MS Charles Dickens
Launched in 2015, this exceptional, state-of-the-art, five-star ship was specially commissioned and designed to our exacting standards. In partnership with Veka group, one of Europe's most experienced and respected luxury ship builders, we have created a stunning and innovative vessel of which we are extremely proud. 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!
High quality dining is an integral part of any river cruise experience, as exemplified aboard MS Charles Dickens. Guests will find five-star dishes awaiting in the two restaurants onboard, prepared by a team of dedicated and highly professional chefs, all served up by an attentive waitstaff.
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.
The Sun Deck is the hub for entertainment onboard. The forward viewing area is perfect for watching the historic riverside villages, steep vine-clad valley sides and other scenic wonders glide serenely by. It's well equipped with plenty of comfortable outdoor chairs and sun-loungers, deck games including shuffleboard and giant chess, a small splash pool where you can cool off, and a full bar service. Sometimes barbecues are held here too, weather dependent of course - a great way to meet new people over a glass of wine.
Then, as the evening progresses into darkness, subtle lighting evolves down on the Upper Deck, through colour and intensity accompanied by gentle piano background music, creating a very special ambience. However should you prefer a good book to read you can always visit the library, which, with its leather-effect wall linings, offers a genteel environment reminiscent of the golden age of cruising.
Health & Fitness
Descending to the lower deck, guests will find the small but well equipped fitness suite available for the energetic, whilst others may choose to plump for an invigorating sauna or massage treatment*.
There is also a hairdresser so you can always look your best*.
*Small additional fee required
Kid & Teens
Please note: MS Charles Dickens does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.
Useful to Know
For guidance on the amount, Riviera Travel suggest between €5 and €10 per person per day. At your discretion they also recommend tipping your local guides and drivers at the end of each tour, for which you can use the following guidelines:
- Local guides €2 per person, per day
- Drivers €1 per person, per day
Should you also wish to give a gratuity to your Riviera Cruise Director and Tour Manager, this is also at your discretion.