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VIENNA – MELK – DURNSTEIN – BRATISLAVA – KALOCSA – BUDAPEST – ESZTERGOM- VIENNA

DAY 1: VIENNA

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, join us for a cocktail to meet the crew. Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Vienna by night.
DISCOVERY: Onboard waltzing lessons.

DAY 2: MELK – DURSTEIN

Join us for an optional excursion common for both packages: excursion to the Melk Abbey. We’ll then cruise to Dürnstein, passing through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Once we arrive, we’ll take a tour of Dürnstein.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA

Optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : excursion to the capital of Slovakia. The baroque palaces and the beautiful shaded squares make the charm of Bratislava, which Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear.
DISCOVER : Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

DAY 4: KALOCSA

Join us for an optional excursion common for both packages: The Puszta, including a horse show. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

DAY 5: BUDAPEST

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. You’ll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.
Optional (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa.
In the evening, optional excursion common for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

DAY 6: BUDAPEST – ESZTERGOM

Once we arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 7: VIENNA

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Castle.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We’ll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
In the afternoon, optional excursion common for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace. Optional evening excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
DISCOVERY: An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. You’ll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you’ll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.

DAY 8: VIENNA

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9 a.m. End of our services.

For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary. (1) Optional excursions. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Drink in moderation.

Ref: WBB

Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin on main deck. This price can vary according to departure date, cabin deck, ship category and/or single-occupancy (additional fees). For more information, please contact one of our agents by calling 0033 388 762 199. Click “Book online” to reserve your cabin and pay online.

2017 departures

Availabilities
Departure date         Arrival date     Ship                      Anchors
14/04/2017               21/04/2017     MS Beethoven    4
17/04/2017               24/04/2017     MS Vivaldi          5
21/04/2017               28/04/2017    MS Beethoven    4
12/05/2017               19/05/2017     MS Beethoven    4
23/06/2017              30/06/2017    MS Beethoven    4
07/07/2017              14/07/2017      MS Beethoven   4
21/07/2017               28/07/2017     MS Beethoven   4
28/07/2017              04/08/2017     MS Beethoven   4
04/08/2017             11/08/2017      MS Beethoven    4
11/08/2017              18/08/2017       MS Beethoven  4
18/08/2017             25/08/2017       MS Beethoven   4

Reductions:
Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Including:
Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day - drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served in the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list) - accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - the assistance of our onboard host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala evening - repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Excluding:
Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (book and pay for on board or at your travel agency) - personal expenses.

Formalities:
Valid national identity card or passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.

MS Beethoven is a friendly and comfortable ship with facilities that include a restaurant, lounge bar and dance floor, small library, gift shop and large sundeck. Passengers on the Beethoven tend to be 45+ and Europeans & Americans. At full capacity the crew ratio is one to 7.8 passengers.

Cabins

All cabins are located above water level and offer panoramic views of the scenery. Spacious and comfortable, they have twin beds or a double bed, with a bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin) and towels provided onboard. They are also equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and safe. The cabins located on the upper deck have large picture windows. There is one cabin designed for physically disabled and there is a lift.

Dining

Buffet breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner.

Entertainment

Variety of entertainment including quizzes, games and occasional music & dancing

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day. More elegant clothing may be worn in the evening.

ms Beethoven deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (floor layouts of the vessel).

Each of the ms Beethoven cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on ms Beethoven staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.

MS Beethoven (built 2004, last refurbished in 2010) is in the “4 anchors” class – together with L’Europe and Botticelli (both on Rhine and Danube rivers), La Belle de Cadix (on Guadiana and Guadalquivir rivers in Spain and Portugal) and also the line’s cruise boats on Douro river in Portugal – Fernao de Magalhaes, Gil Eanes, Infante Don Henrique and Vasco de Gama. Great choice for an affordable luxury river travel vacation in Europe.

MS Beethoven cruise ship deck plan has a total of 90 staterooms for 180 passengers served by 33 crew/staff. This ship has 4 passenger decks, 1 restaurant, 2 lounges with bars (1 forward, 1 aft with a terrace), spacious sundeck relaxation area with shaded seating, 1 elevator (connecting all cabin decks). The ship has no Fitness room, Spa (massage room), Sauna, Beauty Salon, swimming pool or jacuzzi (hot tub).

The riverboat is named after the German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).

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