MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Thomas Hardy

Year built2016  /  Age : 2
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorRiviera Travel
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Passengers169
Crew44
Decks4
Cabins86
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsEmily Bronte, Robert Burns, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth

Review of MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy cruise ship (built 2016) is operated under charter by the UK cruisetour company Riviera Travel on itineraries along Rhine, Danube and Moselle rivers. Sisterships are Emily Bronte (2017), Oscar Wilde (2017), Robert Burns (2018), William Wordsworth (2019). The riverboat is owned by the Swiss company Scylla Cruises.

MS Thomas Hardy river cruise ship

Shipboard amenities

The riverboat features an elegant Lobby (entrance hall on Diamond / Upper Deck) with Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information, purser services), Travel Desk (tours and excusrions information, onboard cruise booking) and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall passengers walk into a stylish Bar Lounge with bow location, floor-ceiling windows, comfortanle seating and full-service Bar.

Aft on Diamond Deck is the Bistro - Lido Restaurant, an alternative to the Dining Room Restaurant. The Bistro is served by its own Bar and also doubles as Library. It has an outdoor terrace and open kitchen. Here are served early Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner. In good weather, the floor-ceiling window doors are fully opened onto the terrace for al fresco dining. Bistro's dining is complimentary, but dinners require reservations due to restaurant's small capacity  (10 tables with 2 or 4 seats). Ship's Dining Room Restaurant (on Ruby / Middle Deck) provides single-seating capacity buffet Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner.

On Emerald / Lower Deck is the ship's Wellness Centre consisting of Beauty Salon (hairdresser and barber services, nail studio), Fitness (Gym Room) and Spa (treatment room for massages). All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and accessed via lift (passenger elevator) and wrought-iron staircase.

Sun Deck provides Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf (Putting Green), retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), aft Pool Deck (Splash Pool, Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), full bar service. The fore-located Navigation Bridge (called "Wheelhouse" on riverboats) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).

Cabins

Like the sisterships, Thomas Hardy has a total of 86 cabins for up to 169 passengers. Most cabins are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exeptions are Emerald Deck cabins, which are with one fixed window (non-opening, quarter-height) located close to the ceiling.

  • All passenger staterooms as standard amenities offer hotel twin beds (convertible to double), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, towels, bath toiletries, large mirror), 40-inch flat HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar, tea-coffee making facility, glass-top round table with 2 armchairs, mirrored dressing table with pouf chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box, hairdryer, phone, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
  • All cabin bathrooms are with marble tops, glass showers (large rainshower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without single supplement, subject to availability).
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites (on Diamond Deck) additionally offer (as bonus amenities) larger interior space, step-out balcony (furnished with table and 2 chairs, can be used for al fresco dining), premium cotton bathrobes and slippers.

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 Thomas Hardy Itineraries 2018

The below listed MS Thomas Hardy cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scylla Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Budapest cruise port

24 June 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2474
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24 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
26 Jun     Esztergom, Hungary   
26 Jun     Danube River   
27 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
28 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
28 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
28 Jun     Melk, Austria   
29 Jun     Linz, Austria   
30 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
01 Jul     Danube River   
01 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
02 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

08 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2188
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08 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
10 Jul     Esztergom, Hungary   
10 Jul     Danube River   
11 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
12 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
12 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
12 Jul     Melk, Austria   
13 Jul     Linz, Austria   
14 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
15 Jul     Danube River   
15 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
16 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

12 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2248
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12 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
14 Aug     Esztergom, Hungary   
14 Aug     Danube River   
15 Aug     Bratislava, Slovakia   
16 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
16 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
16 Aug     Melk, Austria   
17 Aug     Linz, Austria   
18 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
19 Aug     Danube River   
19 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
20 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

14 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $1948
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14 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
16 Oct     Esztergom, Hungary   
16 Oct     Danube River   
17 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
18 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
18 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
18 Oct     Melk, Austria   
19 Oct     Linz, Austria   
20 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
21 Oct     Danube River   
21 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
22 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

