MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy current position

MS Thomas Hardy current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 49.01955 N / 12.10916 E) cruising en route to FRANKFURT AM MAIN. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy. Prices start from USD 1549 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 11 Jul, 2020 and ends on 18 Jul, 2020.

Date / TimePort
11 Jul - 12 Jul    Departing from Vienna, Austria hotels
13 Jul    Melk, Austria
14 Jul    Passau, Germany
15 Jul    Regensburg, Germany
16 Jul    Linz, Austria
17 Jul - 18 Jul    Arriving in Vienna, Austria hotels

Specifications of MS Thomas Hardy

Year built2016  /  Age: 4
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
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MS Thomas Hardy Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1849
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1649
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1549
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1549
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1649
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1549
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1249
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1299
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1549
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1749
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1949
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1949
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1949
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1699
2021 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna
2021 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1299
2021 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1399
2021 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1549
2021 Apr 30 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2649
2021 May 14 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2949
2021 May 28 14 days, round-trip Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $3049
2021 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1949
2021 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1949
2021 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1749
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1649
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1649
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1649
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1649
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Vienna, Bohemia Treasures of the Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Vienna $1599
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1849
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2049
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2049
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $2049
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1949
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1749
2021 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy Budapest $1649

MS Thomas Hardy Review

Review of MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy cruise ship (2016-built) 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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