VIVA Cruises adds new routes and ships to its 2021 programme

MS TreasuresAfter a successful restart of its European itineraries post lockdown, river cruise specialist, VIVA Cruises, is expanding its cruise offering for 2021.

As well as continuing with the programmes on board MS TREASURES and MS INSPIRE, the newly renovated SWISS DIAMOND will be joining the VIVA Cruises family next year, resuming the company’s Baltic cruises.

The addition of SWISS DIAMOND and the reintroduction of VIVA Cruises’ itineraries along the Baltic Coast are some of the highlights of the river specialist’s 2021 programme. SWISS DIAMOND, with capacity for 123 passengers, was fully refurbished in 2019, featuring now a fresh new and modern look.

On board the elegant SWISS DIAMOND, passengers will have the opportunity to discover the popular Baltic region on two cruises leaving from the German city of Stralsund: “Baltic Islands” and “Island hopping Baltic Sea”. The itineraries will run from May to October 2021, with prices starting at €1,395 (approximately £1,240) per person in a two-bed cabin.

Also, two of VIVA Cruises’ most popular ships, MS TREASURES and MS INSPIRE, will be offering four-night cruises along the Main and Rhine throughout summer 2021. Among the highlights of the Main river are the picturesque German towns of Wertheim and Würzburg, while the main cruises on the Rhine will take visitors to Strasbourg (France) via Mannheim.

Passengers can also look forward to classic Danube routes visiting must-see cities including Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava – as well as the six-night Rhine Winter Fairy Tale cruises between Düsseldorf and Strasbourg running throughout the Christmas period.

On the other hand, MS INSPIRE will start its 2021 itineraries mainly from Düsseldorf, including its Rheingau Experience and Ijsselmeer Discovery, as well as running some cruises along the Moselle river with a brand new port, Traben-Trarbach, located in the Moselle Valley, one of Germany’s most beautiful river valleys.

Both MS TREASURES and MS INSPIRE will start the 2021 season at the end of March and will be running cruises all year round. Prices for a four-night cruise in a two-bed cabin start at €495 (approximately £440) or €2,695 (£2,400) for the 17-day Danube Delta Tour.

Andrea Kruse, COO of VIVA Cruises, says: “As the new four-night cruises introduced this summer worked out so well, we are very pleased to present these new 2021 itineraries on board MS TREASURES and MS INSPIRE. Featuring spacious suites of up to 30 square metres and VIVA’s Checklist – the health and safety measures introduced in light of Covid-19 – we are really looking forward to welcoming more of our beloved UK guests again”.

All 2021 itineraries include VIVA Cruises’ signature VIVA All-Inclusive product, which includes snacks, full board, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, minibar, beauty products from luxury cosmetic brand, Rituals, and all tips and gratuities.

(VIVA Cruises)