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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
Jun 25, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,909
Jul 02, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,959
Jul 10, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$2,839
Jul 17, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$2,839
Jul 24, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$2,839
Jul 31, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$3,449
Aug 07, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$2,749
Aug 14, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$3,359
Aug 21, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$3,359
Sep 05, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,469
Sep 12, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,469
Sep 19, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$6,979
Oct 03, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,959
Oct 10, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,789
Oct 17, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,529
Oct 24, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,189
Dec 01, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest6$1,569
Dec 11, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest6$1,479
Dec 16, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest6$1,389
Apr 07, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,209
Apr 14, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,389
Apr 21, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,749
Apr 28, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,749
May 05, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
May 12, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
May 19, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,109
May 26, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$5,799
Jun 09, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$5,799
Jun 23, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$5,799
Jul 07, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,109
Jul 14, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
Jul 21, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
Jul 28, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
Aug 04, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
Aug 11, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
Aug 18, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,929
Aug 25, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,109
Sep 01, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$5,979
Sep 15, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,649
Sep 22, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$3,649
Sep 29, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest15$5,619
Oct 13, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,749
Oct 20, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,479
Oct 27, 2022RivieraMS Thomas HardyBudapestBudapest8$2,299

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.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Everyone knows that the pandemic has impacted travel plans in recent months, but it’s now encouraging to see signs of recovery as countries re-open their borders and aircraft take to the skies. We can’t wait to start travelling again and we hope you’re looking forward to your forthcoming vacation more than ever.

We rigorously follow the guidance issued by the US Department of State and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can access the very latest information via the State Department and CDC.

Health and Medication Advice

  • Please ensure that all medication is packed with your hand luggage and take adequate supplies for the length of your trip. Please check with your airline first to ensure you are compliant with current airport security regulations with regards to medication.
  • Whilst the travelling schedule on our holidays shall impose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we should like to point out that we visit many historical sites and often enjoy walking tours of various places of interest. Some holidays, therefore, may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. If you have greatly impaired mobility then please contact us for further advice or click here to read more.
  • We would request that you bring the name, address and telephone number of your Primary Care Physician as this is usually required by insurance companies if you become ill.
  • If you have a physical disability or are undergoing medical treatment that may affect your ability to do the tour, and which you have not already informed us about, you must let us know in writing now. We will be able to advise you if the ship is equipped to meet your needs. If you do not inform us, the ship’s Captain may refuse passage or your travel insurance may become invalid.
  • No immunizations are required to travel to European destinations.
  • You may wish to take a basic first aid kit with you.
  • Take high-factor sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent if you are travelling in the summer.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): sitting immobile for long periods of time in aircraft, trains or coaches may increase the risk of DVT. Recent major surgery or hip/knee replacement can also increase DVT risk. Drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol, move your ankles and toes and get up and walk around regularly. For more information, see your physician.
  • It is also advisable to take copies of any regular prescriptions you may take.

Health Concerns

  • If you have any concerns about your health while on the cruise please see your tour manager. They will be able to advise you about pharmacies, drug stores and the availability of doctors.
  • There will be occasions when the tour manager isn’t immediately available and in this case the ship crew should be able to help. In an emergency you could always phone our emergency number as issued on your itinerary.

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