TUI to launch river cruises with three new ships – see what’s planned onboard

TUI is set to launch a host of river cruises in summer 2020, on board three brand new passenger ships.

Named TUI Maya, TUI Isla and TUI Skyla, the three ships will offer plenty of sailings to the likes of Europe – and now the travel giant has offered a sneak peek of what passengers can expect on board.

The company has unveiled a series of artists' impressions showing off the designs of everything from the decks to the cabins and lounges, which look pretty stylish and elegant.

Think chic restaurants for romantic á la carte dinners, laidback lounges where you can tuck into bar snacks or opt for a cocktail, and heaps of seating on the deck so you can bask in the sunshine and take in those breathtaking river views.

For those after a bit of extra luxury, there will also be private balcony suites as well as cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows so you don't miss out on any of the views, even from the comfort of your bed!

TUI River Cruises will be offering bespoke adults-only packages starting from £1,099pp, where passengers will be able to choose everything from board basis to drinks packages, cabin types and even your favourite cocktail in the lounge.

The cruise line will also offer passengers up to £120 credit to put towards any shore excursion bookings whether they're after a sightseeing tour or something a little adventurous.

Meanwhile, prices will also include tips and service charges, as well as access to TUI’s expert support line available 24 hours a day.

The new river cruises are expected to go on sale on the TUI website on Thursday 25th April.

Of course this isn't TUI's first foray into the world of cruise holidays .

The travel giant already offers ocean cruises through its subsidiary, Marella Cruises , whose fleet will expand when it welcomes its new adults-only cruise ship , Marella Explorer 2 .

Chris Hackney, Managing Director of Cruise for TUI UK &I said: "We’re incredibly excited to be moving into the river cruise market, we’re always looking for new opportunities to offer our customers even more variety when it comes to choosing the perfect holiday and our river cruises will really take this to the next level as customers are able to personalise their package whether that’s board type, cabins, excursions and even cocktail choice.

"We’re very proud to be known for the friendliest service, exciting itineraries and great value for money when it comes to our ocean cruises and we look forward to bringing this to TUI River Cruises."

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