MS Carmen

MS Carmen Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Carmen

Year built2001  /  Age : 17
Flag state Germany
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorScylla Cruises
Length (LOA)115 m / 377 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Passengers75 - 136
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2016

Review of MS Carmen

MS Carmen cruise ship was built in 2001 and fully refurbished in 2016. The riverboat is owned and operated by the Switzerland-based cruise company Scylla AG. The ship cruises on Rhine and Danube rivers, with departures from Amsterdam Holland, Nuremberg Germany, Budapest Hungary, Vienna Austria and Bucharest Romania (embarkation in Giurgiu).

MS Carmen river cruise ship

The ship features a fore-located indoor Lounge and Bar (with panoramic frloor-ceiling windows), an aft Restaurant (with 2 walls covered with large panoramic windows), souvenir shop (boutique), small library, card games room, spacious lobby with Reception, spacious Sun Deck equipped with loungers, deck chairs, retractable awnings and transparent glass shields (for wind protection), WiFi throughout. The ship has one Elevator (accesing all cabin decks. There is no elevator access to Sun Deck). However, for passengers with disabilities, there is a hydraulic chair lift linking Upper and Sun decks.

Sun Deck aft there is a designated for smoking area.


All staterooms on Upper Deck 3 are with French balconies (large sliding glass windows opening to a balconet / false balcony). Middle Deck cabins have sliding windows (semi-French Balcony).

Main Deck cabins are with non-opening panoramic windows. Each Lower Deck cabin has two smaller, square-shaped windows (non-opening) located near the ceiling.

All MS Carmen cabins offer as amenities air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity), flat TV, mini-safe (in the closet), hairdryer, 220V power plugs (standard European 2-pin plugs).  Most cabins are sized 14 m2 (150 ft2), excepting the two Junior Suites on Middle Deck midship, each sized 18 m2 (195 ft2).

River cruise itineraries

MS Carmen cruises on Rhine and Danube rivers. The operated itineraries are themed as follows:

  • 9-day / 8-night "Medieval Experience on Rhine and Main" - from Amsterdam to Nuremberg, visits ports Amsterdam, Cologne, Rudesheim, Mainz, Frankfurt, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, to Nuremberg.
  • 9-day / 8-night "Danube Delta" - from Budapest to Bucharest, visits ports Budapest, Mohacs, Villany, Belgrade, Vidin, Sfantu Gheorghe, Danube Delta, Cernavoda, to Giurgiu (disembarkation, bus transfer to Bucharest).
  • 8-day / 7-night "Romantic and Attractive Danube" - from Nuremberg to Budapest, visits ports Nuremberg, Regensburg, Linz, Grein, Melk, Durnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, to Budapest.
  • 11-day / 10-night "Danube Capitals" from Vienna to Bucharest, visits 5 capital cities and 7 different countries - Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Pecs, Vukovar, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Vidin, to Giurgiu (disembarkation, bus transfer to Bucharest).

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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