Welcome on board the MS Carissima****!
On board our comfortable cruise ship you enjoy an exclusive atmosphere – in the spacious, convenient cabins as well as in the stylish outdoor area. Experience the fantastic view to breathtaking landscapes – on the bike, from the pool on the sun deck, in the comfy seats of the lounge, and even during your amazing meals in the first class restaurant.
This exciting bike trip will make your holiday unforgettable. A warm and charming crew is waiting for you to make your stay on board as comfortable as possible.
|Language on board
||German / English
Standard, Comfort or Luxury ? On the MV Carissima YOU have the choice
All 75 de-luxe staterooms have 14 m² and feature a hotel-style double bed, which may be converted to two single beds. The half-height windows on the Main deck cannot be opened, the staterooms on the Upper and Middle deck provide full-size picture windows which do open. All cabins are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, hair dryer, TV, safe and full air-conditioning. ECO cabins are located in the front/rear part of the ship (engine noise possible).
Passenger - decks
- Upper, & Middle deck (full-size picture windows which do open)
- Main deck (lower deck; half-height windows which cannot be opened)
- Panorama restaurant
- Panorama-Lounge with bar
- Spa area with sauna and whirlpool
- Sun deck with top, pool (June-August), chairs and tables
- WIFI (surcharge)
The first you´ll experience when boarding is the friendly atmosphere and the coziness of this river ship. In the restaurant you will start your culinary excursion through the Danube countries – the fantastic view of the beautiful scenery will sweeten the diversity of flavours you are tasting. In the Panorama-Lounge, where the bar is located, you can enjoy a glass of wine with your new friends and travel mates while the gorgeous landscape is passing by. Comfortable lounge chairs and discreet colors make you stay a little longer…
After an exciting day of cycling you can relax in the spa with sauna and whirlpool. For pleasant refreshment, jump into the pool (June-August) on the sun deck, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view. And if you are in the mood for reading, just borrow a book in the library! The comfortable ship will make your journey unforgettable. Wifi is available on board (payable on spot, connection can vary).
Restaurant / Kitchen
The full board consists of: breakfast, packed lunch for bikers (resp. light meal for guests on board), dinner. On 4 evenings you have the choice between 2-3 menus. Not claimed meals cannot be refunded. Your table number will be provided during boarding. Special meals have to be ordered latest by 3 weeks prior departure.
Board- und Excursionprogram
A musician will provide evening entertainment. On the last evening the crew invites you to an evening of entertainment, good mood and fun!
Excursions can only be booked on board with our cruise director.
Put your clothes-to-wash in the plastic bag that you find in your cabin. After the next cabin service the housekeeping staff will take your clothes to the laundry and bring it back the day after. Further information and prices at the reception directly on board.
Drinks / Beverages
Drink prices: softdrinks € 2,75, beer from € 2,90, coffee € 2,50, Gin/Vodka € 2,75, wine from €3,95/glass, Digestiv/Likör from €4,00, Cocktails € 8,50. subject to changes.
Guests may bring onboard one 750 ml bottle of sealed/unopened wine or champagne per person in their carry-on luggage during embarkation day or purchased in ports.
A corkage fee will be charged should guests wish to consume their wine or champagne in the dining room, bar or any other public area (sundeck, pool, library, ..)
Internet / Mobile phone
If you want to be reachable on board in urgent cases, please leave our office number at your family. We will forward you the message as soon as possible. The ship also offers Wi-Fi (chargeable). We only have very limited internet connections on board. If possible we send urgent E-Mails for you.
Life on board
There is no special dress code on board. Casual clothing is sufficient. For the concert and the gala dinner some passengers are dressed more elegant. We suggest appropriate clothing for the bike-tours as e.g. cycling pants, bike-gloves, sportive shoes, etc…sun- and rain protection – please don’t forget! A warm sweater for rather cool evenings on deck. Swim wear for using the opportunity on hot days along your bike-leg.
For emergency cases doctors are also shortly available ashore.
Smoking on board
Please note that the whole ship (incl. cabins, restaurant, café) is absolutely a non smoking area. Smoking is allowed only on the open sundeck.
For anyone who has taken a mainstream cruise before, the subject of tipping is a common one; after all, the wonderful service you’re treated to for an entire week an equally suitable reward.
Towards the end of the cruise you will find an envelope in your cabin . This will allow you to place cash into the unmarked envelope. The cash needs to be Euros. You can then place it in a box near reception. This form of giving a tip is useful to credit all crew-members.
A noncommittal directive would be approx. € 7,- to 9,- per person and day.
The cruise director is not included in this system. If you have been satisfied with his work during the week – there will be also a tip box available directly at the cruise director’s desk.
All prices are in EURO. With each order you receive a receipt to sign.
The invoice can be paid in cash or with credit card (VISA or Master Card) on the day of departure at the reception.
Excursions have to be paid directly at the cruise director (credit card accepted).