01 December 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets
Prices starting
from $1394
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01 Dec      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
03 Dec     Budapest, Hungary   
04 Dec     Bratislava, Slovakia   
05 Dec     Vienna, Austria   
06 Dec - 07 Dec     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
07 Dec      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

06 December 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets
Prices starting
from $1394
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06 Dec      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
08 Dec     Budapest, Hungary   
09 Dec     Bratislava, Slovakia   
10 Dec     Vienna, Austria   
11 Dec - 12 Dec     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
12 Dec      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

11 December 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets
Prices starting
from $1094
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11 Dec      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
13 Dec     Budapest, Hungary   
14 Dec     Bratislava, Slovakia   
15 Dec     Vienna, Austria   
16 Dec - 17 Dec     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
17 Dec      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

16 December 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets
Prices starting
from $1348
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16 Dec      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
18 Dec     Budapest, Hungary   
19 Dec     Bratislava, Slovakia   
20 Dec     Vienna, Austria   
21 Dec - 22 Dec     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
22 Dec      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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MS Thomas Hardy Itineraries 2019

The below listed MS Thomas Hardy cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scylla Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Budapest cruise port

01 April 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $1874
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01 Apr      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
03 Apr     Esztergom, Hungary   
03 Apr     Danube River   
04 Apr     Bratislava, Slovakia   
05 Apr     Durnstein, Austria   
05 Apr     Wachau Valley, Austria   
05 Apr     Melk, Austria   
06 Apr     Linz, Austria   
07 Apr     Vienna, Austria   
08 Apr     Danube River   
08 Apr     Budapest, Hungary   
09 Apr      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

08 April 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $1874
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08 Apr      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
10 Apr     Esztergom, Hungary   
10 Apr     Danube River   
11 Apr     Bratislava, Slovakia   
12 Apr     Durnstein, Austria   
12 Apr     Wachau Valley, Austria   
12 Apr     Melk, Austria   
13 Apr     Linz, Austria   
14 Apr     Vienna, Austria   
15 Apr     Danube River   
15 Apr     Budapest, Hungary   
16 Apr      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

15 April 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $1874
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15 Apr      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
17 Apr     Esztergom, Hungary   
17 Apr     Danube River   
18 Apr     Bratislava, Slovakia   
19 Apr     Durnstein, Austria   
19 Apr     Wachau Valley, Austria   
19 Apr     Melk, Austria   
20 Apr     Linz, Austria   
21 Apr     Vienna, Austria   
22 Apr     Danube River   
22 Apr     Budapest, Hungary   
23 Apr      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

22 April 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Budapest To The Black Sea
Prices starting
from $3524
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22 Apr      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
24 Apr     Kalocsa, Hungary   
24 Apr     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
25 Apr     Belgrade, Serbia   
26 Apr     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
27 Apr     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
28 Apr     Bucharest, Romania   
29 Apr     Danube Delta, Romania   
30 Apr     Constanta, Romania   
01 May     Ruse, Bulgaria   
01 May     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
02 May     Vidin, Bulgaria   
03 May     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
04 May     Novi Sad, Serbia   
05 May     Osijek, Croatia   
06 May - 07 May     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
07 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

06 May 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Budapest To The Black Sea
Prices starting
from $4274
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06 May      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
08 May     Kalocsa, Hungary   
08 May     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
09 May     Belgrade, Serbia   
10 May     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
11 May     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
12 May     Bucharest, Romania   
13 May     Danube Delta, Romania   
14 May     Constanta, Romania   
15 May     Ruse, Bulgaria   
15 May     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
16 May     Vidin, Bulgaria   
17 May     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
18 May     Novi Sad, Serbia   
19 May     Osijek, Croatia   
20 May - 21 May     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
21 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

