Riviera River Cruises Becomes Preferred Supplier for Ensemble

Thomas Hardy (Image courtesy of Riviera Travel)Riviera River Cruises announced that it has become a preferred supplier for Ensemble Travel Group. Ensemble is a leading travel consortium of top-tier agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada, with offices in New York and Toronto.

Riviera, a 39-year-old company based in the United Kingdom, prides itself on offering unique itineraries that allow guests to get the most out of their European vacation as well as working exclusively with travel advisors like the members of Ensemble.

“We’re delighted to partner with Ensemble as it is one of the most recognized and respected agency groups in the U.S. and Canada,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “At Riviera, we’ve been actively marketing in North America for a little over five years, and in that time we’ve been dedicated to the travel advisor community here. We don’t market directly to consumers unless it’s in tandem with our partners, and any direct booking inquiries we receive are passed along to preferred advisors at commission.”

Riviera offers 22 itineraries on 10 European rivers throughout the year, including departures for solo travelers with no single supplement and holiday season cruises. Its fleet of 12 ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with each ship featuring spacious cabins and suites, and world-class facilities like a fitness center, sauna, massage room, salon, and a plunge pool or hot tub, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Dining on board includes fine culinary experiences from splendid breakfasts to delicious four-course dinners in the main restaurant, as well as a more informal stern restaurant and complimentary room service for breakfast. Unlimited house wine, draught beer, soft drinks and juices are available at lunch, and those as well as unlimited cocktails, mocktails, house spirits, mixers and more are available from 6 p.m. to midnight. Coffee and tea are available through in-cabin facilities or a 24-hour self-service station.

Riviera includes daily excursions led by knowledgeable local guides, but also leaves time for guests to explore destinations on their own by using one of its complimentary bicycles or arranging for additional activities on an at-cost basis through the ship’s concierge.

Riviera also offers cruises along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast aboard six 38-passenger yachts.

Riviera River Cruises
Riviera River Cruises is the United Kingdom’s leading river cruise operator, with a sales staff working across North America. Riviera is known for its award-winning product, with ships featuring spacious cabins and suites, first-class service, a relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous onboard meals and captivating excursions, as well as its exceptional value, earning it accolades from consumer and trade media in the U.K. and United States. Riviera puts its guests first, hosting over 100,000 on its river cruises in the past five years, and is very supportive of the travel agency community, accepting bookings exclusively from advisors.

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