MS Bolero

Former name: MS Gracioso

MS Bolero Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Bolero

Year built2003  /  Age : 16
Flag state Malta
BuilderHDW-Nobiskrug GmbH (Rendsburg, Germany)
OwnerPremicon AG
OperatorNicko Cruises
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsMS Maxima
Former namesMS Gracioso

Current itinerary of MS Bolero

MS Bolero current cruise is 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise. The itinerary starts on 12 Aug, 2019 and ends on 26 Aug, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
12 Aug 17:00    Departing from Passau, Germany hotels
13 Aug 13:00 - 17:30    Vienna, Austria
14 Aug 13:00 - 13:30    Solt, Hungary
14 Aug 19:00 - 21:30    Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary
15 Aug 11:00 - 23:59    Belgrade, Serbia
16 Aug    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
17 Aug 12:00 - 21:00    Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
18 Aug 07:00 - 17:00    Cernavoda, Romania
19 Aug 07:30 - 14:00    Giurgiu, Romania
20 Aug 16:30 - 19:30    Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
21 Aug 15:00 - 23:59    Novi Sad, Serbia
22 Aug 08:00 - 09:00    Aljmas, Croatia
22 Aug 12:00 - 14:00    Batina, Croatia
22 Aug 15:30 - 17:30    Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary
23 Aug 09:00 - 22:30    Budapest, Hungary
24 Aug 13:00 - 19:00    Bratislava, Slovakia
25 Aug 12:00 - 15:30    Melk, Austria
26 Aug 09:00    Arriving in Passau, Germany hotels

Review of MS Bolero

MS Bolero cruise ship was built in 2003 in Rendsburg (Germany) under the name "MS Gracioso", with sistership the fleetmate MS Maxima. Currently, the riverboat is owned by the Munich-based company Premicon AG (owner of KD Cruises / Koln-Dusseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt) and operated under charter by Stuttgart-based cruisetour company Nicko Tours. MS Bolero cruises on Danube River (15-day itinerary to Danube Delta and Black Sea), with roundtrip departures from Passau.

MS Bolero river cruise ship


MS Bolero ship has a total of 90 cabins for 180 passengers. All cabins are outside, equally-sized (16 m2 / 170 ft2) and equipped with 2 lower beds (twins convertible to double bed), bedside tables, wardrobe, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) 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.

Main Deck cabins are with 2 lower beds (twins convertible to double bed) and 1 large (rounded) Porthole (non-opening window).

All Middle and Upper decks cabins are French Balcony staterooms with floor-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a railing (false balcony). Upper Deck cabins are with either 2 lower beds (1 twin, 1 sofabed) or 1 double bed (1,5 x 2 m) with 2 mattresses.

On request, some cabins can be booked as Triples (by adding additional foldaway bed).

Shipboard amenities

MS Bolero ship has a midship-located Dining Room Restaurant (Upper Deck) with floor-ceiling windows, single-seating capacity and open seating arrangement. Dining Room menu includes both traditional dishes (itinerary-based on visited countries) and international cuisine specialties. Fine wines and gourmet delicacies are also offered. The culinary highlight of each voyage is the Gala Dinner held here, with exquisite menu and ice parade.

Also on Upper Deck (forward) is the Bar Lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (3-seat round tables with chairs), grand piano (live performances by resident pianist) and full-service 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). Adjacent to the Lounge are Tour Office (Cruise Director, excursions information and booking) and Library (books, playing cards, board games),

On Upper Deck forward-portside and midship-starboard are located two Outdoor Promenades (Lido terraces) accessible to passengers.

On Middle Deck is the Lobby area with two ship entrances, small seating area, Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance) and Boutique (Gift Shop). Three staircases connect all decks, including a sweeping starcase in the Atrium (covered with SkyLight). Forward on Middle Deck is the wellness complex, consisting of Fitness (small Gym Room), Sauna, Relax Room (with large round window, Jacuzzi whirlpool and relaxation beds).

MS Bolero river cruise ship

Sun Deck has retractable Awnings (shaded seating areas with 4-seat tables and chairs, full bar service), SkyLight (glass roof over the Atrium / Lobby) and sunbathing area (midship) furnished with padded loungers and deckchairs. The ship has no Hair Salon (hairdresser and barber services), Spa (massage room), Lift (passenger elevator), deckgames area, Swimming Pool, Sun Deck's wheelhouse, all railings and awnings are retractable to allow passing under low bridges.

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 Bolero 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.

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MS Bolero Itineraries

The below listed MS Bolero cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Mystic 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 Jul 29 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau
2019 Aug 12 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau
2019 Aug 26 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau
2019 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2704
2019 Sep 23 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1971
2019 Oct 07 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1689
2019 Oct 21 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1689
2019 Nov 04 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau

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