Nicko River Cruises (Mystic Cruises)
MS Rhein Melodie Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Rhein Melodie
|Year built||2005 / Age : 14|
|Builder||Royal IHC Merwede Shipyards (Kinderdijk, Holland)|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||132 m / 433 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||4800 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||Rhein Symphonie, Viking Sun|
Current itinerary of MS Rhein Melodie
MS Rhein Melodie current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne. The itinerary starts on 16 May, 2019 and ends on 23 May, 2019.
|Date / Time||Port|
|16 May 16:00||Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland hotels|
|16 May 17:30 - 18:30||Basel, Zurich, Switzerland|
|17 May 11:00 - 22:00||Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France|
|18 May 06:00 - 13:00||Mannheim, Germany|
|18 May 19:00||Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany|
|19 May - 09:00||Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany|
|19 May 13:00 - 22:00||Koblenz, Germany|
|20 May 03:00 - 14:00||Cologne, Koln, Germany|
|21 May 08:00 - 23:59||Amsterdam, Holland|
|22 May 08:00 - 14:00||Nijmegen, Holland|
|23 May 08:00||Arriving in Cologne, Koln, Germany hotels|
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Apr 29||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne|
|2019 May 04||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne|
|2019 May 09||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne|
|2019 May 16||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel|
|2019 May 23||11 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1051|
|2019 Jun 03||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1175|
|2019 Jun 10||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$1063|
|2019 Jun 17||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1175|
|2019 Jun 24||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$1063|
|2019 Jul 01||11 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1455|
|2019 Jul 12||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1063|
|2019 Jul 19||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$1063|
|2019 Jul 26||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1175|
|2019 Aug 02||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$1175|
|2019 Aug 09||11 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1455|
|2019 Aug 20||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1175|
|2019 Aug 27||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$1175|
|2019 Sep 03||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1063|
|2019 Sep 10||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$1063|
|2019 Sep 17||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1175|
|2019 Sep 24||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$951|
|2019 Oct 01||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$1623|
|2019 Oct 08||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$951|
|2019 Oct 23||7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel||Cologne||$839|
|2019 Oct 30||7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne||Basel||$839|
|2019 Dec 09||3 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$278|
|2019 Dec 12||3 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$278|
|2019 Dec 15||3 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$278|
|2019 Dec 18||3 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$222|