MS VIVA Treasures

Former name: MS Treasures

MS VIVA Treasures current position

MS VIVA Treasures current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 49.01980 N / 12.10808 E) cruising en route to BUDAPEST. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MS VIVA Treasures

Year built2011  /  Age: 11
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Belgrade, Serbia)
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsSwiss Emerald, Swiss Jewel, Swiss Sapphire, MS Esprit
Former namesMS Treasures
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorVIVA Cruises

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VIVA Treasures/MS Treasures ship cruises on the European rivers Rhine, Main and Danube. Riverboat's itinerary program includes the beautiful port cities Bratislava, Budapest, Koblenz, Passau, Nuremberg, Vienna. The riverboat's sisterships are Swiss Emerald, Swiss Sapphire, Swiss Jewel and Esprit. Currently, the shipowner Scylla AG charters Swiss Sapphire to the US cruise travel company Tauck Tours.

MS Treasures cruise ship

Renamed "VIVA Treasures", since 2021 the riverboat is full-time chartered to VIVA Cruises (Scylla-owned subsidiary and travel brand) - together with the fleetmates MS Inspire and Swiss Diamond. For VIVA Cruises, in summer 2021 both boats (Treasures and Inspire) offer 4-night river cruise itineraries visiting Wertheim and Wurzburg (on Main River) and Kehl-Strasbourg via Mannheim (on Rhine River). VIVA Cruises' Danube River itineraries visit the capital cities Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna. Both ships are priced from EUR 500 / GBP 440 pp (4-night voyage, double-occupancy cabin rates).

VIVA Cruises deals are all-inclusive, with ticket price-included snacks, in-cabin minibar, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, Rituals (beauty products), gratuities.


The top deck of ms Treasures consists solely of 30-m2-suites and has therefore 4 times more junior suites (19 m2) and suites than other European river cruise ship normally have. All staterooms are outward-facing and are fitted iPod-docking-station, with a flat-screen TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, WC and shower.

Shipboard facilities

Amenities onboard ms Treasures include an open-seating dining room with flexible dining times and always available vegetarian choices; an alternate dining venue lighter breakfasts and classic dishes at lunch and dinner; al fresco dining on ship's Sun Deck, weather permitting. In Category 7 suites American breakfast room service is also available. Complimentary snacks are served between 10 AM and midnight. Complimentary beverages include beer, regional wine, and premium spirits, as well as specialty coffee, soft drinks, and water.

Onboard entertainment consists of piano music nightly, enrichment lectures, in-room movies, local entertainment, and culinary demos. Passengers benefit from the complimentary Internet. The Sun Deck offers a putting green and jacuzzi. MS Treasures has a Fitness center and massages' studio. Bicycles are available for use ashore.

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In March-April 2018, the Treasures riverboat was drydock refitted and refurbished. Its passenger capacity was reduced from 118 to 98 (17% reduction) and the staterooms number was decreased from 59 to 49. The ship's reconstruction created larger public areas and bigger passenger cabins. The most extensive changes were done on Ruby (middle) Deck, where the 30x cabins (sized 14 m2 / 150 ft2) were replaced by 20x cabins (sized 21 m2 / 225 ft2). The ship already had 14x suites (sized 28 m2 / 300 ft2). Following the 2018 drydock, nearly 70% of all staterooms are 21 m2. On Diamond (upper) Deck "The Bistro" restaurant was renamed "Arthur's" and upgraded with its own galley (kitchen) and dedicated chef.

The same deckplan changes were done to the fleet mates and sisterships MS Esprit (in 2018) and in 2017 - to Swiss Emerald and Swiss Sapphire.

Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Belgrade 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).

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.

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