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.
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.
Our fine fleet of 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 . 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.
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 we use the 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 we use the , 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.
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
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!
This cosy small ship has just 28 cabins across four passenger decks, with a swim platform and PADI dive centre on board.