MS Belvedere

Former names: Avalon Poetry, Select Belvedere

MS Belvedere current position

MS Belvedere current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 47.18546 N / 18.87876 E) cruising en route to PASSAU. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Belvedere

MS Belvedere current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Danube. The itinerary starts on 18 Sep, 2023 and ends on 25 Sep, 2023.

Date / TimePort
18 Sep 17:00    Departing from Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels
19 Sep 13:00 - 23:00    Vienna, Wien, Austria
20 Sep 12:00 - 15:30    Esztergom, Hungary
20 Sep 19:30 - 23:30    Budapest, Hungary
21 Sep 10:00 - 17:30    Mohacs, Villany-Pecs, Hungary
22 Sep 09:00 - 21:00    Budapest, Hungary
23 Sep 13:45 - 18:30    Bratislava, Slovakia
24 Sep    Wachau Valley, Austria
24 Sep 12:30 - 16:30    Pochlarn, Austria
25 Sep 08:30    Arriving in Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels

Specifications of MS Belvedere

Year of build2005  /  Age: 18
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderNobiskrug Superyachts (Rendsburg, Germany)
Building costEUR 15 million
Speed13 kn / 24 km/h / 15 mph
Length (LOA)127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers176 - 180
Decks with cabins3
Former namesAvalon Poetry, Select Belvedere
OwnerKD Cruise Services Ltd (Limassol, Cyprus)
OperatorNicko River Cruises, Select Voyages

MS Belvedere Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1080
2023 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Danube Nuremberg $409
2023 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Danube Nuremberg $453
2023 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip Danube Nuremberg $409
2023 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Danube Nuremberg $409
2023 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Danube Nuremberg $398
2023 Dec 19 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Frankfurt am Main Nuremberg $755
2023 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Main Frankfurt am Main $971

MS Belvedere Review

Review of MS Belvedere

The 2005-built (as Avalon Poetry) MS Belvedere ship cruises on Danube River. The vessel is the last of 6 almost identical riverboats initially owned by Premicon AG and constructed by Nobiskrug Superyachts in Rendsburg (Germany). Premicon's limited partnership was ~EUR 8 million, while the investment from private investors was around EUR 7 million.

In 2018, Premicon AG sold the vessel to KD Cruise Services Ltd (Limassol Cyprus-based, fully-owned subsidiary company of KD Line via Koln Duesseldorfer German Rheinschiffahrt GmbH / part of Viking Cruises). The boat is currently chartered by Select Voyages and renamed for the charter period to "Select Belvedere". Its previous charterer was the UK-based company CMV River Cruises (brand of Cruise & Maritime Voyages UK).

In 2019, the vessel (ENI number 9948010) was renamed to Select Belvedere. Boat's flag-state was changed from Malta (MMSI 256421000, registered in Valletta) to Switzerland (MMSI 269057650, registered in Basel).


MS Belvedere 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.

MS Belvedere cruise ship

Shipboard facilities

Belvedere 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 sauna, 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 places to retreat and read in peace. MS Belvedere's onboard language is English. The Program Director, Tour Escort, tour guides and key staff all speak English.

The Belvedere ship was one of all three time-chartered by CMV-chartered riverboats operating in Europe (together with Bellejour).

CMV river cruise itinerary on MS Belvedere

Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) operated the riverboat under a charter. CMV Danube cruisetours offered itineraries linking 10x EU countries and 3x metro cities. The route featured unparalleled riverside scenery and major cultural and historical sites and attractions.

  • The 8-day "Majestic Danube" is a roundtrip Passau itinerary. Prices start from USD 1900 pp (all-inclusive cruise deals).
  • Deals are inclusive of all beverages (all day, not just wine and beer during lunch and dinner), 4 guided city tours and all onboard gratuities.

Next are listed the call ports of the "Majestic Danube" itinerary.

  1. Passau (Germany) - boarding at 3 pm, departure at 5 pm
  2. Melk (Austria) - arrival 8 am, departure 12 pm (tour: Melk Abbey)
  3. Vienna (Austria) - arrival 7 am, overnight stay, departure 6 pm (tours: Straus-Mozart Concert or Vienna by Night/tour with Wine Tavern Visit, plus Vienna city tour)
  4. Budapest (Hungary) - arrival 11 am, overnight stay, departure 12:30 pm (tours: Budapest city tour / Afternoon, Budapest at Night tour)
  5. Bratislava (Slovakia) - arrival 6:30 am, departure 4 pm (tour: Bratislava city tour / Morning)
  6. Durnstein (Germany) - arrival 3 am, departure 12 pm (tour: City Tour / Morning)
  7. Passau (Germany) - arrival at 7:30 am, disembarkation between 9-10 am

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