MS Charles Dickens

MS Charles Dickens current position

MS Charles Dickens current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 43.62354 N / 25.34685 E) cruising en route to GIURGIU. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MS Charles Dickens

Year of build2015  /  Age: 9
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderBijlsma Shipyard (Lemmer, Holland)
Speed10 kn / 19 km/h / 12 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11.45 m / 38 ft
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsWilliam Shakespeare
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorRiviera Travel UK

MS Charles Dickens Review

Review of MS Charles Dickens

MS Charles Dickens cruise ship (built 2015) is sistership to MS William Shakespeare (2014) and operated under charter by the UK cruise tour company Riviera Travel. Itineraries are along Rhine, Moselle and Danube rivers. The riverboat is owned by the Swiss company Scylla Cruises.

MS Charles Dickens river cruise ship

Shipboard amenities

The riverboat features spacious Lobby (entrance hall on Upper Deck) with Tour-Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information, purser services, tours and excursions information, onboard cruise booking), Library and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall is accessed the fore-located Bar Lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating and full-service Bar.

Aft on Upper Deck is the Bar Bistro - Lido Restaurant alternative to the Dining Room Restaurant. The Bistro is served by its own Bar and has an outdoor terrace. Here are served early Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner. In good weather, its floor-ceiling window doors are fully opened onto the terrace for al fresco dining. Bistro's dining is complimentary, but dinners require reservations due to the restaurant's small capacity (24 seats). Ship's Dining Room Restaurant (on Middle Deck) provides single-seating capacity for buffet Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner.

On Lower Deck is the ship's Wellness Centre consisting of Hair Salon (hairdresser and barber services, nail studio), Fitness (Gym Room) and Sauna Room. All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and accessed via lift and staircase.

Sun Deck provides aft deck-games area (Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf / Putting Green), Retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), forward Pool Deck (Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), an open-air lounge with 4-seat tables and full bar service. The fore-located Navigation Bridge (called "Wheelhouse" on riverboats) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).

MS Charles Dickens river cruise ship


Most Charles Dickens staterooms are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exceptions are Lower Deck cabins, which are with one fixed window (non-opening, quarter-height) located close to the ceiling.

  • All passenger staterooms as standard amenities offer hotel twin beds (convertible to double), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, towels, bath toiletries, large mirror), 40-inch flat HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar, tea-coffee making facility, glass-top round table with 2 armchairs, mirrored dressing table with pouf chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box, hairdryer, phone, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
  • All cabin bathrooms are with marble tops, glass showers (large rain shower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without a single supplement, subject to availability).
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites (on Diamond Deck) additionally offer (as bonus amenities) larger interior space, step-out balcony (furnished with table and 2 chairs, can be used for al fresco dining), premium cotton bathrobes and slippers.

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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