ms Elbe Princesse II


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ms Elbe Princesse II Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Elbe Princesse II

Year built 2018
Builder Saint-Nazaire (STX France)
Class paddle-wheel riverboat
Owner CroisiEurope
Speed 8 kn / 15 kph / 9 mph
Length (LOA) 101 m / 331 ft
Beam (width) 10 m / 33 ft
Gross Tonnage 1500 gt
Passengers 45 - 90
Crew 24
Decks 4
Cabins 45
Decks with cabins 2

Review of ms Elbe Princesse II

French river cruise line CroisiEurope is currently building a 3rd paddlewheel-powered ship. Work on the 90-guest ms Elbe Princesse II began at STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire. A steel cutting ceremony was held in Saint-Nazaire on December 8, 2016 after a 4-month design phase.Elbe Princesse II cruise ship

The new boat was commissioned to increase line's capacity between Berlin and Prague on Elbe and Vltava rivers following the introduction of the paddlewheel ships Loire Princesse in 2015 and Elbe Princesse in 2016. Each has a shallow hull draft specially designed to the navigational limitations of the rivers. Powered by paddlewheels, cruising speed will reach between 15-16 kph.

MS Elbe Princesse II is due to be delivered in February 2018. The newbuild will sail between Berlin and Prague's heart with visits to Potsdam, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, gardens at Sanssouci Palace, Meissen and Litomerice.

Ship's features include 45 outward-facing staterooms with French balconies on the upper deck. As amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), dresser table, hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning. 

The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room (restaurant with patio terrace), sundeck relaxation area (with chaise 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 Elbe Princesse 2 guests to enjoy the local cuisine and French wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

MS Elbe Princesse II cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative CroisiEurope France cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Elbe river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises in France 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.

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