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Viva Cruises unveils first owned river ship

Viva Tiara, River Cruise, Viva Cruises

River Cruise specialist, Viva Cruises, is launching its first owned river ship in March 2020, named the Viva Tiara.

The ship, formally operating for the line under the name Ms Swiss Tiara, is currently under a comprehensive renovation which will be completed by the end of the current winter season.

Viva Cruises COO, Andrea Kruse, said: “We are really looking forward to the launch of Viva Tiara in March – the first of many ships sailing under the Viva flag. We have invested heavily on its refurbishment and we are confident that its fresh new design will be enjoyed by the wide variety of guests we welcome on board.”

The renewed ship will feature 76 outside cabins, many with French balconies. All of the cabins are being redesigned with a new look, and public areas such as the restaurant, bar and wellness area will also be given a makeover.

It’s first two journeys, both for five days, will set off along the Rhine from Dusseldorf. The first itinerary, departing on 15 March, will be sailing up to Amsterdam, going through windmills and tulip fields until reaching the canals of Dutch canals.

The second voyage will take passengers down the Rhine on an itinerary featuring the art and culinary delights of Cologne, castles and palaces of the Rhine Valley region and the fine wines of the Rheinagu district.

A five-night cruise along the Rhine will start at £589 per person, including a cabin on the Emerald Deck and return flights from the UK.

It will also be offering its all-inclusive on board Viva Tiara. This will include full-board with snacks, breakfast buffet, lunch, and a la carte dinner, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, minibar and beauty products.

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