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ms Douce France

Former name: Douce France 2

ms Douce France Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Douce France

Year built1997  /  Age : 22
Flag state France
BuilderMeuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
OwnerCroisiEurope
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)111 m / 364 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage1500 gt
Passengers116
Crew20
Decks3
Cabins62
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesDouce France 2

Current itinerary / position of ms Douce France

ms Douce France current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel. Prices start from USD 1184 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Sep, 2019 and ends on 15 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
09 Sep 18:00    Departing from Amsterdam, Holland hotels
10 Sep 20:00 - 20:00    Amsterdam, Holland
11 Sep 06:00 - 18:00    Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
11 Sep 13:00 - 18:00    Xanten, Germany
11 Sep 19:30    Dusseldorf, Germany
12 Sep 03:00 - 03:00    Dusseldorf, Germany
12 Sep 08:00 - 18:00    Cologne, Koln, Germany
12 Sep 13:00 - 18:00    Konigswinter, Germany
12 Sep 18:30    Koblenz, Germany
13 Sep 06:30 - 06:30    Koblenz, Germany
13 Sep 14:00 - 18:00    Mainz, Germany
13 Sep 18:30 - 18:00    Worms, Germany
14 Sep 09:00 - 18:00    Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France
15 Sep 06:00    Arriving in Basel, Zurich, Switzerland hotels

Review of ms Douce France

MS Douce France ship cruises on Rhine river (in Germany and Holland) departing from Strasbourg (France) on round-trip itineraries, and also on one-ways leaving from Antwerp (Belgium) and from Amsterdam (Holland).

Note: In 2017, the boat was drydock refurbished and upgraded and in June renamed to "MS Douce France II". During the vessel reconstruction, its cabins were reduced from 79 to 62. Ship's passenger capacity was also reduced - from 160 to 116.

MS Douce France cruise ship

Cabins

MS Douce France has a total of 62 passenger cabins (equally sized at 108 ft2 / 10 m2), including 2 suites, 4 single cabins, 55 double cabins, 1 handicap. Before 2017 staterooms included 1 suite, 4 triple and 2 single. Main Deck staterooms are with Porthole windows (non-opening). Upper Deck cabins have large Picture Windows (also non-opening). As for amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cubicle), flat TV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, electronic safe, individual air-conditioning.

Shipboard facilities

The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room (Douce France Restaurant), sundeck relaxation area (with shaded seating, loungers, and deckchairs), gift shop, library, also complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi Internet usage. The provided by CroisiEurope gourmet dining options on the ship, along with the organized tours with themed food and wine tasting events allow Douce France's guests to sample the local traditional cuisine and fine European wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

  • MS Douce France cruises in Europe (on Moselle-Main-Rhine rivers) with 4 to 7 days long itineraries that visit small towns and cities in Germany, Holland, and Switzerland.
  • France Christmas Market river cruises in Strasbourg are offered during the December Holidays. The itinerary has a duration of 3-days and includes inner-city Strasbourg canal cruising with both touring and Christmas shopping options.

MS Douce France cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative of CroisiEurope cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Douce France cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers, and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises on the Rhine are price-inclusive of all beverages (coffee, tea, juices, soda drinks, also wine and beer at lunches and dinners), but tours and excursions ashore are optional and cost extra.

ms Douce France wiki

The CroisiEurope cruise company is family owned and based in Strasbourg, France. Established in 1976, this premium line operates all aspects of its cruises: from the vessel building (design and construction) to cuisine and hotel services. CroisiEurope is among Europe's largest cruise line companies.

CroisiEurope river cruise deals are inclusive of soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer with lunch and dinner (year-round). The line offers deals inclusive of unlimited drinks during Europe's high season (April through October) each year. However, unlike most river cruise lines, CroisiEurope charges its guests additionally for shore excursions.

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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ms Douce France Itineraries

The below listed ms Douce France cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope 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
2019 Aug 24 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1508
2019 Sep 01 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1607
2019 Sep 09 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1184
2019 Sep 15 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1607
2019 Oct 01 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1607
2019 Oct 09 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1184
2019 Oct 23 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Kehl-Strasbourg Amsterdam $899
2019 Nov 30 3 days, round-trip Christmas markets in Alsace (port-to-port) Kehl-Strasbourg $423
2019 Dec 03 3 days, round-trip Christmas in Alsace and show at the Royal Palace (port-to-port) Kehl-Strasbourg $468
2019 Dec 09 3 days, round-trip Christmas markets in Alsace (port-to-port) Kehl-Strasbourg $423
2019 Dec 12 3 days, round-trip Christmas markets in Alsace (port-to-port) Kehl-Strasbourg $423
2019 Dec 15 3 days, round-trip Christmas markets in Alsace (port-to-port) Kehl-Strasbourg $423
2020 Mar 29 5 days, one-way from Kehl-Strasbourg to Amsterdam Kehl-Strasbourg $819
2020 Apr 03 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1368
2020 Apr 11 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1368
2020 May 05 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1211
2020 May 11 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1643
2020 May 27 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1643
2020 Jun 04 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1643
2020 Jun 12 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1643
2020 Jun 20 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1211
2020 Jul 04 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1539
2020 Jul 12 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1539
2020 Jul 20 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1539
2020 Jul 28 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1539
2020 Aug 13 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1539
2020 Aug 29 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1539
2020 Sep 06 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1211
2020 Sep 12 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1643
2020 Oct 22 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Kehl-Strasbourg Amsterdam $923

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