MS Swiss Sapphire

MS Swiss Sapphire last position

MS Swiss Sapphire last location was at Europe Inland (coordinates 48.93799 N / 2.25038 E) cruising en route to FRCLDVN285BUAA100141. The AIS position was reported 2 days ago.

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Specifications of MS Swiss Sapphire

Year built2008  /  Age: 14
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Passengers104
Crew36
Decks4
Cabins49
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsSwiss Emerald, Swiss Jewel, MS Esprit, MS Treasures
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorTauck River Cruises

MS Swiss Sapphire Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $8931
2022 Sep 25 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Impressions from the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $5900
2022 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6831
2022 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $7435
2022 Oct 29 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Impressions from the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $6456
2023 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $5293
2023 Apr 11 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Impressions from the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $4891
2023 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6290
2023 May 07 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6688
2023 May 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Impressions from the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $5999
2023 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6683
2023 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6694
2023 Jun 28 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Family Fun Along the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $4894
2023 Jul 05 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Family Fun Along the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $4685
2023 Jul 12 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Family Fun Along the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $4692
2023 Jul 19 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Family Fun Along the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $4692
2023 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6488
2023 Aug 12 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Impressions from the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $5281
2023 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6691
2023 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $7297
2023 Sep 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Impressions from the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $6183
2023 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $6883
2023 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Rendezvous on the Seine Cruise Paris City $5983
2023 Oct 28 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Impressions from the Seine Paris to Normandy Cruise Paris City $4983

MS Swiss Sapphire Review

Review of MS Swiss Sapphire

MS Swiss Sapphire ship joined the Scylla Cruises fleet in 2008. The brand is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Switzerland-based passenger shipping company SCYLLA AG. The riverboat Swiss Sapphire (ENI number 07001856) is Switzerland-flagged and has as sisterships the fleetmates Swiss Emerald, Swiss Jewel, Esprit and Treasures. Currently, the shipowner Scylla AG charters Swiss Sapphire to Tauck Tours (USA-based travel company/agency).

MS Swiss Sapphire cruise ship

The itineraries are on the European rivers Rhine, Main and Danube, with departures from homeports Kehl-Strasbourg, Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels. On some itineraries, passengers can use the ship's complimentary bicycles to ride along the river and meet up with the boat at the next call port. Between tour-packed port days, onboard are provided enrichment lectures, crew show, themed dance parties, playing bingo, quizzes, cards, board games.

Shipboard facilities

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. 

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

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