MS Swiss Jewel Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Swiss Jewel
|Year built||2009 / Age : 11|
|Builder||Vahali Shipyards (Belgrade, Serbia)|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||110 m / 361 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||Swiss Emerald, Swiss Sapphire, MS Esprit, MS Treasures|
|Former names||MS Thurgau Prestige|
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Review of MS Swiss Jewel
MS Swiss Jewel cruise ship joined Scylla Cruises in 2009. Riverboat's sisterships are the fleetmates Swiss Emerald,Swiss Sapphire, Esprit and Treasures. The vessel (ENI number 07001906) is owned by Scylla AG and operated by its subsidiary company Scylla Cruises. The boat is named "Thurgau Prestige" when chartered to Thurgau Travel (Switzerland-based cruise company/travel agency).
Currently, the shipowner Scylla AG charters Swiss Jewel (as Thurgau Prestige / rebranded) to the Switzerland-based cruise travel company Thurgau Travel.
One mini-suite and 11 double cabins are located on Emerald Deck. Ruby Deck has 30 double cabins and 2 mini-suites. Diamond Deck has 14 suites and 4 mini-suites. All cabins are outside and offer as standard / complimentary amenities flat TV, electronic safe box (in the closet), minibar, air conditioning, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom (shower, WC, single-sink vanity).
All cabins on Ruby Deck and Diamond Deck are with French balconies.
The 361-feet Jewel 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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Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Belgrade Serbia. The 1923-founded Dutch shipbuilding company (Scheepswerf En Machinefabriek Vahali BV) owns and operates yards in Serbia (Belgrade, and Zasavica) and in Holland (Gendt). Vahali Shipyard Zasavica was officially opened in 2013. Following the construction in Serbia, the cruise ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).
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