MS William Shakespeare

MS William Shakespeare Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS William Shakespeare

Flag Netherlands
Builder BIJLSMA SHIPYARD, NETHERLANDS
Year built 2014
Speed 10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA) 110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width) 11.45 m / 38 ft
Passengers 76 - 152
Crew 43
Decks 3
Cabins 76
Decks with cabins 3

Review of MS William Shakespeare

A sister ship to MS Charles Dickens (launched in 2015), ms William Shakespeare offers 7-night itineraries on the Rhine River. The ship's 3 passenger decks are named after Shakespearean characters, Romeo, Othello and Hamlet, and the main public space, Globe Lounge, takes its name from 16th-century London theatre which showcased Bard's plays.

MS William Shakespeare features contemporary decor including brass and wrought iron fittings and sustainably sourced hardwoods. Design details include special sound absorbent paint on the ceiling of the restaurant reducing noise levels during mealtimes. The dining room operates an open dining system and has tinted panoramic windows so passengers won't miss any beautiful scenery by having to pull down blinds on sunny days. The bar is situated at the rear of ms William Shakespeare and is also used as an evening dining venue where the ship's chef offers signature dishes to 24 cruisers. This can be reserved at no extra charge at the time of boarding.

The majority of cabins aboard ms William Shakespeare are 15 m2 (161 ft2). On the upper deck there are 4 suites (23 m2 /245 ft2) with sliding glass doors that lead to a veranda with table and chairs. All other cabins on the middle and upper decks have floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies.

Amenities on ms William Shakespeare include a hair salon, sauna and fitness room. There is a large sun deck and cruise passengers are welcome to the bridge at any time, except when the ship is navigating locks or berthing.

