MS Switzerland

Current itinerary of MS Switzerland

MS Switzerland current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland. Prices start from USD 1451 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 26 Jun, 2020 and ends on 03 Jul, 2020.

Date / TimePort
26 Jun 15:30    Departing from Cologne, Koln, Germany hotels
26 Jun 18:30 - 27 Jun 06:00    Bonn, Germany
27 Jun    Loreley Rock, Rhine Gorge, Germany
27 Jun 14:30 - 22:30    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
28 Jun 07:00 - 13:00    Alken, Germany
28 Jun 19:30 - 29 Jun 06:00    Zell-Mosel, Germany
29 Jun 10:30 - 15:00    Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
29 Jun 18:00 - 30 Jun 04:00    Piesport-Mosel, Germany
30 Jun 09:00 - 22:00    Trier, Germany
01 Jul 11:00 - 21:30    Cochem, Germany
02 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Koblenz, Germany
02 Jul 20:30 - 03 Jul 05:00    Linz am Rhein, Germany
03 Jul 09:00    Arriving in Cologne, Koln, Germany hotels

Specifications of MS Switzerland

Year built1988  /  Age: 32
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderJ.H. van Eijk en Zn BV (Sliedrecht, Holland)
OwnerSelect Voyages
OperatorPhoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten
Speed8 kn / 15 kph / 9 mph
Length (LOA)100 m / 328 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers120
Crew26
Decks3
Cabins57
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2015
Sister-shipsMS Switzerland 2
Phoenix Reisen Coronavirus update

MS Switzerland Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1451
2020 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1563
2020 Jul 10 9 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1898
2020 Jul 19 9 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1898
2020 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1786
2020 Aug 04 8 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1451
2020 Aug 12 9 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1898
2020 Aug 21 9 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1898
2020 Aug 30 9 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1898
2020 Sep 08 6 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1228
2020 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1339
2020 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1339
2020 Sep 28 10 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne
2020 Oct 08 10 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1786
2020 Oct 18 5 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne
2020 Oct 23 5 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne
2021 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip Moselle with Switzerland Cologne $747
2021 Apr 06 5 days, round-trip Moselle with Switzerland Cologne $747
2021 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Moselle with Switzerland Cologne $747
2021 Sep 20 9 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1607
2021 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1060
2021 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Rhine with Switzerland Cologne $1060
2021 Oct 13 5 days, round-trip Moselle with Switzerland Cologne $747
2021 Oct 18 5 days, round-trip Moselle with Switzerland Cologne $747

MS Switzerland Review

Review of MS Switzerland

MS Switzerland cruise ship operates cruise tour itineraries on the rivers Neckar, Moselle, Danube, Main and Rhine. Departures are offered from Germany (Cologne and Nuremberg). The riverboat is chartered by the German travel company Phoenix Reisen (established 1973). Phoenix Reisen is a travel agency with ocean ship chartering business (since 1988) and river cruise shipping operations (since 1993).

MS Switzerland river cruise ship

The vessel was drydock reconstructed in 2003. The sistership is MS Switzerland 2 (built 1991).

Cabins

All MS Switzerland staterooms are outside, tastefully decorated and with comfortable furniture. Cabin windows are either floor-ceiling (opening to French Balcony) or partially opening (only their upper section). All cabins have two separate lower beds (convertible to double / when pushed together), wall-mounted reading lamps, individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom (washbasin, WC, shower, hairdryer), minibar (refrigerator stocked with beverages / at extra cost), flat TV (satellite reception, ship info channel, real-time bow camera views), phone (onboard calls only - Reception Desk, passenger cabins), alarm clock radio, daily newspaper, wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), several 220V power sockets, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) with chair or stool. The boat has 1 suite and 3 triple occupancy cabins.

Ship's cabin categories are:

  • Triple Outside with French bed (category A, on Emerald Deck) size 16 m2
  • Triple Outside with French Balcony (category B, on Ruby Deck) size 17 m2
  • Twin Outside, aft (category C, on Emerald Deck) size 11 m2
  • Twin Outside (category D, on Emerald Deck) size 11 m2
  • Twin Outside with French Balcony (category E, on Ruby Deck) size 11 m2
  • Single Outside (category F, on Emerald Deck) sizes 9-11 m2
  • Twin Outside with French Balcony (category G, on Ruby Deck, for single use) size 11 m2
  • Mini Suite Outside with French bed (category H, on Emerald Deck) size 18 m2.

Shipboard facilities

MS Switzerland has 3 passenger decks, complimentary Panorama Restaurant (5-star dining room, also accessible via stairlift through Ruby Deck), lobby area on Emerald Deck (ship entrances, 24-hour Reception Desk, Tour Office), Panorama Salon-Bar (main lounge with dance floor), Boutique Shop (selling souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, toiletries, sweets), Library (reading lounge with books, DVDs, puzzles, board games), Sauna Room, Sun Deck (with retractable awning, 4-seat tables, deckchairs and sun loungers). Laundry service, wireless (WLAN) connections and Internet are available at extra cost. Onboard language is German. Smoking is permitted only at the designated area on Sun Deck.

A stairlift connects decks Ruby and Sun, as well as the Restaurant (Emerald Deck) with the Lounge (Ruby Deck). Two staircases (forward and aft) connect all decks.

Dining on the boat is complimentary and with fixed/assigned seating. Dining options include buffet breakfasts and waiter served 4-course lunches and dinners with European cuisine specialities. Desserts with coffee are served afterwards. The main course for dinner must be selected at noon, from an a la carte menu. All meals are served in common table times. Dishes for special diets (gluten-free, lactose-free, diabetics, etc) are provided upon request. Special dietary requirements, food allergies and intolerances must be notified in advance. The wait staff is well trained, friendly and attentive.

Afternoon tea, coffee and midnight snacks are also complimentary. Beers, house wines, soft drinks (mineral water, juices, cola, lemonade), tea and coffee are complimentary and offered daily between 8 am and 12-midnight. The traditional formal events Captain's Reception and Captain's Dinner are both with festive menus and gourmet specialities.

Onboard entertainment (in the Salon-Bar lounge) includes live performances (by a solo instrumentalist), crew show, playing cards and popular board games, evening dance parties with live music. Shore excursions are well organized and offered at additional cost in every port of call along the cruise tour itinerary. At each stop are complimentary provided maps and tour guide explanations.

Tipping is not compulsory but recommended (EUR 4-5 pp per day). For any onboard purchases or services, payments can be made in cash, via credit cards (VISA, MasterCard) or Girocard (connecting all German banks and ATMs).

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