MS Geoffrey Chaucer

MS Geoffrey Chaucer current position

MS Geoffrey Chaucer current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 50.95120 N / 6.96852 E) cruising en route to KOLN. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Geoffrey Chaucer

MS Geoffrey Chaucer current cruise is 10 days, one-way from Andernach to Cologne. Prices start from USD 3014 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Jul, 2024 and ends on 18 Jul, 2024.

Specifications of MS Geoffrey Chaucer

Year of build2021  /  Age: 3
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Speed13 kn / 24 km/h / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers176
Crew44
Decks4
Cabins88
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsEmily Bronte, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth, Robert Burns, Lord Tennyson
Christened bytba
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorRiviera Travel UK

MS Geoffrey Chaucer Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 28 10 days, one-way from Andernach to Cologne Andernach $3114
2024 Jul 08 10 days, one-way from Andernach to Cologne Andernach $3014
2024 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2114
2024 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2299
2024 Jul 26 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz
2024 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2099
2024 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2114
2024 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2114
2024 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2199
2024 Aug 23 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz
2024 Aug 27 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz
2024 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2349
2024 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2414
2024 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2314
2024 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $3499
2024 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2114
2024 Oct 10 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2099
2024 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1714
2024 Oct 31 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Linz Cologne
2024 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1509
2024 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1409
2024 Dec 10 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1359
2024 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1259
2024 Dec 18 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1209
2025 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise for solo travellers - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam
2025 Apr 05 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $1499
2025 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $1249
2025 Apr 13 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $1299
2025 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $2099
2025 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Amsterdam $2149
2025 May 02 7 days, round-trip Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1914
2025 May 09 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1914
2025 May 09 14 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $3799
2025 May 16 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2299
2025 May 24 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz $2449
2025 May 30 10 days, one-way from Andernach to Cologne Andernach $3249
2025 Jun 09 10 days, one-way from Andernach to Cologne Andernach $3349
2025 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2499
2025 Jun 20 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz $3468
2025 Jun 26 14 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $4249
2025 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2449
2025 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2214
2025 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2214
2025 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2099
2025 Jul 18 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz $3068
2025 Jul 25 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz $2299
2025 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2099
2025 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2099
2025 Aug 07 14 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $3899
2025 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2214
2025 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2199
2025 Aug 29 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz $2399
2025 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2464
2025 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2414
2025 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2599
2025 Sep 19 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz $3568
2025 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2449
2025 Oct 02 14 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $3949
2025 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $2164
2025 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $2199
2025 Oct 17 4 days, one-way from Koblenz to Breisach am Rhein Koblenz $2149
2025 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1814
2025 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Linz Cologne
2025 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1064
2025 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1064
2025 Dec 10 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1064
2025 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Cologne $1014
2025 Dec 18 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise for solo travellers - MS Geoffrey Chaucer Brussels
2025 Dec 22 7 days, one-way from Brussels to Cologne Brussels $2214
2025 Dec 29 5 days, one-way from Brussels to Cologne Brussels $1814

MS Geoffrey Chaucer Review

Review of MS Geoffrey Chaucer

The 2020-built/2021-inaugurated MS Geoffrey Chaucer cruise ship is one of Scylla's newest vessels. Riverboat's sisterships are the fleetmates Thomas Hardy (2016), Emily Bronte (2017), Oscar Wilde (2017), Robert Burns (2018), William Wordsworth (2019), Lord Tennyson (2021).

MS Geoffrey Chaucer river cruise ship

The Geoffrey Chaucer ship is owned by the Swiss company Scylla Cruises and exclusively chartered to the UK cruisetour company Riviera Travel on itineraries along Danube, Rhine and Moselle Rivers, as well as on the Dutch waterways. Riverboat's primary departure ports/homeports are Amsterdam (Holland) and Budapest (Hungary).

For season 2021 Fall, the boats Chaucer and Wordsworth were time-chartered by Phoenix Reisen (Bonn-based German cruisetour company).

The vessel (ENI number 07002119) is currently Switzerland-flagged (MMSI 269057715) and registered in Basel).

Shipboard dining and entertainment options

The riverboat features an elegant Lobby (entrance hall on Diamond / Upper Deck) with Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information, purser services), Travel Desk (tours and excursions information, onboard cruise booking) and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall, passengers walk into a stylish Bar Lounge with bow location, floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating, and full-service Bar.

Aft on Diamond Deck is the Bistro - Lido Restaurant, an alternative to the Dining Room Restaurant. The Bistro is served by its own Bar and also doubles as Library. It has an outdoor terrace and open kitchen. Here are served early Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner. In good weather, the 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 the restaurant's small capacity (10 tables with 2 or 4 seats). Ship's Dining Room Restaurant (on Ruby / Middle Deck) provides single-seating capacity buffet Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner.

On Emerald / Lower Deck is the ship's Wellness Centre consisting of Beauty Salon (hairdresser and barber services, nail studio), Fitness (Gym Room) and Spa (treatment room for massages). All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and accessed via lift (passenger elevator) and wrought-iron staircase.

Sun Deck provides Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf (Putting Green), Retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), aft Pool Deck (Splash Pool, Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), 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

Like the sisterships, Geoffrey Chaucer staterooms (a total of 88) are designed for 169 passengers (regarding single-occupancy cabins, max capacity is 176). Most cabins are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exceptions are Emerald 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 rain shower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without a 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.

Itineraries

For Riviera Travel, Geoffrey Chaucer cruises on the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube, also in Holland (Dutch inland waterways) and Danube Delta (Black Sea). On this ship, Riviera Travel offers the following cruisetour itineraries:

  • 5-day "Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields" is roundtrip from Amsterdam to Enkhuizen, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Keukenhof, Amsterdam. Prices start from ~GBP 750 per person (double occupancy porthole cabin rates). A 4-day drink package is offered for purchase on the ship, with prices from GBP 70 pp.
  • 8-day "Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and The Dutch Bulbfields" is roundtrip from Amsterdam to Hoorn, Arnhem, Antwerp, Ghent, Ypres, Bruges, Keukenhof, Amsterdam. Prices start from ~GBP 1200 pp.
  • 11-day "The Blue Danube with Budapest Extension" (7-day Danube River cruising) is roundtrip Budapest to Esztergom, Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Visegrad, Szentendre, Budapest, plus the tour extension Godollo and Puszta. Prices start from ~GBP 1550 pp. A 7-day drink package is offered for purchase on the ship, with prices from GBP 110 pp.
  • 15-day "Budapest to the Black Sea - Gems of Eastern Europe" is roundtrip from Budapest to Kalocsa, Pecs, Belgrade, Iron Gates, Pleven, Bucharest, Constanta, Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi, Ivanovo, Belogradchik, Iron Gates, Lepenski Vir, Novi Sad, Osijek, Vukovar, Budapest. Prices start from ~GBP 2300 pp.

Riviera Travel river cruise deals are inclusive of all onboard meals, stateroom, 24-hour Coffee Station (with light snacks), onboard entertainment and enrichment programming, return train travel (optional flights), luxury bus transfers, walking tours, shipboard Wi-Fi (throughout/in cabins and all public spaces).

MS Geoffrey Chaucer Wiki

The cruise ship is named after Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) - philosopher, astronomer, very popular English poet (considered the greatest of the Middle Ages / 5th-15th centuries AD) best-known for his magnum opus "Tales of Canterbury". This 24-stories collection was written in the period 1387-1400 when he was appointed Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace. These stories are critical descriptions of iconic characters of the British society (particularly the Church).

The vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number 7002119) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, 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 ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).

 

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