MS Charles Dickens

MS Charles Dickens Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Charles Dickens

Year built2015  /  Age : 3
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

Current itinerary of MS Charles Dickens

MS Charles Dickens current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne. Prices start from USD 2698 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 18 Sep, 2018 and ends on 25 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
18 Sep      Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland   
19 Sep - 20 Sep     Basel, Zurich, Switzerland(Overnight)   
20 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
21 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
21 Sep     Rhine River   
22 Sep     Speyer, Germany   
23 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
23 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
24 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
25 Sep      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   

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
2018 Jun 05 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$4138
2018 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2518
2018 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2474
2018 Jul 03 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$3898
2018 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2024
2018 Aug 07 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$3988
2018 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle Cologne$2098
2018 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2294
2018 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2248
2018 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2594
2018 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2698
2018 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg Cologne$2668
2018 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2144
2018 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$1798
2018 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$981
2018 Dec 10 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$981
2018 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$868
2018 Dec 18 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$748
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle Cologne$2218
2019 May 05 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$4048
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2248
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2398
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2474
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2474
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2474
2019 Jun 23 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Cologne Budapest$4198
2019 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2324
2019 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2324
2019 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2324
2019 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2324
2019 Aug 04 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$4048
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2174
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2624
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2624
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2624
2019 Sep 29 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Cologne Budapest$4198