River Cruise Roundup: New Ship for Riviera, Ama Deals

MS Geoffrey Chaucer

Riviera River Cruises has announced the launching of the MS Geoffrey Chaucer for spring 2020, a new river ship.

The 135-meter-long ship will accommodate 169 guests on itineraries on the Danube, Main, Rhine and Dutch waterways.

Riviera’s fleet is the youngest sailing on Europe’s rivers and waterways, with no ship older than six years, according to the company.

“At Riviera River Cruises, we take pride in maintaining the youngest fleet of ships in Europe, and we’re excited to continue this tradition with the launch of the new MS Geoffrey Chaucer in 2020,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “This will be our sixth all-suite ship and, like our other new ships in recent years it also includes a second restaurant, giving guests their choice of dining experience.”

Amenities include a panoramic observation lounge, main restaurant, fitness center, spa, wellness area, boutique, sun deck and al fresco dining. The Geoffrey Chaucer’s 88 suites are a minimum of 19 square meters each.


AmaWaterways announced Holiday Triple Savings for select 2019 Christmas Markets cruises: $1,000 per person savings, a complimentary stateroom upgrade and a $50 per person onboard credit. Must mention promo code HOLIDAYGIFT at the time of booking.


Riviera Travel has also announced a seven-night round-trip from Paris to Normandy departing March 31, 2020 aboard the Jane Austen.

This solo-exclusive cruise involves visits to Rouen, Normandy’s D-Day beaches and Claude Monet’s home. Solo fares are available from $3,909, including nine guided excursions and onboard meals.

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