Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:06 AM 22nd January 2020

VIVA Cruises Launches First Owned Ship

River cruise specialist, VIVA Cruises, is re-launching its flagship vessel VIVA TIARA in March 2020.

The ship, currently under comprehensive renovation, will become the first ship owned by the young European river tour operator.

Formally operating for VIVA Cruises under the name MS SWISS TIARA, the ship will be refurbished by the end of the current winter season.

The renewed VIVA TIARA will feature 76 light-flooded outside cabins - most of them with French balconies - which can accommodate 153 passengers; all of the cabins will be completely redesigned with a fresh new look whilst public areas such as the restaurant, bar and wellness area will be also given a makeover.

In March 2020, VIVA TIARA sets off on its first two journeys along the Rhine from the German city of Düsseldorf. The first itinerary (15-20 March) will be sailing up to Amsterdam, going through windmills and tulip fields until reaching the famous canals of the Dutch capital.

Its second voyage (20-25 March) 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 Rheingau district.

A five-night cruise along the Rhine on the newly-refurbished VIVA TIARA starts at £589 per person – including a cabin at the Emerald Deck and return flights from the UK. Further information on the package can be found at

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