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Why cruise on this ship?

The five-star MS George Eliot – named after one of the leading English novelists of the 19th century – is 110 metres of fine Swiss engineering and craftsmanship. As with all Riviera Travel cruise ships, MS George Eliot was built to the highest specifications and strict safety regulations by Scylla AG, world-renowned builders of the most modern cruisers in Europe.

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Reviews for MS George Eliot

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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5

MS George Eliot Customer Reviews

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By Steve on 16/05/2022

Well organised throughout. Food on board superb.

Dining

There is a main restaurant and a bistro on board the MS George Eliot.

Main Restaurant

The spacious main restaurant on the Ruby Deck offers an intimate yet relaxed fine dining experience with informal free seating. Guests are spoilt for choice with a hearty range of buffets at breakfast and lunch, and sumptuous four-course dinners executed with silver service.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies

Bistro

The Bistro is on the Diamond Deck, with panoramic windows and al fresco seating, serving early-bird breakfast, light lunch and dinner

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

Entertaining

Observation lounge and bar on the Diamond Deck with panoramic windows for breathtaking views.

Sun Deck with shaded sitting area plus comfortable outdoor chairs and sun loungers.

Panoramic Observation Lounge & Bar

The lobby, observation lounge and bar, bistro and boutique are located on the Diamond Deck.

At the heart of the ship is the elegant panoramic observation lounge, where guests can enjoy marvellous views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Take a seat on a leather armchair or modern settee, while the charming bar staff prepares your drink. During the evenings, the ship pianist entertains with a relaxing repertoire.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

The Terrace

Perhaps escape to the bistro at the rear of the ship and enjoy a quiet read on the terrace. Should you have any queries, stop by the reception desk in the lobby, or let a crew member at the travel desk help you with your travel arrangements.

Features

  • Bar

The Sun Deck

Crowning MS George Eliot is the sun deck, the ideal spot for taking in unhindered river views. There is a shaded seating area with plenty of comfortable outdoor chairs and sun loungers, as well as deck games such as giant chess. Cool off in the splash pool and enjoy a full bar service.

Features

  • Sun Deck

Enrichment

On our river cruises we love to take you right into the heart of each town or city you visit along the way, and during your cruise local guides will offer a variety of guided walking tours, panoramic coach tours and/or visits to museums and local cultural favourites such as a wine tasting in Burgundy and a train journey through the Swiss mountains. You will have a good mix of touring and free time to learn about the history and the little quirks of each place, with plenty of time to explore at your own leisure. Please check the itinerary of the cruise for more specific details.

Health and fitness

There is a Wellness Centre on board MS George Eliot, located on the Emerald Deck.

Wellness Centre

The wellness centre and hair salon are located on the Emerald Deck. The wellness centre features a spa, which guests can reserve for private use to take a sauna or unwind in the steam room. Book an appointment at the hairdresser’s, which offers manicures and pedicures for a small additional fee.

Features

  • Wellness

Sun Deck & Splash Pool

Crowning MS George Eliot is the Sun Deck, the ideal spot for taking in unhindered river views. There is a shaded seating area with plenty of comfortable outdoor chairs and sun loungers, as well as a putting green and splash pool.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Golf
  • Wellness

Kids and teens

There are no children's facilities on board.

Accommodation

There are 70 luxuriously appointed suites and cabins, which all feature an en-suite bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone and facilities for making tea and coffee. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the s

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Deluxe Balcony Cabin

For the ultimate in space and river cruise luxury, the spacious Deluxe Balcony Suite offers a generous living area with chairs and table, plus soft cotton bathrobes and slippers. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that open out on to a small balcony with a table for two.

There are four Deluxe Balcony Suites on the Diamond Deck (upper deck).

Size: 23.5 sq.m / 253 sq.ft.

Indulge in the luxury of Riviera Plus when you stay in an upper deck cabin or suite. In your well-appointed cabin, you’ll find a smart handset* with maps, translator and currency converter, unlimited internet use, L’Occitane en Provence toiletries, a bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival, a platter of fresh seasonal fruits during the cruise and an aperitif each evening, with our compliments. *Smart handsets will be available on 2022 holiday departures.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Superior Suite

Superior Suites on the Diamond and Ruby Decks benefit from a generous living area, plus floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open up to create a French balcony for guests to enjoy panoramic river views.

There are two Superior Suites on the Diamond Deck (upper deck).

There are two Superior Suites the Ruby Deck (middle deck).

Superior Suites on the Emerald Deck benefit from a generous living area and smaller fixed windows.

There are two Superior Suites the Emerald Deck (lower deck).

Indulge in the luxury of Riviera Plus when you stay in an upper deck cabin or suite. In your well-appointed cabin, you’ll find a smart handset* with maps, translator and currency converter, unlimited internet use, L’Occitane en Provence toiletries, a bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival, a platter of fresh seasonal fruits during the cruise and an aperitif each evening, with our compliments. *Smart handsets will be available on 2022 holiday departures.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Standard Cabin

Standard Cabins on the Diamond and Ruby Decks feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide away to create a French balcony to enjoy panoramic river views.

There are 22 Standard Cabins on the Diamond Deck (upper deck).

There are 28 Standard Cabins on the Ruby Deck (middle deck).

Standard Cabins on the Emerald Deck have smaller fixed windows – some are available for sole occupancy with no supplement.

There are 10 Standard Cabins on the Emerald Deck (lower deck).

Indulge in the luxury of Riviera Plus when you stay in an upper deck cabin or suite. In your well-appointed cabin, you’ll find a smart handset* with maps, translator and currency converter, unlimited internet use, L’Occitane en Provence toiletries, a bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival, a platter of fresh seasonal fruits during the cruise and an aperitif each evening, with our compliments. *Smart handsets will be available on 2022 holiday departures.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Diamond Deck

  • Bistro
  • Travel Desk
  • Reception
  • Shop
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Diamond Deck Cabin
  • Deluxe Balcony Suite
  • Superior Suite
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Ruby Deck

  • Restaurant
  • Ruby Deck Cabin
  • Superior Suite
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Emerald Deck

  • Wellness Centre
  • Emerald Deck Cabin
  • Superior Suite