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Published on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Riviera Travel boosts British Isles programme with two more sailings

Riviera Travel is adding two sailings to its summer 'Cruising Scotland's Highlands & Islands' UK cruise ship itinerary.

The voyages, which will take place on 2 and 9 August, have been made available after the original four July sailings sold out earlier this week.

The eight-day itinerary departs from either Edinburgh or Greenock and has a port stop and excursion included every day, taking in Aberdeen, Inverness, Orkney, Oban, the Outer Hebrides and Belfast.

Tours on offer include trips to Loch Ness, Balmoral Castle, the Titanic Visitor Centre, the Callanish Standing Stones, and the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar henge and stone circle.

The sailings will be on the new-to-brand 158-guest MS Seaventure, which was refurbished in 2019.

Seaventure is an expedition-ready ship and the only one of its size to cruise the British Isles, allowing it to dock at and explore smaller harbours.

Seaventure has 82 sea-view cabins with a choice of balcony, panoramic window or porthole.

The ship features an onboard fitness suite, sauna, heated saltwater pool, expedition theatre and library.

All ports on the itinerary are UK-based and guests can therefore book without any travel restrictions.

These sailings mark the first time that Riviera has offered UK-specific voyages.

Prices start from £1,999pp, based on two people sharing a cabin, including full board, tours, visits as per the itinerary and all port taxes.

A limited number of cabins are also available for no-supplement sole occupancy.

Katja Hildebrandt from Riviera Travel said: "We're thrilled with the demand we have seen from the trade for our highlands and islands cruise, so are delighted to be able to announce these two additional sailings to everyone still looking to book up."

Riviera is offering free parking at Leith port, Edinburgh, with a shuttle transfer to or from the ship at Greenock. Spaces are limited and available on request.

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