DCS Amethyst

Former name: MS Artistry

DCS Amethyst last position

DCS Amethyst last location was at Europe Inland (coordinates 48.23609 N / 14.50791 E) cruising en route to ENNS. The AIS position was reported 10 hours ago.

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Specifications of DCS Amethyst

Year built2004  /  Age: 17
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderNobiskrug GmbH (Rendsburg, Germany)
ClassRiver Cruiser
OwnerPremicon AG
OperatorDCS Touristik
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers178
Crew43
Decks4
Cabins89
Decks with cabins3
Former namesMS Artistry

DCS Amethyst Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Oct 29 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2021 Oct 30 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $423
2021 Nov 04 1 day, one-way from Passau to Linz Passau $83
2021 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1515
2021 Dec 23 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $532
2021 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Mar 19 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $557
2022 Mar 19 1 day, one-way from Linz to Passau Linz $83
2022 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $484
2022 Mar 24 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $678
2022 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $605
2022 Mar 29 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $678
2022 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $605
2022 Apr 03 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $799
2022 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $726
2022 Apr 08 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $799
2022 Apr 09 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $726
2022 Apr 13 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $921
2022 Apr 14 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $848
2022 Apr 18 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $921
2022 Apr 19 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $848
2022 Apr 23 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $981
2022 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $908
2022 Apr 30 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1042
2022 May 01 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $969
2022 May 05 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1042
2022 May 06 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $969
2022 May 10 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1103
2022 May 11 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1030
2022 May 17 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1103
2022 May 18 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2022 May 24 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1042
2022 May 25 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $969
2022 May 30 10 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1576
2022 Jun 08 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1224
2022 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Jun 15 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1224
2022 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2183
2022 Jul 06 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1042
2022 Jul 07 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $969
2022 Jul 11 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1042
2022 Jul 12 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $969
2022 Jul 16 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1224
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Jul 24 10 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1576
2022 Aug 02 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1224
2022 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Aug 09 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1224
2022 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Aug 16 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1042
2022 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $969
2022 Aug 22 10 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1576
2022 Aug 31 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1224
2022 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Sep 07 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1224
2022 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151
2022 Sep 14 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1103
2022 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1030
2022 Sep 21 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $921
2022 Sep 22 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $848
2022 Sep 26 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $921
2022 Sep 27 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $848
2022 Oct 01 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $981
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $908
2022 Oct 08 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $799
2022 Oct 09 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $726
2022 Oct 13 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $678
2022 Oct 14 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $605
2022 Oct 18 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $678
2022 Oct 19 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $605
2022 Oct 23 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $678
2022 Oct 24 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $605
2022 Oct 28 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $557
2022 Oct 29 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $484
2022 Nov 03 1 day, one-way from Passau to Linz Passau $83
2022 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1515
2022 Dec 23 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $532
2022 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1151

DCS Amethyst Review

Review of DCS Amethyst

MS DCS Amethyst cruise ship was built in 2004 in Rendsburg Germany. The riverboat is currently owned by Premicon AG (Cologne-based shipowner), operated under charter by DCS Touristik and cruises on Rhine, Main and Danube rivers the whole year-round. Departures are offered from the German homeports Passau and Nuremberg.

DCS Amethyst cruise ship

Cabins

All DCS Amethyst staterooms (89 total) are all outside and contemporary decorated. Each cabin offers as standard (complimentary) amenities double bed (convertible to two single beds upon request), bedside cabinets with wall-mounted reading lamps, mirrored vanity table (writing desk) with armchair, wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), HDTV (satellite reception, ship info channel with daily scheduled events, live bow camera views), radio, phone (intercom, connecting to the Reception and other cabins), 220 V power outlets, en-suite bathroom (washbasin, WC, glass shower, hairdryer, towels, shaver-only socket), individually controlled air-conditioning.

The larger-sized suites additionally have a sleeping area (double bed, more storage), a lounge area (2-seat couch and armchair), larger bathroom (bathrobes, slippers).

All staterooms on Upper Deck (aft) are French Balcony. The two suites are sized 22 m2 (235 ft2), while the rest cabins are sized 15 m2 (160 ft2). French Balconies on river cruise ships are slide-opening, floor-ceiling windows that open to a railing.