03 June 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Budapest To The Black Sea
Prices starting
from $4574
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03 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
05 Jun     Kalocsa, Hungary   
05 Jun     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
06 Jun     Belgrade, Serbia   
07 Jun     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
08 Jun     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
09 Jun     Bucharest, Romania   
10 Jun     Danube Delta, Romania   
11 Jun     Constanta, Romania   
12 Jun     Ruse, Bulgaria   
12 Jun     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
13 Jun     Vidin, Bulgaria   
14 Jun     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
15 Jun     Novi Sad, Serbia   
16 Jun     Osijek, Croatia   
17 Jun - 18 Jun     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
18 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

17 June 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Budapest To The Black Sea
Prices starting
from $4574
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17 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
19 Jun     Kalocsa, Hungary   
19 Jun     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
20 Jun     Belgrade, Serbia   
21 Jun     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
22 Jun     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
23 Jun     Bucharest, Romania   
24 Jun     Danube Delta, Romania   
25 Jun     Constanta, Romania   
26 Jun     Ruse, Bulgaria   
26 Jun     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
27 Jun     Vidin, Bulgaria   
28 Jun     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
29 Jun     Novi Sad, Serbia   
30 Jun     Osijek, Croatia   
01 Jul - 02 Jul     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
02 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

26 August 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2474
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26 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
28 Aug     Esztergom, Hungary   
28 Aug     Danube River   
29 Aug     Bratislava, Slovakia   
30 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
30 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
30 Aug     Melk, Austria   
31 Aug     Linz, Austria   
01 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
02 Sep     Danube River   
02 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
03 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

02 September 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2774
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02 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
04 Sep     Esztergom, Hungary   
04 Sep     Danube River   
05 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
06 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
06 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
06 Sep     Melk, Austria   
07 Sep     Linz, Austria   
08 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
09 Sep     Danube River   
09 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
10 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

09 September 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Budapest To The Black Sea
Prices starting
from $4874
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09 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
11 Sep     Kalocsa, Hungary   
11 Sep     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
12 Sep     Belgrade, Serbia   
13 Sep     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
14 Sep     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
15 Sep     Bucharest, Romania   
16 Sep     Danube Delta, Romania   
17 Sep     Constanta, Romania   
18 Sep     Ruse, Bulgaria   
18 Sep     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
19 Sep     Vidin, Bulgaria   
20 Sep     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
21 Sep     Novi Sad, Serbia   
22 Sep     Osijek, Croatia   
23 Sep - 24 Sep     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
24 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

23 September 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Budapest To The Black Sea
Prices starting
from $4724
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23 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
25 Sep     Kalocsa, Hungary   
25 Sep     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
26 Sep     Belgrade, Serbia   
27 Sep     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
28 Sep     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
29 Sep     Bucharest, Romania   
30 Sep     Danube Delta, Romania   
01 Oct     Constanta, Romania   
02 Oct     Ruse, Bulgaria   
02 Oct     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
03 Oct     Vidin, Bulgaria   
04 Oct     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
05 Oct     Novi Sad, Serbia   
06 Oct     Osijek, Croatia   
07 Oct - 08 Oct     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
08 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

07 October 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2474
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07 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
09 Oct     Esztergom, Hungary   
09 Oct     Danube River   
10 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
11 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
11 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
11 Oct     Melk, Austria   
12 Oct     Linz, Austria   
13 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
14 Oct     Danube River   
14 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
15 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

14 October 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2174
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14 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
16 Oct     Esztergom, Hungary   
16 Oct     Danube River   
17 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
18 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
18 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
18 Oct     Melk, Austria   
19 Oct     Linz, Austria   
20 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
21 Oct     Danube River   
21 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
22 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

21 October 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $1874
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21 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
23 Oct     Esztergom, Hungary   
23 Oct     Danube River   
24 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
25 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
25 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
25 Oct     Melk, Austria   
26 Oct     Linz, Austria   
27 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
28 Oct     Danube River   
28 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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