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MS Royal Crown

Former name: River Cloud

MS Royal Crown Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Royal Crown

Year built1996  /  Age : 23
Flag state Germany
BuilderScheepswerf Grave BV (Grave, Holland)
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage2721 gt
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2010
Former namesRiver Cloud

Review of MS Royal Crown

MS Royal Crown operates on Danube River cruises exclusively, with itineraries offering departures from Vienna and Budapest. This elegant river cruise ship combines the charm of the 1930s with the comfort and service of a 4-star vessel. The riverboat is privately owned and chartered by various cruise companies, including Noble Caledonia, Hebridean Island Cruises, Voyages of Discovery.

MS Royal Crown features spacious teak decks, cosy public rooms and elegant staterooms with rosewood, marble and mahogany, together with specially designed furniture and rich fabrics, all blending together to create this unique riverboat. 

Built in 1996, (originally named "River Cloud") and extensively refurbished in 2010, the 90-passenger Royal Crown was designed for sailing along the rivers flowing through Europe's heart. The expensive materials and exquisite furniture give the ship her unique atmosphere. Onboard facilities include a lounge with panoramic views, restaurant with open seating, library, boutique and fitness area. Breakfast is served buffet style, while lunch is a salad buffet with hot served choices. Dinner is a served 4-course meal. In addition, beer, house wine and soft drinks are included at both dinner and lunch.

Outside there is a lido bar, large sun deck, putting green and chessboard. The air-conditioning system ensures comfortable temperatures inside the ship. Two powerful engines propel ms Royal Crown up to a speed of 12 knots. During the voyage, guests have the opportunity to visit the officers and captain in the Bridge and learn more about navigating. No doctor is available onboard. Smoking is limited to ship's Sun deck.

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The following table shows an exemplary "Black Sea River Cruise" itinerary (as ports sequence and dates). The route covers the entire distance between Holland and Romania.

21 MayDeparting from Amsterdam, Holland
22 MayAmsterdam, Holland
23 MayCologne, Germany
24 MayKoblenz, Germany
24 MayRudesheim, Germany
25 MayMainz, Germany
26 MayMiltenberg, Germany
26 MayWertheim, Germany
27 MayWurzburg, Germany
28 MayBamberg, Germany
29 MayNuremberg, Germany
30 MayRegensburg, Germany
31 MayPassau, Germany
01 JunMelk, Austria
02-03 JunVienna, Austria (Overnight)
03 JunVienna, Austria
04 JunBratislava, Slovakia
05 JunBudapest, Hungary
06 JunKalocsa, Hungary
07 JunMohacs, Pecs, Hungary
08 JunBelgrade, Serbia
09 JunIron Gate, Serbia-Romania
10 JunVeliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria
11 JunConstanta, Romania
12 JunTulcea, Romania
13 JunArriving in Bucharest, Romania

The "23 nights / 24 days voyage is themed "from Amsterdam to Bucharest", with prices starting from around USD 9,600 per person (double occupancy rates). The reverse itinerary (the Black Sea to Holland) is usually broken down to the following segments - Bucharest to Budapest, Budapest to Nuremberg, and Nuremberg to Amsterdam. Often, the disembarkation ports (Nuremberg, Budapest, Vienna) are overnights.

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