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MS William Shakespeare

MS William Shakespeare is one of the world's finest river cruise ships. The finest of materials have been used in construction with virtually no expense spared; its sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, highly polished brass and wrought iron fittings, thick pile high-quality carpets, luxuriously comfortable deep armchairs and settees will absolutely delight you. In addition, the ship's spacious layout, subtle and tasteful lighting, elegant décor, luxurious cabins and excellent facilities are undoubtedly the very best on cruise ships today.

    • 2014

    • Built Year
    • 35

    • Crew
    • 140

    • Pax Capacity
    • 4

    • Suites

Sailings

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Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Apr 11, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,449
Apr 25, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,499
May 02, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,649
May 23, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,849
May 30, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,799
Jun 06, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,249
Jun 13, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,199
Jun 20, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,199
Jun 27, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,899
Jul 04, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$4,199
Jul 11, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,699
Jul 18, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,749
Jul 25, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,749
Aug 01, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,749
Aug 08, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,749
Aug 15, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,749
Aug 22, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,749
Aug 29, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,949
Sep 05, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$4,049
Sep 12, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,299
Sep 19, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,199
Sep 26, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,999
Oct 03, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$2,899
Oct 10, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,549
Oct 17, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,299
Oct 24, 2024RivieraMS William ShakespeareLyonAvignon8$3,049

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity: 140
  • Normal Crew Size: 35
  • Staterooms: 74
  • Suites: 4

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 Romeo Deck (lower)
Square Footage: 151

Category Romeo Deck (lower)

Cabins on the Romeo (lower) deck are slightly smaller at 14 square metres (151 square feet), but feature the same amenities apart from one armchair and table and have smaller, fixed windows. Cabins for sole occupancy are available on this deck at no supplement (subject to availability). Located on the Romeo - Lower Deck.




Category Othello Deck (middle)
Square Footage: 161

Category Othello Deck (middle)

Othello Standard Cabins have "French Balconies" with full floor to ceiling glazed doors. Standard twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities plus individually controlled air-conditioning. The cabins are very tastefully appointed, featuring a wealth of mahogany, leather, marble and Italian soft furnishings, which blend together to create an ambiance of true quality and elegance. Spacious marble bathrooms have a washbasin with plenty of space for cosmetics, a WC and a glazed shower with fittings by 'Grohe'. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, two chairs and a small table. Located on the Othello - Middle Deck.




Category Hamlet Deck (upper)
Square Footage: 161

Category Hamlet Deck (upper)

Hamlet Standard Cabins have "French Balconies" with full floor to ceiling glazed doors. Standard twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities plus individually controlled air-conditioning. The cabins are very tastefully appointed, featuring a wealth of mahogany, leather, marble and Italian soft furnishings, which blend together to create an ambiance of true quality and elegance. Spacious marble bathrooms have a washbasin with plenty of space for cosmetics, a WC and a glazed shower with fittings by 'Grohe'. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, two chairs and a small table. Located on the Hamlet - Upper Deck.




Category Hamlet Deck (upper) Deluxe Balcony Suite
Square Footage: 245

Category Hamlet Deck (upper) Deluxe Balcony Suite

Hamlet Deluxe Suites featuring sliding glass doors leading to an outside balcony with table and chairs. With almost all the extra space being devoted to the living area, these suites represent exceptional comfort and luxury - taking your cruise to another level. Why not treat yourself to an upgrade? Located on the Hamlet - Upper Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Restaurant

Main restaurant serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner. Located on the Othello - Middle Deck.

Recreation

Lounge

Lounge and bar, with a wide selection of comfortable and elegant seating. Located on the Hamlet - Upper Deck.

Recreation

Wellness Area

A small but well-equipped fitness area is available for the energetic, whilst others may choose to plump for an invigorating sauna! There is also a hairdressing salon so you can always look your best (small additional fee). Located on the Romeo - Lower Deck.


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