MS Thurgau Silence Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Thurgau Silence
|Year built||2006 / Age : 14|
|Builder||Neptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)|
|Owner||Reiseburo Mittelthurgau AG|
|Operator||Thurgau Travel, Phoenix Reisen|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||MS Bellevue|
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Review of MS Thurgau Silence
MS Thurgau Silence cruise ship ("MS Bellevue" when chartered by Phoenix Reisen) is an almost noise- and vibration-free riverboat due to its separate machine and passenger areas. Itineraries are along the rivers Danube and Rhine, with round-trip departures from Basel (Rhine) and Passau (Danube).
The ship's comfortable and stylish staterooms are equally sized at 13 m2 (140 ft2). All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, flat TV, radio, phone, safe, en-suite bathroom (shower and WC). In the standard staterooms, a bed can be folded to the wall during the day, while the other bed becomes a cosy sofa. Superior cabins offer a double bed. Middle and Upper deck cabins are with French balconies.
Facilities on board include Panorama Restaurant, Panorama Lounge with its own bar, souvenir shop, wellness area (sauna, exercise bikes), outdoor sun deck area with awning, windscreen elements, deck chairs, chairs and tables. Thurgau Silence also offers free WLAN availability. The ship is non-smoking. Smoking is only allowed in designated outdoor areas.
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MS Thurgau Silence (ENI number 09948013) belongs to the TwinCruiser boat type, in which passenger sections are structurally separated from the drive unit. TwinCruiser-class riverboats have two separate hulls linked to each other by clutches. The advantage of such separating is that the transmission of vibrations and noises can be mostly avoided.
The Switzerland-flagged vessel Thurgau Silence (inaugurated on April 26, 2006, as MS Bellevue) is powered by two MTU marine diesel engines (model 12V-4000 M60) with total power output 1,6 MW. The engine builder MTU Friedrichshafen is subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems and among the world's largest manufacturers of diesel engines and propulsion systems. MTU produces diesel engines for ships (passenger and cargo vessels), heavy vehicles, military vehicles and trains in the power range 20 kW to 10 MW (up to 13410 HP output) and also sells Mercedes-Benz engines for industrial applications and gas turbines.
The ship's propulsion system is based on two 4-wing Veth rudder propellers plus one bow thruster (Jastram Azimuth Jet). Onboard energy supply is provided by three diesel generator sets (310 kVA, model Cummins KT-1150-G).
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