MS Nestroy Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Nestroy
|Year built||2007 / Age : 12|
|Builder||Scheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)|
|Ferry route / homeports||Vienna-Linz-Braila|
|Owner||SCI Swiss Cruises International Kreuzfahrten GmbH|
|Operator||SCI-Swiss Cruises International|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||125 m / 410 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Decks with cabins||3|
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Review of MS Nestroy
MS Nestroy is a premium, modernly furnished riverboat with a total of 113 staterooms (107 available for booking). The ship cruises on Danube River exclusively (including Danube Delta) with departures from Austria (homeports Vienna and Linz) and Romania (Braila).
Itineraries include 9-day Vienna to Black Sea (from EUR 1200 pp), 9-day Black Sea to Vienna (EUR 1000 pp), 10-day Linz to Black Sea (EUR 1300 pp), 10-day Black Sea to Linz (EUR 1100 pp). The visited ports and cities along the cruisetour itinerary are in Ukraine (Vylkove), Romania (Bucharest), Moldova (Giurgiulesti), Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo-Arbanassi, Sofia, Belogradchik), Iron Gate, Serbia (Belgrade), Hungary (Budapest, Puszta, Mohacs-Pecs, Visegrad, Esztergom).
The ship has 35 window cabins (on Deck 1 / Grillparzerdeck) each fitted with one fixed / non-opening window (located near the ceiling). All other staterooms (on Decks 2 and 3) are with French Balconies. These cabins are on Schillerdec (category C-Deck 2) and Goethedeck (category D-Deck 3) and feature wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling windows. The boat has all 4 (midship-portside located) Suites. The French Balcony is accessed via a floor-ceiling sliding glass door. The riverboat has no handicap cabins (wheelchair-accessible rooms) for disabled passengers.
Excepting the Suites (which are with fixed double beds / non-convertible to twins), all other cabins are equipped with two Murphy beds - wall-mounted beds that can be folded during the day and converted into couches (loveseats / small sofas).
Excepting the larger Suites (sized 17 m2 / 180 ft2), all cabins are equally sized (12 m2 / 130 ft2) and offer as standard / complimentary amenities coffee/dining table, mirrored vanity table (writing desk with chair), flat TV, phone (onboard calls only), wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet, LED ceiling lights, en-suite bathroom (WC, glass-enclosed shower, single-sink vanity, hairdryer, bath products, towels), individual air-conditioning, 220 V power outlets. Bottled water (2 bottles per cabin) is complimentary and supplied daily. Suites are larger (sized 17 m2 / 180 ft2)
Shipboard facilities and amenities
MS Nestroy's main venues and facilities include Spa (2 massage rooms on Deck 1 midship), Lobby area (foyer) with Reception (24-hour guest services desk) and Shop, Restaurant, Panorama Bar Lounge (bow located, with modern sofas, armchairs, round tables, window seats), Fitness Center (aft-located and glass-walled Gym Room with Technogym equipment - free weights, weight bench, indoor cycle trainers, elliptical cross trainer, large wall mirror, outdoor terrace seating), spacious Sun Deck with sunbathing area (sun loungers) and shaded seating (under retractable awnings / 3 large canopy covers).
The ship is fully air-conditioned and the temperature in each cabin can be individually regulated. One elevator connects all cabin decks. Wi-Fi is complimentary and shipwide. Dining is only at the Restaurant, offering buffet-style breakfasts and lunches and waiter-served dinners (with multi-course menus). Beverage service is always available, but all drinks cost extra.
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The vessel is Swiss-flagged, owned by SCI Swiss Cruises International Kreuzfahrten GmbH (Basel Switzerland-based company) and operated under charter by GTA-SKY-WAYS Reiseveranstaltungs GesmbH (Vienna Austria-based travel agency/tour operator). GTA-SKY-WAYS also charters the ship AmaDagio (as MS Klimt from APT-AmaWaterways) and MS Infante Don Henrique (from CroisiEurope).
The cruise ship Nestroy was extensively refurbished in 2017-2018 (during the winter off-season).
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