The ship, currently under a comprehensive renovation, will become the very first ship owned by the young European river tour operator.
Formally operating for VIVA Cruises under the name MS SWISS TIARA, the ship will be thoroughly refurbished by the end of the current winter season.
The renewed VIVA TIARA will feature 76 light-flooded outside cabins - most of them with French balconies - which can accommodate 153 passengers; all of the cabins will be completely redesigned with a fresh new look, using light a coat of paint. Public areas such as the restaurant, bar and wellness area will be also given a makeover.
In March, VIVA TIARA will set off on its first two journeys along the Rhine from the German city of Düsseldorf. The first itinerary (March 15-20) will be sailing up to Amsterdam, going through windmills and tulip fields until reaching the famous canals of the Dutch capital.
Its second voyage (March 20-25) will take passengers down the Rhine on an itinerary featuring the art and culinary delights of Cologne, castles and palaces of the Rhine Valley region and the fine wines of the Rheingau district. VIVA TIARA will be the only ship that will be operating all year round.