MS Maxima

Former names: TUI Maxima, Maxima1

MS Maxima current position

MS Maxima current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 44.03688 N / 26.34054 E) cruising at speed of 12.2 kn (23 km/h | 14 mph) en route to CONSTANTA. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Maxima

MS Maxima current cruise is 18 days, round-trip Danube. Prices start from USD 2377 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 13 Jul, 2024 and ends on 31 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
13 Jul 16:00    Departing from Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels
14 Jul 12:30 - 17:30    Vienna, Wien, Austria
15 Jul 13:00 - 13:30    Solt, Hungary
15 Jul 19:00 - 19:30    Mohacs, Villany-Pecs, Hungary
16 Jul 07:00 - 20:00    Novi Sad, Serbia
17 Jul    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
17 Jul 09:30 - 15:00    Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir, Serbia
18 Jul 05:00 - 17:00    Vidin, Bulgaria
19 Jul 08:00 - 10:00    Giurgiu, Romania
19 Jul 13:30 - 14:00    Oltenita, Romania
20 Jul 04:00 - 16:00    Constanta, Romania
21 Jul 08:00 - 22 Jul 12:00    Braila, Romania
23 Jul 09:30 - 23:30    Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
24 Jul 07:00 - 13:30    Nikopol, Bulgaria
25 Jul 12:30 - 17:00    Kladovo, Serbia
26 Jul 10:00 - 23:30    Belgrade, Serbia
27 Jul 12:00 - 17:30    Vukovar, Croatia
28 Jul 14:30 - 21:00    Budapest, Hungary
29 Jul 13:45 - 18:30    Bratislava, Slovakia
30 Jul 12:30 - 16:30    Pochlarn, Austria
31 Jul 08:30    Arriving in Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels

Specifications of MS Maxima

Year of build2003  /  Age: 21
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
Passengers180
Crew40
Decks4
Cabins90
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
2024 Jun 27 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2323
2024 Jul 08 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2024 Jul 13 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2377
2024 Jul 31 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $809
2024 Aug 05 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2024 Aug 10 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2107
2024 Aug 21 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2593
2024 Sep 08 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2024 Sep 19 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2593
2024 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1026
2024 Oct 12 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1620
2024 Oct 23 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2024 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $863
2024 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $647
2024 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $539
2024 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $485
2024 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $485
2024 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $474
2024 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $863
2024 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1361
2025 Mar 22 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $647
2025 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $647
2025 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $777
2025 Apr 06 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1599
2025 Apr 17 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1653
2025 Apr 28 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $3026
2025 May 16 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $3026
2025 Jun 03 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $971
2025 Jun 08 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $3188
2025 Jun 26 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1945
2025 Jul 07 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $971
2025 Jul 12 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $3188
2025 Jul 30 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $971
2025 Aug 04 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $971
2025 Aug 09 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1945
2025 Aug 20 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $3188
2025 Sep 07 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1945
2025 Sep 18 18 days, round-trip Danube Passau $3188
2025 Oct 06 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $777
2025 Oct 11 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1653
2025 Oct 22 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $647
2025 Oct 27 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $647
2025 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $431
2025 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $431
2025 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $431
2025 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $431
2025 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $799
2025 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1134

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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