The elegant Lord Byron was brand new in 2013 and Jane Austen in 2015, bringing you a luxurious river cruising experience. See the grand design from the spacious, marble-floored lobby to the stylish furnishings combined with the most advanced safety systems. Beautiful crafted hardwoods, wrought iron and highly polished copper and brass finishings add to the soft leather furnishings to create a chic ambience.
The fantastic service onboard is efficient yet friendly with 35 staff serving just 140 guests. Enjoy far more space on board as well as a smaller, more intimate dining experience.
In addition to the spacious Sun Deck, there are three air conditioned decks with a stylish glass lift connecting the Diamond and Ruby decks. On the Diamond Deck is a panoramic observation lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and a Lido Bar. On the Ruby Deck is the main restaurant serving high quality cuisine in elegant glass and marble surroundings. The Sun Deck is perfect for watching the passing scenery, with comfortable outdoor chairs and sunloungers, deck games, a splash pool and a full bar service. Barbecues are sometimes held, dependent on the weather.
Another popular feature on Lord Byron is the purpose-designed and extensive spa with a sauna and steam room (small additional fee).
Dining:Take a stroll on the Sun Deck and enjoy an Early Risers tea, coffee and pastries, enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the restaurant or have a continental breakfast in your cabin. There is a buffet lunch, afternoon tea and chef's special patisserie. The culinary highlight is a four-course evning dinner with international dishes, the 'Welcome Dinner' and the 'Captain's Gala Dinner'. The restaurant has informal free seating. In addition to the main restaurant, the 'Chef's Restaurant' is open for dinner with panoramic windows and seating just 24 diners with a fixed menu from the chef's favourite signature dishes.Cabins:At 161 sq. ft. the luxurious cabins are among the largest and most comfortable on any European river cruise vessel with an exquisite contemporary design, premium fittings and hotel style beds. There is a generous seating area too, plus air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone, flat-screen TV and a tea/coffee facility. Diamond Deck and Ruby Deck cabins have 'French Balconies' with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Standard Emerald Deck cabins have smaller sixed windows.Suites:Suites are available on all decks are larger at 199 sq. ft. with a larger living area but feature the same facilities as standard cabins. On the Diamond Deck there are 4 deluxe suites at 242 sq. ft. which are beautifully appointed and have homely touches such as cotton bathrobes and slippers.
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