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MS Charles Dickens

This exceptional, state-of-the-art, five-star ship was specially commissioned and designed to exacting standards. In partnership with Veka group, one of Europe's most experienced and respected luxury ship builders, have created a stunning and innovative vessel. Constructed to the highest technical specifications and incorporating the very latest safety systems, you can relax in the knowledge that your cruise will be comfortable and secure. Constructed using the finest materials, from tropical hardwoods and polished brass to wrought iron and thick wool carpets, the MS Charles Dickens is invitingly luxurious in every way, so step on board!

    • 2015

    • Built Year
    • 140

    • Crew
    • 35

    • Pax Capacity
    • 4

    • Suites

Sailings

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Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Dec 08, 2020RivieraMS Charles DickensCologneCologne5$1,409
Dec 12, 2020RivieraMS Charles DickensCologneCologne5$1,359
Dec 16, 2020RivieraMS Charles DickensCologneCologne5$769

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2015
  • Passenger Capacity: 35
  • Normal Crew Size: 140
  • Staterooms: 75
  • Suites: 4

Dining

Quality dining is an integral part of your river cruise experience - Riviera ships take this to the highest five-star levels with superb cuisine prepared by a dedicated brigade of chefs.

Start the morning with a delicious breakfast. Take a stroll on the Sun Deck and enjoy early risers' tea or coffee with your freshly baked pastries. A heartier option is the full breakfast buffet, a sumptuous affair with more than 60 hot and cold options, as well as a popular omelet station for eggs just the way you like them. If you prefer a more relaxed morning, have continental breakfast served in your cabin as you watch riverside life drift gently by.

A very comprehensive lunch buffet allows a selection of as little or as much as you wish from a most appetizing selection. Don't forget to leave some room for afternoon tea and the chef's special patisserie - it’s just too tempting to even attempt to ignore.

The day's culinary highlight is the splendid four-course dinner: entrée, soup, main and dessert, all in the elegant ambiance of a first-class restaurant. Carefully designed menus include international classics, along with dishes that reflect the regions we pass, with hand-picked selections from local markets. In addition, the Captain proudly hosts his excellent 'Gala Dinner' featuring specialties of the countries and regions through which you've journeyed.

Age Restrictions

Riviera river cruises are unable to accommodate children under 12 years old at the date of departure. Riviera reserve the right to limit the number of children on any particular trip. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor's parent, a "Parental Consent Guardianship Form" must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.

Tipping

Tips are not charged at a set percentage and are not included in the holiday cost, as Riviera river cruises understand that giving a gratuity should be entirely at your discretion. As a guideline it is recommended giving €5-10 per person per day should you feel that is appropriate. Usually, an envelope is left in your cabin on the final evening, for you to drop off at reception if you choose to, the following morning.

Cabins

Category Nickleby Deck (lower)
Square Footage: 151

Category Nickleby Deck (lower)

Furnished and appointed to the same high standards as the cabins on higher decks, these cabins are slightly smaller at 14 square metres (151 square feet), have one armchair and table and smaller fixed windows, hotel-style beds twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, wardrobe, desk, safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning and flat-screen TV plus beautifully appointed bathroom with complimentary bathrobes and slippers. Cabins for sole occupancy are available on this deck at no supplement (subject to availability). Located on the Nickleby Deck (lower).




Category Copperfield Deck (middle)
Square Footage: 161

Category Copperfield Deck (middle)

At 15 square meters (161 square feet) cabins are spacious and amongst the largest on European rivers. Beautifully furnished using a wealth of mahogany, leather, marble and Italian fabrics and well-appointed with hotel-style twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, two chairs and a table, wardrobe, desk, safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning and flat-screen TV with satellite channels which also receive images from a bow-mounted camera so you can see exactly where you are cruising from the comfort of your own bed! The sparkling marble bathroom with fully glazed shower is both elegant and spacious. Full floor to ceiling sliding glass doors - which slide back against the ship’s side creating a French Balcony and a true panoramic extension, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent river views from the privacy and comfort of your cabin. Cozy bathrobes and slippers add the final elegant touch. Located on the Copperfield Deck (middle).




Category Oliver Twist Deck (upper)
Square Footage: 161

Category Oliver Twist Deck (upper)

At 15 square meters (161 square feet) cabins are spacious and amongst the largest on European rivers. Beautifully furnished using a wealth of mahogany, leather, marble and Italian fabrics and well-appointed with hotel-style twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, two chairs and a table, wardrobe, desk, safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning and flat-screen TV with satellite channels which also receive images from a bow-mounted camera so you can see exactly where you are cruising from the comfort of your own bed! The sparkling marble bathroom with fully glazed shower is both elegant and spacious. Full floor to ceiling sliding glass doors - which slide back against the ship's side creating a French Balcony and a true panoramic extension, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent river views from the privacy and comfort of your cabin. Cozy bathrobes and slippers add the final elegant touch. Located on the Oliver Twist Deck (upper).




Category Oliver Twist Deck (upper) Deluxe Balcony Suite
Square Footage: 245

Category Oliver Twist Deck (upper) Deluxe Balcony Suite

Why not treat yourself and upgrade to one of the four Deluxe Balcony Suites available on the Upper Deck. At 22.8 square meters (245 square feet), where most of the extra space is devoted to the living area, these cabins feel exceptionally airy and with full floor to ceiling glass doors which open on to a small balcony with table and chairs, you can really take your cruise to another level. With hotel-style beds twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, luxury bathroom with fully glazed shower, sofa and chair, table, desk, wardrobe, safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, individually-controlled air-conditioning and flat-screen TV, bathrobes and slippers, relax in the most sumptuous surroundings - you will feel thoroughly spoilt! Located on the Oliver Twist Deck (upper).




Life on Board

Recreation

Restaurant

Main restaurant serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner. Located on the Copperfield Deck.

Recreation

Panorama Lounge & Bar

The panoramic observation lounge, with wonderful views through floor to ceiling windows, a gentle dance on the purpose-designed dance floor or enjoy a quiet read in the peaceful Lido Bar at the rear of the ship. Located on the Oliver Twist Deck.


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