MS Esprit Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Esprit
|Year built||2010 / Age : 9|
|Builder||Vahali Shipyards (Belgrade, Serbia)|
|Operator||Tauck River Cruises|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||110 m / 361 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||Swiss Emerald, Swiss Jewel, Swiss Sapphire, MS Treasures|
|Former names||MS VistaPrima|
Review of MS Esprit
MS Esprit cruise ship (fka " MS Vistaprima") started its Scylla Cruises career in 2010, with cruises on the Dutch waterways and the rivers Danube, Main, Rhine and Moselle. Vessel's sisterships are the fleetmates Swiss Emerald, Swiss Sapphire, Swiss Jewel and Treasures. Currently, the shipowner Scylla AG charters the Esprit ship to the US cruise travel company Tauck Tours.
The 124-passenger ms Esprit has 62 cabins, all of which are outward-facing, with French balconies or panoramic windows. Modern design and state-of-the-art equipment create a unique atmosphere. All cabins are fully equipped and provide a radio, flat-screen TV, telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning, shower, WC, hairdryer.
The ship has a stylish panoramic lounge and elegant bar with outdoor terrace, lobby with reception, tour desk, shop, and Panorama Restaurant. The lift connects all decks, except the Emerald. In elegant premises on four decks, ms Esprit provides Internet room, sauna and steam room, gym, laundry service, sun deck with seating areas, sun loungers, shady spots, garden terrace with bar service and an observation deck at the bow.
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MS Esprit ship related cruise news
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The travel company brand Tauck (tauck.com) officially welcomed the Scylla-owned vessels ms Esprit and ms Treasures back into its riverboat charter...April 12, 2018
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MS Esprit Wiki
In March-April 2018, the Esprit riverboat was drydock refitted and refurbished. Its passenger capacity was reduced from 118 to 98 (17% reduction) and the staterooms number was decreased from 59 to 49. The ship's reconstruction created larger public areas and bigger passenger cabins. The most extensive changes were done on Ruby (middle) Deck, where the 30x cabins (sized 14 m2 / 150 ft2) were replaced by 20x cabins (sized 21 m2 / 225 ft2). The ship already had 14x suites (sized 28 m2 / 300 ft2). Following the 2018 drydock, nearly 70% of all staterooms are 21 m2. On Diamond (upper) Deck "The Bistro" restaurant was renamed "Arthur's" and upgraded with its own galley (kitchen) and dedicated chef.
Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Belgrade Serbia. The 1923-founded Dutch shipbuilding company (Scheepswerf En Machinefabriek Vahali BV) owns and operates yards in Serbia (Belgrade, and Zasavica) and in Holland (Gendt). Vahali Shipyard Zasavica was officially opened in 2013. Following the construction in Serbia, the cruise ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).
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MS Esprit Itineraries
The below listed MS Esprit cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scylla 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.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Oct 20||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam||$7590|
|2020 May 30||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Jul 11||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Aug 22||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Sep 19||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Oct 17||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
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