MS Saxonia

MS Saxonia Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Saxonia

Year built2001  /  Age : 18
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Grave BV (Grave, Holland)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorPhoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)82 m / 269 ft
Beam (width)10 m / 33 ft
Decks with cabins2
Sister-shipsSwiss Ruby

Review of MS Saxonia

MS Saxonia cruise ship was built in 2001 (christened in Hamburg Germany in July), with sistership Swiss Ruby. The 90-passenger riverboat is owned by Scylla AG (via Scylla Cruises) and currently operated under charter by the German cruisetour company Phoenix Reisen.

The vessel is suitable for navigating almost all Europe's inland waterways due to its dimensions and shallow draft (1,2 m). The ship also meets all safety requirements to cruise in coastal waters, which is why it is frequently used in northern Germany.

MS Saxonia river cruise ship


All cabins on MS Saxonia are outside. All Ruby Deck cabins have a large panoramic window (opening), while the Emerald Deck cabins are with 2 smaller windows (non-opening). All cabins are with twin beds (convertible sofas), flat TV, radio, electronic safe box (in the closet), minibar, individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom (wash basin, shower, WC, hairdryer). Cabin sofa beds allow the room to convert into a cozy lounge during the day.

Shipboard facilities

The Saxonia boat is classically elegant and charming. Ruby Deck houses the lobby area (Reception Desk, reading areas with board games and books) and the sho lounge (with panoramic windows, dance floor and full-service bar). On Emerald Deck is the comfortable restaurant and Boutique Shop.

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