If arts and culture float your boat, Viva has a river cruise for you. The cruise specialist has released details of its 2022 season, with new cultural and wellness themed itineraries through to March on board Viva Tiara, Viva Moments and Swiss Ruby.
Fully renovated in 2020, Viva Tiara is offering four-night ‘Arts, Culture and Culinary Delights’ until March, visiting Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
Guests will have the chance to visit the Rijksmuseum Museum in Amsterdam, dedicated to the art and history of the Netherlands; the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam’s famous art museum; as well as beer and chocolate tasting in Antwerp. Prices start from €350 (£300) per person in a double cabin.
Wellness itineraries include a wider food and drinks menu with low carbs choices, organic teas and a spa package…
Viva Moments is offering two four-night cruise itineraries along the Rhine focused on relaxation; ‘Wellness trip Middle Rhine’ and ‘Wellness trip Rhine-Main ’start and end in Düsseldorf.
The former will take guests to characterful German towns such as Boppard and Bonn; while the latter will be calling at the old towns of Koblenz, Frankfurt and Speyer.
Wellness itineraries include a wider food and drinks menu with low carbs choices, organic teas and detox water; a spa package with a complimentary massage and unlimited use of the fitness facilities; free bike rental; and appropriate excursions. Prices start from €395 (approximately £335) per person in a double cabin.
Swiss Ruby, which has a capacity for just 88 guests, is offering a series of 7-night ‘Crime cruises’ to Berlin and Düsseldorf, which feature readings from a variety of German authors on board, along with visits to featured locations. Prices start from €995 (approximately £845) per person in a double cabin.
The rest of the Viva Cruises fleet will be starting the season in March.
All Viva Cruises include the line’s signature All-Inclusive offer, comprising full board breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner, beverages, snacks, minibar, Wi-Fi, tips and gratuities.
Two new ships will be joining the Viva fleet in 2022. From April, Viva One will sail from the port of Düsseldorf, offering a variety of itineraries on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The first ship built by Viva Cruises, Viva One will sport a modern design in blue tones, with two restaurants, sun deck, spa and wellness area. Most of its 88 cabins are equipped with French balconies.
Viva One will also be the first ship in the fleet to use state-of-the-art hybrid technology. Sulphur-free GTL (Gas to Liquid) fuel significantly reduces CO² consumption and emissions.
The 95-cabin Viva Two joins in July, working the Danube river.
Culinary offerings include the Bistro, for snacks and smaller dishes, with Riverside the main restaurant on both vessels. Viva Two will also have a third restaurant, Moments, offering specialty menus and light entertainment.
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