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Riviera Travel Charles Dickens

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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 Charles Dickens

River Cruises on Riviera Travel Charles Dickens

The Blue Danube

8 Days   |  Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava, Dürnstein, Melk, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest

From £1,099 pp

Soak up all that Europe’s most cultured river has to offer, with its wealth of grand baroque architecture, medieval cities, picture perfect towns and the sights that inspired Strauss and Mozart.

Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets

5 Days   |  Cologne, Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Bonn, Cologne

From £629 pp

Discover the magical ambience of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets with their host of unique, inspired gift ideas.

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with Glacier Express Extension

11 Days   |  Cologne, Koblenz, Rhine Gorge, Rudesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Breisach, Black Forest, Lucerne, Bernese Oberland, Chur, Glacier Express, Zermatt

From £1,998 pp

Journey into the very heart of this spectacular Alpine landscape on the legendary Glacier Express, enjoy iconically Swiss Zermatt in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn and the Mediterranean ambience of historic Chur.

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland

8 Days   |  Cologne, Koblenz, Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Breisach , Black Forest, Lucerne, Bernese Oberland

From £1,299 pp

On our journey through the Rhine valley, we visit historic Koblenz where we have time to explore the old town at the confluence of both the Rhine and Moselle rivers

Rhine & Moselle

8 Days   |  Cologne, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Koblenz, Boppard, Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim,

From £1,199 pp

Explore the historic cities of the mighty Rhine and the quintessential half-timbered wine villages of the serene Moselle.

Cruise the Heart of Europe

15 Days   |  Cologne, Koblenz, Boppard, Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, Wertheim,Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

From £1,899 pp

This fifteen-day river cruise takes you on an amazing journey from Cologne in the heart of the Rhine valley to Vienna and finally Budapest on the banks of the Danube.

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

8 Days   |  Cologne, Koblenz, Boppard, Rhine Gorge, Mainz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Colmar, Rüdesheim, Cologne

From £1,359 pp

A spectacularly scenic cruise of wonderful contrasts, from refined and historic Heidelberg to delightfully quaint Boppard and the old world charm of medieval Strasbourg.

The Blue Danube with Budapest Extension

11 Days   |  Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava,Dürnstein, Melk, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Visegrad, Szentendre, Budapest, Godollo, Puszta

From £1,548 pp

Explore this magnificent imperial city, before venturing out into the desolate beauty of Hungary’s Great Plain and 7 nights cruising along the Danube river.

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