MS Maxima Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Maxima
|Year built||2003 / Age : 16|
|Builder||HDW-Nobiskrug GmbH (Rendsburg, Germany)|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||127 m / 417 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||TUI Maxima|
Review of MS Maxima
MS Maxima cruise ship was built in 2003 in Rendsburg (Germany), with sistership the fleetmate MS Bolero. Currently, the riverboat is owned by the Munich-based company Premicon AG (owner of KD Cruises / Koln-Dusseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt) and operated under charter by Stuttgart-based cruisetour company Nicko Tours. MS Maxima cruises on Danube River, with roundtrip departures from Budapest and Passau.
MS Maxima ship has a total of 90 cabins for 180 passengers. All cabins are outside, equally-sized (16 m2 / 170 ft2) and equipped with 2 lower beds (twins convertible to double bed), bedside tables, wardrobe, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) with chair, en-suite bathroom (shower, WC, wash basin), hairdryer, flat TV (satellite reception), electronic safe box (in the closet), phone (intercom / onboard only), individually controlled air-conditioning.
Main Deck cabins are with 2 lower beds (twins convertible to double bed) and 1 large (rounded) Porthole (non-opening window).
All Middle and Upper decks cabins are French Balcony staterooms with floor-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a railing (false balcony). Upper Deck cabins are with either 2 lower beds (1 twin, 1 sofabed) or 1 double bed (1,5 x 2 m) with 2 mattresses.
On request, some cabins can be booked as Triples (by adding additional foldaway bed).
MS Maxima ship has a midship-located Dining Room Restaurant (Upper Deck) with floor-ceiling windows, single-seating capacity and open seating arrangement. Dining Room menu includes both traditional dishes (itinerary-based on visited countries) and international cuisine specialties. Fine wines and gourmet delicacies are also offered. The culinary highlight of each voyage is the Gala Dinner held here, with exquisite menu and ice parade.
Also on Upper Deck (forward) is the Bar Lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (3-seat round tables with chairs), grand piano (live performances by resident pianist) and full-service Bar. Onboard entertainment includes daily live music performances, cooking demonstrations, quiz games, bingo, crew show, themed dance nights, enrichment lectures and media presentations (related to the cruisetour itinerary's destinations, ports, excursions). Adjacent to the Lounge are Tour Office (Cruise Director, excursions information and booking) and Library (books, playing cards, board games),
On Upper Deck forward-portside and midship-starboard are located two Outdoor Promenades (Lido terraces) accessible to passengers.
On Middle Deck is the Lobby area with two ship entrances, small seating area, Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance) and Boutique (Gift Shop). Three staircases connect all decks, including a sweeping starcase in the Atrium (covered with SkyLight). Forward on Middle Deck is the wellness complex, consisting of Fitness (small Gym Room), Sauna, Relax Room (with large round window, Jacuzzi whirlpool and relaxation beds).
Sun Deck has retractable Awnings (shaded seating areas with 4-seat tables and chairs, full bar service), SkyLight (glass roof over the Atrium / Lobby) and sunbathing area (midship) furnished with padded loungers and deckchairs. The ship has no Hair Salon (hairdresser and barber services), Spa (massage room), Lift (passenger elevator), deckgames area, Swimming Pool, Sun Deck's wheelhouse, all railings and awnings are retractable to allow passing under low bridges.
The cruise company offers optional shore excursions (not included in cruisetour fares) in each of the visited ports. Land tours include sightseeing tours, city walks, cycling tours, bus travel to nearby tourist destinations. On all guided shore excursions are provided complimentary portable audio headsets.
MS Maxima river cruise deals are inclusive of all onboard meals (breakfast buffet, waiter-served lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee with cake, midnight snacks), Welcome Cocktail party, Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner, onboard entertainment, ship tour, port taxes. Cruisetour deals don't include flights, transfers, excursions, insurance, gratuities, beverages, personal expenses.
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MS Maxima Itineraries
The below listed MS Maxima 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.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Mar 24||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$956|
|2019 Mar 29||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$900|
|2019 Apr 03||7 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$1182|
|2019 Apr 10||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$1069|
|2019 Apr 15||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$731|
|2019 Apr 20||11 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$1689|
|2019 May 01||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau|
|2019 May 06||3 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest||Passau||$427|
|2019 May 09||4 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau||Budapest||$483|
|2019 May 13||7 days, round-trip Danube||Passau|
|2019 May 20||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$1295|
|2019 May 25||11 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$2591|
|2019 Jun 05||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau|
|2019 Jun 10||14 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$2478|
|2019 Jun 24||7 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$1238|
|2019 Jul 01||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$787|
|2019 Jul 06||11 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$1971|
|2019 Jul 17||5 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$787|
|2019 Jul 22||7 days, round-trip Danube||Passau||$1238|
|2019 Jul 29||3 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest||Passau||$427|
|2019 Aug 01||4 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau||Budapest||$483|
|2019 Aug 05||14 days, round-trip Danube||Passau|
|2019 Aug 19||14 days, round-trip Danube||Passau|
|2019 Sep 02||11 days, round-trip Danube||Passau|
|2019 Sep 13||28 days, one-way from Passau to Cologne||Passau||$3831|
|2019 Oct 11||10 days, one-way from Cologne to Passau||Cologne||$1351|
|2019 Oct 26||7 days, round-trip Danube||Passau|