MS Bellejour

MS Bellejour Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Bellejour

Year built2004  /  Age : 14
Flag state Malta
BuilderNobiskrug Superyachts (Rendsburg, Germany)
OwnerKD Cruise Services Ltd (Limassol, Cyprus)
OperatorCMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages)
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers178 - 180
Decks with cabins3
Former namesMS Johann Strauss

Review of MS Bellejour

MS Bellejour (formerly known as "MS Johann Strauss") offers river cruises on the Moselle, Main, Rhine and Danube rivers. From 2004 to 2013, the ship served initially for Austrian River Cruises and later for Noble Caledonia under the name "Johann Strauss". Bellejour is the 3rd of 6 almost identical river ships, a capital investment project of Premicon AG at Nobiskrug shipyard, Rendsburg. The limited partnership was about EUR 8 million, and the investment of investors around EUR 7 million.MS Bellejour


MS Bellejour offers generously-sized, airy and light cabins. On the Rhine and Danube decks, two panoramic windows overlook the French balcony and invite passengers to enjoy their moments of calm. On ship's Moselle deck, the extra-large portholes feature wonderful views of the river landscapes.

Shipboard facilities

Bellejour cruise ship has many things to win guests over, such as culinary delights in its onboard restaurant and an expansive sun deck. Wireless internet connection provided on the whole liner means passengers can send holiday greetings to family and friends from anywhere along the river. In the inviting and cozy spa area they can use a saunarium, jacuzzi and loungers for absolute relaxation. State-of-the-art cardio machines are found in the fitness room to improve stamina.

The ship's reading lounge and library are the best place to retreat and read in peace. MS Bellejour's onboard language is English. The Program Director, Tour Escort, tour guides and key staff all speak English.

The Bellejour ship is one of all three time-chartered by CMV riverboats operating in Europe. The other two in the "Cruise and Maritime river cruise fleet" are Bellefleur and Belvedere.

MS Johann Strauss

The Johann Strauss cruise ship can carry a maximum of 180 passengers, but the line limits their number to 160. There are more than 60 French balcony staterooms with sliding glass door, all located on the Waltz and Opera decks.

All staterooms are 170 sq.feet, well planned, comfortable and smartly furnished in restful colours and light woods. Facilities include television, radio, telephone, safe, minibar, hairdryer, a well appointed bathroom, individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Another well designed feature is the positioning of the restaurant, bar, lounge and café on the top deck. Floor-to-ceiling windows afford perfect views for diners. Onboard guests will also find a fitness centre with a whirlpool, sauna and gymnasium equipment.

Johann Strauss river cruising experience includes a single-sitting restaurant with unassigned tables. Buffet-style breakfast offers a choice of breads, cereals, pastries and yoghurts together with a Full English option for those who want to indulge. Lunch is a mixture of buffet and served dishes. Afternoon tea is provided daily with a choice of cakes. Dinner is a 4-course affair with various starters, cheese board, main dishes and desserts with beer, house wine and soft drinks included. Tea and coffee and tea are provided after lunch and dinner. Snacks are available in the bar in late evening, to finish the day.

Passengers on the Johann Strauss riverboat tend to be 45+ Germans and Europeans. At full capacity vessel's crew ratio is 1 to 4.2 passengers.

Johann Strauss

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