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Riviera River Cruises Among 10Best Readers’ Choice Winners

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – is proud to announce it is a winner in the 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best River Cruise Line. After being nominated by a panel of experts, Riviera was voted 10th best river cruise line by readers. Riviera offers cruises aboard one of the youngest fleets of ships on Europe’s rivers and waterways, including exclusive departures for solo travelers with no single supplement. For more information about Riviera River Cruises, its ships and itineraries, visit, or call 888-838-8820 or a travel professional.

“At Riviera, we’re honored to be named among the best river cruise lines just a few years after entering the North American market,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “That USA Today and experts and readers thought so highly of us speaks to the quality of our itineraries, our ships and our service, and the exceptional value we offer. We’re delighted that we’re becoming a favorite among travelers and travel advisors.”

Twenty nominees were selected for the Best River Cruise Line contest by a panel of experts, including editors from USA Today, editors from, relevant expert contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. Rules allowed American readers to vote online for one nominee per day for four weeks on the website, with the top 10 being named winners. The full list of winners can be found at

Riviera offers 15 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including exclusive departures for solo travelers with no single supplement. Its fleet of 13 ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with none older than six years. Riviera’s cruises include spacious cabins and suites, fine culinary experiences from sumptuous breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring international classics and regional specialties, and expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places.

Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees. Riviera also doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests.

Riviera recently announced it will expand the hours of operation for its reservation line to accommodate travel advisors in the western U.S. and Canada. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the reservation line will be open 9 a.m. Eastern Time/6 a.m. Pacific Time to 8 p.m. Eastern Time/5 p.m. Pacific Time. Riviera’s reservation team is led by Chris Barker and also includes Merle Twigg, Ryan McVinnie, Suzanne Williams and Adam Spark.

Travel advisors can also order updated catalogs and sales guides for 2020 at

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