Introducing MS Charles Dickens

Just last week we were invited aboard Riviera Travel’s brand new vessel, the MS Charles Dickens – and what a beauty she is!!

Following a successful launch of sister ship MS William Shakespeare in 2014, Riviera launched the state-of-the-art, five star MS Charles Dickens.

Boasting four spacious decks, MS Charles Dickens is fitted with luxuriously comfortable deep armchairs and settees and finished in elegant décor! Built to Riviera’s highest quality and specific requirements, the MS Charles Dickens holds just 140 passengers, with four carefully designed decks.

What’s onboard?

As you board the MS Charles Dickens you’ll enter via the beautiful atrium, fitted with a reception desk and staircase to both the staterooms and public areas.

Towards the aft of the vessel you will find three decks fitted with staterooms. On the lower level you will find standard cabins with a window – see image below.

Rivera Charles Dickens Stateroom

On the middle deck you will find standard French balcony cabins – see image below.

Charles Dickens French Balcony

Fancy something slightly larger? On upper deck there will be four unique deluxe suites; featuring an outside balcony with table and chairs - see image below.

Charles Dickens Balcony

Charles Dickens Balcony Stateroom

Situated at the front of the ship you will find an elegant lounge and bar, fitted with a range of comfortable and sophisticated seating, perfect to relax and enjoy the scenic delights that pass you by. The lounge is also tailored with a large forward facing panoramic bay window, plus two observation windows on each side where you’ll enjoy uninterrupted sights of the riverbanks.

Charles Dickens Lounge Area

The restaurant is located on the lower deck at the front of the ship. With a relaxed, open seating system with silver service, dinner is something you’ll look forward to!

Charles Dickens Dinner

On the upper deck, towards the aft, you will find a second bar, the Stern Bar, fitted with an outside seating area for those warmer evenings. In the evenings it is here where the chef offers his personal signature dishes. Don’t forget to reserve your table at reception – this intimate experiences comes at no extra charge!!

Charles Dickens Stern Bar

Sun Deck - On top deck you will find an informal café style seating area, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful view.

Not forgetting the whirlpool! Fancy a dip?

Charles Dickens Whirlpool

On Sun Deck you are also welcomed to visit the Bridge; here you can discuss life on the river PLUS see the fantastic technologically advanced array of ‘state of the art’ navigation and control equipment.

Onboard MS Charles Dickens, you will also find a library, salon and well equipped fitness suite.


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Come Back Soon. Jess Nuttall - RiverCruising.co.uk