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MS Swiss Ruby

Why cruise on this ship?

The luxurious Swiss Ruby is Swiss owned and managed and is one of Europe’s few top-class vessels specifically designed to operate on the continent’s smaller, more intimate rivers like the Elbe.

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Dining

Sample the culinary delights of a superbly elegant restaurant where the ship’s outstanding chefs will amaze you with superb fine dining of the highest order, using freshly prepared seasonal produce to create the very best of European cuisine.

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Restaurant

Located on the Emerald Deck, the ship’s restaurant has a pleasantly intimate feel: with elegant wood panelling, tasteful lighting and top quality service, this is every inch the classy dining experience to match that of first-class establishments onshore. To promote a relaxed dining experience, as on all our river cruises, you can sit with whoever and wherever you wish, with tables ranging in size from four to six so you can be as private or sociable as you wish. The restaurant serves buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic

Entertaining

Relax in the lounge area where the ship’s designers have managed to create a really lovely, genteel atmosphere of understated elegance with a wide selection of comfortable seating. Where could be better to lose yourself in conversation with like-minded new friends, sip a coffee, perhaps play chess or bridge, or just relax whilst admiring the incredible scenery?

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Lounge Bar

Located on the Ruby Deck, the elegant, carpeted lounge with extensive panoramic windows so you can fully appreciate the wonders of the magnificent passing scenery. The ship’s designers have managed to create a really lovely, genteel atmosphere of understated elegance and taste, using leather armchairs, different sized settees and deep pile carpets in superbly harmonious colours. With a real ‘professional’ behind the fully stocked bar, this is the perfect spot to while away the evenings with the gentle melodies of the resident pianist in the background, while you enjoy a glass of wine.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

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

Please note: MS Swiss Ruby does not feature any health & fitness facilities. However, the outer Sun Deck is a great place to read, relax and admire the ever changing kaleidoscope of stunning views as they pass serenely by, with drink in hand.

Kids and teens

Please note: MS Swiss Ruby does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.

Accommodation

MS Swiss Ruby features a two types of accommodation, all feature floor to ceiling French balconies with sliding windows, enabling you to enjoy the splendours of the surrounding scenery and the delightfully warm summer air from the privacy of your very own personal space.

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Cabin (Ruby Deck)

Cabins on the Ruby (top) deck have French Balconies with full floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and as you would expect of a four-star superior vessel, they are extremely well appointed and all are outward facing with high quality fittings. Most importantly they feature hotel-style beds and a turn-down service operates during dinner.

This, combined with high quality bed-linen, ensures a comfortable night’s sleep. A safe, hairdryer, flat-screen satellite TV are standard throughout and that essential – tea and coffee making facilities! The well equipped bathroom is extremely practical with a marble wash basin, fully glazed shower – not curtains, plus quality bathroom cosmetics, and of course, everything is air-conditioned.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Cabin (Emerald Deck)

Cabins on the Emerald (lower) deck cabins have fixed windows and as you would expect of a four-star superior vessel, they are extremely well appointed, they all are outward facing with high quality fittings. Most importantly they feature hotel-style beds and a turn-down service operates during dinner.

This, combined with high quality bed-linen, ensures a comfortable night’s sleep. A safe, hairdryer, flat-screen satellite TV are standard throughout and that essential – tea and coffee making facilities! The well equipped bathroom is extremely practical with a marble wash basin, fully glazed shower – not curtains, plus quality bathroom cosmetics, and of course, everything is air-conditioned.

Features

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

Deck plans

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Ruby Deck (Top Deck)

  • Ruby Deck Cabins
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
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Emerald Deck (Lower Deck)

  • Emerald Deck Cabins
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Ship facts
Passengers
86
Crew
23
Launched
2002
Last refit
Tonnage
t
Length
85m
Width
11
Speed
kts
Decks
2
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR