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Behold the captivating image of the renowned French composer Ravel, captured in a moment of serene repose within the embrace of a supple leather armchair. His impeccable demeanor is adorned with a tailor-made suit that exudes sophistication, complemented by a waistcoat and silk tie that speak of refined taste. This photograph serves as a potent emblem of Riverside Ravel, a vessel destined to carry you on an odyssey of pure enchantment.

Embarking on a voyage aboard this exquisite ship signifies more than mere travel; it promises a symphony of comfort and culinary delights that awaken the senses to new heights. Prepare to be immersed in an unparalleled experience, where the essence of the extraordinary becomes your companion. Just as Ravel’s mesmerizing Boléro unfurls its melody with deliberate grace, so shall you glide upon the tranquil waters of the Rhône and Saône, a rhythmic journey that stands as an attraction in its own right. Let Riverside Ravel be your gateway to a realm where the echoes of timeless artistry harmonize with the allure of the present moment.

  • 7 night luxury river cruise aboard Riverside Ravel (ex Crystal cruise ship)
  • Full Board in a Suite (River view)
    -Meals of your choice in all restaurants and bars (excluding The Vintage Room)
    -Cakes, Waffles & Ice Cream
    -Water, Coffee & Tea during meals
    -Room Service (included for each restaurant during opening hours and according to their menus. Outside opening hours, room service is chargeable)
  • Free WIFI (SpaceX Starlink Wi-Fi)
  • Gratuities & Service Charges
  • Port charges
  • A group transfer from and to the airport or train station is included
    (For the upgraded inclusions please see below)
  • Book by May 31: Reduced rates! (price reflects discount)
Cruise Only From Full Board Premium
All Inclusive
Full Board Including Excursions Premium
All Inclusive Including Excursions
Nov 3, 2024
7 nights Lyon to Avignon
$4049 $4799 $5049 $5799
Nov 10, 2024
7 nights Avignon to Lyon
$4049 $4799 $5049 $5799
Taxes & Fees Included
No Single Supplement in the Melody Suite
Upgrade to French Balcony Suite or higher, please call to inquire
For more duration or sailing dates, please call to inquire


Premium All Inclusive
  • All inclusions with the Full Board Plus:
  • Dinner at the Bistro
  • Premium beverage package including Premium Wine, Cocktails, Spirits and French Champagne
  • Room Service (included 24 hours)
Full Board Including Excursions
  • All inclusions with the Full Board Plus:
  • Pre-selected excursions in each port
Premium All Inclusive Including Excursions
  • All inclusions with the Full Board Plus:
  • Dinner at the Bistro
  • Premium beverage package including Premium Wine, Cocktails, Spirits and French Champagne
  • Room Service (included 24 hours)
  • Pre-selected excursions in each port



French Fête in Saone and Rhône Nov 3 – 10, 2024 (7 nights Lyon to Avignon)

Date Ports Arrive Depart
Sun, Nov 03, 2024 Lyon 4:30 PM
Mon, Nov 04, 2024 Chalon sur Saône 8:30 AM 2:00 PM
Macon 10:00 PM 11:30 PM
Tue, Nov 05, 2024 Vienne 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov 06, 2024 Viviers 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov 07, 2024 Tarascon 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Arles 5:00 PM
Fri, Nov 08, 2024 Arles 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov 09, 2024 Avignon 8:00 AM
Sun, Nov 10, 2024 Avignon 10:00 AM


Romantic Rhone Nov 10-17, 2024 (7 nights Avignon to Lyon)

Date Ports Arrive Depart
Sun, Nov 10, 2024 Avignon
Mon, Nov 11, 2024 Avignon
Tue, Nov 12, 2024 Avignon 4:00 AM
Arles 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov 13, 2024 Tarascon 3:30 AM 1:00 PM
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 6:30 PM
Thu, Nov 14, 2024 Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2:00 AM
Viviers 9:00 AM 11:30 PM
Fri, Nov 15, 2024 Tain L’Hermitage 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov 16, 2024 Lyon 7:00 AM
Sun, Nov 17, 2024 Lyon 10:00 AM

Riverside Ravel

Length: 134.91 metres
Width: 11.45 metres
Year of build: 2018 (ex Crystal ship)
Registry: Germany
Guests: 110
Suites: 55
Decks: Harmony Deck 1, Seahorse Deck 2, Riverside Deck 3, Vista Deck 4


· Breakfast and Lunch

Enjoy an extensive Breakfast- and Lunch selection in our Marketplace

· Dinner (Open Seating)

Our talented team of chefs will spoil you with fresh and innovative dishes inspired by the seasons and landscapes along the Rhone. Great attention with regard to our wine selection is placed on the wine-growing regions we pass through.


· Late Risers Breakfast, Open during the Day, Dinner

The popular Bistro was inspired by coffee houses throughout Europe.
During the day we offer a selection of homemade pastries and waffles, ice cream, which are perfectly combined with a specialty coffee prepared by our barista, a refreshing milkshake or a delicious glass of wine. Burgers, Sandwiches.
In the evening, the bistro transforms into our very own tapas restaurant, where the specialties will incorporate more local products and country-specific flavors.


· Exclusive Dining Room for 10 guests – only with reservation

If you are looking for a very special culinary experience, this is the perfect place for it. Exclusive wines are paired with exquisite food and can be enjoyed with fellow gourmets.


· Lunch (weather permitting)

Our “Al-fresco” restaurant on the Vista Deck offers a wonderful opportunity for lunch while enjoying the perfect view of landscapes, villages and towns along the Rhone.


· Comfortable Lounge-area
· Large Outdoor TV-screen
· Cozy Sun-Lounges


· A special location with delicate drinks and a very special ingredient – the best view on board!


· Butler service in each Suite
· Unpacking and packing of luggage on request
· Daily hors d`oeuvres

We satisfy passions and awaken them!

By choosing Riverside cruises you have chosen the best! We make your river cruise the trip of a lifetime. Our ships are the finest state- of- the- art vessels on the European rivers. Our expert chefs create the finest local dishes adapted to the region you are visiting, surprising you day after day with new culinary creations. It’s simple: our crew combines professionalism and charm with a personal touch.


  • All-suite fleet with the largest average suite size including king-size beds
  • Exceptional service with a suite-to-crew ratio of 1:1
  • 24-hour room service
  • A butler in every suite
  • Exceptional cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients prepared à-la-minute
  • Premium beverages include premium wine, spirits, French champagne, and cocktails
  • Multiple dining venues with open-seating and no assigned dining times


• All ages are welcome
• Shorter cruise itineraries that allow for more customization
• Gratuities included on land and ship
• Complimentary Space X Starlink Wi-Fi
• Variety of daily shore excursions with better cadence and fewer guests (15-20 per guide)
• Complimentary airport transfers
• Bikes onboard

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287