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Riviera Travel reveals maiden itineraries for new-build ships

Riviera Rose and Riviera Radiance are set to make their debuts in 2025; owner-operator Riviera Travel has now confirmed the inaugural itinerary programmes for both vessels ahead of their launch. “With Riviera Radiance and Riviera Rose, our new ships launching in 2025, we’re moving away from using the names of famous British authors and proudly putting our own out there on the bow,” said Marilyn Conroy, executive vice president sales and marketing North America for Riviera River Cruises. “Riviera Radiance will also be a new style of ship, representing the height of luxurious river cruising. We’re looking forward to sailing aboard these new ships with you next year.”

New Ships from Riviera Travel
The new Riviera Radiance

Radiance specifically, she explains, will feature a split-level bar and restaurant, a third dining room — dubbed “Mosaic,” with unique tasting menus inspired by European rivers — and the line’s biggest-ever suites. The next-generation vessel will measure 443 feet long and four decks tall, and will also showcase a sun deck and a pool; a bistro with an open kitchen; a gym; and a spa and wellness area.

Its 89 staterooms will sleep 178 passengers in double beds (convertible to twin-size beds) and offer a bathroom with a rain shower, a desk and chair, a flat-screen television, air conditioning, and an in-room coffee machine and tea kettle. Plus, 344-square-foot grand suites will be Riviera’s largest, complete with a balcony and outdoor seating, as well as an interior seating area with a sofa, a lounge chair and a table.

Suite on board Riviera Radiance
Riviera Radiance - Grand Suite

Operating on the Douro for its maiden season, the 114-guest Riviera Rose will sail an eight-day 'Douro Valley & Salamanca' voyage, with 30 departures on offer beginning from April 1st, 2025.

Although Riviera Rose is a smaller vessel — at 262 feet long — it will span four decks and feature a sun deck, a sky lounge, a bar, a pool, a fitness center and a relaxed restaurant with casual seating. A total of 57 cabins will cater to 114 passengers with comparable convertible double beds, a bathroom with a rain shower, a desk and chair, a flat-screen television, air conditioning and a coffee machine and tea kettle. Sized the same as Radiance’s but without grand suites, Rose’s equivalent balcony suites and standard cabins will also be outfitted to match.

River Cruises on the Douro in Portugal
Cruise the Douro with Riviera Rose

On the Danube, the 178-guest Riviera Radiance will offer guests a choice of 35 departures across six different voyages including 'Blue Danube' and its dedicated solo counterpart, plus 'Christmas on the Danube' and 'New Year on the Danube' at the tail end of the 2025 season.

Itineraries will be available to book from February 29th, 2024.

Head of product Will Sarson said the maiden programmes will enable guests "to immerse themselves in some of Europe’s finest destinations... ideal for both our experienced travellers and those who are yet to try a river cruise."

Savings worth up to £300 per person are included as part of both ships' early booking offer, running until March 28th, 2024.

For more information, contact the friendly, multi-national team at The Luxury Travel Co. in Paphos or call us on 26 22 1634 or email:

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