Why cruise on this ship?
For their journey along the Elbe we have chartered the delightful, 80 passenger MV Frederic Chopin which was launched in 2002 in Germany. With its moderate draft, the vessel is ideally suited to navigate rivers and canals in virtually the whole of Europe. Public areas are spacious and elegantly decorated. The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and serves both delicious regional and international cuisines, whilst the salon with its resident pianist is a superb way to end your evening with a night-cap from the ship’s bar.
Meals are taken in the Frederic Chopin’s single sitting Panorama restaurant on the vessel’s Main Deck. The restaurant seats all passengers in an open seat arrangement and food reflects the flavours of the region, with speciality dishes being served and the onboard team taking great pride in producing flavourful dishes. Mornings feature a full buffet breakfast whilst lunches are part served and part buffet and dinners are served and will likely include a choice of fresh fish and meats. Vegetarian dishes are of course available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Complimentary wine, beers and soft drinks are included at lunch and dinner and afternoon tea is served daily.
The boutique vessel is comfortable with a convivial, elegant and informal atmosphere onboard. The friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will provide you with information on the next day’s activities and expert English speaking guides will accompany you on the included excursions. In addition you will be accompanied by a Guest Speaker who will provide entertaining and informative talks.
The staff onboard offer friendly and efficient service and ensure a warm welcome and enjoyable cruise. During your cruise there will be the opportunity to tour the ship’s Bridge, attend Russian language classes and lectures on Russian history and tradition. There is also nightly entertainment.
Health and fitness
Health/Fitness facilities include the Princess Spa and a fitness centre
Kids and teens
Please note: There are no children's facilities onboard.
The comfortable cabins measure approximately 12 square metres (the two deluxe cabins are larger and measure 13 square metres) and the single cabins measure approximately 9 square metres. All cabins feature an en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, television, telephone, hairdryer, minibar and a safe. Cabins on the Upper Deck are equipped with large floor to ceiling panorama windows that open on to a French balcony, whereas cabins on the Main Deck have windows that cannot be opened. Double/Twin bedded cabins are either furnished with a double bed with two mattresses, or with one sofa bed and one separate fixed single bed, so twin and/or double cabin requests can be accommodated subject to availability. Deluxe cabin 201 is equipped with one sofa bed and a fixed, single bed, whereas deluxe cabin 202 is equipped with a double bed with two mattresses. All single cabins are equipped with one fixed sofa bed.