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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 with table, sofa and armchair
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality bath products
  • Hotel style beds with fine cotton bed linen
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • 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 - Deluxe Suite
Riviera Travel Charles Dickens - French Balcony Cabin

French Balcony Cabin

161 ft² – Middle & Upper Decks

  • 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 with fine cotton bed linen
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • 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 with fine cotton bed linen
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Table & armchair
  • 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 availability

Riviera Travel Charles Dickens - Lower Deck Cabin
Riviera Travel Charles Dickens

River Cruises on Riviera Travel Charles Dickens

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland

8 Days   |  Cologne - Basel

£1,299

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

The Blue Danube

8 Days   |  Budapest Round Trip

£1,499

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.

Rhine & Moselle

8 Days   |  Cologne Round Trip

£1,299

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 - Budapest

£2,949

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 Round Trip

£1,299

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

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