MS Maxima

Former names: TUI Maxima, Maxima1

MS Maxima current position

MS Maxima current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 44.81704 N / 20.44882 E) cruising en route to TULCEA. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Maxima

MS Maxima current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Danube. Prices start from USD 1394 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 30 Jun, 2022 and ends on 16 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
30 Jun 16:00    Departing from Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels
01 Jul 13:00 - 17:30    Vienna, Wien, Austria
02 Jul 13:00 - 13:30    Solt, Hungary
02 Jul 19:00 - 21:30    Mohacs, Villany-Pecs, Hungary
03 Jul 07:00 - 14:00    Novi Sad, Serbia
03 Jul 18:30 - 23:00    Belgrade, Serbia
04 Jul    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
05 Jul 11:00 - 12:00    Giurgiu, Romania
05 Jul 17:30 - 18:00    Calarasi, Romania
06 Jul 14:00 - 18:00    Tulcea, Romania
07 Jul 10:00 - 18:30    Cernavoda, Romania
08 Jul 08:30 - 21:00    Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
09 Jul 06:00 - 14:00    Nikopol, Bulgaria
11 Jul 07:30 - 19:00    Belgrade, Serbia
12 Jul 08:30 - 09:30    Aljmas, Croatia
12 Jul 12:30 - 14:30    Batina, Croatia
13 Jul 09:00 - 21:00    Budapest, Hungary
14 Jul 13:00 - 19:00    Bratislava, Slovakia
15 Jul    Wachau Valley, Austria
15 Jul 12:00 - 15:30    Melk, Austria
16 Jul 09:00    Arriving in Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels

Specifications of MS Maxima

Year built2003  /  Age: 19
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderHDW-Nobiskrug GmbH (Rendsburg, Germany)
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 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
2022 Jun 30 16 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1394
2022 Jul 16 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1018
2022 Jul 21 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1758
2022 Aug 01 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $544
2022 Aug 04 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $787
2022 Aug 08 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $544
2022 Aug 11 16 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2413
2022 Aug 27 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $945
2022 Sep 01 11 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1758
2022 Sep 12 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $544
2022 Sep 15 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $726
2022 Sep 19 3 days, round-trip Danube Passau $605
2022 Sep 22 16 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2413
2022 Oct 08 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $799
2022 Oct 13 16 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2268
2022 Oct 29 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $666
2022 Nov 03 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $666
2022 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $423
2022 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $423
2022 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $484
2022 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $484
2022 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Danube Passau $362
2022 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $702

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 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.

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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