MS William Shakespeare

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MS William Shakespeare Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS William Shakespeare cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River 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
04 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2024
05 May        Departing from Cologne, Germany
06 May        Koblenz, Germany
07 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
07 May        Rudesheim, Germany
08 May        Speyer, Germany
09 May        Rhine River
09 May        Strasbourg, France
10 May        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
10 May        Basel, Switzerland
11 May        Basel, Switzerland
12 May        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
04 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2097
05 May        Departing from Cologne, Germany
06 May        Koblenz, Germany
07 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
07 May        Rudesheim, Germany
08 May        Speyer, Germany
09 May        Rhine River
09 May        Strasbourg, France
10 May        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
10 May        Basel, Switzerland
11 May        Basel, Switzerland
12 May        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
11 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne
Prices starting
from $2097
12 May        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
13 May - 14 May        Basel, Switzerland (Overnight)
14 May        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
15 May        Strasbourg, France
15 May        Rhine River
16 May        Speyer, Germany
17 May        Rudesheim, Germany
17 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
18 May        Koblenz, Germany
19 May        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
18 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg
Prices starting
from $2142
19 May        Departing from Cologne, Germany
20 May        Koblenz, Germany
20 May        Boppard, Germany
21 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
21 May        Mainz, Germany
22 May        Heidelberg, Germany (Excursion)
23 May        Strasbourg, France
24 May        Rhine River
24 May        Rudesheim, Germany
25 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
25 May - 26 May        Cologne, Germany (Overnight)
26 May        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
18 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg
Prices starting
from $2024
19 May        Departing from Cologne, Germany
20 May        Koblenz, Germany
20 May        Boppard, Germany
21 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
21 May        Mainz, Germany
22 May        Heidelberg, Germany (Excursion)
23 May        Strasbourg, France
24 May        Rhine River
24 May        Rudesheim, Germany
25 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
25 May - 26 May        Cologne, Germany (Overnight)
26 May        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
25 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2097
26 May        Departing from Cologne, Germany
27 May        Koblenz, Germany
28 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
28 May        Rudesheim, Germany
29 May        Speyer, Germany
30 May        Rhine River
30 May        Strasbourg, France
31 May        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
31 May        Basel, Switzerland
01 Jun        Basel, Switzerland
02 Jun        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
25 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2024
26 May        Departing from Cologne, Germany
27 May        Koblenz, Germany
28 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
28 May        Rudesheim, Germany
29 May        Speyer, Germany
30 May        Rhine River
30 May        Strasbourg, France
31 May        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
31 May        Basel, Switzerland
01 Jun        Basel, Switzerland
02 Jun        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
01 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne
Prices starting
from $2247
02 Jun        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
03 Jun - 04 Jun        Basel, Switzerland (Overnight)
04 Jun        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
05 Jun        Strasbourg, France
05 Jun        Rhine River
06 Jun        Speyer, Germany
07 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
07 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
08 Jun        Koblenz, Germany
09 Jun        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
08 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle
Prices starting
from $2217
09 Jun        Departing from Cologne, Germany
10 Jun        Koblenz, Germany
10 Jun        Boppard, Germany
11 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
11 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
12 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
12 Jun        Moselle River
12 Jun        Cochem, Germany (Afternoon)
13 Jun        Moselle River
13 Jun - 14 Jun        Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Overnight)
14 Jun        Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Trier)
15 Jun        Rhine River
15 Jun        Cologne, Germany
16 Jun        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
08 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle
Prices starting
from $2098
09 Jun        Departing from Cologne, Germany
10 Jun        Koblenz, Germany
10 Jun        Boppard, Germany
11 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
11 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
12 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
12 Jun        Moselle River
12 Jun        Cochem, Germany (Afternoon)
13 Jun        Moselle River
13 Jun - 14 Jun        Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Overnight)
14 Jun        Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Trier)
15 Jun        Rhine River
15 Jun        Cologne, Germany
16 Jun        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
15 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2174
16 Jun        Departing from Cologne, Germany
17 Jun        Koblenz, Germany
18 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
18 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
19 Jun        Speyer, Germany
20 Jun        Rhine River
20 Jun        Strasbourg, France
21 Jun        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
21 Jun        Basel, Switzerland
22 Jun        Basel, Switzerland
23 Jun        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
15 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2247
16 Jun        Departing from Cologne, Germany
17 Jun        Koblenz, Germany
18 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
18 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
19 Jun        Speyer, Germany
20 Jun        Rhine River
20 Jun        Strasbourg, France
21 Jun        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
21 Jun        Basel, Switzerland
22 Jun        Basel, Switzerland
23 Jun        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
22 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne
Prices starting
from $2247
23 Jun        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
24 Jun - 25 Jun        Basel, Switzerland (Overnight)
25 Jun        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
26 Jun        Strasbourg, France
26 Jun        Rhine River
27 Jun        Speyer, Germany
28 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
28 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
29 Jun        Koblenz, Germany
30 Jun        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
29 June 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3974
30 Jun        Departing from Cologne, Germany
01 Jul        Koblenz, Germany
01 Jul        Boppard, Germany
02 Jul        Rhine Gorge, Germany
02 Jul        Rudesheim, Germany
03 Jul        Mainz, Germany
04 Jul        Miltenberg, Germany
04 Jul        Wertheim, Germany
05 Jul        Wurzburg, Germany
06 Jul        Bamberg, Germany
07 Jul        Nuremberg, Germany
08 Jul        Regensburg, Germany
09 Jul        Passau, Germany
10 Jul        Melk, Austria
11 Jul        Vienna, Austria
12 Jul        Bratislava, Slovakia
13 Jul - 14 Jul        Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)
14 Jul        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
29 June 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3898
30 Jun        Departing from Cologne, Germany
01 Jul        Koblenz, Germany
01 Jul        Boppard, Germany
02 Jul        Rhine Gorge, Germany
02 Jul        Rudesheim, Germany
03 Jul        Mainz, Germany
04 Jul        Miltenberg, Germany
04 Jul        Wertheim, Germany
05 Jul        Wurzburg, Germany
06 Jul        Bamberg, Germany
07 Jul        Nuremberg, Germany
08 Jul        Regensburg, Germany
09 Jul        Passau, Germany
10 Jul        Melk, Austria
11 Jul        Vienna, Austria
12 Jul        Bratislava, Slovakia
13 Jul - 14 Jul        Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)
14 Jul        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
27 July 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Cologne
Prices starting
from $3824
28 Jul        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
29 Jul        Budapest, Hungary
30 Jul        Bratislava, Slovakia
31 Jul        Vienna, Austria
01 Aug        Melk, Austria
02 Aug        Passau, Germany
03 Aug        Regensburg, Germany
04 Aug        Nuremberg, Germany
05 Aug        Bamberg, Germany
06 Aug        Wurzburg, Germany
07 Aug        Wertheim, Germany
07 Aug        Miltenberg, Germany
08 Aug        Mainz, Germany
09 Aug        Rudesheim, Germany
09 Aug        Rhine Gorge, Germany
10 Aug        Boppard, Germany
10 Aug        Koblenz, Germany
11 Aug        Arriving in Cologne, Germany
10 August 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3824
11 Aug        Departing from Cologne, Germany
12 Aug        Koblenz, Germany
12 Aug        Boppard, Germany
13 Aug        Rhine Gorge, Germany
13 Aug        Rudesheim, Germany
14 Aug        Mainz, Germany
15 Aug        Miltenberg, Germany
15 Aug        Wertheim, Germany
16 Aug        Wurzburg, Germany
17 Aug        Bamberg, Germany
18 Aug        Nuremberg, Germany
19 Aug        Regensburg, Germany
20 Aug        Passau, Germany
21 Aug        Melk, Austria
22 Aug        Vienna, Austria
23 Aug        Bratislava, Slovakia
24 Aug - 25 Aug        Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)
25 Aug        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
10 August 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3748
11 Aug        Departing from Cologne, Germany
12 Aug        Koblenz, Germany
12 Aug        Boppard, Germany
13 Aug        Rhine Gorge, Germany
13 Aug        Rudesheim, Germany
14 Aug        Mainz, Germany
15 Aug        Miltenberg, Germany
15 Aug        Wertheim, Germany
16 Aug        Wurzburg, Germany
17 Aug        Bamberg, Germany
18 Aug        Nuremberg, Germany
19 Aug        Regensburg, Germany
20 Aug        Passau, Germany
21 Aug        Melk, Austria
22 Aug        Vienna, Austria
23 Aug        Bratislava, Slovakia
24 Aug - 25 Aug        Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)
25 Aug        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
14 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2174
15 Sep        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
16 Sep        Esztergom, Hungary
16 Sep        Danube River
17 Sep        Bratislava, Slovakia
18 Sep        Durnstein, Austria
18 Sep        Wachau Valley, Austria
18 Sep        Melk, Austria
19 Sep        Linz, Austria
20 Sep        Vienna, Austria
21 Sep        Danube River
21 Sep        Budapest, Hungary
22 Sep        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
21 September 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Cologne
Prices starting
from $3974
22 Sep        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
23 Sep        Budapest, Hungary
24 Sep        Bratislava, Slovakia
25 Sep        Vienna, Austria
26 Sep        Melk, Austria
27 Sep        Passau, Germany
28 Sep        Regensburg, Germany
29 Sep        Nuremberg, Germany
30 Sep        Bamberg, Germany
01 Oct        Wurzburg, Germany
02 Oct        Wertheim, Germany
02 Oct        Miltenberg, Germany
03 Oct        Mainz, Germany
04 Oct        Rudesheim, Germany
04 Oct        Rhine Gorge, Germany
05 Oct        Boppard, Germany
05 Oct        Koblenz, Germany
06 Oct        Arriving in Cologne, Germany