European Luxury River Cruises

My River Cruise Revelation!

It has to be said that upon hearing about river cruises I was intrigued.

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A Riviera cruise to Switzerland



In fact, more than intrigued – I wanted to know every thing about this new revelation in sailing.

People who had been on one were telling me that the luxury was second to none and that relaxing was a big part of this type of holiday – just what I wanted!

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Luxury accommodation

Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a more adventurous holiday and have experienced many in the past, but this river cruising lark sounded like you could combine the both – adventure and relaxation!

Well, after many hours of extensive browsing and getting insider information( that’s looking at reviews to me and you) I realized that this type of holiday was ideal and wanted to book one NOW!

The food on these types of cruises look delicious and most have complimentary free drinks including wine!

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Fine dining

There is plenty of  sightseeing and visits to do on land, but the best bit is the way you can take in the most outstanding and picturesque scenery while just laying back and relaxing on the river cruise ship ( a bit different to a cruise liner).

I also found that there are plenty of rivers to cruise along as well – cruise the legendary Rhine and Maine, sail along the captivating DanubeMoselle and Elbe, take a journey along the SeineDouro and the enchanting Dutch Waterways. – WOW!

So, in a nutshell, on a river cruise you get fine dining, complimentary wine and beer, amazing accommodation, breathtaking scenery and that all important relaxation – just what the doctor ordered!!

Relax the Riviera Way!

Ever fancied experiencing the magical charms of the Moselle and Rhine Valleys, with their majestic river bends, imposing castles and picture perfect postcard villages?


Always wanted to see the astonishing Heidelberg and half-timbered Strasbourg, iconic cities like Cologne, the natural beauty of the Black Forest and the outstanding Swiss Alpine scenery?




Or indulged in thoughts of the Danube River savouring the delights of Vienna, Bratislava, Salzburg, Esztergom and Budapest?




Lovers of France may want to experience the spectacular Rhone Valley and take in its world renowned Burgundy vineyards, the enchanting wildness of the Ardèche gorges and the sun-kissed hills of Provence.






On the other hand, the Seine takes you to romantic Paris through timeless impressionist countryside to medieval Rouen, historic Bayeux and the D-Day Normandy beaches.




Germany’s Elbe river snakes through  historic Berlin, baroque Dresden and enchanting Prague.





If Portugal takes your fancy, then there’s the dramatic Douro to explore, with Oporto and Salamanca just waiting to be discovered.




Amsterdam and the Dutch bulbfields combine a rich mediaeval history with world-class art and breathtaking floral displays.




The best way to see all the above?

Well, you can’t beat a river cruise, and more importantly, you just cannot beat a Riviera river cruise

The reason I know is that I am a travel consultant and can see for myself which cruise line is the most popular at any given time!

At the moment Riviera is leading the race and it’s not hard to see why.

 Published in June 2013, the most notable Which? Magazine voted Riviera Travel one of the UK’s finest Holiday Companies and awarded them their coveted

‘Recommended Provider’ status. Late last year, they improved their ranking in the ‘Guardian and Observer’ Travel Awards, achieving second place in the ‘Best

Large Tour Operator’ category and in the prestigious ‘Telegraph Travel Awards’ were voted their second ‘Favourite Escorted Tour Operator’ and second

‘Favourite River Cruise Operator’ – wow, like I said, takes some beating!



One of Riviera’s outstanding ships!



Standard cabin!


Bar area!


Even a gym for those wanting to keep their fitness levels up!

 So Europe is waiting and Riviera Travel can’t wait to show what all the fuss is about and provide you with the most memorable holiday you will ever experience!!

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