MS Riviera Rose will sail along the Douro. Credit: Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel to launch two new ships in 2025

Author: Lucy Abbott

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The river cruise line has revealed that two news ships will join the fleet next year

Riviera Travel's two new ships are called Riviera Radiance and Riviera Rose.

Riviera Radiance launches in March 2025 and holds 178-guests, the ship will have three full decks plus a sun deck.

Launching in April 2025, Riviera Rose holds a lesser 114-guests and offers 57 cabins across three decks – including four balcony suites with outside seating.

Information about itineraries will be revealed shortly, with the ships being available to book from February 29.

Chief executive of Riviera Travel Phil Hullah said: “The introduction of these beautiful ships marks a key chapter in the Riviera story, as we proudly showcase our name on the bow of the vessels and accelerate our growth plans.

"Our fleet enhancement plans are particularly pertinent, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary next month.

“Both Riviera Radiance and Riviera Rose will deliver an exceptional guest experience, with new public spaces, dining experiences, and our largest-ever suites on Radiance.

"We are confident that guests will love the new additions and cannot wait for them to join us onboard.”

Riviera Radiance features a split-level lounge. Credit: Riviera Travel

Riviera Radiance & Riviera Rose

Both ships will bear the Riviera name on their bows.

Radiance will feature three new dinings venues, including a new European restaurant called Mosaic which offers meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

The ship also features a split-level lounge, dining room, swimming pool, spa, wellness area and 'Riverview Kitchen'.

Riviera Rose offers up a restaurant, bar, lounge, fitness room and sun deck with a swimming pool.

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About Lucy Abbott

Lucy is a cruise journalist who has sailed on a variety of ships, from expedition to river – with her favourite being expedition cruising.

Lucy is interested in new sustainable ways to cruise as well as how cruising is becoming accessible for all.

She works together with Kaye Holland to keep the World of Cruising website up to date with all the latest cruise news.