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MS Belvedere

Former name: Avalon Poetry

MS Belvedere Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Belvedere

Year built2005  /  Age : 14
Flag state Malta
BuilderNobiskrug Superyachts (Rendsburg, Germany)
OwnerKD Cruise Services Ltd (Limassol, Cyprus)
OperatorCMV River Cruises
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 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

Review of MS Belvedere

MS Belvedere (formerly known as "Avalon Poetry") offers river cruises on the Danube River. Belvedere is the last 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 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 is one of all three time-chartered by CMV riverboats operating in Europe. The other CMV-chartered riverboat is Bellejour.

CMV river cruise itinerary on MS Belvedere

Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) operates the riverboat under a charter. CMV Danube cruise deals offer itineraries that link 10 EU countries and 3 metro cities. The itinerary route features unparalleled riverside scenery and major cultural and historical sites and attractions.

  • The 8-day river cruise (themed "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.

The list of visited ports of call on CMV's "Majestic Danube" cruise itinerary includes:

  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

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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