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MS Thomas Hardy

MS Thomas Hardy, state of the art, 'all suite' ships. Swiss operated and truly world-class. Exceptionally spacious as you enter a gleaming, richly colored marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Creativity from Europe's finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilizing sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout - including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious color schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore.

    • 2017

    • Built Year
    • 44

    • Crew
    • 169

    • Pax Capacity
    • 88

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Apr 18, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,099
Apr 25, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,399
May 30, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$4,299
Jun 06, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$5,399
Jun 27, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,449
Jul 04, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,999
Jul 18, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,999
Jul 25, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,799
Aug 01, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,599
Aug 08, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,599
Aug 15, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,749
Aug 22, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,749
Aug 29, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$5,149
Sep 19, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$4,599
Sep 26, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$4,949
Oct 10, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,749
Oct 17, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,449
Oct 24, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,999
Dec 01, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest6$1,999
Dec 06, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest6$1,999
Dec 16, 2024RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest6$1,949
Apr 03, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$1,999
Apr 10, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,149
Apr 17, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyAvignonLyon8$2,499
Apr 24, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,649
May 01, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,799
May 08, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,799
May 15, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,799
May 22, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,949
May 29, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,949
Jun 05, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,099
Jun 12, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,099
Jun 19, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,099
Jun 26, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,899
Jul 03, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,799
Jul 10, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,799
Aug 21, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,099
Aug 28, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,949
Sep 04, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,099
Sep 11, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,299
Sep 18, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,299
Sep 25, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$3,099
Oct 02, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,949
Oct 09, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyAvignonLyon8$2,749
Oct 16, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,399
Oct 23, 2025RivieraMS Thomas HardyLyonAvignon8$2,149

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity: 169
  • Normal Crew Size: 44
  • Staterooms: 88
  • Suites: 88

Dining

Quality dining is an integral part of your river cruise experience - Riviera ships take this to the highest five-star levels with superb cuisine prepared by a dedicated brigade of chefs.

Start the morning with a delicious breakfast. Take a stroll on the Sun Deck and enjoy early risers' tea or coffee with your freshly baked pastries. A heartier option is the full breakfast buffet, a sumptuous affair with more than 60 hot and cold options, as well as a popular omelet station for eggs just the way you like them. If you prefer a more relaxed morning, have continental breakfast served in your cabin as you watch riverside life drift gently by.

A very comprehensive lunch buffet allows a selection of as little or as much as you wish from a most appetizing selection. Don't forget to leave some room for afternoon tea and the chef's special patisserie - it’s just too tempting to even attempt to ignore.

The day's culinary highlight is the splendid four-course dinner: entrée, soup, main and dessert, all in the elegant ambiance of a first-class restaurant. Carefully designed menus include international classics, along with dishes that reflect the regions we pass, with hand-picked selections from local markets. In addition, the Captain proudly hosts his excellent 'Gala Dinner' featuring specialties of the countries and regions through which you've journeyed.

Age Restrictions

Riviera river cruises are unable to accommodate children under 12 years old at the date of departure. Riviera reserve the right to limit the number of children on any particular trip. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor's parent, a "Parental Consent Guardianship Form" must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.

Tipping

Tips are not charged at a set percentage and are not included in the holiday cost, as Riviera river cruises understand that giving a gratuity should be entirely at your discretion. As a guideline it is recommended giving €5-10 per person per day should you feel that is appropriate. Usually, an envelope is left in your cabin on the final evening, for you to drop off at reception if you choose to, the following morning.

Cabins

Category Emerald Deck Suite (Lower)
Square Footage: 172

Category Emerald Deck Suite (Lower)

Emerald Suites have smaller fixed windows. They are available for sole occupancy with no supplement. Single supplements apply for other suites and decks, all subject to availability. Located on the Emerald Deck.




Category Ruby Deck Suite (Middle)
Square Footage: 183

Category Ruby Deck Suite (Middle)

Ruby Suites have 'French balconies' - panoramic floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, full-size bed, marble shower bathroom with a large 'rainshower' head, contemporary lighting, complimentary cosmetics by 'Crabtree and Evelyn' and fluffy towels, seating area with two chairs and a table, flat-screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, a hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone. Located on the Ruby Deck.




Category Diamond Deck Suite (Upper)
Square Footage: 183

Category Diamond Deck Suite (Upper)

Diamond Suites have 'French Balconies' - panoramic floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, full-size bed, marble shower bathroom with 'rainshower' head, complimentary cosmetics by 'Crabtree and Evelyn' and fluffy towels, flat-screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, a hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone. Located on the Diamond Deck.




Category Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite
Square Footage: 210

Category Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite

Ruby Superior Suites feature panoramic floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. Full-sized bed, marble shower bathroom with a large 'rainshower' head, contemporary lighting, complimentary cosmetics by 'Crabtree and Evelyn' and fluffy towels, seating area with two chairs and a table, flat-screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, a hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone. Located on the Ruby Deck.




Category Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite
Square Footage: 210

Category Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite

Diamond Superior Suites feature panoramic floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. Full-sized bed, marble shower bathroom with a large 'rainshower' head, contemporary lighting, complimentary cosmetics by 'Crabtree and Evelyn' and fluffy towels, seating area with two chairs and a table, flat-screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, a hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone. Located on the Diamond Deck.




Category Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
Square Footage: 247

Category Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite

Diamond Stern Superior Suites feature panoramic floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. Full-sized bed, marble shower bathroom with a large 'rainshower' head, contemporary lighting, complimentary cosmetics by 'Crabtree and Evelyn' and fluffy towels, seating area with two chairs and a table, flat-screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, a hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone. Located on the Diamond Deck.




Category Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
Square Footage: 274

Category Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite

Diamond Deluxe Balcony Suites are fifty percent larger than standard suites, they allow for an even more generous living area for the ultimate in space and comfort. In addition you will enjoy a private exterior balcony complete with table and chairs - perfect for an 'al fresco' breakfast should you wish or just a quiet morning coffee or a pre-dinner 'sundowner' whilst watching the world drift by. With the same fittings as standard suites, exquisitely and lavishly appointed to the very highest standard, plus complimentary soft cotton bathrobes and slippers adding the final little touch, this really is the epitome of river cruise luxury. Located on the Diamond Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Bistro

Bistro with its open kitchen and terrace - another perfect spot to appreciate the ever-changing scenery gliding by whilst chatting with newfound friends. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

Restaurant

Serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and four-course dinner with a well-deserved glass of wine from the carefully selected wine list and delight in the wonderful elegance of your surroundings; beautifully laid tables of just 4 or 6 guests. Located on the Ruby Deck.

Recreation

Panorama Lounge

Observation lounge and bar is a perfect place to sit back with your favorite cocktail and take in the truly mesmerizing view. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

Fitness

The fitness center, perfect for working off all those delicious meals or for something less strenuous treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Located on the Emerald Deck.

Recreation

Wellness

Spa and wellness area featuring Nail Salon and Hairdressing Service. Located on the Emerald Deck.


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