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Scylla Cruises

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The company Scylla Cruises represents the Basel Switzerland-headquartered passenger shipping company SCYLLA AG. Scylla was established in 1974. Its cruise brand enjoys a large number of repeat customers and constantly expands its fleet.

The Scylla river cruise line started shipping operations with MS Scylla (riverboat) on Rhine River. Curiously enough, the first cruise ship deployed on itineraries transiting Rhine-Main-Danube Canal was a Scylla boat. The same goes with the first ship on Po River in Italy.

NEWS: On January 15, 2019, was announced that Scylla AG purchased the ocean liner MS Bremen from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG (German-Chilean shipping company, one of the world's oldest). The vessel will be officially delivered to the new shipowner in May 2021. Bremen ship's sale price was not disclosed. As of 2019, Scylla owns 31 riverboats, most of which are chartered to different European cruisetour companies.

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Scylla river cruise ship charters

A unique offer is the Scylla AG's river cruise ship charterers marked by absolute flexibility. Other companies can charter a Scylla boat for a period ranging from 1-night to a week, a month and even for a whole season. The company also provides the English-speaking crew, the hotel staff, gourmet cuisine options, specifically-tailored tours and excursions ashore. Individual requirements are also met.

Private ship charters also offer customized cruise itinerary (route and ports of call) and all the cruise arrangements, including food and beverage provision (and with port authorities - boat registration and berth reservations (moorings). Scylla also will organize the charter's shore excursion program to fit its exact needs.

The onboard dining options include cold and hot buffet breakfast, dinner menus with several courses, lunch and dinner buffets, the Captain’s Gala Dinner event. On chartered cruises, the company provides customized menus according to particular preferences, including vegetarian, Asian cuisine, kosher food, themed buffets.

Scylla ships can also be chartered as a floating hotel in many big European river ports, like Basel, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hannover. This way the boat may become a location for special events and celebrations, corporate meeting, exhibitions, employee training session, annual events, team building, and incentive programs. The boats also can be individually furnished and with the customer's own branding.

Itinerary of Scylla Cruises

The line's current fleet includes the impressive number of 23 beautiful, spacious and modern-designed river cruise ships (including "Suite Ships") sailing exclusively on the European waterways. All Scylla ships are Swiss-flagged.

The Scylla cruise line company owns and operates the following riverboats:

  • MS Alina
  • MS Amelia
  • MS Anesha
  • MS Aurelia
  • MS Edelweiss
  • MS Esprit
  • MS Grace
  • MS Inspire
  • MS Jane Austen
  • MS Lord Byron
  • MS Savor
  • MS Saxonia
  • MS Swiss Corona
  • MS Swiss Crown
  • MS Swiss Crystal
  • MS Swiss Diamond
  • MS Swiss Emerald
  • MS Swiss Gloria
  • MS Swiss Jewel
  • MS Swiss Pearl
  • MS Swiss Ruby
  • MS Swiss Sapphire
  • MS Swiss Tiara
  • MS Treasures

Some are often chartered by companies like Tauck and Phoenix Reisen.

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