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River Aria
-- / 5.0
3 reviews

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Passengers
164

Crew
38

Passenger to Crew
4.32:1

Launched
2001

Shore Excursions
0
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Natalie Pompilio
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River Aria Overview

River Aria sails itineraries on the Danube, as well as other Dutch and Belgian waterways. Launched in 2001, this 418-foot river vessel has four decks and can accommodate 164 passengers.

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The ship has 82 nonsmoking cabins with river views. Serenade Deck cabins also have private balconies with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors. All cabins are 160 square feet, including balconies when applicable. The cabins have immovable twin beds that convert to sofas, individual climate controls, radios, in-room safes and flat-screen TVs offering CNN, movies and a view from the bow camera.  Each cabin has a private bath with shower and hair dryer. Single supplement fees range from $42 to $50 per day.

Onboard features include a dining room with single open seating, a bar and lounge area and a sun deck.  There is a small fitness room with three workout machines. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship, including in cabins. There is an elevator.

Passengers tend to be Americans over 50. The majority are couples; the line says one in four passengers travel alone. (A roommate-matching service is available.) Guests are generally well traveled and many are repeat cruisers.


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River Aria
kjackgrill
Sail Date: Mar 2016
After spending 6 days on our own in Amsterdam, we boarded the Grand Circle Cruise Line's River Aria river boat for a trip up the Rhine River, then the Main River to the canal that takes boats over the... Read More
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noellestanton
Sail Date: Oct 2016
This is a trip for the curious. Do you like to try new food sensations? Do you enjoy learning? Do you like to mix with fellow travelers and ship's staff? Do you enjoy history both recent and distant? If not try... Read More

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