ms Douce France

ms Douce France cruise ship
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Cruise line
CroisiEurope

Current cruise:
8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
14 Jul, 2018 - 23 Jul, 2018

ms Douce France Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Douce France

Year built1997  /  Age : 21
Flag state France
BuilderMeuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
OwnerCroisiEurope
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)111 m / 364 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage1500 gt
Passengers116
Crew20
Decks3
Cabins62
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesDouce France 2

Review of ms Douce France

MS Douce France ship cruises on Rhine river (in Germany and Holland) departing from Strasbourg (France) on round-trip itineraries, and also on one-ways leaving from Antwerp (Belgium) and from Amsterdam (Holland).

Note: In 2017, the boat was drydock refurbished and upgraded and in June renamed to "MS Douce France II". During the vessel reconstruction, its cabins were reduced from 79 to 62. Ship's passenger capacity was also reduced - from 160 to 116.

The riverboat has a total of 62 passenger cabins (equally sized at 108 ft2 / 10 m2), including 2 suites, 4 single cabins, 55 double cabins, 1 handicap. Before 2017 staterooms included 1 suite, 4 triple and 2 single. Main Deck staterooms are with Porthole windows (non-opening). Upper Deck cabins have large Picture Windows (also non-opening). As amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cubicle), flat TV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, electronic safe, individual air-conditioning.

MS Douce France cruise ship

The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room (Douce France Restaurant), sundeck relaxation area (with shaded seating, loungers and deckchairs), gift shop, library, also complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi Internet usage. The provided by CroisiEurope gourmet dining options on the ship, along with the organized tours with themed food and wine tasting events allow the Douce France's guests to sample the local traditional cuisine and fine European wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

  • MS Douce France cruises in Europe (on Moselle-Main-Rhine rivers) with 4 to 7 days long itineraries that visit small towns and cities in Germany, Holland and Switzerland.
  • France Christmas Market river cruises in Strasbourg are offered during the December Holidays. The itinerary has duration of 3-days and includes inner city Strasbourg canal cruising with both touring and Christmas shopping options.

MS Douce France cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative CroisiEurope cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Douce France cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises on Rhine are price-inclusive of all beverages (coffee, tea, juices, soda drinks, also wine and beer at lunches and dinners), but tours and excursions ashore are optional and cost extra.

ms Douce France wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 79 (all of which riverview, 1 suite, 2 singles, none for disabled)
  • Cabins - Main Deck (44 double, 4 triple, 2 single, 1 suite), Upper Deck (28 double)
  • Restaurants: restaurant
  • Lounges & Bars: lounge with bar (dance floor), bar, sun deck (deck chairs), gift shop, wi-fi (payable on board).
  • The Douce France ship cruises on Rhine river (in Northeast Europe).
  • The CroisiEurope cruise company is family owned and based in Strasbourg, France. Established in 1976, this premium line operates all aspects of its cruises: from the vessel building (design and construction) to cuisine and hotel services. CroisiEurope is among Europe's largest cruise line companies.
  • CroisiEurope river cruise deals are inclusive of soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer with lunch and dinner (year-round). The line offers deals inclusive of unlimited drinks during the Europe's high season (April through October) each year. However, unlike most river cruise lines, CroisiEurope charges its guests additionally for shore excursions.

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 Douce France Itineraries 2018

The below listed ms Douce France cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope 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
Basel cruise port

28 June 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $2290
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28 Jun      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
30 Jun     Basel, Switzerland   
01 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
02 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
03 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
04 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
05 Jul     Dusseldorf, Germany   
06 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
07 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

06 July 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $2158
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06 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
09 Jul     Wesel, Germany   
10 Jul     Dusseldorf, Germany   
10 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
11 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
12 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
13 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
14 Jul     Basel, Switzerland   
15 Jul      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

14 July 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $2158
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14 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
16 Jul     Basel, Switzerland   
17 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
18 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
19 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
20 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
21 Jul     Dusseldorf, Germany   
22 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
23 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

30 July 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $2158
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30 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
01 Aug     Basel, Switzerland   
02 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
03 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
04 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
05 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
06 Aug     Dusseldorf, Germany   
07 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

15 August 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $2158
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15 Aug      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
17 Aug     Basel, Switzerland   
18 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
19 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
20 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
21 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
22 Aug     Dusseldorf, Germany   
23 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
24 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

14 September 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $2290
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14 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
16 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
17 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
18 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
19 Sep     Mainz, Germany   
20 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
21 Sep     Dusseldorf, Germany   
22 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
23 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

06 October 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $2290
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06 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
09 Oct     Wesel, Germany   
10 Oct     Dusseldorf, Germany   
10 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
11 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
12 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
13 Oct     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
14 Oct     Basel, Switzerland   
15 Oct      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Strasbourg cruise port

06 December 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Christmas Market in Alsace
Prices starting
from $614
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06 Dec      Departing from Strasbourg, France   
08 Dec     Colmar, France   
09 Dec     Strasbourg, France   
10 Dec      Arriving in Strasbourg, France   

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