Specifications of MS VIVA Two
|Year built||2022 new ship|
|Builder||Vahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Decks with cabins||3|
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Review of MS VIVA Two
The 2022-built MS VIVA Two cruise ship is currently under construction and scheduled for inauguration in November 2022. The riverboat is owned by the Swiss company Scylla AG (shipowner) and chartered to its German subsidiary company and travel brand VIVA Cruises (fleet).
Also in 2022 (April) started operations the sistership VIVA One (on Rhine River). VIVA Two cruises on Danube River. VIVA One and VIVA Two are the first newbuilds ordered specifically for the new VIVA brand.
Decks and Cabins
MS VIVA Two ship has 4 passenger decks and a total of 95 staterooms for 190 passengers. All cabins are outside and most are sized 14 m2 (150 ft2). All staterooms are equipped with double beds (convertible to twins/lower single beds), deluxe bedding (linens, pillows, duvets), bedside tables, wall-mounted reading lamps, wardrobe, mirrored vanity table/writing desk with chair, sofa chair (near the window), full bathroom (glass-wall shower, WC-toilet, LED mirrored washbasin/on-top sink vanity, RITUALS bath products), hairdryer, smart HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system), minibar (complimentary), phone (intercom / onboard connections only), electronic safe box (in the closet), individually controlled air-conditioning.
Deck 1 (Emerald) cabins are with 2x non-opening windows (quarter-height) located near the ceiling. All Deck 2 (Ruby) and Deck 3 (Diamond) cabins are French Balcony staterooms (with floor-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a railing/false balcony). The boat has 8x Suites (with midship location on Deck 3) which are also with French balconies but larger-sized (24 m2 / 260 ft2).
One Lift (midship passenger elevator) interconnects all cabin decks, Staircases connect all decks. A Stairlift connects decks 3 and 4 (Sundeck).
WiFi is complimentary and with shipwide coverage. Laundry services cost extra (available for a fee).
Shipboard facilities and amenities
The riverboat VIVA Two offers three dining options (2x complimentary, 1x at surcharge): Riverside Restaurant (fore-located Dining Room on Deck 2), Viva's Bistro (aft-located restaurant and bar lounge on Deck 3) and Moments Restaurant (forward on Deck 1/at surcharge per person, reservations are required).
Riverside Restaurant is with single-seating capacity, an open-seating arrangement and flexible dining times, while Viva's Bistro requires dinner reservations. The Dining Room's menu includes both local dishes (itinerary-based on visited countries) and international cuisine specialties. Viva's Bistro is an alternative (to Riverside) restaurant serving lunch and dinner (including themed buffets) and operated as a bar lounge during the day. The Bistro has a small terrace (wraparound balcony) with stern views. From Viva's Bistro (via two outdoor staircases) is accessed the Sundeck's pool area (Jacuzzi).
On Diamond Deck is the boat's Lobby area with two entrances (portside and starboard), Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance), Travel Desk (Tour Office for VIVA's Cruise Director, excursions information and booking), Boutique (Gift Shop).
The riverboat's wellness complex is on Emerald Deck (deck 1) and consists of Fitness (Gym Room), Hair Salon (nail salon, hairdresser/barber services), Spa (Massage Room), Sauna Room (infrared), Steam Bath.
On Sun Deck are located the Wheelhouse (Navigation Bridge), 5x retractable Awnings (shaded seating areas with loungers and deckchairs), fore-located Alfresco Lounge (full bar service from the Panorama Lounge below) and aft-located games area (with Putting Green Mini-Golf) and Jacuzzi (spa pool and showers). Near the Wheelhouse are stored electric bikes available for rent (complimentary/limited number).
The fore-located on Ruby Deck Bar Lounge (Panorama) has floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (tables, sofas, armchairs), dance floor, grand piano (for live performances in the afternoons and evenings) and is served by its own Bar. Onboard entertainment includes daily live music performances (by a resident pianist), cooking demonstrations, quiz games, bingo, crew show, themed dance nights, enrichment lectures and media presentations (related to the cruisetour itinerary's destinations, ports, excursions).
From Panorama Bar is accessed the bow-located Lido Terrace - an outdoor lounge (with limited seating) which is wind-protected (by a wraparound glass wall). Two stairways from the Terrace connect directly to the Alfresco Lounge (on Sun Deck above).
Riverside Restaurant (Ruby Deck) and Panorama Lounge (Diamond Deck) are interconnected via an interior Grand Staircase (open-floor design).
All public spaces (wellness, dining, lounge, lobby) are with floor-ceiling windows and unobstructed views.
MS VIVA Two cruises on Danube River, with itineraries 5-8-days in length. The ship's principal homeport is Passau Germany. On ship-relocation voyages is transited the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.
Signature itineraries include:
- 5-day "Kurzreise Donau" (Short Trip to the Danube) visits Vienna/Wien, Melk, Linz.
- 8-day "Donau Weihnachtszauber" (Danube Christmas Magic) and "Donau Neujahrsreise" (Danube New Year's Cruise) visit Slovakia (Bratislava), Hungary (Budapest) and Austria (Vienna/Wien, Grein, Linz).
- 8-day "Donau mal anders" (Danube with a Difference) visits Melk, Bratislava, Durnstein, Linz, Regensburg Germany.
- 8-day "Klassische Donau" (Classic Danube) visits Melk, Vienna/Wien, Budapest, Bratislava, Linz.
- 12-day "Donau Katarakten" (Danube Cataracts) visits Bratislava, Belgrade Serbia, Budapest, Vienna/Wien, Melk.
- 16-day "Malerisches Donau Delta" (Picturesque Danube Delta) visits Bratislava, Romania (Giurgiu, Oltenita), Budapest, Vienna/Wien, Melk.
The 2019-established company VIVA Cruises offers optional shore excursions (not included in the fares) in each of the visited ports. Land tours include sightseeing tours, city walks, cycling tours (complimentary electric bikes), bus travel to nearby tourist destinations. On all guided shore excursions are provided complimentary portable audio headsets.
MS VIVA One river cruise deals are inclusive of all onboard meals (breakfast buffet, waiter-served lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee with pastries, midnight snacks, 24-hour coffee-tea station), cabin minibar drinks and snacks, ship bar beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including premium brands), Welcome Cocktail party, Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner, onboard entertainment, gratuities, RITUALS brand cosmetics, river locks and port taxes, tour guide and headsets (on all land excursions), wellness (Gym, Sauna, Steam Bath, Sundeck Whirlpool). Cruisetour deals don't include flights, transfers, excursions, insurance, gratuities, beverages, personal expenses.
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The vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number tba) was done at 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 ships are towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).
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