MS Esprit

MS Esprit Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Esprit

Year built2010  /  Age : 9
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorTauck River Cruises
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsSwiss Emerald, Swiss Jewel, Swiss Sapphire, MS Treasures
Former namesMS VistaPrima

Review of MS Esprit

In spring 2010, MS Esprit cruise ship (fka " MS Vistaprima") started cruises on the Dutch waterways, as well as on the rivers Danube, Main, Rhine and Moselle. An impressive atrium in ship's entrance hall welcomes passengers onboard. The interior decoration of the 110-meter Esprit is characterized by fashionable design, which nevertheless does not deny the popular Scylla-style. The Esprit is sister ship of Swiss Emerald, Swiss SapphireSwiss Jewel and Treasures.

MS Esprit river cruise ship


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, hair dryer.

Shipboard facilities

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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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 staterroms 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.

The same deckplan changes were done to the fleetmates and sisterships MS Treasures (in 2018) and in 2017 - to Swiss Emerald and Swiss Sapphire.

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