MS nickoSPIRIT

MS nickoSPIRIT current position

MS nickoSPIRIT current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 51.56022 N / 6.68665 E) cruising at speed of 11.5 kn (21 kph/ 13 mph) en route to AMSTERDAM. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS nickoSPIRIT

MS nickoSPIRIT current cruise is 3 days, round-trip Rhine. Prices start from USD 644 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 02 Dec, 2022 and ends on 05 Dec, 2022.

Date / TimePort
02 Dec 16:00    Departing from Cologne, Koln, Germany North Rhine-Westphalia hotels
03 Dec 08:00 - 23:30    Amsterdam, Netherlands North Holland
04 Dec 08:00 - 14:30    Nijmegen, Netherlands Gelderland
05 Dec 08:00    Arriving in Cologne, Koln, Germany North Rhine-Westphalia 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
Passengers170
Crew38
Decks4
Cabins85
Decks with cabins3
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorNicko River Cruises, Select Voyages

MS nickoSPIRIT Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Dec 02 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $644
2022 Dec 05 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $227
2022 Dec 08 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2022 Dec 11 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2022 Dec 14 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2022 Dec 17 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $316
2022 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2022 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2023 Mar 25 1 day, round-trip Main Frankfurt am Main $296
2023 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $892
2023 Apr 02 8 days, one-way from Frankfurt am Main to Passau Frankfurt am Main $1031
2023 Apr 10 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $609
2023 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $609
2023 Apr 20 8 days, one-way from Passau to Frankfurt am Main Passau $882
2023 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1140
2023 May 05 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1140
2023 May 12 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1140
2023 May 19 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1140
2023 May 26 10 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1765
2023 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1368
2023 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1239
2023 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main
2023 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1239
2023 Jul 03 10 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1666
2023 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1140
2023 Jul 20 10 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1666
2023 Jul 30 8 days, one-way from Frankfurt am Main to Passau Frankfurt am Main $1388
2023 Aug 07 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $842
2023 Aug 12 5 days, round-trip Danube Passau $842
2023 Aug 17 8 days, one-way from Passau to Frankfurt am Main Passau $1388
2023 Aug 25 10 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1765
2023 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1239
2023 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1239
2023 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1140
2023 Sep 25 10 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1834
2023 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1041
2023 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1041
2023 Oct 19 10 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $1487
2023 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Rhine Frankfurt am Main $892
2023 Nov 28 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $336
2023 Dec 01 1 day, round-trip Rhine Cologne $296
2023 Dec 02 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $415
2023 Dec 05 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $376
2023 Dec 08 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $376
2023 Dec 11 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $415
2023 Dec 14 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $376
2023 Dec 17 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $336
2023 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $693
2023 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1140

MS nickoSPIRIT Review

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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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