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Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence, 6 October 2020 (7 nights)

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Cruise Id: 209381

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Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
Cruise Ship: MS William Shakespeare
  • Flights & Excursions Included!

  • Overnights onboard in Lyon & Avignon

  • See the stunning Ardeche Gorges

  • Enjoy a tour of Avignon & Pope's Palace

  • Free Excursions
  • Reduced Single Supplement
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Holiday Features

  • Luxury ensuite accommodation 
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner served onboard
  • River views from every cabin
  • Services of a professional cruise manager
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board 
  • Shore excursions included
  • Onboard evening entertainment
  • Single cabin availability
  • Priced based on Flights from UK 
  • Eurostar available on selected Itineraries
  • New for 2021 Riviera Plus - enhanced amenities for upper deck cabins & Suites including Prosecco and fruit platter on arrival,smart handsets with maps,translater unlimited calls and Texts, L'Occitane bathroom products and an aperitif each evening.
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly from the UK
1-2 Lyon
3 Chalon-sur-Saone
3 Beaune, France
4 Tournon sur Rhone, France
5 Viviers
6 Arles
7-8 Avignon
8 Fly to the UK

Cabins on the MS William Shakespeare

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Customer reviews for MS William Shakespeare

Rating = 5 Food, staff, cabin, included excursions, We’re excellent. But on board pianist was Poor, no interaction with guests at all. Also, There was no social / music activities Organised at night or during cruise days When wet and unable to use outside deck, Except one quiz night. Every other cruise We have been on has entertainment or activities Organised for night time and cruising time

Great itinerary cruising up the Rhine from Cologne to Basel, helped by the very good weather in late August 2018. Excursions in Strasbourg with fascinating guide and through Breisach and the beautiful Black Forest to the lakeside at Titisee. The best was the tour of the Swiss Alps, boarding the train from Interlaken to Schynige Platte for the stunning views of the Jungfrau and the Eiger and later walking around the lakeside at Lucerne. The cuisine on board was good in the evening with 7 course meals, but breakfast was often lacking in variety, with poor service. Our only disappointment of the cruise was the poor level of service generally. The waiting staff, reception desk and tour guides seemed only to be able to follow their own procedures, not deal with problems. For example they were unable to seat 5 of us at dinner the first evening or subsequently in the specially restaurant, although this would have been quite simple to re-arrange the table. The tea and coffee facilities in the lounge often don't work or ran out of cups. They switched off the lights on the dance floor at 10:30, even though we were still dancing to the live musician. Riviera need to improve their customer service training and look at how other cruise lines serve their customers - always offer an alternative solution, not just an apology.

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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

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