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Viva Cruises – The Best European River Cruise Line You Don’t Know….YET!

River cruise specialist, VIVA Cruises,

is running brand new European cruises in January, February and March next year – becoming the only river cruise line operating every single month of 2022. New art, cultural and wellness themed cruises will be introduced in Q1 2022 on board VIVA TIARA, VIVA MOMENTS and SWISS RUBY.


VIVA TIARA, fully renovated last year, will start its new “Arts, Culture and Culinary Delights” cruise on January 20, 2022 – with 13 departures from January to March. The four-night itineraries will depart from Düsseldorf and be visiting Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp, before making the way back to Düsseldorf. On this cruise, guests will have the chance to visit, amongst other sights, 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 enjoying a beer and chocolate tasting in Antwerp. Prices start from approximately $395 per person in a double cabin.


VIVA MOMENTS will be offering two different four-night itineraries along the Rhine focused on wellness and relaxation – all of them starting and ending in Düsseldorf. The “Wellness trip Middle Rhine” cruise will take guests to characterful German towns such as Boppard and Bonn; while the “Wellness trip Rhein-Main” itinerary will be calling at the old towns of Koblenz, Frankfurt and Speyer. All these wellness itineraries, with nine scheduled departures each, will include a wider food and drinks menu with low carbs meals, organic teas and detox water; a spa package with a complimentary 30-min massage and unlimited use of the fitness and spa facilities; free bike rental; and special wellness excursions. Prices start from approximately $445 per person in a double cabin.


Finally, SWISS RUBY, with capacity for just 88 guests, will be offering a series of “Crime cruises” to Berlin and Düsseldorf. The 7-night themed itineraries will feature a variety of authors on board, who will give exciting readings of their crime novels to guests. Prices start from approximately $1,125 per person in a double cabin.


Andrea Kruse, COO of VIVA Cruises, said: “While many river cruise lines take a winter break after the Christmas holidays, VIVA Cruises will be offering new and exciting themed cruises along Europe’s greatest rivers. Whether it is arts, culture, wellness or even crime novels what they are into, we want to give our customers the opportunity to spend a pleasant break with us in what seems to be a promising 2022.”


VIVA Cruises releases 2022 program with two new build ships

VIVA Cruises has unveiled exciting news for the 2022 season: two brand new ships will be joining the fleet in 2022 and two further vessels will be given a fresh new look and sailing exclusively for VIVA Cruises next year. With these additions, VIVA Cruises will be running a total of 238 departures across seven ships for the 2022 season. All itineraries can now be booked online.


VIVA Cruises’ first new build ship, VIVA ONE, will set sail from the port of Düsseldorf in April 2022, offering a variety of exciting itineraries on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. VIVA ONE, whose name refers to being the very first ship built by VIVA Cruises, will feature a modern design in blue tones, two restaurants, a spacious sun deck, and a spa and wellness area, amongst other features. VIVA ONE will have 88 cabins (double beds, suites and junior suites, most of them equipped with French balconies) for a maximum of 176 guests.


VIVA ONE will also be the first ship in the VIVA Cruises fleet to use state-of-the-art hybrid technology that is kinder to the environment. The ship will use using sulphur-free GTL (Gas to Liquid) fuel, which significantly reduces CO² consumption and emissions. VIVA ONE will also see an important reduction of plastic on board and the use of more environmentally friendly materials.


VIVA TWO will be VIVA Cruises’ second new build ship, which will complement the fleet primarily on the Danube river from July 2022. VIVA TWO will feature 95 stylish and comfortable cabins (including eight suites) which will reflect the casual lifestyle of VIVA Cruises. VIVA TWO’s lounge and restaurant area, on two different levels, will be connected by wide set of stairs offering the feeling of light and space.


The culinary offering on board both VIVA ONE and VIVA TWO will have something to suit all tastes. VIVA’s Bistro will offer a casual atmosphere and a wide selection of snacks and smaller dishes available from early morning until late at night – including salads, sandwiches and burgers. Riverside will be the main restaurant on both vessels, featuring a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus – including vegetarian and vegan meals. VIVA TWO will also have a third restaurant, MOMENTS, the place to go for top-class specialty food, accompanied with light entertainment. All dining options will be included in the cruise package part of the VIVA All-Inclusive product.


Special discounts for families are also available on all 2022 departures. Children up to the age of three can travel for free in their parents’ cabin; a 50% discount will be applied to children between four and 10 years old; and 30% discount to those between 11 and 15 years old.


All 2022 itineraries will also include VIVA Cruises’ signature VIVA All-Inclusive product, which includes snacks, full board, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, minibar, beauty products from luxury cosmetic brand, Rituals, Wi-Fi and all tips and gratuities. 


About VIVA Cruises

VIVA Cruises invites you to experience the very best of Europe, the way it was meant to be discovered: with good company, unique perspectives and award-winning service and amenities. Knowing that not all travelers are the same, VIVA Cruises has made it their mission to give customers greater ease, flexibility and choice. With decades of experience cruising to Europe’s most popular destinations, they are proud to offer a cruise experience like no other, designed to enrich, inspire and renew. Following all the greatest rivers (Danube, Elbe, Moselle, Rhine, Rhône, Seine and the Main-Danube Canal) and Baltic Sea, guests will delve into the heart of timeless towns and villages as well as the world’s most thriving capitals. VIVA Cruises also offers expedition itineraries in Northern and Western Europe, as well as Arctic cruises on board SEAVENTURE.


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