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MS Esprit

Former name: MS VistaPrima

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

Current itinerary / position of MS Esprit

MS Esprit current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 8390 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 06 Oct, 2019 and ends on 20 Oct, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
06 Oct    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
07 Oct    Budapest, Hungary
08 Oct    Bratislava, Slovakia
09 Oct    Vienna, Austria
10 Oct    Melk, Austria
11 Oct    Passau, Germany
12 Oct    Regensburg, Germany
13 Oct    Nuremberg, Germany
14 Oct    Bamberg, Germany
15 Oct    Wurzburg, Germany
16 Oct    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
17 Oct    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
18 Oct    Cologne, Koln, Germany
19 Oct    Amsterdam, Holland
20 Oct    Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland hotels

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 SapphireSwiss Jewel and Treasures. Currently, the shipowner Scylla AG charters the Esprit ship to the US cruise travel company Tauck Tours.

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, hairdryer.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Sep 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $8590
2019 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $8390
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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