MS Swiss Tiara

Built: 2006
Crew: 35
Passengers: 140
Rating: Five Stars
Cruises Available: 3

The five-star Swiss Tiara built in 2006 utilising the most modern design techniques and latest in safety features, as its names suggests, is Swiss managed - and one of the finest such vessels adorning any European river!

Your first experience is the strikingly luxurious lobby, with beautiful polished marble decks, adorned with rich hardwoods, tasteful brass fittings and classic wrought-iron staircases, recalling classic five-star hotels from the golden age of travel. Blend this with the ship’s low passenger complement, just 140 guests (many similar size vessels carry nearly 200), with 35 crew, the ratio to passengers at less than 4 to 1 is very high, guaranteeing an excellent level of service and a more personal touch.

Read about 'Life On Board' our European river cruise ships here

Cabins

Standard Cabin

The cabins are some of the largest, best appointed and most luxuriously furnished of any river cruiser anywhere in the world. Tastefully carpeted, they are spacious, 15 square metres (161 square feet) making them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard and a turn down service operates during dinner. Please note all cabins have two twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style ‘French balcony’ windows.

Standard Cabin

The cabins are some of the largest, best appointed and most luxuriously furnished of any river cruiser anywhere in the world. Tastefully carpeted, they are spacious, 15 square metres (161 square feet) making them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard and a turn down service operates during dinner. Please note all cabins have two twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly

All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style ‘French balcony’ windows.

Superior Suite

This is where both ships really show their true pedigree, with a limited number of suites of 18 square metres (193 square feet), giving that extra room for added comfort. They feature the window style relative to the deck on which they are located plus added space and more luxurious seating. In short your comfort is assured.

Superior Suite

This is where both ships really show their true pedigree, with a limited number of suites of 18 square metres (193 square feet), giving that extra room for added comfort. They feature the window style relative to the deck on which they are located plus added space and more luxurious seating. In short your comfort is assured.

Stern Superior Suite

Superior Suite

Standard Cabin

Facilities

  • Lounge with bar and panoramic views on the Diamond Deck
  • Lido Bar & Restaurant on the Diamond Deck serving early bird breakfast, light lunch and dinner (to be reserved on board subject to availability)
  • Main Restaurant - on the Ruby Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner
  • Thoroughly air conditioned public areas and individually controlled heating controls in each cabin
  • Lift between Ruby and Diamond deck
  • Sun deck with comfortable outdoor chairs and sun loungers
  • Boutique gift shop for your holiday souvenirs
  • Reception area open 24hrs
  • Small splash pool and putting green on the Sun Deck
  • 24hr self service station for complimentary tea & coffee
  • Wellness area with sauna & steam room

Deck Plan

The superb Swiss Tiara has three air-conditioned decks, Diamond (upper), Ruby (middle) and Emerald (lower). The Diamond and Ruby decks are connected by a standard lift.

The Emerald deck and the large sun-deck are accessible by a staircase, and there is a tasteful boutique stocking essentials. There are two lounges in which to relax, the Forward Observation Lounge, richly carpeted and furnished with comfortable leather chairs, settees and tables, whilst panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the passing scenery to great effect. With a full bar service, this is the place to relax after a wonderful day’s cruising. During the evening, a pianist plays in the background to complete the genteel atmosphere. To the rear of the ship is the small and intimate Lido Lounge with a bar, a small library and outside armchairs where again you can quietly soak up the scenery. The main restaurant, where the art of haute-cuisine is alive and well, makes superb use of deep wool carpets, wood, glass and marble, whilst atmospheric lighting and tables, seating just four and six, combine to create a lovely ambience. Cuisine and service levels are of a similar standard to an onshore top-class restaurant. Unusually on river cruisers, both ships feature a sauna, steamroom and whirlpool. At Riviera Travel we try our utmost to think of absolutely everything to make your holiday as perfect as humanly possible and you are likely to spend some considerable time on the sun deck, which boasts plenty of deckchairs and sun-loungers from where you can enjoy a drink as picturesque towns and vine-clad hillsides, in all their wondrous beauty, glide by. Catch up on some reading or perhaps relax in the small splash pool. Just forward of the wheelhouse is the front sundeck, a quiet panoramic spot with an almost yacht-like ambience. Here you can observe life on the river, relax over a drink, chat with like-minded people and simply reflect on how pleasant life can be!

Your first experience is the strikingly luxurious lobby, with beautiful polished marble decks, adorned with rich hardwoods, tasteful brass fittings and classic wrought-iron staircases, recalling classic five-star hotels from the golden age of travel.

The Blue Danube River Cruise
(995 reviews)
8 days starting from £1099 
Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg River Cruise
(153 reviews)
8 days starting from £1099 

What Other Travellers Say

We have just returned from our second Riviera tour and we enjoyed this one just as much. It is quite simply the best way to cram so much into a taster holiday for a given...

Richard and Deborah Willshire

Classical Italy Tour

We have just come back from a most enjoyable trip to Japan. Our tour manager, Paul, was so helpful, calm, courteous and humourous. Local guides, Ted, Remy and Meg were ...

Gillard T and H

Japan - Land Of The Rising Sun Tour

We are back from our holiday in Greece and had a wonderful time.

The hotels were good and very well situated. As soon as we arrived the keys were efficiently handed...

Marie-Madeleine and Graham Scott

Classic Greece Tour

  Live chat