MS Charles Dickens

MS Charles Dickens Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Charles Dickens

Year built2015  /  Age : 4
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderBijlsma Shipyard (Lemmer, Holland)
OwnerSelect Voyages
OperatorRiviera Travel
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11.45 m / 38 ft
Passengers152
Crew35
Decks4
Cabins77
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsWilliam Shakespeare

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 cruisetour company Riviera Travel on itineraries 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 excusrions information, onboard cruise booking), Library and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall is accessed the fore-located Bar Lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortanle 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 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 deckgames area (Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf / Putting Green), retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), forward Pool Deck (Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), 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).

Cabins

Most Charles Dickens staterooms are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exeptions 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 rainshower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without 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.

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MS Charles Dickens Itineraries

The below listed MS Charles Dickens cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River 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 Apr 28 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Cologne Dusseldorf $1719
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1539
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1939
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest
2019 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne
2019 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1569
2019 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1869
2019 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1569
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1799
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1549
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1789
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1789
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1799
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube - MS Five-star Charles Dickens Budapest $1789
2020 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Cologne Dusseldorf $1499
2020 May 14 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1699
2020 May 21 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1699
2020 May 28 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Cologne Dusseldorf $1699
2020 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1899
2020 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1899
2020 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1899
2020 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1599
2020 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Cologne Dusseldorf $1599
2020 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1599
2020 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1599
2020 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1599
2020 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1599
2020 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Cologne Dusseldorf $1599
2020 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1899
2020 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1899
2020 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Cologne Dusseldorf $1899
2020 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1699
2020 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Paris Cologne $1599