MS VistaClassica

MS VistaClassica Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS VistaClassica

Year built1990  /  Age : 28
Flag state Germany
BuilderBaars BV (Sliedrecht, Holland)
OwnerClassica River Cruises GmbH
Operator1avista Reisen
Speed8 kn / 15 kph / 9 mph
Length (LOA)107 m / 351 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesUrsula III, MS Heinrich Heine

Review of MS VistaClassica

MS VistaClassica cruise ship was launched in 1990 and until 2017 (as "MS Heinrich Heine") was owned by Union Group (Bulgaria) and operated by its subsidiary company Dunav Tours (Ruse Bulgaria). Until 2018, the riverboat was often chartered by the German cruise travel agencies Phoenix Reisen and Nicko Cruises.

The cruise ship Heinrich Heine was purchased in 2017 by Classica River Cruises GmbH (Basel-based cruise shipping company). Currently, under the 1avista Reisen charter, the ship cruises on Rhine and Moselle rivers, targeting predominately German travelers.

MS Heinrich Heine cruise ship

Ship's main restaurant serves buffet breakfast, 4-course lunch and 5-course dinner. Drinks (draft beer, house wine, soft drinks / lemonade, soda, juices, mineral water, tea, coffee) are included in ticket prices. The ship has a comfortable main lounge and bar, small library, sauna, solarium (sundeck area) and indoor pool. Sun Deck features pool deck (swimming pool, sunbathing area, with fitness area with outdoor gym equipment), shaded seating area (deckchairs, loungers), Giant Chess Board and quoits-playn area (on the partially covered sundeck). Cabin decks are connected via stairs and 1 lift (passenger elevator), also giving access to the restaurant.  Boat's staff is well-trained and friendly. The main onboard language is German.


The ship has 55 cabins on 2 decks. All staterooms are outside and equally-sized (12 m2 / 130 ft2). Standard cabin amenites include flat TV, radio, phone, individual air-conditioning, wardrobe, electronic safe (in the closet), mini-bar, en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, wash basin, hairdryer).

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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