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VIVA Cruises introduces new Seine River cruises aboard the refreshed VIVA Gloria for Winter 2024

VIVA Gloria
VIVA Gloria, Les Andelys

VIVA Cruises introduces enchanting Seine River cruises for winter 2024, featuring visits to Versailles and Chantilly, with cultural excursions and luxurious onboard amenities on the VIVA Gloria.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – VIVA Cruises, a premier European river cruise brand,  announce a series of enchanting new Seine River voyages for November and December 2024. These exclusive cruises will take guests on unforgettable journeys to iconic landmarks such as the Palace of Versailles from Poissy and Chateau de Chantilly from Compiegne, providing an immersive experience into France’s rich cultural tapestry.

The winter sailings feature seven unique itineraries, including 6-day Advent cruises, a 7-day Christmas cruise, and a luxurious 7-day New Year’s cruise. Each itinerary offers enriching excursions, such as panoramic city tours of Paris and optional outings to historic sites, ensuring a memorable experience for all travelers.

The newly refreshed VIVA Gloria will serve as the host ship for these winter voyages. This premium vessel accommodates up to 152 passengers in 76 elegantly appointed cabins across three decks, most of which feature French balconies offering stunning views of the picturesque landscapes.

VIVA Gloria

VIVA Gloria, Junior Suite.

Onboard VVIVA Gloria, guests will enjoy a range of splendid amenities designed for their comfort and enjoyment. The main restaurant, Riverside, serves gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, while the newly designed VINO wine bar at the stern provides an excellent opportunity to savor the finest French wines. Additional onboard facilities include a cozy lounge, a wellness area, and a spacious sundeck with a heated pool, perfect for relaxation.

Andrea Kruse, CEO of VIVA Cruises, expressed her excitement about the newly added sailings: “We are thrilled to introduce these new Seine River cruises to some of France’s most stunning destinations and share the refreshed ambiance of the VIVA Gloria with our guests. In keeping with the company motto, ‘Enjoy the Moment,’ these voyages exemplify VIVA Cruises’ commitment to taking travelers on expertly curated journeys, complete with specialty excursions that immerse our guests in the local culture and heritage.”

The “winter magic” cruises will begin and end in Paris, with strategic overnight mooring near the Eiffel Tower, allowing guests to marvel at the city’s iconic landmarks. The amazement continues into Normandy, with visits to historic towns like Poissy, Les Andelys, and Rouen, renowned for landmarks such as the Rouen Cathedral and the Joan of Arc Museum. Excursions to picturesque towns like Vernon and Conflans will further enrich the travelers’ experience, offering a deeper immersion into the region’s history and charm.

VIVA Gloria

VIVA Gloria, restaurant.

During the festive season, guests will have the opportunity to explore Paris illuminated by dazzling light festivals and to visit the opulent Palace of Versailles. These cruises will also feature traditional Christmas market visits, museum tours, ice-skating, and French wine tasting sessions at VINO, adding a magical touch to the holiday season.

Onboard entertainment aboard VIVA Gloria will capture the essence of French flair with themed evenings that evoke the ambiance of 1930s clubs in Montparnasse and Montmartre, complete with lively tap-dancing and Parisian melodies. For those welcoming the New Year, a special 6-night cruise will ring in 2025 with champagne and confetti, making it a celebration to remember.

Travelers looking to experience Paris before the bustling Christmas season can opt for the Paris Intense itinerary on VIVA Gloria, offering exclusive all-inclusive experiences within the city.

All VIVA Cruises itineraries feature 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, Wi-Fi, and all tips and gratuities.

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