MS Casanova

Former name: Thurgau Casanova (Thurgau Travel)

MS Casanova current position

MS Casanova current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 51.90234 N / 5.63783 E) cruising en route to KOBLENZ. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

Current Position

Specifications of MS Casanova

Year of build2001  /  Age: 23
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderSET Schiffbau (Shipyard Tangermunde, Germany)
Speed11 kn / 20 km/h / 13 mph
Length (LOA)83 m / 272 ft
Beam (width)10 m / 33 ft
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2012
Sister-shipsFrederic Chopin, Katharina von Bora
Former namesThurgau Casanova (Thurgau Travel)
OwnerRiver Nautical GmbH
OperatorNicko River Cruises

MS Casanova Review

Review of MS Casanova

MS Casanova cruise ship was built in 2001. Currently, the riverboat is owned by River Nautical GmbH (based in Zug, Switzerland) and operated under charter by Stuttgart-based cruisetour company Nicko Tours. MS Casanova cruises on Rhine River and its tributaries between Stuttgart and Saarbrucken.

MS Casanova river cruise ship

The vessel (ENI number 04800110) is Switzerland-flagged (MMSI 269057329) and registered in Basel. When chartered by Thurgau Travel (Switzerland-based cruise brand/agency) the riverboat is re-branded "Thurgau Casanova".


MS Casanova ship has a total of 48 cabins for 96 passengers. Standard cabins are all outside, equally-sized (12 m2 / 130 ft2) and equipped with lower beds (2 twins or 1 double), bedside tables, wardrobe, writing desk with chair, small table with chair, en-suite bathroom (shower, WC, washbasin), hairdryer, LCDTV (satellite reception), electronic safe box (in the closet), phone (intercom / onboard only), centrally controlled air-conditioning.

Main Deck cabins are with 2 lower beds (2 twins convertible to double bed, or 1 twin plus 1 sofabed), which creates more space during the day. Midship are located two Deluxe cabins (sized 16 m2 / 170 ft2), each with double bed (non-convertible to twins) and 2 non-opening windows.

All Upper Deck cabins are French Balcony staterooms with floor-ceiling 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 (1,6 x 2 m) with 2 mattresses.

Shipboard amenities

MS Casanova ship has a fore-located Dining Room Restaurant 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.

On Upper Deck is the Lobby area with Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance), Tour Office (excursions information and booking), Gift Shop. One staircase connects all decks. The ship has no wellness complex (Fitness, Spa, Hair Salon), Library, Lift (passenger elevator), Swimming Pool (or Jacuzzi), The wheelhouse, all railings and awnings are retractable to allow passing under low bridges.

Sun Deck has retractable Awnings (shaded seating areas with 4-seat tables and chairs, full bar service) and aft-located deckgames area (with Giant Chess Set and Putting Green / Mini-Golf). The sunbathing area (midship) is furnished with sunloungers and deckchairs.

MS Casanova river cruise ship

The fore-located on Upper Deck Bar Lounge has floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (round tables with armchairs), grand piano (live performances by resident pianist) and is served by its own 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).

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 Casanova 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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