Cabin categories include:

  • Single Outside (category M2, Main Deck)
  • Twin Outside (category M1, Main Deck-midship)
  • Twin Outside (category M3, Main Deck)
  • Twin Outside (category M4A, Main Deck-aft)
  • Twin Outside (category M4V, Main Deck-forward)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category R1, Rhine/Middle Deck-midship)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category R2, R3, Rhine/Middle Deck)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category R4A, Rhine/Middle Deck-aft)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category R4V, Rhine/Middle Deck-forward)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category D1, D2, Danube/Upper Deck)
  • Twin Suite, French balcony (category S, Danube/Upper Deck-midship)

Main Deck (deck 1) cabins are with non-opening windows. The ship also has 12 "family cabins" with connecting doors. Some cabins are triple-occupancy, with a third bed provided.

Shipboard facilities

Popular for its friendly staff and informal atmosphere, MS Amethyst is ideal for first-time cruisers as it offers an intimate and most relaxed travel experience. The riverboat has a stylish Salon-Bar Lounge (forward on Deck 3) with 270-degree scenery views (from floor-ceiling windows), dance floor and comfortables seating (bar stools, 4-seat tables with armchairs, 2-seat leather sofas). The ship also has 24-hour tea-coffee station providing complimentary beverages.

The Dining Room Restaurant (midship on Deck 3) is also with floor-ceiling windows, dining tables with capacity 4-6 seats and adjacent Galley (kitchen). The Restaurant is complimentary and offers buffet-style breakfast and waiter-served lunch (3-course menu) and dinner (4-course menu). Onboard food is prepared by the ship's Chef and with locally sourced products (freshly supplied from markets in the visited call ports along the current cruise itinerary route). On embarkation day passengers can reserve a dining table the entire cruise duration. The ship's menus include both international meals and traditional for the visited region dishes.

In the Salon-Bar are served morning coffee and afternoon tea with light snacks. Traditionally for DCS-Touristik, upon boarding the Amethyst ship all passengers are welcomed with mulled wine. The river cruising experience also includes the traditional formal events Welcome Dinner (on embarkation day) and the complimentary Farewell Cocktail Reception (in the evening before debarkation day). Another themed onboard event is the Gala Dinner with "Ice Parade" (once per voyage). Onboard entertainment (at the Bar Lounge) includes a pirate-themed evening, crew show, daily quizzes, cooking demonstrations, live musical performances by guest artists (boarding the ship in some ports).

DCS Amethyst cruise ship

The midship-forward located Atrium is on 2 levels (decks 2-3 / Middle-Upper) and with natural light from a SkyLight (round-shaped glass roof on Sun Deck). Atrium's lower level (deck2) houses the Lobby Hall with the Reception Desk (24-hour guest services, information, assistance, purser) and both ship entrances (portside and starboard). Atrium's upper level (deck 3) houses the Wiener Cafe with a separated Library (reading corner with books and popular board games).

Forward on Rhine/Middle Deck is the boat's wellness complex with natural light (from 4 large, round-shaped windows), Spa (Sauna Room), Beauty Salon (hairdresser/barber services) and Fitness (Gym Room). Two staircases connect all decks.

On Sun Deck (Deck 4) are the boat's Bridge (Wheelhouse), shaded seating area (canopy-covered, with 4-seat tables) and sunbathing area (fitted with loungers and deckchairs). The ship has no elevator (passenger lift), swimming pool, Jacuzzi (whirlpool hot tub) or deckgames area (which on most new European riverboats is fitted with outdoor group games like Shuffleboard, Giant Chess Set, Mini-Golf/Putting Green). All structures on Sundeck (Wheelhouse, awnings, railings, funnel) are collapsible and lowered when the ship passes under low bridges.

Onboard language is German, the currency is EUR. Onboard payments can be done via credit cards (Eurocard, Euro-Cheque card, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Diner's Club). The ship has no Infirmary (resident doctor / nurse) so in cases of emergency, passengers are transferred to land-based hospitals. Shore excursions are optional and cost extra (not included in the DCS-Touristik fares).

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    DCS-Touristik GmbH (1985-founded) is a Nagel Germany-based company that specializes in bus-and-cruise travel excursions. DCS-Touristik's cruisetour program includes river cruise travel, group bus tours (usually event-themed and city tours), wellness- and music-themed excursions. The company's charter fleet includes 8 boats deployed on the rivers Rhine-Main-Danube, also Nile (Egypt) and Volga (Russia).

    The vessel (ENI number 9948007) is currently Switzerland-flagged (MMSI 269057627) and registered in Basel. When launched in 2004, it was originally named "MS Artistry".

    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.

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