River Cruising What's New 2021

What's New River Cruising 2021


New itinerary: Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders


Departures from May to October 2021

7 nights - full board

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Arnhem, Cologne

New for 2021, the Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders begins in the capital of the Netherlands, before cruising through the likes of maritime Rotterdam and the cobbled streets of Antwerp before arriving in the historic, 2000-year old city of Cologne.

Marvel at the colourful canalside of Amsterdam, architecture of Rotterdam, incredible Kinderdijk windmills, the highlights of UNESCO-listed Bruges and Ghent’s Gothic Cathedral, as well as a choice of visits to the Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace in Arnhem.

Wander the picture-perfect streets of medieval towns, gaze in awe at magnificent Gothic architecture, discover contemporary urban landscapes and the iconic windmills of a bygone age – our superb cruise embraces the rich and diverse cultural heritage of these northern European neighbours, inextricably linked by history and their fascinating waterways.




New ship: MS Lord Tennyson


Cruising the Dutch Waterways and the Rhine and Moselle rivers in 2021

One of the most famous and distinguished poets of the Victorian era, Alfred, Lord Tennyson was Poet Laureate for over 40 years, with well-known works comprising 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and ‘Ulysses'. For 2020, it is an honour to announce that the MS Lord Tennyson will be joining the Riviera Travel fleet of five-star Swiss engineered ships. As with all of our river cruisers, the 135-metre MS Lord Tennyson is being built to the finest specifications and strict safety regulations by Scylla AG, world-renowned builders of the most contemporary river cruise ships in Europe.

Welcome aboard through the opulent lobby with its beautifully polished marble floor and modern lighting. As you make your way through the ship, marvel at the stunning craftsmanship throughout; with sustainable hardwood furniture, shining copper and brass fixtures and intricate wrought-iron work throughout. The floating boutique hotel is finished with buttery leather and elegant Italian fabrics to lounge back in as you enjoy the convivial ambience and five-star experience.


New upper-deck features: Riviera Plus


New for 2021, we are delighted to introduce Riviera Plus. Customers in all deluxe and superior suites and all upper-deck cabins will benefit from a wealth of unique, new benefits including a smart handset with maps, translator, currency converter, unlimited calls, text messages and internet usage. There will also be L’Occitane en Provence toiletries for that extra touch of luxury. Not forgetting a bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival, platter of fresh seasonal fruits during the cruise and an aperitif each evening, with our compliments.

Upper deck cabin with champage bucket and fruit platter


New menu additions: Local Flavours


Across our fleet, your chef will prepare a range of dishes every evening, inspired by the regions that you cruise through.  Whether it be a traditional Hungarian soup infused with smoky paprika, a French cassoulet bursting with flavour or indulgent Dutch desserts, you are sure to feel connected to the places we visit through delicious and varied cuisine.

Additionally, our expert sommeliers have carefully selected a choice of wines which showcase popular and lesser known grape varieties.  Some wines will have been produced from vineyards just a few yards from your floating restaurant.

Look out for ‘Local Flavours’ on your menu every evening.