MS Maxima

Former names: TUI Maxima, Maxima1

MS Maxima current position

MS Maxima current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 48.25934 N / 14.39845 E) cruising at speed of 11.1 kn (21 km/h | 13 mph) en route to BRAILA. The AIS position was reported 3 hours ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Maxima

MS Maxima current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Danube. Prices start from USD 1945 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 21 Sep, 2023 and ends on 07 Oct, 2023.

Date / TimePort
21 Sep 17:00    Departing from Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels
22 Sep 13:00 - 17:30    Vienna, Wien, Austria
23 Sep 09:30 - 19:00    Budapest, Hungary
24 Sep 14:00 - 22:00    Vukovar, Croatia
25 Sep 07:00    Belgrade, Serbia
26 Sep    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
26 Sep - 05:30    Belgrade, Serbia
27 Sep 07:00 - 13:30    Vidin, Bulgaria
28 Sep 07:30 - 14:00    Oltenita, Romania
29 Sep 08:00 - 09:30    Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
29 Sep 14:00 - 17:30    Tulcea, Romania
30 Sep 13:30 - 21:00    Silistra, Bulgaria
01 Oct 12:00 - 18:00    Nikopol, Bulgaria
03 Oct 13:00 - 18:00    Novi Sad, Serbia
04 Oct 09:00 - 09:30    Mohacs, Villany-Pecs, Hungary
04 Oct 14:00 - 14:30    Kalocsa, Hungary
05 Oct 15:30 - 18:30    Bratislava, Slovakia
06 Oct    Wachau Valley, Austria
06 Oct 12:30 - 16:30    Pochlarn, Austria
07 Oct 08:30    Arriving in Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels

Specifications of MS Maxima

Year of build2003  /  Age: 20
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderHDW-Nobiskrug GmbH (Rendsburg, Germany)
Speed13 kn / 24 km/h / 15 mph
Length (LOA)127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsMS Bolero, MS Viktoria
Former namesTUI Maxima, Maxima1
OwnerPremicon AG
OperatorNicko River Cruises

MS Maxima Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Aug 31 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1620
2023 Sep 11 3 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau
2023 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Sep 18 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $928
2023 Sep 21 16 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1945
2023 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2023 Oct 12 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1080
2023 Oct 23 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $971
2023 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $647
2023 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $398
2023 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $453
2023 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $409
2023 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $409
2023 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $398
2023 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $755
2023 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1080

MS Maxima Review

Review of MS Maxima

The 2003-built MS Maxima cruise ship was constructed by HDW-Nobiskrug GmbH (shipbuilding company in Rendsburg Germany), launched under the name "MS Maxima1" and previously named "TUI Maxima". The boat's sisterships are MS Bolero (2003) and MS Viktoria (2004).

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 the Stuttgart-based cruisetour company Nicko Cruises (fully-owned subsidiary of Mystic Cruises).

For Nicko Cruises, MS Maxima operates itineraries on Danube River (16-day itinerary goes to Danube Delta and Black Sea), with roundtrip departures from homeport Passau Germany. These itineraries visit port cities in the following countries - Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria.

MS Maxima river cruise ship

In 2019, the vessel (ENI number 09948005) changed its flag-state from Malta to Switzerland (MMSI 269057622) and is now registered in Basel.

MS Maxima Nicko Cruises 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.

Decks and Cabins

MS Maxima staterooms (90 total, for 180 passengers) are on 3 decks (out of 4). All cabins are outside, equally-sized (16 m2 / 170 ft2) and equipped with modern amenities like 2 lower beds (twins convertible to a Queen-size double bed), bedside tables, wardrobe, mirrored dressing table (writing desk with armchair), en-suite bathroom (shower, WC-toilet, washbasin/mirrored single-sink vanity), hairdryer, LCDTV (satellite reception), radio, mini-bar/refrigerator, 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 Porthole window (non-opening, rounded).

All Middle and Upper decks cabins (62 total) 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 a foldaway bed).

Shipboard amenities

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 an 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 a 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 staircase in the Atrium (covered with SkyLight). Forward on Middle Deck is the wellness complex, consisting of Fitness (small Gym Room), Sauna Room, Spa Relax Room (with a large round window, Jacuzzi/whirlpool hot tub, relaxation beds).

MS Maxima river cruise ship

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 riverboat has no Hair Salon (hairdresser and barber services), Spa (massage room), Lift (passenger elevator), deckgames area (Giant Chess, Shuffleboard, Putting Green/Mini-Golf), Swimming Pool. Sundeck's wheelhouse, all railings and awnings are retractable to allow passing under low bridges.

The company Nicko Cruises offers on MS Maxima 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.

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