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MS William Shakespeare

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Riviera Travel - Burgundy, The River Rhone & Provence River Cruise - 8 Days

Tuesday 28 April 2020
7 nights
Cruise Itinerary - 7 Nights

Arrival in Lyon > Lyon > Chalon & Beaune > Vienne & Tournon > Ardeche Gorges > Arles & Pont Du Gard > Avignon > Return Home

Board Basis:
River Cruise
River Cruise
Departure Airport
Departure Airports
Choice Of Regional Airports Or Rail Options
Departure Port
Departure Port
Lyon

Overview

From the lush slopes of the scenic winelands to the sun-baked hills of Provence and the wild beauty of the Ardèche Gorges to the medieval splendour of Avignon, enjoy a fascinating cruise to one of the most picturesque corners of France. We start in France’s gastronomic capital and explore the beautiful Saône and Rhône rivers, the preferred route of traders and invaders alike since the dawn of recorded history. Everywhere there are reminders of the Romans and the greatest empire of the ancient world.
Medieval discoveries

You will be staggered by the engineering genius of the staggering amphitheatre at Arles and the huge aqueduct at the Pont du Gard. Avignon was the seat of the Papacy during medieval times, heralding a century of greatness crowned by the absorbing Papal Palace and its stunning renaissance art collection. Van Gogh created arguably his greatest works in Provence and all this is set in some of France’s most stunning natural beauty – all waiting to be discovered on this wonderful cruise.

Experience more with so much included

- 7 visits and tours, including Lyon, Arles, Avignon and Vienne; a wine tasting in Beaune, and excursions to the Ardèche Gorges, Popes’

- Palace and the Pont du Gard

- 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views

- All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including a welcome dinner and the

- Captain’s Dinner

- Complimentary on-board tea and coffee

- Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary)

- Return scheduled flights from 8 regional airports or return Eurostar from London St Pancras International (a supplement may apply)

- Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides

- Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

- All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers

- No surcharges guaranteed

- ABTA, ATOL and IATA protection

  • About This Ship

We are proud to showcase here the state-of-the-art, five-star MS William Shakespeare – launched in 2014.

Specially commissioned and designed to our exacting specifications, she is, without doubt, one of the world’s finest river cruise ships. We have worked tirelessly with one of Europe’s most experienced and respected luxury shipbuilders, Veka Group, to create the perfect ship, featuring many unique, ground breaking innovations. The finest of materials have been used in construction with virtually no expense spared; its sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, highly polished brass and wrought iron fittings, thick pile high-quality carpets, luxuriously comfortable deep armchairs and settees will absolutely delight you. In addition the ship’s spacious layout, subtle and tasteful lighting, elegant décor, luxurious cabins and excellent facilities are undoubtedly the very best on cruise ships today.

Superb attention to detail continues outside the vessel, where the extensive use of glass and polished stainless steel complements her sleek modern profile perfectly. As the ship glides, serenely, through the water, she truly is a wonderful sight to behold! As you would expect, the ship also incorporates the very latest in modern construction techniques and safety systems, ensuring your cruise is as comfortable and secure as possible. Finally the ship carries just 140 passengers and with 35 crew, a 4:1 ratio ensures excellent service levels. With many similar size vessels carrying 180 passengers or more, you will find the extra space, especially in the restaurant, very noticeable indeed.


MS William Shakespeare Vital Statistics
CABINS GUESTS 140
CREW 35 TONNAGE -
BUILT 2014 REFURBISHED -
LENGTH - BEAM -
SPEED - DECKS -
Highlights of the MS William Shakespeare

The carefully crafted lunch and dinner menus feature a few classic favourites and vegetarian options too, as well as regional dishes inspired by the stunning destinations on your itinerary. Should you have any special dietary requests, simply let us know at the time of booking – we’ll do our utmost to ensure your needs are met wherever possible.

* Fares published are guideline prices and may be subject to change at any time and are subject to availability and include government taxes & fees applicable at time of going to print. Except where indicated, all fares are per person and based on a double occupancy of a twin or double stateroom.

Excludes: Travel Insurance, drinks, hotel meals, shore excursions, UK regional flights (unless already requested in above parameters), dayrooms, personal expenses, cover charge on selected services, service charges, tips on board & ashore & any other item not expressly included in the fare.

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