MS Robert Burns

MS Robert Burns Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Robert Burns

Year built2018 new ship
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorRiviera Travel
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Passengers169
Crew44
Decks4
Cabins86
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsEmily Bronte, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth
Christened byGloria Bohan

Review of MS Robert Burns

MS Robert Burns cruise ship (built 2018) is operated under charter by the UK cruisetour company Riviera Travel on itineraries along Rhine, Danube and Moselle rivers. Sisterships are Thomas Hardy (2016), Emily Bronte (2017), Oscar Wilde (2017), William Wordsworth (2019). The riverboat is owned by the Swiss company Scylla Cruises.

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Shipboard dining and entertainment options

The riverboat features an elegant Lobby (entrance hall on Diamond / Upper Deck) with Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information, purser services), Travel Desk (tours and excusrions information, onboard cruise booking) and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall passengers walk into a stylish Bar Lounge with bow location, floor-ceiling windows, comfortanle seating and full-service Bar.

Aft on Diamond Deck is the Bistro - Lido Restaurant, an alternative to the Dining Room Restaurant. The Bistro is served by its own Bar and also doubles as Library. It has an outdoor terrace and open kitchen. Here are served early Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner. In good weather, the floor-ceiling window doors are fully opened onto the terrace for al fresco dining. Bistro's dining is complimentary, but dinners require reservations due to restaurant's small capacity  (10 tables with 2 or 4 seats). Ship's Dining Room Restaurant (on Ruby / Middle Deck) provides single-seating capacity buffet Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner.

On Emerald / Lower Deck is the ship's Wellness Centre consisting of Beauty Salon (hairdresser and barber services, nail studio), Fitness (Gym Room) and Spa (treatment room for massages). All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and accessed via lift (passenger elevator) and wrought-iron staircase.

Sun Deck provides Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf (Putting Green), retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), aft Pool Deck (Splash Pool, Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), full bar service. The fore-located Navigation Bridge (called "Wheelhouse" on riverboats) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).

Cabins

Like the sisterships, Robert Burns has a total of 86 cabins for up to 169 passengers. Most cabins are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exeptions are Emerald Deck cabins, which are with one fixed window (non-opening, quarter-height) located close to the ceiling.

  • All passenger staterooms as standard amenities offer hotel twin beds (convertible to double), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, towels, bath toiletries, large mirror), 40-inch flat HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar, tea-coffee making facility, glass-top round table with 2 armchairs, mirrored dressing table with pouf chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box, hairdryer, phone, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
  • All cabin bathrooms are with marble tops, glass showers (large rainshower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without single supplement, subject to availability).
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites (on Diamond Deck) additionally offer (as bonus amenities) larger interior space, step-out balcony (furnished with table and 2 chairs, can be used for al fresco dining), premium cotton bathrobes and slippers.

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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  • The boat's godmother is Gloria Bohan (founder of Omega World Travel). The christening ceremony was held on April 3, 2018, in Vienna Austria. Omega World Travel (estbl 1972) is a travel management company with annual revenue over USD 1 billion. It owns the companies TravTech and CruiseCom.
  • Following the naming ceremony, the ship started a 3-night "Inaugural Cruise" from Vienna to Budapest Hungary. with around 75 US travel agents on board.

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MS Robert Burns Itineraries

The below listed MS Robert Burns cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scylla 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
2018 Jun 29 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$4198
2018 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2444
2018 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2398
2018 Jul 27 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$3988
2018 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2098
2018 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2018 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$3838
2018 Dec 01 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$898
2018 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$1017
2018 Dec 09 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$898
2018 Dec 13 4 days, round-trip Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Rive Cologne$1017
2019 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$1724
2019 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$1874
2019 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2024
2019 May 13 14 days, round-trip Budapest to the Black Sea Budapest$4274
2019 May 27 14 days, round-trip Budapest to the Black Sea Budapest$4424
2019 Jun 10 14 days, round-trip Budapest to the Black Sea Budapest$4574
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2624
2019 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2474
2019 Sep 02 14 days, round-trip Budapest to the Black Sea Budapest$4874
2019 Sep 16 14 days, round-trip Budapest to the Black Sea Budapest$4874
2019 Sep 30 14 days, round-trip Budapest to the Black Sea Budapest$4274
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$1874
2019 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$1574