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MS Jane Austen

Why cruise on this ship?

How can one adequately sum up the wonderfully elegant five-star MS Jane Austen? Launched in 2015 and built to the most exacting standards, how can we describe this extraordinary vessel that’s truly one of the finest ships of its type afloat anywhere in the world?

Quite simply, every single aspect and element is designed to the highest possible specification and our own exacting standards to bring you the very best and most enjoyable river cruising experience, in the most luxurious comfort.

We have worked tirelessly with our Swiss partner Scylla AG, one of the world’s most experienced luxury rivership builders with a pedigree stretching back over nearly 40 years, to design the perfect vessel, with virtually no expense spared.

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Dining

High quality dining is an integral part of any river cruise experience, as exemplified aboard MS Jane Austen. 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.

Main Restaurant

On the Ruby Deck is the main restaurant – with cuisine of the absolute highest order, attentive service with just four or six people at most tables, and yet again the elegant surroundings of glass, marble, deep wool carpets and crafted hard-wood panelling evident throughout the ship. Here you can be served outstanding European cuisine, from breakfast buffets of omelettes and other favoured morning meals to extravagant dishes in the relaxed background of the evening’s dusk light.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies
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Lido Bar & Restaurant

Found on the Diamond Deck, the Lido Bar & Restaurant serves up early bird breakfasts, light lunches and, with onboard reservations, dinner. It's the perfect place to relax and while away an hour or two in comfort and take in the sights and sounds of some of Europe's finest rivers.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

Entertaining

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.

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.

Features

  • Excursions

Health and fitness

Wellness Area

Purpose-built and extensive, the onboard spa can be reserved for private use, enabling guests to relax in the sauna, use the steam-room, or even visit the hairdresser.

Features

  • Spa
  • Wellness
  • Salon

Kids and teens

Please note: MS Jane Austen does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.

Accommodation

The cabins are very tastefully appointed, featuring a wealth of mahogany, leather, marble and Italian soft furnishings, which blend together to create an ambience of true quality and elegance. In keeping with this theme, spacious marble bathrooms have a washbasin with plenty of space for cosmetics, a WC and a glazed shower with fittings by ‘Grohe’.

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Deluxe Suite

For the ultimate in space and river cruise luxury, on the Diamond (top) deck there are four deluxe suites, at 22.5 square metres (242 square feet) a full 50% larger than a standard cabin, beautifully appointed and incredibly comfortable, plus for a final homely touch, soft cotton bathrobes and slippers. You will love them.

Features

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

Superior Suite & Stern Suite

For more space you can upgrade to a suite available on all decks, featuring the same facilities as standard cabins but being larger at 18.5 square meters (199 square feet). The extra space is purely devoted to the living area, so you really notice the difference.

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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Standard Cabin

These luxuriously appointed cabins are amongst the largest, most comfortable and best appointed on any European river cruise vessel - with all the high quality facilities you would expect from a top hotel, and more.

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

  • Bars
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Deluxe Suites
  • Superior Suites
  • Superior Stern Suites
  • Diamond Deck Cabins
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Ruby Deck

  • Restaurant
  • Superior Suites
  • Ruby Deck Cabins
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Emerald Deck

  • Wellness Centre
  • Superior Suites
  • Emerald Deck Cabin