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M/S River Aria

The M/S River Aria was ranked #35 in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 40 River Cruise Ships in the World” 2014 Readers’ Poll

While in Europe, you’ll travel exclusively with other Americans in a group of no more than 45 travelers, each with its own expert resident Program Director. Launched in 2001, the M/S River Aria has a capacity of 164 passengers in 82 cabins, all with outside views. Ship amenities include an elevator, restaurant, bar and lounge, library, and Sun Deck. Your ship has an international crew of 38 and up to four English-speaking Program Directors.


This ship is featured on these popular cruises:

Shipboard Features

  • Dining room with single open seating. Enjoy fine cuisine in your ship’s non-smoking dining room.
  • Bar & lounge. Relax with friends old and new.
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in the reception area, library, bar, and lounge. Please note: Wireless Internet access is not available in cabins or other common areas; connectivity is limited in certain locations on River Cruise itineraries.
  • Sun Deck. Sit outside and enjoy the views as your ship glides past legendary landmarks.
  • All shipboard announcements made in English
  • Fitness equipment. Enjoy an onboard workout.

Cabin Features

  • Outside cabins with a river view
  • Serenade Deck cabins feature a private balcony with table and chairs, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, upper-deck views, and closer proximity to the ship’s bar, restaurant, lounge, and library.
  • Cabin sizes are 160 square feet (includes a balcony of 16 square feet on the Soprano and Serenade Decks).
  • All cabins have a wardrobe and a drawer, and luggage storage space under the beds.
  • Private bath with shower, including a hair dryer, shampoo, and soap
  • Individual heating & air-conditioning controls
  • Flat-screen color TV and radio, including CNN, movies, and a “view from the bow” camera looking out the front of your ship.
  • Direct-dial telephone; emergency call buttons.
  • In-room safe.
  • Two twin beds that convert to sofas. During the day, you can sit and relax on a sofa. When you arrive back at your cabin in the evening, you’ll find the couch has been converted to a bed. Please note: Twin beds are stationary and cannot be combined into a double bed.
  • All non-smoking cabins

Ship and Crew Information

  • Registry: Malta
  • Width: 38 feet
  • Length: 418 feet
  • Passenger capacity: 164
  • Crew/Nationality: 38/International
  • Entered service: 2001
  • Decks: 4
  • Number of cabins: 82—all outside
  • Elevator: Yes

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