About Phoenix Reisen
The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships.
MS Switzerland welcomes you in an elegant and comfortable style. The ship is fully air conditioned and offers relaxing holiday for high demands. From the spacious sundeck you can enjoy the passing river landscape. Another option for relaxation is the sauna on board the MS Switzerland. The comfortable panorama salon as well as the restaurant offer space for comfortable hours on board. At a length of 100 m, the ship can accommodate up to 120 passengers on 3 passenger decks.
- Built in: 1988
- Renovation: 2018
- Length: 100 m
- Width: 11.1 m
- Depth: 1.2 m
- Language: German
- Currency: Euro
- Internet: Wi-Fi (for a fee)
- Smoking: Permitted in designated areas on the sundeck
The ship has comfortable and tastefully decorated outside staterooms. The windows in the upper part of all staterooms can be opened. The two-bed staterooms on board are approx. 11 sqm, while the mini suite has a size of approx. 18 sqm. All staterooms are equipped with shower/toilet, a hairdryer, an air conditioning, a TV, a radio, a minibar, a safe, a telephone and a daily newspaper. The voltage is 230 V AC.
Atmosphere on board of Switzerland
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the MS Switzerland is cosy and informal with a classic ambience. The dress code on board is casual. At the traditional captain's dinner a more elegant wardrobe is expected, but evening wear is not needed here either. Regional events, live music and light entertainment will make your trip an all-round successful river experience. Due to the fact that the tour operator is a German company the onboard language is German and guests pay their bills in Euro.
On board the MS Switzerland all-inclusive board will be offered. Enjoy a rich breakfast buffet, multi-course lunches and dinners, as well as afternoon coffee/tea and midnight snacks. On request, meals can also be prepared gluten-free, lactose-free or diabetic-friendly. The experienced and friendly kitchen and service team will spoil you with good European cuisine. House wines, beers, soft drinks such as coke, lemonade, mineral water, juices and coffee/tea are included daily from 8 am to 12 am. The traditional captain's reception, offered on many trips, as well as the captain's dinner with a festive menu complete the culinary offer.
Entertainment, sports & relaxation
On board a selection of books, board and card games are at your disposal. Regular dance evenings with live music are offered. Wellness lovers are also in good hands in the sauna on board the MS Switzerland. On deck you can enjoy the spacious sunbathing area and the wonderful view of the passing river landscape.
Switzerland shore excursions
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and its people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Girocard and VISA/MasterCard are accepted on board. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to travel the Danube or Rhine in an sophisticated but informal atmosphere, you are exactly right on board the MS Switzerland.
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