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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
Passengers180
Crew40
Decks4
Cabins90
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 07 Oct, 2019 and ends on 21 Oct, 2019.

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

Cabins

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 Sep 23 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1322
2019 Oct 07 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau
2019 Oct 21 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1101
2019 Nov 04 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau
2020 Mar 23 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1873
2020 Apr 06 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1653
2020 Apr 20 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2116
2020 May 04 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2094
2020 May 18 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2204
2020 Jun 01 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2204
2020 Jun 15 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2204
2020 Jun 29 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2204
2020 Jul 13 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2204
2020 Jul 27 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2094
2020 Aug 10 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2094
2020 Aug 24 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2204
2020 Sep 07 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2204
2020 Sep 21 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $2094
2020 Oct 05 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1873
2020 Oct 19 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1653
2020 Nov 02 14 days, round-trip 14 days Danube Cruise Passau $1653

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