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Riviera Travel Cruise Ships

Cruising with Riviera Travel is a truly unforgettable experience and we're proud to hold Which? Recommended Provider status for River Cruises. Our gorgeous ships and award-winning service are two of the many reasons our customers keep coming back time and time again.

We understand that choosing the right cruise for you can be a little daunting, especially if you’re new to the world of cruising, so we’ve put together a brief guide below to summarise the different ship types and the cruises we offer, from coastal and island cruising to transatlantic crossings.


What’s the difference between the ships?


The difference between the ship types is mainly determined by the waters that they cruise and the destinations they visit. Ships vary in size and style, but with Riviera Travel you can rest assured that no matter the ship, you’ll be cruising in the utmost luxury and comfort.

Click on a ship type below to find out more.


European river cruise ships

Our fine fleet of five-star European river cruise ships are hallmarks of distinction and truly world class. These Swiss built and operated ships are rated by the Berlitz Guide to River Cruising as some of the finest river cruise ships to grace Europe’s waterways. Our suites and cabins are among the largest on any river cruise vessel and 83% of our cabins feature a French or full balcony. These ships carry 130 to 170 passengers and are all named after classic British writers.

Find out more about European river cruises and the experience on board by clicking here.

MS George EliotMS George Eliot

Worldwide river cruise ships

The Nile and Mekong are surely two of the world’s most fascinating rivers to cruise, with iconic sights and bucket-list destinations to tick off along the way. On the Mekong we use the MV Mekong Prestige II, operated by a French-Vietnamese venture, which is similar in style but much smaller than our European river cruise ships. There are only 32 cabins, creating a much more intimate and personal experience on board.

For the Nile cruises we use the MS Darakum, both operated by world-class hospitality company Mövenpick. Similar to other river cruise ships, these carry between 100 and 150 passengers and all cabins and suites offer wonderful river views.

Explore all our worldwide river cruises here.

MRV Mekong Prestige II


A yacht is a reasonably lightweight and fast ship that’s small in size. Yachts were originally designed by the Dutch navy for pursuing pirates in shallow waters but having been made popular by King Charles II in the 17th-century as recreational vessels, they are primarily used for leisure today. A yacht cruise often conjures images of glamourous adventures in turquoise waters and hot, sunny climes, and that’s exactly what we aim to offer on our yacht cruises.

With no more than 20 cabins per ship, simple yet elegant interiors and informal dining experiences, these yacht cruises are perfect for those seeking a relaxing, island-hopping adventure. There’s even a platform from which to jump or climb into the sea any time we stop for a swim!

To find out more about yacht cruising, click here.

MV CoronaMV Corona

Small ships

With a friendly crew and informal atmosphere, lively bar and partly open-air dining area, the 180-foot MV Yasawa Princess is the perfect small ship for an intimate cruise around the remarkable atolls of the Maldives.

This cosy small ship has just 28 cabins across four passenger decks, with a swim platform and PADI dive centre on board.

Find out more about our Maldives cruises here.

MS Yasawa PrincessMV Yasawa Princess


European river cruise ships

Worldwide river cruise ships


MV Corona
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Small ships

MV Yasawa Princess
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