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VIVA Cruises Launches Sales in North America with New Fort Lauderdale Office

VIVA Cruises Launches Sales in North America with New Fort Lauderdale Office and Amazing “Get to Know VIVA” Travel Advisor Appreciation Rates for its Premium All-Inclusive River Cruises on New Build VIVA ONE


Fort Lauderdale, Florida – May 5, 2022 – European river cruise brand, VIVA Cruises, today announced the official launch of sales in the North American travel market with amazing “Get to Know VIVA” travel advisor appreciation rates on its recently christened new build ship VIVA ONE.  The line also introduced its new Sales office in Fort Lauderdale, that will be charged with bringing VIVA Cruises’ contemporary premium all-inclusive river cruises to North American travelers, starting with the opportunity for travel advisors to experience the many benefits of cruising this spring and summer with special agent rates. The time-honored cruise brand is a favorite across Europe, backed by its cruise-pioneering parent Scylla that shares its tradition of excellence in river and expedition cruising since 1973.


Offered on 7-day VIVA ONE sailings departing May and June travel advisors can sail for just $799 per person ($999 per single, based on availability) – additional dates will be announced soon. On top of these outstanding intro rates, this special promotion features the opportunity for travel advisors to earn their cruise rate back through $100 bonus certificates for each booking made over a year – meaning they would actually be sailing for free!


VIVA Cruises welcomed new build VIVA ONE to the family just last month with its christening in its home port of Düsseldorf (Germany), where VIVA Cruises is based. VIVA ONE will be offering a variety of exciting itineraries on the Rhine and Moselle rivers throughout this year, with more to come in 2023.  All VIVA ONE itineraries will feature VIVA Cruises’ signature VIVA All-Inclusive product, which includes snacks, full board, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, self-service coffee stations and water stations, minibar, beauty products from the Rituals lifestyle luxury cosmetic brand, free Wi-Fi, and all tips and gratuities. The vessel has 88 modern cabins for 176 guests – including double beds and junior suites (most of them equipped with French balconies) and four suites featuring balconies with a table and two chairs. The new ship features VIVA Cruises’ look and feel, including a modern design in blue tones, wooden furniture, and a casual atmosphere.


Guests on board VIVA ONE will be able to enjoy, among other features, the ship’s spacious sun deck, spa, and wellness area and its two restaurants: Riverside and VIVA’s Bistro. Riverside is VIVA ONE’s main restaurant, featuring a wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus – including vegetarian and vegan meals. On the other hand, VIVA’s Bistro offers a casual atmosphere and a wide selection of snacks and smaller dishes available from early morning until late at night – including salads, sandwiches, and burgers.


VIVA ONE is also the first ship in the VIVA Cruises fleet to use state-of-the-art hybrid technology that reflects advanced green efforts for the environment. The ship has 68 solar cells distributed on the sun deck; uses sulphur-free GTL (Gas to Liquid) fuel, which significantly reduces CO² consumption and emissions; and features an improved autopilot function which does not only simplify navigation but also helps to reduce the consumption of fuel. VIVA ONE is also seeing an important reduction of plastic on board with the installation of two water stations in the lobby, so guests can refill their reusable water bottles and cut down the use of cups.


Andrea Kruse, COO of VIVA Cruises said, “After lots of hard work and a couple of unprecedented years, we are thrilled to have launched our new build ship – VIVA ONE – that has been carefully designed using VIVA Cruises’ ethos and environmentally friendly technology to bring unique moments and exclusive experiences to our guests.  We are delighted to now present our distinctive premium all-inclusive river cruises in North America and demonstrate our commitment to the travel advisor community with this “Get to Know VIVA” special as we continue to build our brand internationally.”


All 2022 and 2023 itineraries can be accessed and booked via the VIVA Cruises website at To book the special “Get to Know VIVA” travel advisor rates, agents can call 1-833-YES-VIVA or click on the following link: VIVA Cruises TAAR Landing Page.


About VIVA Cruises

VIVA Cruises invites travelers to experience the very best of Europe, the way it was meant to be discovered: with good company, unique perspectives, and award-winning service and amenities. Knowing that not all travellers are the same, VIVA Cruises has made it their mission to give customers greater ease, flexibility, and choice. With decades of experience cruising to Europe’s most popular destinations, the company is proud to offer a cruise experience like no other, designed to enrich, inspire, and renew. Following all the greatest rivers (Danube, Elbe, Moselle, Rhine, Rhône, Seine, and the Main-Danube Canal) and Baltic Sea, guests will delve into the heart of timeless towns and villages as well as the world’s most thriving capitals. VIVA Cruises also offers expedition itineraries in Northern and Western Europe, as well as Arctic cruises on board SEAVENTURE.