Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
8:00 AM 25th February 2021

Cruise Ships Get ‘Name’ Makeover & Spruce Up

VIVA Cruises is using the Covid downtime to give three of its ships a fresh new look and makeover.

Two of its most popular ships, MS TREASURES and MS INSPIRE (leased from parent company, Scylla AC), will sail exclusively for the young river cruise operator in 2021, hence their new names: VIVA TREASURES and VIVA INSPIRE. The ships will sail on their popular itineraries on the Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers all year round.

Additionally, MS ROBERT BURNS, which also sailed with VIVA Cruises last year, will change her name to VIVA MOMENTS – aligned with the brand’s “Enjoy the moment” motto - and become a permanent member of the fleet. The ship, built in 2018, features 88 outside cabins (most of them with French balconies) and four suites (with balconies), and will be sailing on seven- and 16-night itineraries on the Danube river. As the launch of VIVA ONE, VIVA’s first new build ship, has been pushed back to 2022, VIVA MOMENTS will take over all her planned voyages this year.

All of the three ships will be given a fresh new look using VIVA Cruises’ recognisable blue colours, and will join other vessels such as VIVA TIARA - VIVA Cruises’ very first owned ship which started sailing along the Rhine and Danube rivers in June 2020.

Andrea Kruse, COO of VIVA Cruises, said: “We are delighted to be sailing three vessels exclusively this year, together with our own VIVA TIARA. Our very successful 2020 summer season highlights that we operate the highest safety protocols and have been working very hard to build on this success and have everything ready for 2021.”

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