MS Swiss Ruby

From the very first moment of your river cruise, as you're welcomed aboard by your highly trained crew, you'll know you're travelling in true four or five star luxury on your very own home from home, state-of-the-art floating hotel. You'll be on one of the most spacious, stylish, well-equipped cruise ships gracing the waterways of Europe and the wider world; the perfect setting for your river cruise.


Accomodation Types

MS Swiss Ruby features a two types of accommodation, all feature floor to ceiling French balconies with sliding windows, enabling you to enjoy the splendours of the surrounding scenery and the delightfully warm summer air from the privacy of your very own personal space.

Cabin (Ruby Deck)

Cabins on the Ruby (top) deck have French Balconies with full floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and as you would expect of a four-star superior vessel, they are extremely well appointed and all are outward facing with high quality fittings. Most importantly they feature hotel-style beds and a turn-down service operates during dinner. 

This, combined with high quality bed-linen, ensures a comfortable night’s sleep. A safe, hairdryer, flat-screen satellite TV are standard throughout and that essential – tea and coffee making facilities! The well equipped bathroom is extremely practical with a marble wash basin, fully glazed shower – not curtains, plus quality bathroom cosmetics, and of course, everything is air-conditioned. 

  • Sleeps 2
  • 129 sq. ft.

Cabin (Emerald Deck)

Cabins on the Emerald (lower) deck cabins have fixed windows and as you would expect of a four-star superior vessel, they are extremely well appointed, they all are outward facing with high quality fittings. Most importantly they feature hotel-style beds and a turn-down service operates during dinner. 

This, combined with high quality bed-linen, ensures a comfortable night’s sleep. A safe, hairdryer, flat-screen satellite TV are standard throughout and that essential – tea and coffee making facilities! The well equipped bathroom is extremely practical with a marble wash basin, fully glazed shower – not curtains, plus quality bathroom cosmetics, and of course, everything is air-conditioned.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 129 sq. ft.


Deck Plans

MS Swiss Ruby features a two types of accommodation, all feature floor to ceiling French balconies with sliding windows, enabling you to enjoy the splendours of the surrounding scenery and the delightfully warm summer air from the privacy of your very own personal space.

Ruby Deck (Top Deck)

  • Ruby Deck Cabins
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Emerald Deck (Lower Deck)

  • Emerald Deck Cabins


Dining

Sample the culinary delights of a superbly elegant restaurant where the ship’s outstanding chefs will amaze you with superb fine dining of the highest order, using freshly prepared seasonal produce to create the very best of European cuisine.

Restaurant

Experience complimentary · Cuisine classic

Located on the Emerald Deck, the ship’s restaurant has a pleasantly intimate feel: with elegant wood panelling, tasteful lighting and top quality service, this is every inch the classy dining experience to match that of first-class establishments onshore. To promote a relaxed dining experience, as on all our river cruises, you can sit with whoever and wherever you wish, with tables ranging in size from four to six so you can be as private or sociable as you wish. The restaurant serves buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner.


Entertainment

Relax in the lounge area where the ship’s designers have managed to create a really lovely, genteel atmosphere of understated elegance with a wide selection of comfortable seating. Where could be better to lose yourself in conversation with like-minded new friends, sip a coffee, perhaps play chess or bridge, or just relax whilst admiring the incredible scenery?

Lounge Bar

Located on the Ruby Deck, the elegant, carpeted lounge with extensive panoramic windows so you can fully appreciate the wonders of the magnificent passing scenery. The ship’s designers have managed to create a really lovely, genteel atmosphere of understated elegance and taste, using leather armchairs, different sized settees and deep pile carpets in superbly harmonious colours. With a real ‘professional’ behind the fully stocked bar, this is the perfect spot to while away the evenings with the gentle melodies of the resident pianist in the background, while you enjoy a glass of wine. 


Enrichment

For centuries people have travelled Europe’s mighty rivers to trade, explore and, sometimes, conquer. Steeped in history and culture, flowing through stunning scenery they form natural links connecting the continent’s greatest and most beautiful towns and cities, from the medieval to the modern.

Tours and Excursions

Riviera Travel cruise on the majestic Rhine and Danube - Europe’s essential arteries studded by atmospheric cities like Koblenz and Vienna. Standing guard, guests will see astonishing ‘fairytale’ castles whilst learning about mystical legends, historic strife and triumph. Plus there is the magical, meandering Moselle with its impossibly steep riverside vineyards and the lesser known, yet equally beautiful River Main, twisting through Germany’s rural heart. The Elbe, meandering though ‘Saxon Switzerland’, connects historic Berlin and baroque Dresden. In France, the Rhone flows majestically from almost the Burgundy vineyards to Avignon and Van Gogh’s Arles, in the heart of sun-kissed Provence. Finally there is the Seine, from iconic Paris through countryside beloved by impressionist painters to medieval Rouen and historic Bayeux. Guests will see it all.


Health & Fitness


Kids & Teens

Please note: MS Swiss Ruby does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.


Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

Riviera Travel's ships are not adapted for wheelchair access; if you are intending to take a wheelchair with you please contact the operator directly.

Due to popularity of river cruising when there is more than one ship in port the ships could be moored alongside each other. If the ship happens to be moored away from the landing pier disembarking could involve walking across gang planks and the sun deck of other ships.

River cruises operate with a smaller crew than ocean cruises and do not have the crew available to personally attend to passengers with reduced mobility therefore a travelling companion would need to be able to help with any physical needs.

The itinerary included with the river cruises involves shore excursions visiting places with cobbled streets which can be on an incline making navigation of these streets difficult for anyone with reduced mobility.

Cruising down the Rhine, Danube or any of the European rivers Riviera Travel offer gives you the opportunity to take in the spectacular scenery and there is a lot to enjoy from the comfort of the ship. If you can’t do many shore excursions, river cruising in Europe can still be very enjoyable and worthwhile. Please contact the operator with any concerns you may have.

Dress Code

There is no requirement to bring formal dress; smart/casual is acceptable for both day and evening as there is no dress code enforced. Men may wish to wear a jacket & tie for dinner. The Captain’s Dinner offers the opportunity to wear more special attire.

Special Requirements

If you have made a special request, Riviera Travel will do their utmost to see that your wishes are carried out. However, they cannot guarantee that your requests will be met.

Ship Facts
  • River Cruise Ship
  • Boutique Size
  • Luxury Style

  • Launched in 2002
  • Currency EUR
  • 86 Passangers
  • 23 Crew
  • 2 Decks
  • 44 Cabins

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