Riviera River Cruises to Visit Once-in-a-Decade Floriade Expo in 2022
Riviera River Cruises is pleased to announce that all 2022 departures of its Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders River Cruise will include an excursion to the once-in-a-decade Floriade Expo in Almere, Netherlands.
Floriade, the largest public event in the Netherlands, is the World’s Fair of horticulture.
Riviera guests will enjoy the colors and scents of a stunning array or flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables, inspiring presentations by 40 countries, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over the Floriade park, pavilions with sustainable innovations, and a vibrant arts and culture program.
“The Netherlands is, of course, world famous for its fields of colorful flowers, but next year guests on one of our newest cruises will get to experience an extraordinary excursion to the Floriade Expo,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing North America.
“Floriade takes place only once every 10 years is truly a feast for the senses, bringing together countries from around the world for a horticultural celebration. At Riviera, we pride ourselves on special touches like this that make our guests’ trips even more memorable – we hope you’ll think of us first when booking your clients on their European river cruise.”
The eight-day Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders River Cruise travels the Dutch waterways and Rhine River from the capital of the Netherlands to maritime Rotterdam, medieval Ghent and Belgium’s second city, Antwerp, before arriving in magnificent Cologne.
On 2022 departures, guests will have the option of either a full-day excursion to the Floriade Expo in Almere, outside Amsterdam, or a morning visit to Floriade with free time in Amsterdam in the afternoon.
Guests will also take in Rotterdam’s interesting architecture, UNESCO-listed Bruges’ historic center and Cologne’s twin-spired Gothic cathedral during guided tours, as well as visit the iconic Kinderdijk windmills, and either the Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace near Arnhem.
Riviera River Cruises offers 20 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including dedicated departures for solo travelers with no single supplement. Riviera’s fleet of 12 ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with spacious cabins and suites, and its cruises include fine culinary experiences, from splendid breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring international and regional specialties, as well as expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places.
Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees, and it doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests.