MS Charles Dickens
Experience enticing European river cruising onboard the MS Charles Dickens.
- Ship in Detail
- Deck Plans
Launched in 2015, the state-of-the-art, five-star MS Charles Dickens was specially commissioned and designed to Riviera Travel's exacting specifications and is without doubt one of the world’s finest river cruise ships. The ship carries just 140 passengers and with 35 crew; a 4:1 guest-to-staff ratio ensures excellent service levels. With many similar size vessels carrying 180 passengers or more, you will find the extra space - especially in the restaurant - very noticeable indeed.
Fully Air Conditioned
Food and Drink
balconyThe cabins are very tastefully appointed, featuring a wealth of mahogany, leather, marble and Italian soft furnishings, which blend together to create an ambience of true quality and elegance. In keeping with this theme, spacious marble bathrooms have a washbasin with plenty of space for cosmetics, a WC and a glazed shower with fittings by ‘Grohe’. Cabins on the upper and middle decks have “French Balconies” with full floor to ceiling glazed doors. These have another unique innovative feature – a first on any river cruise ship. The doors slide completely away against the ships side, effectively disappearing from view (excepting the safety barrier of course!), thus creating a true panoramic extension to your already large cabin area. From here you can enjoy the delights of fresh air and magnificent views whilst retaining your own privacy. At 15 square metres (161 square feet) cabins are spacious (amongst the largest on European rivers) and well appointed with hotel standard beds (not bunks or berths), safe, telephone, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities plus individually controlled air-conditioning. They have flat screen TV with satellite channels and also receive images from a bow-mounted camera, so you can see exactly where you are cruising from the comfort of your own bed! Two chairs and a small table are provided for your convenience plus an umbrella for those hopefully rare, showery days. Tasteful lighting, subtly changing in harmony with the time of day is again a unique feature, whilst high quality bathrobes and slippers add the final elegant touch.
outsideCabins on the lower deck are slightly smaller at 14 square metres (151 square feet), but feature the same amenities apart from one armchair and table and have smaller, fixed windows. Cabins for sole occupancy are available on this deck at no supplement (subject to availability).
suiteWhy not treat yourself to an upgrade? On the upper deck there are four unique deluxe suites of 22.8 square meters (245 square feet), featuring sliding glass doors leading to an outside balcony with table and chairs. With almost all the extra space being devoted to the living area, these suites represent exceptional comfort and luxury - taking your cruise to another level.
Year Entered Service 01/05/2012
Total Passengers 0
Total Crew 0
Total Decks 4
Total Lifts 1