MV Virginia Review and Specifications
Specifications of MV Virginia
|Year built||1965 / Age : 53|
|Owner||Trans River Line Holding BV|
|Length (LOA)||67 m / 220 ft|
|Beam (width)||9 m / 30 ft|
|Passengers||53 - 107|
|Decks with cabins||3|
Review of MV Virginia
MV Virginia river cruise ship is owned by the Trans River Line company and chartered by the UK-based Shearings Holidays. The ship operates on Rhine and Moselle cruise itineraries throughout the whole year. Departures are offered from Holland (Amsterdam) and Germany (Cologne and Mainz).
Popular for its friendly staff and informal atmosphere, the riverboat is ideal for first-time cruisers as it offers an intimate and most relaxed river travel experience. The Sun Deck has sheltered seating area for relaxation and comfortable deck furniture. Other amenities include a cozy bar lounge (stylishly furnished, with dance floor), small library (reading area), contemporary decorated staterooms, twin beds (2 chairs and a small round table in between), en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, safe (in the closet), flat TV (in-house movies, satellite TV, dedicated info channel about the ship's daily scheduled events), controlled air-conditioning. All the 54 passenger cabins are outside. The ship has all 4 deluxe category cabins, including 2 single-occupancy rooms. All lower deck cabins are with smaller (porthole) windows located near the ceiling (at river level).
Onboard dining features a buffet-style breakfast (hot and cold selection) and 3-course lunch and dinner. During summer months, dinners are 4-course. Food is prepared by the ship's chef and with locally sourced products supplied from markets and suppliers in the visited ports of call along the itinerary. A special event is the Captain’s gala dinner (once per voyage). The ship also has 24-hour tea-coffee station (complimentary beverages). In the bar lounge are served each day morning coffee and afternoon tea.
Built in the distant 1965, the ship was completely refurbished in early 2013.