MS nickoSPIRIT

MS nickoSPIRIT last position

MS nickoSPIRIT last location was at Europe Inland (coordinates 49.91833 N / 7.07166 E) cruising en route to REMICH. The AIS position was reported 7 hours ago.

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Current itinerary of MS nickoSPIRIT

MS nickoSPIRIT current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Rhine. The itinerary starts on 21 Jul, 2024 and ends on 28 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
21 Jul 17:00    Departing from Cologne, Koln, Germany North Rhine-Westphalia hotels
22 Jul 07:00 - 13:00    Treis-Karden, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
23 Jul 04:30 - 11:45    Trier, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
23 Jul 19:00 - 24 Jul 20:00    Remich, Luxembourg
25 Jul 05:00 - 16:30    Bernkastel-Kues, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
26 Jul 06:30 - 13:00    Koblenz, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
26 Jul 19:00 - 27 Jul 15:00    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany Hesse
28 Jul 00:30    Arriving in Cologne, Koln, Germany North Rhine-Westphalia hotels

Specifications of MS nickoSPIRIT

Year of build2020  /  Age: 4
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Passengers170
Crew38
Decks4
Cabins85
Decks with cabins3
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorNicko River Cruises, Select Voyages

MS nickoSPIRIT Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Jul 01 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Jul 18 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Aug 04 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $853
2024 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1728
2024 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1836
2024 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1188
2024 Aug 28 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1836
2024 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Sep 14 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $820
2024 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1728
2024 Sep 24 9 days, one-way from Cologne to Passau Cologne $1566
2024 Oct 03 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $809
2024 Oct 08 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1134
2024 Oct 13 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $809
2024 Oct 18 9 days, one-way from Passau to Cologne Passau $1296
2024 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1566
2024 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2024 Nov 28 1 day, round-trip Rhine Cologne $355
2024 Nov 29 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $636
2024 Dec 08 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $755
2024 Dec 11 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $539
2024 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $928
2024 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2025 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1188
2025 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1080
2025 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1188
2025 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1188
2025 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1296
2025 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1296
2025 May 13 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1026
2025 May 18 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1026
2025 May 23 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1026
2025 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Jun 13 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $647
2025 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Jun 30 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $593
2025 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Jul 17 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $593
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Aug 03 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $593
2025 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1512
2025 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Aug 27 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $593
2025 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1350
2025 Sep 13 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $593
2025 Oct 02 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $863
2025 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $863
2025 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $863
2025 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1080
2025 Nov 30 5 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $593
2025 Dec 05 5 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $593
2025 Dec 10 5 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $593
2025 Dec 15 5 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $593
2025 Dec 20 6 days, one-way from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne Frankfurt am Main $853
2025 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1382

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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