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Riol is a Moselle River cruise port and town in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate state. The town is located near Trier (both part of district Trier-Saarburg) and has a population of around 1,500. Riol also belongs to Verbandsgemeinde Schweich an der Romischen Weinstrasse (the Roman Wine Route) located northeast of Trier.
Riol is on the river's south bank, and between Longuich and Mehring. South, at distance approx 800 m, runs the Mosel-Saarbrucken section of A1 Highway (BAB 1 / Autobahn 1) linking Heiligenhafen (Baltic Sea) with Lubeck, Hamburg, Bremen, Dortmund, Koln/Cologne, Trier and Saarbrucken (Saarland's capital city / A1's terminus).
The settlement was officially founded by the Romans in the 1st-century AD (named Rigodulum) after they defeated the Celtic tribe Treverer. In late-15th-century, the town was mentioned for the first time in a document (as "Riolsburg"). Best-known tourist attractions include a Roman villa ruins, Riu Palace St Martin (church built on Roman foundations and featuring a Romanesque bell tower), Rioler Romerberg (vineyard with wineries and wine bars), Zum Wohl Riol (held in June annual wine-themed festival with wine tastings on June's Saturdays), Freizeitpark Triolago (amusement park with a lake, accommodations, recreational activities).
As cruise port, Riol was included in the MS Casanova riverboat's 2019 schedule of Nicko Cruises. Next is listed the 7-day cruise tour itinerary (running between homeports Saarbrucken and Cologne) as call ports sequence and times (arrival/departure).
|Date / Time||Port|
|04 May 16:45||Departing from Saarbrucken, Germany|
|04 May 22:30 / 05 May - 08:00 (overnight)||Merzig, Germany|
|05 May 10:30 - 17:30||Mettlach, Germany|
|06 May 00:30 - 14:00||Remich, Luxembourg|
|06 May 21:00 / 07 May - 12:30 (overnight)||Riol, Germany|
|07 May 17:30 / 08 May - 06:00 (overnight)||Bernkastel-Kues, Germany|
|08 May 13:30 / 09 May - 06:00 (overnight)||Cochem, Germany|
|09 May 13:00 / 10 May - 09:00 (overnight)||Koblenz, Germany|
|10 May 12:00 / 11 May - 03:00 (overnight)||Konigswinter, Germany|
|11 May 06:00||Arriving in Cologne, Germany|
Port Riol cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Riol, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.