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Riviera Travel William Shakespeare

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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
MS William Shakespeare - Deck Plan

River Cruises on Riviera Travel William Shakespeare

Burgundy, The River Rhône & Provence

8 Days   |  Lyon, Chalon, Beaune, Vienne, Tournon, Ardèche Gorges, Arles, Pont Du Gard, Avignon

From £1,299 pp

From the lush slopes of the scenic winelands to the sun-baked hills of Provence and the wild beauty of the Ardèche Gorges to the medieval splendour of Avignon.

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