Riviera Travel Cruises

Highly rated as one of the best value travel brands among the UK market, Riviera Travel has become a staple name for British cruisers looking for the ultimate cruise adventure. From breathtaking expeditions along the Nile River to romantic, champagne-filled excursions along the Seine, Riviera Travel offers over 140 travel itineraries to fit both your budget and wanderlust aspirations. Travel in 5-star luxury without breaking the bank and expect attentive staff, spacious cabins and fantastic on-board dining options along the way. Browse 2023 cruises and discover an unforgettable cruise experience along the most iconic rivers of the world.  

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Meet a Selection of the Riviera Fleet

  • MS Thomas Hardy
  • MS Oscar Wilde
  • MS Emily Bronte
  • MS Douro Splendour
  • MS Shakespeare
  • MS Swiss Ruby
  • MS Robert Burns

Riviera Travel Highlights


Relish in the delectable dining options onboard a Riviera cruise ship with international flavours, authentic dishes and handcrafted menus. Start your morning off with a full-service breakfast complete with made to order eggs, fresh fruit and artisanal pastries. For lunch, choose from an assortment of dishes at the buffet in the main dining room and enjoy a hearty salad or try a regional speciality. Finally, for dinner savor exquisite dishes from a four-course menu along with first rate service and elegant furnishings. If you have dietary requirements - worry not - Riviera can accommodate for most diets, so please ensure you make note during your booking. With a fantastic and attentive crew, you are sure to enjoy delicious meals from sunup to sundown.


Entertainment onboard a Riviera cruise is the perfect combination of amusement and relaxation for any seasoned cruiser. Visit the chic lounge and bar to quench your thirst amidst sophisticated décor or indulge in the ultimate pampering in the spa and wellness area. In between artisanal cocktails and Thai massages, enjoy fresh dishes served along panoramic windows for the ultimate ocean view. In the evenings, get carried away by the captivating sound of the talented pianist that fills the elegant space of the Observation Lounge. With luxury and relaxation in mind, Riviera Travel knows how to satisfy veteran cruisers.  


Recreational activities onboard a Riviera cruise range from improving your golf game at the scenic putting green to receiving a fresh manicure and blow out by talented nail techs and hair dressers. Relaxation truly is the name of the game! In between working on your short game and scalp massages, take a dip in the cooling splash pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail (or two) under the warm sun amidst the ocean breeze. End your day with a mesmerising sunset from of the many panoramic spots throughout each ship.


Riviera Travel cruises is generally marketed towards those aged 50+ and other seasoned cruisers, therefore, the cruise experience is not catered towards guests with small children or large families. The minimum age limit is 12 years old at the date of departure, however, Riviera Travel reserves the right to limit the number of children on any particular cruise. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor’s parent, a ‘Parental Consent Guardianship Form’ must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.  


With intimate ships offering an average of 88 cabins, you can expect an incredible guest to staff ratio that truly makes this the ultimate luxury cruise experience. In addition, the uniquely sized vessels offer its guests rare excursions that are unavailable to larger ships. Whether you want to meander the warm waters in Europe or the icy rivers of the Arctic, you can trust Riviera ships to cruise the waters perfectly.


The cruise specialists at Riviera Travel have spent the last 33 years meticulously exploring their locations so that you will always be in the capable hands of an expert. As well as the main tourist spots, you will receive insider knowledge from your tour guides about the magical hidden gems at every stop off.

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FAQs about Riviera Travel

We have put together the following FAQs. We hope that you will be able to find an answer to your question below, but if you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.

Is there a dress code on Riviera Travel cruises?

Yes, there is a dress code on Riviera Travel cruises in which guests are asked to adhere to smart and casual apparel for both men and women, however, men are requested to refrain from donning shorts or vests during dinners in the dining room.

Are there formal nights on Riviera Travel cruises?

No, there are no formal nights on Riviera Travel cruises, however, there are certain events, such as The Captain’s Dinner, in which guests are welcomed to dress more formally.  

Is laundry service available on Riviera Travel cruises?

Yes, limited laundry service is available on Riviera Travel cruises (except on the day of disembarkation), however, specialised dry cleaning service is unavailable.  

Is smoking permitted on Riviera Travel cruises?

Yes, smoking on Riviera Travel cruises is permitted, however, only in certain designated open-air areas on the sun deck. E-cigarettes are also permitted in these specific areas. 

What type of power outlets are available on Riviera Travel cruises?

The power outlets available on Riviera Travel ships consist of the standard 2-pin round European sockets, therefore, a power adapter is highly recommended for all guests. However, there are some UK power outlets equipped in the cabins on the following ships: MS Emily Brontë, MS Thomas Hardy, MS Oscar Wilde, MS Geoffrey Chaucer, MS William Wordsworth and MS George Eliot.