MS William Shakespeare

MS William Shakespeare Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS William Shakespeare

Year built2014  /  Age : 4
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderBijlsma Shipyard (Lemmer, Holland)
OwnerSelect Voyages
OperatorRiviera Travel
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11.45 m / 38 ft
Passengers152
Crew35
Decks4
Cabins77
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsCharles Dickens

Current itinerary of MS William Shakespeare

MS William Shakespeare current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne. Prices start from USD 2698 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
20 Sep      Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Basel, Zurich, Switzerland(Overnight)   
22 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
23 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
23 Sep     Rhine River   
24 Sep     Speyer, Germany   
25 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
25 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
26 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
27 Sep      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   

Review of MS William Shakespeare

MS William Shakespeare cruise ship (built 2014) is sistership to MS Charles Dickens (2015) and operated under charter by the UK cruisetour company Riviera Travel on 7-night itineraries on Rhine River. The riverboat is owned by the Swiss company Scylla Cruises. The 3 cabin decks are named after Shakespeare's most famous characters - Romeo, Othello and Hamlet.

MS William Shakespeare river cruise ship

Shipboard amenities

The riverboat features spacious Lobby (entrance hall on Upper Deck) with Tour-Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information, purser services, tours and excusrions information, onboard cruise booking), Library and Boutique Shop. From the entrance hall is accessed the fore-located Bar Lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortanle seating and full-service Bar.

Aft on Upper Deck is the Bar Bistro - Lido Restaurant alternative to the Dining Room Restaurant. The Bistro is served by its own Bar and has an outdoor terrace. Here are served early Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner. In good weather, its floor-ceiling window doors are fully opened onto the terrace for al fresco dining. Bistro's dining is complimentary, but dinners require reservations due to restaurant's small capacity (24 seats). Ship's Dining Room Restaurant (on Middle Deck) provides single-seating capacity for buffet Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner.

On Lower Deck is the ship's Wellness Centre consisting of Hair Salon (hairdresser and barber services, nail studio), Fitness (Gym Room) and Sauna Room. All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and accessed via lift and staircase.

Sun Deck provides aft deckgames area (Giant Chess Set, Mini Golf / Putting Green), retractable Awnings (shaded seating area), forward Pool Deck (Jacuzzi, sunbathing area with loungers and deckchairs), open-air lounge with 4-seat tables and full bar service. The fore-located Navigation Bridge (called "Wheelhouse" on riverboats) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).

Cabins

Most William Shakespeare staterooms are with wall-to-wall and floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing (French Balcony). Only exeptions are Lower Deck cabins, which are with one fixed window (non-opening, quarter-height) located close to the ceiling.

  • All passenger staterooms as standard amenities offer hotel twin beds (convertible to double), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, towels, bath toiletries, large mirror), 40-inch flat HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar, tea-coffee making facility, glass-top round table with 2 armchairs, mirrored dressing table with pouf chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box, hairdryer, phone, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
  • All cabin bathrooms are with marble tops, glass showers (large rainshower heads) and brand bath cosmetics (by Crabtree and Evelyn).
  • Some staterooms are available for single occupancy booking (without single supplement, subject to availability).
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites (on Diamond Deck) additionally offer (as bonus amenities) larger interior space, step-out balcony (furnished with table and 2 chairs, can be used for al fresco dining), premium cotton bathrobes and slippers.

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MS William Shakespeare Itineraries

The below listed MS William Shakespeare cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 31 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2018 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2018 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2018 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2324
2018 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2248
2018 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2024
2018 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip The Blue Danube Budapest$2024
2018 Jul 19 14 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest Cologne$3988
2018 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2294
2018 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2248
2018 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle Cologne$2218
2018 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg Cologne$2368
2018 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne$2398
2018 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle Cologne$2728
2018 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2624
2018 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel$2698
2018 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle Cologne$2398
2019 Apr 08 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$1874
2019 Apr 15 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$1948
2019 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$1948
2019 Apr 29 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2098
2019 May 06 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2248
2019 May 13 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2248
2019 May 20 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2248
2019 May 27 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2398
2019 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2698
2019 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2698
2019 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2698
2019 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2698
2019 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2548
2019 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2398
2019 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2248
2019 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2174
2019 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2174
2019 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2174
2019 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2174
2019 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2174
2019 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2174
2019 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2848
2019 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2848
2019 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2848
2019 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2848
2019 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2698
2019 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2398
2019 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2174
2019 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2024
2019 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$1798