MPS Statendam Review and Specifications
Specifications of MPS Statendam
|Year built||1966 / Age : 53|
|Builder||Christof Ruthof (Mainz-Kastel)|
|Building cost||DM 9 million|
|Owner||Feenstra Rijn Lijn|
|Operator||Feenstra Rhine Line|
|Speed||11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph|
|Length (LOA)||104 m / 341 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Decks with cabins||2|
|Former names||Avanti, France|
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MPS Statendam cruise ship is owned and operated by Feenstra Rijn Lijn (translated Feenstra Rhine Line). This premium riverboat operates on Main, Moselle, Rhine and Danube river cruise itineraries, and also on the Dutch Waterways (in Holland). Departures are offered from Arnhem, Cologne, Cochem and Dusseldorf. MPS Statendam cruise fares are inclusive of all transfers to and from the ship (by air, coach, or train /Eurostar).
All cabins are outside, offering centrally regulated air conditioning and heating. The accommodations feature private bathroom facilities, including a toilet and shower, separate sink, as well as a television, telephone, hairdryer, mini safe, dressing table and storage space.
MPS Statendam cabins are located on 2 decks - Promenade and Main. In the 3-berth cabins (triple-occupancy), the 3rd bed is an upper bunk (Pullman) and suitable only for kids. This kind of stateroom is same-sized as the 2-berth (double-occupancy). Triple cabins can be also booked as doubles (for 2 passengers) based on availability and on request. Double cabins have twin beds that can be easily converted into comfortable sofas during the day. All double cabins are almost same-sized, with the exception of the smaller B cabins. The 2-berth cabins on Promenade Deck are with larger windows compared to Main Deck cabins' windows (which are also placed higher). Also available for booking are single cabins (with no single supplement), which are almost the same-sized as the standard doubles.
Ample chairs and deck chairs are lined up on the partially covered Sun Deck around the heated to 29-Celsius aft swimming pool (located at the stern). On the sundeck are also available outdoor gym equipment, 4-hole Putting Green (minigolf) and Giant Chessboard Set. Most onboard public areas are on Upper Deck and with large panoramic windows. The ship has a large Bar Lounge with dance floor, but the Bar is separate from the Lounge. All public areas are air-conditioned. In the central hall on Promenade Deck is the lobby area with Souvenir Shop and Reception Desk. Stairlifts connect all decks and are wheelchair-friendly.
The luxury extends to the boat's stylish Panorama restaurant with breathtaking views, located on the Main Deck. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, with a wide choice of Continental and English items to choose from. The 4-course evening meal includes starter, soup, choice of meat or fish main course (vegetarian option is available on request) and a dessert, all expertly crafted. On one evening passengers enjoy a very special 5-course Captain’s dinner. In the morning and in the afternoon, tea and coffee are waiter-served, while light snacks are offered in the evenings.
Feenstra cruise prices include full bar service, with tea and coffee waiter-served daily at regular intervals. Drinks at the Bar Lounge and shore excursions are not included in the fares. Feenstra Rhine Line doesn't charge additionally for port fees and shipboard gratuities.
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MPS Statendam is powered by four Deutz diesel engines (model FM716, 12-cylinder) with total power output 1,25 MW. The propulsion is based on two VSPs (Voith-Schneider Propellers) plus one bow thruster (in-hull mounted azimuthing unit / Voith Inline Thruster, with power output 161 kW).
Riverboat's max draft is 1,53 m (5 ft). Sinking the sundeck's Funnel, Wheelhouse (Navigation Bridge) and all awnings and railings allows the boat to pass under low bridges on Moselle River and the Main-Danube Canal. When all these structures are lowered, the vessel's total height (above waterline) is reduced to just 7 m (23 ft).
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