David Denton was on a Riviera Travel package cruise. Prices for 2016 holidays range from £1,399 to £2,999, depending on date of departure and cabin choice (no single supplement on some cabins).
Guided tours are included, with town-centre transfer coaches provided for self-guided tours.
Scheduled flights outward and return: Manchester, Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Edinburgh. Also outward by Eurostar.
Jane Austen and an almost identical sister ship, Lord Byron, offer sailings in 2016 from April to October (www. rivieratravel.co.uk)