MS Swiss Emerald

MS Swiss Emerald Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Swiss Emerald

Year built2006  /  Age : 13
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen BV (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

Review of MS Swiss Emerald

MS Swiss Emerald, sister ship to ms Swiss Jewelms Swiss Sapphirems Esprit and ms Treasures, was christened in Dordrecht in March 2006 by Trudy Koolen, manager of the Scylla office in Belgium. Middle and upper deck of the ship are equipped with French balconies and the whole upper deck is made up with suites.

MS Swiss Emerald


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 on the 124-passenger ms Swiss Emerald are outward facing, and have minibar, electronic safe, flat TV, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, shower and WC. 

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 ship's entrance hall, guest 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 staterroms 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 fleetmates and sisterships Swiss Sapphire (in 2017) and in 2018 - to MS Esprit and MS Treasures.

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