MS Swiss Sapphire

MS Swiss Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Swiss Sapphire

Year built2008  /  Age : 10
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
Passengers98
Crew36
Decks4
Cabins49
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsSwiss Emerald, Swiss Jewel, MS Esprit, MS Treasures

Current itinerary of MS Swiss Sapphire

MS Swiss Sapphire current cruise is 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London. Prices start from USD 8468 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 18 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
18 Sep      Departing from Paris, France   
19 Sep     Paris, France   
20 Sep     Paris, France   
21 Sep     Auvers-sur-Oise, France   
22 Sep     Giverny, France   
23 Sep     Rouen, France   
24 Sep     Honfleur, France   
25 Sep     Le Havre, Paris, France   
26 Sep     Les Andelys, France   
27 Sep      Arriving in Paris, France   

Review of MS Swiss Sapphire

MS Swiss Sapphire joined the fleet of Tauck World Discovery in 2008. Currently, the vessel is operated by Scylla Cruises, representing the Switzerland-headquartered passenger shipping company SCYLLA AG. Swiss Sapphire boasts modern amenities and extras, just like her sister ships Swiss Emerald, Swiss Jewel, ms Esprit and ms Treasures

All cabins on Swiss Sapphire are outside facing and most feature French balconies. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, L'Occitane toiletries, cushy bathrobes. Wi-Fi is complimentary, available from bow to stern. A light Italian meal, an alternative dining option, is available nightly in ship's Lido Bar with 180-degree retractable glass wall. 

The itineraries vary from ones on the Rhine, to sailings along the Main and Danube. MS Swiss Sapphire never leaves Europe and covers many of the steady river routes, like Strasbourg to Prague, or Amsterdam to Brussels, with opportunities to explore idyllic villages, as well as metropolitan cities, with the group or on your own. On some itineraries, passengers can borrow bicycles to ride along the river and meet up with the boat at the next call port. Between tour-packed port days, there are lectures, shore tours, and cocktail parties.

MS Swiss Sapphire

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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 Emerald (in 2017) and in 2018 - to MS Esprit and MS Treasures.

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MS Swiss Sapphire Itineraries

The below listed MS Swiss Sapphire cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scylla Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 30 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$9682
2018 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$8572
2018 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$5818
2018 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6758
2018 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$5818
2018 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6758
2018 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$5818
2018 Jun 29 5 days, round-trip Family Fun along the Seine: Paris to Normandy Paris$4838
2018 Jul 04 5 days, round-trip Family Fun along the Seine: Paris to Normandy Paris$4838
2018 Jul 09 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$8092
2018 Jul 18 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$8092
2018 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$4798
2018 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6142
2018 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$4798
2018 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6142
2018 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$4798
2018 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6142
2018 Aug 17 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$8288
2018 Aug 26 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$8542
2018 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$7072
2018 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6118
2018 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$7072
2018 Sep 18 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$8468
2018 Sep 27 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$8542
2018 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6758
2018 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$5818
2018 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$6562
2018 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$5624
2018 Oct 20 9 days, round-trip Cruising the Seine plus Versailles,Paris & London Paris$9892
2018 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$5828
2018 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Rendezvous on the Seine Paris$4888