MS Bellefleur

MS Bellefleur Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Bellefleur

Year built2001  /  Age : 17
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderRoyal IHC Merwede Shipyards (Kinderdijk, Holland)
OwnerPremicon Rhein Donau Flussschiffahrts GmbH
OperatorCMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages)
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)114 m / 374 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers75 - 150
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2013
Former namesMS Viking Europe

Review of MS Bellefleur

MS Bellefleur (formerly known as "Viking Europe") is the 3rd of all four "old design" Viking River Cruises France ships, which sisters are Viking PrideMS Viking Spirit and Viking Neptune.

The Bellefleur ship is owned by the German company Premicon Rhein Donau Flussschiffahrts and operated by "TransOcean Cruises". The ship is also occasionally chartered by the UK company CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages). The other two CMV-chartered riverboats are Bellejour and Belvedere

MS Bellefleur

This riverboat is friendly and intimate. It features a restaurant and a bar lounge, 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.

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

  • 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 KadlinNeptuneRindaRolfSpirit.

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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