MS nickoSPIRIT current position

MS nickoSPIRIT current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 51.20579 N / 6.73129 E) cruising at speed of 10.2 kn (19 kph/ 12 mph) en route to AMSTERDAM. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS nickoSPIRIT

MS nickoSPIRIT current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Rhine. The itinerary starts on 04 Jul, 2022 and ends on 11 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
04 Jul 17:00    Departing from Frankfurt am Main, Germany Hesse hotels
05 Jul 08:00 - 14:00    Cologne, Koln, Germany North Rhine-Westphalia
06 Jul 09:00 - 07 Jul 08:00    Amsterdam, Netherlands North Holland
07 Jul 13:30 - 08 Jul 05:00    Enkhuizen, Netherlands North Holland
08 Jul 09:00 - 12:00    Kampen, Netherlands Overijssel
08 Jul 16:30 - 09 Jul 06:00    Deventer, Netherlands Overijssel
09 Jul 08:00 - 10:00    Zutphen, Netherlands Gelderland
10 Jul 15:00 - 19:00    Koblenz, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
11 Jul 09:00    Arriving in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Hesse hotels

Specifications of MS nickoSPIRIT

Year built2020  /  Age: 2
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Decks with cabins3
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorNicko River Cruises, Select Voyages

MS nickoSPIRIT Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $848
2022 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main
2022 Jul 11 10 days, round-trip Main Frankfurt am Main $1030
2022 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1188
2022 Jul 28 10 days, round-trip Main Frankfurt am Main $2122
2022 Aug 07 10 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $2061
2022 Aug 17 8 days, one-way from Frankfurt am Main to Passau Frankfurt am Main $1576
2022 Aug 25 8 days, one-way from Passau to Frankfurt am Main Passau $1576
2022 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main
2022 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main
2022 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main
2022 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1333
2022 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1188
2022 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1212
2022 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1090
2022 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1139
2022 Nov 29 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $411
2022 Dec 02 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $472
2022 Dec 05 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $423
2022 Dec 11 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2022 Dec 17 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $411
2022 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $726
2022 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1455

MS nickoSPIRIT Review

Review of MS nickoSPIRIT

The 2020-built/2021-inaugurated MS nickoSPIRIT cruise ship is owned by Scylla AG (based in Baar, Switzerland) and operated under charter by the Stuttgart-based cruisetour company Nicko Tours (fully-owned subsidiary of Mystic Invest Portugal). The riverboat is also chartered to Select Voyages (Switzerland-based travel agency).

MS nickoSPIRIT cruises on Rhine and Main rivers, with roundtrip departures from homeports Frankfurt am Main and Koln/Cologne. Itineraries varry between 3-6-7-8-10-days (4-7-8-9-11-nights) and visit major river port cities in Germany, Holland (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nijmegen) and Luxemburg (Remich).

MS nickoSPIRIT river cruise ship

The vessel is Switzerland-flagged (MMSI number 269057749).

Decks and Cabins

MS nickoSPIRIT ship has 4 passenger decks and a total of 85 staterooms for 170 passengers. All cabins are outside, equally-sized (14 m2 / 150 ft2) and equipped with 1 double bed (convertible to 2 twins/lower single beds), deluxe bedding (linens, pillows, duvets), bedside tables, wall-mounted reading lamps, large mirror, wardrobe, writing desk with armchair, en-suite bathroom (glass-wall shower, WC-toilet, mirrored washbasin/single-sink vanity), hairdryer, HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system), phone (intercom / onboard connections only), individually controlled air-conditioning.

Main Deck cabins are each with a non-opening window (quarter-height) located near the ceiling. All Middle and Upper deck cabins are French Balcony staterooms each with a floor-ceiling window (the upper half section is lowerable) opening to a railing (false balcony).

One Lift (passenger elevator) connects all cabin decks, Staircases connect all decks. A Stairlift connects Upper Deck (deck 3) to Sundeck (deck 4).

WiFi and Laundry services cost extra (available for a fee).

Shipboard facilities and amenities

MS nickoSPIRIT ship has 4 passenger-accessible decks, all interconnected via indoor stairs, and the cabin decks are interconnected with an Atrium Lift.

Main Deck (deck 1) houses most staff and crew cabins, the riverboat's machinery room (propulsion/engines/diesel generators), midship Wellness complex (Spa Treatment Room for massages, Relax Room with relaxation beds, Gym, Sauna Room, Jacuzzi /indoor whirlpool hot tub) and passenger cabins (all with non-opening windows).

Middle Deck (deck 2) houses the Restaurant (complimentary dining room with full-seating capacity and open-seating arrangments), adjacent Galley (kitchen and storage rooms), Lobby Hall (Reception Desk, Tours Desk/Cruise Director's Office). The Reception provides 24-hour guest services and assistance. Tour Office is where the ship's Cruise Director can be found, and also provides excursions information and booking services. The midship Atrium (lower level on deck 2) is with a transparent glass ceiling and a grand staircase. Sliding doors (portside and starboard) open to smoking-allowed areas. Middle Deck (deck 2) is the boarding deck with two ship entrances (for passenger embarkation-debarkation).

MS nickoSPIRIT cruise ship restaurant

The Restaurant is with waiter service and open-seating arrangements. Breakfast and Lunch are buffet-style, Dinners are 3-course and waiter-served. The Dining Room is spacious and with floor-ceiling windows, mainly 2-seat and 4-seats tables. Amenities include luxury table linens, quality china, cutlery, glassware. Menu options include hot and cold appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, fresh-baked cookies and desserts. Passengers are allowed to tour the Galley and see the food preparation process.

On Upper Deck (deck 3) forward is Panorama Salon - the ship's Bar Lounge (indoor observation lounge) with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating, its own Bar, Library (reading corner), Tea & Coffee Corner (24-hour complimentary beverages and snacks). Entertainment options include watching movies, activities by the cruise company's onboard enrichment program (lectures and multimedia presentations on the current itinerary's shore excursions/tours, region's culture and history, port talks and discussions, themed activities (like food and wine tastings, guest artists' performances, etc).

MS nickoSPIRIT cruise ship bar lounge

From Panorama Lounge is accessed a glass-walled Terrace - Observation Deck (Winter Garden) with outdoor seating and wind-protected by a glass shield. In the glass-floored Atrium (upper level) is the Boutique Shop. Aft is the boat's second Restaurant (Steakhouse/Bistro & Bar) that provides specialty dining with al-la-carte priced menus. The aft Restaurant has floor-ceiling windows and a small seating capacity, so dinner reservations are required.

On Sun Deck (deck 4) are the Navigation Bridge (Wheelhouse), an adjacent Outdoor Lounge (with seating and bar service from Panorama Salon), a large outdoor relaxation area (enclosed by metal railings) with comfortable deckchairs, sun loungers, 4-seat tables, shaded sitting areas (4 retractable awnings), deck games area (Giant Chess Set).

The cruise company offers optional shore excursions (not included in cruisetour fares) in each of the visited ports. Land tours include sightseeing tours, city walks, cycling tours, bus travel to nearby tourist destinations. On all guided shore excursions are provided complimentary portable audio headsets.

MS nickoSPIRIT river cruise deals are inclusive of all onboard meals (breakfast buffet, waiter-served lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee with cake, midnight snacks), Welcome Cocktail party, Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner, onboard entertainment, ship tour, port taxes. Cruisetour deals don't include flights, transfers, excursions, insurance, gratuities, beverages, personal expenses.

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Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number 02338870) was done at the 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 ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).


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