Riviera Travel reveals itineraries on two new ships

Riviera Travel’s new ships will operate more than 60 departures in the summer 2025 season.

The 178-passenger Riviera Radiance will operate six different itineraries on the Danube while the the 114-passenger Riviera Rose will sail one itinerary on the Douro.

The itineraries on Riviera Radiance, which enters service in March 2025, will range from six to 15 days in length, and depart between April and December.

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An eight-day Blue Danube cruise calls at Vienna, Durnstein, Budapest and Bratislava and costs from £1,849, while a solo version of the same itinerary costs from £2,599.

A 15-day Budapest to the Black Sea sailing with guided tours of Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi, the Churches of Ivanovo, Belogradchik Rock and Lepenski Vir costs from £3,999 and an eight-day Christmas on the Danube cruise with visits to Bratislava, Wachau Valley, Melk, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna and Budapest costs from £2,399.

Meanwhile, Riviera Rose will sail a Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca cruise, with 30 departures available from April 1, 2025.

The eight-day cruise includes visits to Porto’s old town, Mateus Palace and Castelo Rodrigo. Prices start at £2,099.

All itineraries are available to book from February 29.

Head of product Will Sarson said: “These exciting itineraries on our new river ships will allow guests to immerse themselves in some of Europe’s finest destinations.

“Voyages on Riviera Radiance on the Danube are ideal for both our experienced travellers and those who are yet to try a river cruise, while we are demonstrating our commitment to inclusive travel with a dedicated solo sailing.

We can now also expand our operations on the Douro with Riviera Rose. The river is a firm favourite with guests and the ship’s eight-day cruise will showcase magnificent architecture and provide plenty of opportunities to sample the famous port on offer.”

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