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MS Rhein Melodie

MS Rhein Melodie Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Rhein Melodie

Year built2005  /  Age : 14
Flag state Germany
BuilderRoyal IHC Merwede Shipyards (Kinderdijk, Holland)
OwnerMystic Invest
OperatorNicko Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)132 m / 433 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage4800 gt
Passengers198
Crew40
Decks4
Cabins99
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2014
Sister-shipsRhein Symphonie, Viking Sun

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Review of MS Rhein Melodie

MS Rhein Melodie cruise ship was built in 2005 in Kinderdijk (Holland). Currently, the riverboat is owned by the Portuguese company Mystic Invest (family-owned financial holding) and operated under charter by its subsidiary Nicko Tours (Stuttgart-based cruisetour company). MS Rhein Melodie cruises on Rhine River, with departures from Cologne, Amsterdam and Basel. Sisterships are Viking Sun and Rhein Symphonie.

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Cabins

MS Rhein Melodie ship has a total of 99 cabins for 198 passengers. Upper Deck cabins are all French Balcony staterooms with floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (false balcony). Middle Deck cabins are with 1 large (wall-to-wall) opening window (size size 2x1,2 m). Upper and Middle deck staterooms are sized 15 m2 (160 ft2).

Main Deck cabins are same-sized (15 m2) and with 1 non-opening window (half-height, size 150x70 cm) located near the ceiling. Single cabins are smaller (12 m2 / 130 ft2), with 1 non-opening window (half-height) and 2 lower beds - 1 sofabed (sized 190x80 cm) and 1 foldaway / Pullman bed (sized 170x80 cm).

All cabins are equipped with standard hotel beds (2 twins convertible to double 2x1,6 m), bedside tables, under beds space for suitcases, dimmer lighting, wardrobe, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) with chair, small table with 2 armchairs, en-suite bathroom (glass-door shower, WC, wash basin, razor plug), hairdryer, flat TV (satellite reception), electronic safe box (in the closet), mini-fridge, phone (intercom / onboard only), bowl with fresh fruits, complimentary bottled water (supplied daily), individually controlled air-conditioning.

Shipboard amenities

MS Rhein Melodie ship has a fore-located Dining Room Restaurant (on Middle 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 Dining Room and the Lounge (Upper Deck) can be accessed directly from the Lobby (Middle Deck) via grand staircase.

On Middle Deck is also the Lobby (ship entrances) with seating area, 24-hour Coffee corner (complimentary coffee, tea, fruits, sparkling water, pastries, cookies), Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance), Tour Office (Cruise Director, excursions information and booking), Public Restrooms, Boutique Shop (selling gifts and souvenirs, magazines, convenience goods), Aft-located Library Lounge has comfortable seating (sofas and armchairs), floor-ceiling windows, selection of books (mainly history- and travel-themed), magazines, playing cards, board games (including chess and backgammon). Three staircases connect all decks. The ship has no Lift (passenger elevator), Swimming Pool (or Jacuzzi), Hair Salon, wellness complex (Fitness, Sauna, Spa),

Sun Deck has retractable Awnings (shaded seating areas with 4-seat tables and chairs, full bar service), sunbathing area (sunloungers and deckchairs) and deckgames area (Giant Chess Set). Sun Deck's wheelhouse, all railings and awnings are retractable to allow passing under low bridges.

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The fore-located on Upper Deck Bar Lounge has floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (small round tables with armchairs), dance floor, grand piano (live performances by resident pianist) and its own Bar. Onboard entertainment includes daily live music performances, cooking demonstrations, quiz games, bingo, crew show, themed dance nights, watching movies (drop-down screen), enrichment lectures and media presentations (related to the cruisetour itinerary's destinations, ports, excursions), food and wine tasting events.

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 Rhein Melodie 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.

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MS Rhein Melodie Itineraries

The below listed MS Rhein Melodie 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 30 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $550
2019 Dec 09 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $221
2019 Dec 12 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $221
2019 Dec 15 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $221
2019 Dec 18 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $366
2020 Mar 19 2 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $132
2020 Mar 20 2 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2020 Mar 21 2 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2020 Mar 22 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $867
2020 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $867
2020 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $689
2020 Apr 06 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $689
2020 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1224
2020 Apr 16 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $778
2020 Apr 21 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $778
2020 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $644
2020 May 01 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $778
2020 May 13 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $778
2020 May 18 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $979
2020 May 25 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $1112
2020 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1112
2020 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $1814
2020 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1057
2020 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1057
2020 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $979
2020 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $979
2020 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $979
2020 Jul 24 11 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1591
2020 Aug 04 11 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1703
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1057
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1057
2020 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1201
2020 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $1057
2020 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $979
2020 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $979
2020 Oct 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $867
2020 Oct 10 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1001
2020 Oct 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $756
2020 Oct 24 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $756
2020 Oct 31 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $756

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