Riviera revamps river cruise ship ahead of summer season

Riviera Travel river ship Lord Byron is to be refurbished ahead of the European summer cruise season.

All 74 cabins on the 140-passenger vessel are being renovated, while the on board restaurant will feature new decor and design.

New furniture and carpets are being installed as part of work being carried out at a shipyard in Chalon, France.

Built in 2013, Lord Byron will operate cruises on the Rhone river from April.

Riviera head of product Will Sarson said: “These improvements to our much-loved ship Lord Byron will enhance the overall guest experience. 

“From fresh touches in the cabins to new decor in the restaurant and public spaces, we are looking forward to providing a warm and appealing environment for all guests who sail with us.”

The news follows the operator revealing plans to expand its river cruise ship fleet to seven with the introduction of Riviera Rose and Riviera Radiance in 2025.

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