MS Swiss Emerald

Specifications of MS Swiss Emerald

Year built2006  /  Age: 14
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorTauck River Cruises
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsSwiss Jewel, Swiss Sapphire, MS Esprit, MS Treasures
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MS Swiss Emerald Review

Review of MS Swiss Emerald

MS Swiss Emerald cruise ship joined Scylla Cruises in 2008. Riverboat's sisterships are the fleetmates ms Swiss Jewelms Swiss Sapphirems Esprit and ms Treasures. Currently, the shipowner Scylla AG charters Swiss Emerald to the US cruise travel company Tauck Tours.

Swiss Emerald cruise ship


A comfortable mini-suite (17 m2) and 11 double cabins (14 m2) are located on ship's Emerald deck. The Ruby deck features 20 suites (21 m2) and 2 mini-suites (17 m2); the Diamond deck has 14 master suites (28 m2), 2 mini-suites and two double cabins (14 m2). All cabins are outside, and have minibar, electronic safe, flat TV, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, shower, and WC.

Middle and Upper decks are equipped with French balconies and the whole Upper Deck is with Suites. 

Shipboard facilities

The 361-feet Emerald has a stylish lounge with dance floor and panoramic bar, as well as a comfortable bar in the rear, all situated on the Diamond deck. In the ship's entrance hall, guests will find the reception, Travel Desk, and boutique. The elegant restaurant is located on the Ruby Deck. There is also a fitness room and an Internet corner onboard. The whirlpool is on the Sun deck. A lift connects all decks, except the Emerald deck.

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In March-April 2017, Swiss Emerald riverboat was drydock refitted and refurbished. Its passenger capacity was reduced from 118 to 98 (17% reduction) and the staterooms number was decreased from 59 to 49. The ship's reconstruction created larger public areas and bigger passenger cabins. The most extensive changes were done on Ruby (middle) Deck, where the 30x cabins (sized 14 m2 / 150 ft2) were replaced by 20x cabins (sized 21 m2 / 225 ft2). The ship already had 14x suites (sized 28 m2 / 300 ft2). Following the 2018 drydock, nearly 70% of all staterooms are 21 m2. On Diamond (upper) Deck "The Bistro" restaurant was renamed "Arthur's" and upgraded with its own galley (kitchen) and dedicated chef.

The same deckplan changes were done to the fleet mates and sisterships Swiss Sapphire (in 2017) and in 2018 - to MS Esprit and MS Treasures.

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