Riviera Travel: Two New Ships For 2015

Following the announcement of MS Jane Austen, Riviera Travel River Cruises has confirmed that they are set to launch ANOTHER River Cruise Ship in 2015. Yes, this means there will be two new ships joining their fleet in 2015.

In addition to MS Jane Austen, Riviera Travel have scheduled the delivery of MS Charles Dickens for 2015. Following a successful launch of MS William Shakespeare in 2014, the brand new, five star MS Charles Dickens will become sister ship, boasting four spacious decks to the same specification and standards, but of course, with her own added personality. Her elegant décor will be finished with luxuriously comfortable deep armchairs and settees plus subtle and tasteful lighting. Built to Riviera Travel’s high quality and specific requirements, made with sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, highly polished brass and wrought iron fittings, they are pretty confident she will be one of the world’s finest river cruise ships, boasting a sleek modern profile.

Holding just 140 passengers, with four carefully designed decks, MS Charles Dickens will be noticeably more spacious than similar sized ships, which carry 180 guests. Plus with 35 crew members, the service will be to Riviera Travel’s exceptional standards!

What’s onboard?
An elegant lounge and bar – found towards the front of the ship – fitted with a range of comfortable and sophisticated seating, perfect to relax and enjoy the scenic delights that pass you by. The lounge will be tailored with a large forward facing panoramic bay window, plus two observation windows on each side, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted sights of the riverbanks.

A second bar – to the rear of the ship, with panoramic windows and an outside seating area, another perfect spot to relax and appreciate the ever-changing scenery. In the evenings it is here where the chef offers his personal signature dishes for just 24 diners. Don’t forget to reserve your table on board - this intimate experience comes at no extra charge!

The restaurant – with a relaxed, open seating’ system PLUS silver service, you will always look forward to dinner! The décor boasts extraordinary, innovative ‘sound absorbent’ paint on the restaurant ceiling, to reduce noise levels, making your dining experience more enjoyable. The restaurant will also feature a large panoramic window (slightly tinted) – enjoy the scenery while you dine!

Sun Deck – On top deck you will find an informal café style seating area, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful view. On Sun Deck you are also welcomed to visit the Bridge; here you can discuss life on the river PLUS see the fantastic technologically advanced array of ‘state of the art’ navigation and control equipment.

Other amenities – Onboard MS Charles Dickens, you will also find a library, salon and well equipped fitness suite.

MS Charles Dickens will feature cabins carefully designed to create an ambience of true quality and elegance.
Cabins located on the upper and middle decks will have French Balconies; with floor to ceiling doors which slide completely out of view – providing a true panoramic extension to the already spacious cabin area.
Each cabin will provide the following amenities: a safe, telephone, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, flat screen TV, bathrobes and slippers PLUS an umbrella (for those unfortunate rainy days). There will be some slightly smaller cabins on lower deck, which of course will provide all the same amenities but with smaller fixed windows. Cabins for sole occupancy are found on this deck AND at no supplement. Fancy something slightly larger? On upper deck there will be four unique deluxe suites; featuring an outside balcony with table and chairs.

To book your Riviera Travel River Cruise visit www.rivercruising.co.uk or call our river cruise experts on 0800 810 8229.

Come back soon. Jess Nuttall - RiverCruising.co.uk