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MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Thomas Hardy

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorRiviera Travel
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Passengers169
Crew44
Decks4
Cabins86
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsEmily Bronte, Robert Burns, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth

Current itinerary / position of MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy. Prices start from USD 3349 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Sep, 2019 and ends on 23 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
09 Sep    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
10 Sep    Kalocsa, Hungary
11 Sep    Belgrade, Serbia
12 Sep    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
13 Sep    Nikopol, Bulgaria
14 Sep    Bucharest, Romania
15 Sep    Tulcea, Romania
16 Sep    Constanta, Romania
17 Sep    Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
18 Sep    Vidin, Bulgaria
19 Sep    Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir, Serbia
20 Sep    Novi Sad, Serbia
21 Sep    Vukovar, Croatia
22 Sep    Budapest, Hungary
23 Sep    Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels

Review of MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy cruise ship (built 2016) 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). 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 has a total of 86 cabins for up to 169 passengers. 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.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

MS Thomas Hardy - user reviews and comments

MS Thomas Hardy Itineraries

The below listed MS Thomas Hardy 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
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1689
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1969
2019 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3349
2019 Sep 23 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3589
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1689
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1199
2019 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest
2019 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest
2019 Dec 01 5 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest
2019 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $949
2019 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $899
2019 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $849
2020 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest
2020 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1449
2020 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1549
2020 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1399
2020 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1499
2020 May 01 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2899
2020 May 15 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2899
2020 May 29 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2999
2020 Jun 12 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2999
2020 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1799
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1799
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1999
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1999
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1999

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