MS Thurgau Ultra Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Thurgau Ultra
|Year built||2008 / Age : 10|
|Builder||Neptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)|
|Speed||8 kn / 15 kph / 9 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Passengers||52 - 106|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||TUI Queen, Premicon Queen|
Review of MS Thurgau Ultra
MS Thurgau Ultra is a river cruise ship of the upscale deluxe class. This large riverboat is particularly quiet due to the so-called "twincruiser" technology, where passenger and machine areas are separated. The ship operates on Rhine and Danube. Cruise itineraries offer departures, respectively, from Passau and Basel, and from Nuremberg and Budapest.
As staterooms, the ship offers almost exclusively suites with plenty of space for each passenger. All cabins are comfortable and stylish, equipped with air conditioning, flat TV, radio, hairdryer, phone, shower and WC. There is also a safe and minibar in all cabins on the middle and upper decks. Passenger accommodations are sized between 12 m2 / 129 ft2 (single cabin) and 30 m2 / 323 ft2 (queen suite). Single cabins and the mini-suites on the main deck feature a non-opening window. Junior and Deluxe suites are located on the middle and upper decks and have a panoramic window that opens to the ground (French balcony). Queen Suites on the upper deck boast separate living and sleeping areas, as well as a walk-in balcony with two armchairs and table.
The ship's dining room is spacious and seats all guests in a single open seating arrangement. It offers panoramic views and is originally fashioned in wooden furnishings and artwork. There is buffet-style breakfast, whereas lunch and dinner are waiter-served and offer a fusion of western and Asian cuisine. Vegetarian dishes are always offered and a fresh salad bar is arranged at lunch. Complimentary coffee and tea are available from 6:00 a.m. on the sun deck throughout the day. Local mineral water is provided daily in all cabins. Additional bottles are provided on request. Soft drinks, wine, beer and alcoholic drinks are not included in the cruise fare but available as an addition.
Thurgau Ultra's outdoor sun deck is equipped with comfortable reclining chairs, a self service coffee and tea counter, and a bar from where travelers can watch the passing, ever changing landscapes. The sundeck also has a covered observation area. There is a library onboard with a selection of English books. The small boutique shop sells a collection of local (hand-made) souvenirs, handicrafts, post cards, a limited selection of toiletries.
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