond Deck serving early bird breakfast, light lunch and dinner (to be reserved on board subject to availability)

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

This lovely new 5 star river cruise vessel, features beautifully furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony.

74 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 161 – 242 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 4 Deluxe suites or  7  Superior 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 Suites

242 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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, 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 Lord Byron Deluxe Suite
Riviera Travel Jane Austen Stern Suite

Superior Suites

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

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to French balcony
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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, 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 Cabins

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

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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 Lord Byron French Balcony Cabin
Riviera Travel Emerald Deck Cabin

Emerald Deck Standard Cabins

161 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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

 

The 5 star MS William Shakespeare (2014) and MS Charles Dickens (2015) have been specially commissioned and designed to Riviera’s specification by Dutch ship builders Veka Group.

Carrying just 140 passengers each, the crew ratio of 4:1 ensures excellent service throughout your cruise. Finished with the highest quality materials with luxurious carpets, rich hardwoods and plenty of steel and glass the ships have an elegant and sleek style throughout.

Riviera Travel William Shakespeare Sun Deck

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside cabins and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Deluxe Suites have full outside balconies
  • Sundeck with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • ‘Whirlpool’ splash pool on deck
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating
  • Main Globe lounge with bar & piano
  • Stern Midsummer Bar & Chef’s Restaurant for 24 diners
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Lift to Hamlet & Othello decks
  • Sauna, steam room and hairdresser* on board
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

These lovely 5 star river cruise vessels, feature beautifully furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony.

74 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 151 – 245 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 4 Deluxe 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

245 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors leading to an outside balcony with table & chairs
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera Travel William Shakespeare Deluxe Suite
Riviera Travel William Shakespeare Middle Upper Deck Cabin

French Balcony Cabin

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

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors open all the way to create a full width French Balcony.
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Standard Cabin

151 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Available for single occupancy without supplement – subject to availabilty

Riviera Travel William Shakespeare Lower DEck Cabin
Riviera Travel Charles Dickens Exterior

The 5 star MS Charles Dickens (2015) MS William Shakespeare (2014) have been specially commissioned and designed to Riviera’s specification by Dutch ship builders Veka Group.

Carrying just 140 passengers each, the crew ratio of 4:1 ensures excellent service throughout your cruise. Finished with the highest quality materials with luxurious carpets, rich hardwoods and plenty of steel and glass the ships have an elegant and sleek style throughout.

Riviera Travel William Shakespeare Rear Lounge

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside cabins and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Deluxe Suites have full outside balconies
  • Sundeck with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • ‘Whirlpool’ splash pool on deck
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating
  • Main Globe lounge with bar & piano
  • Stern Midsummer Bar & Chef’s Restaurant for 24 diners
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Lift to Hamlet & Othello decks
  • Sauna, steam room and hairdresser* on board
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*
  • * Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

These lovely 5 star river cruise vessels, feature beautifully furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony.

74 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 151 – 245 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 4 Deluxe 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

245 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors leading to an outside balcony with table & chairs
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Upper Deck Cabin

161 ft² – Upper Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors open all the way to create a full width French Balcony.
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Middle Deck cabin

161 ft² – Middle Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Lower Deck Cabin

151 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

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 Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë 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 Travel Emily Bronte 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 additionl fllor 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 Emily Bronte 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  
May 7Emily BrontëCologne£1549Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1549  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1849  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2449  
May 17Oscar WildeCologne£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2499  
Jun 18Emily BrontëCologne£1699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1699  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Jun 28Oscar WildeCologne£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2499  
Jul 2Emily BrontëCologne£1499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2399  
Jul 25Jane AustenCologne£1499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Suite242 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Jul 30Emily BrontëCologne£1499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2399  
Aug 16William ShakespeareCologne£1399Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², Fixed Windows£1399  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside Balcony£2299  
Aug 22Jane AustenCologne£1499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Suite242 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Aug 27Emily BrontëCologne£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2499  
Sep 4Charles DickensCologne£1649Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², Fixed Windows£1649  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside Balcony£2549  
Sep 27William ShakespeareCologne£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside Balcony£2499  
Oct 25Oscar WildeCologne£1199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin183 ft², Fixed Windows£1199  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1499  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside Balcony£2099  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 28Charles DickensCologne£1399Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², Fixed Windows£1399  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside Balcony£2299  
May 10George EliotCologne£1699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1699  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite183 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Middle DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Upper DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£2249  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite253 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
May 30Emily BrontëCologne£1799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2699  
Jun 14George EliotCologne£1799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite183 ft², Fixed Windows£1899  
Middle DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£2249  
Upper DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£2349  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite253 ft², Outside Balcony£2699  
Jul 15Thomas HardyCologne£1549Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1549  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1849  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2449  
Jul 24Jane AustenCologne£1499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Suite242 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Aug 1Emily BrontëCologne£1549Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1549  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1849  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2449  
Aug 9George EliotCologne£1549Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1549  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite183 ft², Fixed Windows£1649  
Middle DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£1849  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite253 ft², Outside Balcony£2449  
Sep 4Oscar WildeCologne£1899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1899  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2499  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2799  
Sep 20George EliotCologne£1899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1899  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite183 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£2349  
Upper DeckCabin172 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite194 ft², French Balcony£2449  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite253 ft², Outside Balcony£2799  
Oct 2Oscar WildeCologne£1499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2399  
Oct 24Jane AustenCologne£1199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin161 ft², Fixed Windows£1199  
Lower DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², Fixed Windows£1299  
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1499  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1649  
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French Balcony£1599  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite199 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Upper DeckDeluxe Suite242 ft², French Balcony£1999  

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.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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