MS Bellissima

MS Bellissima Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Bellissima

Year built2004  /  Age : 15
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderRSW Rosslauer Schiffswerft GmbH (Dessau-Rosslau, Germany)
OwnerMystic Invest
OperatorNicko Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage1700 gt
Passengers132
Crew30
Decks3
Cabins67
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2014

Review of MS Bellissima

MS Bellissima cruise ship was built in 2004 in Dessau-Rosslau (Germany). Currently, the riverboat is owned by the Portuguese company Mystic Invest (family-owned financial holding) and operated under charter by its subsidiary Nicko Tours (Stuttgart-based cruisetour company). MS Bellissima cruises on Danube River, with roundtrip departures from Passau.

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Cabins

MS Bellissima ship has a total of 67 cabins for 132 passengers. All cabins are outside, standard-sized 13 m2 (140 ft2) and equipped with 2 sofabeds (foldaway beds changed into sofas during the day to allow more space), wardrobe, mirror, dressing table with chair, en-suite bathroom (shower, WC, wash basin), hairdryer, flat TV (satellite reception), electronic safe box (in the closet), phone (intercom / onboard only), individually controlled air-conditioning.

All Upper Deck cabins are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony).

The Suite (on Upper Deck) is larger-sized (24 m2 / 260 ft2) and additionally offers double bed (non-convertible to twins), larger seating area with sofabed and mini-bar, additional to the French Balcony floor-ceiling window. Only Main Deck cabin windows are non-opening.. Cabin categories include:

  • (Main Deck) Categories HD, HDP are 2-bed Outside cabins (2 lower berths 2 non-opening windows)
  • (Upper Deck) Categories OD, ODP are 2-bed Outside cabins (2 lower berths, French Balcony).
  • (Upper Deck) Category OL are Suites (Deluxe Outside cabins) with 1 double bed, sofabed, seating area, French Balcony.

Shipboard amenities

MS Bellissima ship has an aft-located Dining Room Restaurant (Panorama) with floor-ceiling windows, single-seating capacity and open seating arrangement. On embarkation day, a specific table can be reserved for the duration of the cruise. Dining Room menu includes both traditional dishes (itinerary-based on visited countries) and international cuisine specialties. The culinary highlight of each voyage is the Gala Dinner held here, with exquisite menu and ice parade.

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The ship also has Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance), Tour Office (excursions information and booking), Library (Lobby corner with small Gift Shop) with souvenirs, books, popular board games, 4-seat table with armchairs. A stairlift serves disabled passengers (in wheelchairs).

The Sun Deck features a large jacuzzi (heated whirlpool), retractable Awning (roofed outdoor lounge) with shaded seating (tables and chairs) served by its own Bar, deckgames area (Giant Chess Set). The sunbathing area by the whirlpool is furnished with sunloungers and deckchairs.

The fore-located on Upper Deck Bar Lounge Panorama has floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (sofas, armchairs, round tables), grand piano (live performances by resident pianist) and is served by its own Bar. Onboard entertainment includes daily live music performances, cooking demonstrations, quiz games, bingo, crew show, themed dance nights, enrichment lectures and media presentations (related to the cruisetour itinerary's destinations, ports, excursions).

The cruise company offers optional shore excursions (not included in cruisetour fares) in each of the visited ports. Land tours include sightseeing tours, city walks, cycling tours, bus travel to nearby tourist destinations. On all guided shore excursions are provided complimentary portable audio headsets.

MS Bellissima river cruise deals are inclusive of all onboard meals (breakfast buffet, waiter-served lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee with cake, midnight snacks), Welcome Cocktail party, Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner, onboard entertainment, ship tour, port taxes. Cruisetour deals don't include flights, transfers, excursions, insurance, gratuities, beverages, personal expenses.

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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  • Ship's machinery includes two Mitsubishi diesel engines (model S12-A2-MPTK, total poer 1,4 MW), two rudder propellers, bow thruster (power output 270 kW). The wheelhouse, all railings and awnings are retractable to allow passing under low bridges.

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MS Bellissima Itineraries

The below listed MS Bellissima cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Mar 29 3 days, round-trip Danube Bad Fussing $1069
2019 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $844
2019 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1125
2019 Apr 12 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $539
2019 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1520
2019 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1520
2019 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1633
2019 May 06 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2019 May 13 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2019 May 20 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1125
2019 May 24 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $539
2019 May 27 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1182
2019 May 31 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $483
2019 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2019 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1125
2019 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1125
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1295
2019 Jul 01 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1182
2019 Jul 05 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $483
2019 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1125
2019 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1125
2019 Jul 22 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $483
2019 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $596
2019 Jul 29 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $483
2019 Aug 01 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $596
2019 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1069
2019 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1013
2019 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2253
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1013
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1125
2019 Sep 09 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $483
2019 Sep 12 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $652
2019 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2365
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2253
2019 Sep 30 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1238
2019 Oct 04 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $483
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2019 Oct 14 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $956
2019 Oct 18 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $844
2019 Oct 28 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1069
2019 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $280
2019 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $348
2019 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $348
2019 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $348
2019 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $280
2019 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $562
2019 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1013