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MS Maxima

Former name: TUI Maxima

MS Maxima Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Maxima

Year built2003  /  Age : 16
Flag state Malta
BuilderHDW-Nobiskrug GmbH (Rendsburg, Germany)
OwnerPremicon AG
OperatorNicko Cruises
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers180
Crew40
Decks4
Cabins90
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsMS Bolero
Former namesTUI 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.

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Cabins

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).

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 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).

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 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.

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.

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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 Mystic 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 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2020 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $600
2020 Mar 30 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1502
2020 Apr 10 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $722
2020 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $756
2020 Apr 20 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1391
2020 May 01 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $756
2020 May 06 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $756
2020 May 11 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1669
2020 May 22 3 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau $422
2020 Jun 22 4 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest $477
2020 Jun 26 14 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2226
2020 Jul 10 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $812
2020 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2226
2020 Jul 29 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1669
2020 Aug 09 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $756
2020 Aug 14 3 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau $366
2020 Aug 31 4 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest $477
2020 Sep 04 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $756
2020 Sep 09 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $756
2020 Sep 14 14 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2226
2020 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $756
2020 Oct 03 14 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1892
2020 Oct 17 14 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1669
2020 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $533

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