MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy current position

MS Thomas Hardy current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 48.58780 N / 13.39369 E) cruising en route to DUSSELDORF. The AIS position was reported 42 seconds ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy current cruise is 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy. Prices start from USD 679 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 01 Dec, 2021 and ends on 06 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
01 Dec - 02 Dec    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
03 Dec    Bratislava, Slovakia
04 Dec    Vienna, Wien, Austria
05 Dec - 06 Dec    Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels

Specifications of MS Thomas Hardy

Year built2016  /  Age: 5
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorRiviera Travel UK
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers176
Crew44
Decks4
Cabins88
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsEmily Bronte, Robert Burns, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth, Lord Tennyson

MS Thomas Hardy Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Dec 01 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $679
2021 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $879
2021 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $629
2022 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest
2022 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1719
2022 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1619
2022 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1529
2022 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1629
2022 May 05 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2022 May 12 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2022 May 19 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1839
2022 May 26 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3399
2022 Jun 09 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3399
2022 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3399
2022 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1989
2022 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1889
2022 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2022 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2022 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2022 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2022 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2022 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1839
2022 Sep 01 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3509
2022 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2159
2022 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2159
2022 Sep 29 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3299
2022 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1629
2022 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1469
2022 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1369
2022 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest
2022 Dec 01 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $729
2022 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $669
2022 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $669
2022 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip The Danubes Imperial Cities Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $619
2023 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1319
2023 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1419
2023 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1529
2023 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1629
2023 May 04 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 May 11 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 May 18 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1839
2023 May 25 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3399
2023 Jun 08 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3399
2023 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3399
2023 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1839
2023 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1739
2023 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1839
2023 Aug 31 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3509
2023 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2159
2023 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2159
2023 Sep 28 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3199
2023 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1629
2023 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1469
2023 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1369

MS Thomas Hardy Review

Review of MS Thomas Hardy

The 2016-built MS Thomas Hardy cruise ship is operated under charter by the UK cruise tour company Riviera Travel on itineraries along Rhine, Danube, and Moselle rivers. Sisterships are Emily Bronte (2017), Oscar Wilde (2017), Robert Burns (2018), William Wordsworth (2019), Geoffrey Chaucer (2020), Lord Tennyson (2021). The riverboat is owned by the Swiss company Scylla Cruises.

MS Thomas Hardy river cruise ship

Shipboard dining and entertainment options

The riverboat features an elegant Lobby (entrance hall on Diamond / Upper Deck) with Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information, purser services), Travel Desk (tours and excursions information, onboard cruise booking) and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall, passengers walk into a stylish Bar Lounge with bow location, floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating, and full-service Bar.

Aft on Diamond Deck is the Bistro - Lido Restaurant, an alternative to the Dining Room Restaurant. The Bistro is served by its own Bar and also doubles as Library. It has an outdoor terrace and open kitchen. Here are served early Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner. In good weather, the floor-ceiling window doors are fully opened onto the terrace for al fresco dining. Bistro's dining is complimentary, but dinners require reservations due to the restaurant's small capacity  (10 tables with 2 or 4 seats). Ship's Dining Room Restaurant (on Ruby / Middle Deck) provides single-seating capacity buffet Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner.

On Emerald / Lower Deck is the ship's Wellness Centre consisting of Beauty Salon (hairdresser and barber services, nail studio), Fitness (Gym Room) and Spa (treatment room for massages). All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and accessed via lift (passenger elevator) and wrought-iron staircase.

Sun Deck provides Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf (Putting Green), Retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), aft Pool Deck (Splash Pool, Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), full bar service. The fore-located Navigation Bridge (called "Wheelhouse" on riverboats) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).

Cabins

Like the sisterships, Thomas Hardy staterooms (a total of 88) are designed for 169 passengers (regarding single-occupancy cabins, max capacity is 176). Most cabins are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exceptions are Emerald Deck cabins, which are with one fixed window (non-opening, quarter-height) located close to the ceiling.

  • All passenger staterooms as standard amenities offer hotel twin beds (convertible to double), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, towels, bath toiletries, large mirror), 40-inch flat HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar, tea-coffee making facility, glass-top round table with 2 armchairs, mirrored dressing table with pouf chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box, hairdryer, phone, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
  • All cabin bathrooms are with marble tops, glass showers (large rain shower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without a single supplement, subject to availability).
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites (on Diamond Deck) additionally offer (as bonus amenities) larger interior space, step-out balcony (furnished with table and 2 chairs, can be used for al fresco dining), premium cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Riviera Travel river cruise deals are inclusive of all onboard meals, stateroom, 24-hour Coffee Station (with light snacks), onboard entertainment and enrichment programming, return train travel (optional flights), luxury bus transfers, walking tours, shipboard Wi-Fi (throughout/in cabins and all public spaces).

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MS Thomas Hardy Wiki

The ship is named after Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) - English poet and novelist, well-known for his critics of the Victorian British society and the decline of Britain's rural population. The vessel is powered by two Cat-3508 marine diesel engines (Caterpillar), which are V8, 4-stroke engines with individual weight 4309 kg, lube oil volume 227 L, power output 574 kW (combined/ship total 1,15 MW). The propulsion is based on two fixed pitch propellers (stern) and one bow thruster (azimuthing/azipod).

Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number 07002048) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, 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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6 days, round-trip from Budapest, Hungary
Departure date: 06 Dec 2018
Cruise number 52 Riviera River Cruises - MS Thomas Hardy 6th December - 11th December 2018 Cabin number : 218.- midship , Deck 2 - Balcony Cabin Total pax : 169 , Crew : 44: Decks :5 Cruise for 5 nights - see map Budapest / overnight Budapest / Bratislava / Vienna / Vienna overnight...

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