Award-Winning Service

We’ve been delighting customers for 35 years and have been consistently recognised for exceptional customer service and first-class products in numerous surveys. See below for information on the awards and accolades we have received.



2018 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards


We are thrilled to announce that Riviera Travel recently won the 2018 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Award for Best for Solo Travellers. Cruise Critic is the leading cruise reviews site and here's what they had to say about our Solo Traveller river cruises:

"Riviera offers dedicated single cabins with no single supplements on all sailings; it also offers a wide range of dedicated single cruises. Additionally, line hosts a solos dinner on the first night of each sailing, and you can choose to eat alone or dine with a group. Riviera even helps to connect solo travellers prior to boarding."

Thank you so much to everyone who voted to help us acheive this award. Learn more about our Solo Traveller programme here.



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Which? Recommended Provider 2018 logos - Escorted Tours and River Cruises

Which? Recommended Provider 2018


We are proud to currently hold Recommended Provider status for River Cruise Operators (awarded February 2018) and Recommended Provider for Escorted Tour Providers (awarded June 2018). 

Last year, we were Which? Magazine’s highest-ranked river cruise operator, rated five stars for service, plus we were awarded Best Value For Money by Travel Weekly - the UK's biggest travel industry-based magazine. 

We have over the years been recognised by many other surveys too, including the British Travel Awards, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Observer. Last year, we were Which? Magazine’s highest-ranked river cruise operator, rated five stars for service, plus we were awarded Best Value For Money by Travel Weekly - the UK's biggest travel industry-based magazine. What’s more, 95% of our customers said they would book with us again on Reevoo, an independent provider of verified customer ratings and reviews.

These are staggering achievements in Britain’s most prestigious awards, voted for by the travelling public, indicating superb service and quality consistency.


Best Escorted Tour Operator - The Times Travel Awards 2017


We are thrilled to announce that Riviera Travel has been awarded Best Escorted Tour Operator in The Times Travel Awards 2017. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us, we couldn’t have done it without your support.


Reevoo is an independent provider of verified customer ratings and reviews. This is an entirely objective way of hearing feedback and reviews from our clients, and our high percentage of returning customers is proof that we always listen to what you tell us, and we are constantly striving to achieve more. To read through some Reevoo reviews please click here

Riviera Travel ranks top in Which? cruise survey 


We’re really excited to announce that we have taken the top spot in the recent Which? consumer survey on cruising, as the Best River Cruise Operator 2017 and the only river cruise operator to be awarded the prized Which? Recommended Provider accolade! We are especially delighted to hear that we received top marks on value for money emphasising the Riviera Travel Difference.  

We are delighted to have achieved a customer satisfaction score of 86%, which places Riviera Travel equal third across the full list of 17 cruise lines surveyed, and to be one of only three cruise lines deemed worthy of the independent Which? recommendation – a clear sign to consumers that they’re making the right choice with one of our cruises.

Looking at the survey results in more detail, we were pleased to see a five star rating across most categories - emphasising the riviera travel difference and confirming that we really do deliver on our Five-Star Guarantee! To read the details of how we did in each category click here.

If you’ve already experienced a Riviera Travel holiday we hope that you agree with the results of the Which? consumer survey – we always welcome feedback from our guests to help us to improve even more. And if you’re looking to book your first holiday with us then we hope our Which? Recommended Product status reassures you that you’re booking with the very best!

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Silver Travel Awards 2017


We are the proud winners of both Best City Breaks Operator and Best Escorted Touring Operator (Europe and Long-Haul Tours) in the 2017
Silver Travel Advisor awards. We were also awarded runner up status for Best River Cruise Line. Thank you very much to everyone who voted, we are immensely proud to add this to our list of accolades. 

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