MS Bellefleur

MS Bellefleur cruise ship

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Cruise and Maritime Voyages

Current cruise:
01 Jan, 1970 - 01 Jan, 1970

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MS Bellefleur Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Bellefleur

Flag Netherlands
Builder Royal IHC Merwede Shipyards
Year of built 2001
Speed 13 kn
Length 114 m
Beam 11.4 m
Gross Tonnage 5000 gt
Former name MS Viking Europe
Passengers 75 - 150
Crew 40
Decks 4
Decks with cabins 3

Review of MS Bellefleur

MS Bellefleur (formerly known as "Viking Europe") is a friendly and intimate river cruise ship, with a restaurant and a lounge with its own bar, both offering great panoramic views of the passing scenery. There is a covered promenade with seating along ship's Upper Deck, as well as a partially-shaded sun deck, library and small shop. Passengers can expect afternoon tea that is served with freshly made pastries and cakes.

Cabins onboard ms Bellefleur have individual air-conditioning controls, a WC and shower, satellite TV, telephone, a safe and hairdryer. Those located on the lower deck are standard, with a small window, pullman bed and sofa bed which during the day converts to a seating area and is made up in the evening. Middle and upper deck cabins are more spacious and have large picture windows and twin-beds, which can be pushed together into a double bed. The De luxe cabins are 154 ft2 (14.3 m2), standard are 120 ft2 (11 m2).

The official onboard language is English, and all crew speak it fluently as do tour guides who escort shore excursions. A laundry service is available onboard. Passengers on ms Bellefleur river ship tend to be 45+ British. At full capacity Bellefleur's crew ratio is 1 to 3.8 passengers.

MS Bellefleur

The Bellefleur ship is one of all three time-chartered by CMV riverboats operating in Europe. The other two in the "Cruise and Maritime river cruise fleet" are Bellejour and Belvedere. MS Viking Europe's sister ships (still operating as part of the Viking Cruises fleet) are Viking Neptune, Viking Pride and Viking Spirit.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

MS Bellefleur wiki

Year built 2001 (as Viking Europe)

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2013

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 150 / 40

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 4,500 tons / 375 ft (114 m)

Flag State (registered in) Germany

Ship builder IHC Merwede Shipyards (Holland)

Building cost USD -

Ship owner Viking Cruises

Operator Cruise And Maritime Voyages (CMV)

Christened by -

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  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 75 (all of which are without a balcony).
  • Restaurants: (dining room)
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Atrium (lobby), Library, Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded seating relaxation/observation area).
  • CMV Bellefleur cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions and land transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.
  • Note: To/from riverboat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the CMV cruise line.
  • Bellefleur is the 3rd vessel in a series of four Viking river cruise ships operating in France. The other vessels of this class are Viking Neptune and Viking Spirit. The ship's CMV fleet-mates are Bellejour (fka MS Johann Strauss) and Belvedere (fka MS Avalon Poetry).
  • Other luxury river cruise lines ships with itineraries on Seine river from Paris France are offered by AmaWaterways (AmaLegro), Avalon Waterways (CreativityTapestry 2), Uniworld (Baroness), Scenic (Gem) and the Viking ships KadlinNeptuneRinda, Rolf, Spirit.

Bellefleur cabins

Types/Categories (number, location), high to low
  • Suites - none
  • Balcony Staterooms - none
  • French Balcony Staterooms - none
  • RiverView Staterooms (Picture Window) - Standard (12x E, deck1), and Deluxe - 22x A (deck3), 25x B (deck2), 8x C (deck2) and 8x D (deck2).
Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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