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Riviera Introduce the MS William Shakespeare

Riviera Travel are proud to unveil the latest addition to their fleet – the brand new, state-of-the-art, five-star MS William Shakespeare.

She is due to be launched in April 2014. Specially commissioned and designed to exacting specifications, Riviera Travel have worked tirelessly with one of Europe’s most experienced and respected luxury shipbuilders, Veka Group, to create a River Cruise ship featuring many unique, ground breaking innovations. The finest of materials have been used in construction; sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, highly polished brass and wrought iron fittings, thick pile high-quality carpets and more.

Attention to detail continues outside the vessel, where the extensive use of glass and polished stainless steel complements her sleek modern profile.

ms William Shakespeare 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.

In the Globe lounge and bar the forward facing panoramic bay window ensures the most extensive and uninterrupted viewing of any river cruise ship. To the rear of the ship is the Midsummer bar, with large panoramic windows and outside seating, where again you can enjoy and relax, watching the passing scenery. Here, in the evenings the chef presents his personal signature dishes for just 24 diners – this intimate dining experience can be reserved on board at no extra charge.

The evening dinner features silver service, plus a relaxed atmosphere and an ‘open seating’ policy that ensures your dining experience is one you will always look forward to.

Cabins on the Hamlet (upper) and Othello (middle) decks have French Balconies with full floor to ceiling glazed doors. In these cabins the balcony doors slide completely away against the ships side, effectively disappearing from view creating a true panoramic extension to your already large cabin area.

All cabins will have standard beds, safe, telephone, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities plus individually controlled air-conditioning & flat screen TV with satellite channels.

Itineraries and lead-in prices

For 2014 the MS William Shakespeare will be operating the following seven-night itineraries on the Rhine:-

Rhine & Moselle – 8 days from £1,249pp
Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg – 8 days from £1,299pp
Rhine Cruise to Switzerland –8 days from £1,349pp

Prices based on two sharing a lower deck cabin. Includes standard class Eurostar and excursions. Flights available at a supplement

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