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MS Emily Bronte Review

Written By:
Ian Warren
June 12, 2017

I had never been onboard any of the ships in the Riviera Travel fleet, so jumped at the chance to visit their new 5 star MS Emily Bronte. This was despite the fact it was just a day trip, and meant that I had to leave my house at ­­­4.30am to get to the airport in time for my flight to Germany! When you have read my review, and watched my video, call GoCruise with Ian on 01455821770 or 08002922850 to book your cruise, or for more details about Riviera Travel.

This all-suite ship only entered service earlier this year, and generally carries less than 170 passengers and around 44 members of crew. Although all the suites can take 2 people, a number are usually set aside for single travellers, some of which carry no single supplement.

 

 

We had a good tour around the ship, and looked in the various grades of accommodation, all of which were pretty impressive. You can see the pictures in my photo album on Facebook, and they are also shown in my video below. The restaurant is bright and inviting, and has a range of table sizes from 2 to 8, and the Bistro is also available for dining. The upper deck has a small putting green and a small whirlpool, as well as a good number of tables, chairs and sunbeds. At the front of the ship there is a great area to sit, which has a glass screen to keep the wind off, and also outdoor heaters in the canopy above for those cooler evenings.  

 

 

The standard of the fixtures and fittings onboard, and the quality of the food served to guests, are better than the prices paid would imply. Although I have always known, from customer feedback, that Riviera Travel’s river cruises offer great value for money, it is good to have now confirmed this for myself.

Accommodation is spread across three decks, and the various categories of suite are as follows: –

 

 

Facilities onboard include the following: –

 

 

The price you pay for your Riviera Travel river cruise includes all of the following: –

Although alcoholic and soft drinks aren’t included, there is the option for 2018 cruises to pre-purchase a package giving you wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard. Alternatively you can just buy drinks as you wish, and example prices for the 2017 season include wines from €2.50 to €5.25 for 15cl, spirits from €5.50 for 4cl, beer for €2.50 for 25cl and €5.25 for 40cl, cocktails from €6.50, and cans of soft drink for €2.50.

Riviera Travel offers river cruising in Europe on the Douro, the Dutch Waterways, the Rhone & Saone, the Moselle, the Rhine, the Main, the Main-Danube Canal, and the Danube Rivers. The ships in their European fleet are as follows: –

There is a good selection of itineraries to choose from.

If you want to travel further afield, Riviera Travel also offers ‘A Journey on the Mekong’, aboard the RV Mekong Prestige II or RV Mekong Adventurer, and ‘A Journey on the Ganges’, aboard the RV Bengal Ganga.

As well as river cruises, Riviera Travel also offers a range of other holidays.

For details of any of the holidays offered by Riviera Travel call GoCruise with Ian on 01455821770 or 08002922850 now

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