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The MS Viola

Read all about the MS-Viola here. The holiday ship has both adapted and standard cabins.


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Public area's


The ship is subdivided into four levels, namely a Sun deck, a Panorma deck, a Main deck and a Lower deck. These different decks can be reached via two spacious lifts or with a staircase.

The sundeck.


You can relax on the sun deck. With the spacious lift you can easily reach the upper deck of the MS-Viola. Here is a conservatory, marquise and a generous terrace for sun lovers. Here you can not only enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or the sun, but also the constantly changing view.

The Panorama Deck.


On the Panorama Deck there is, among other things, an attractive Panorama salon. If it is just a little too cool on the sun deck, you can relax here and enjoy the view or have a chat with your traveling companions. There is also a cozy bar in the Panorama salon. The kitchen and the saloon for the crew are situated at the rear of the ship. The central area accommodates, among other things, the Panorama dining room, the foyer with reception, a hairdresser and (adapted) toilets.

The main deck.


On the main deck there is room for the 34 x adapted double cabins with extra wide doors of 120 cm, associated bathrooms as well as the Medical Post. All luxury cabins are on the outside of the ship, so you always have a beautiful view to the outside, even from your bed!

The lower deck.


The lower deck accommodates the other 27 x double cabins.


Also you'll find  14 x single cabins for the crew, various facility areas and the engine room.

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Our cabins have been awarded 5 stars by our guests !


On such a beautiful ship you stay in cabins equal to luxury hotel rooms.


The spacious cabins are very stylishly furnished and the modern chic interior exudes the atmosphere of a luxury hotel ship. There has been no cutbacks to let you experience a luxurious and above all a comfortable river cruise.


The MS-Viola has 34 adapted and 27 standard double cabins.



The (necessary) adjustments have been subtly processed, so that the 'character of a hospital' is nowhere to be found. Of course, the entire ship is easily accessible for people with reduced mobility or who use a wheelchair.


The adapted cabins are fully furnished with, among other things, high / low beds, easily accessible sanitary rooms. Furthermore, all cabins have their own climate control, an alarm bell and a flat screen TV.


34 adapted double cabins

The adapted cabins are generously proportioned and very good wheelchair accessible, fitted as standard with:


- High-low beds, electrically adjustable.

- Automatically switching on lighting

- Wide access doors - 125 cm wide.

- Raised toilet with 2 wall brackets

- Under-drivable washbasin with doctor's tap

- Shower with thermal mixer

- Accessible shower

- Shower folding seat

- Wide wall bracket in shower

- 32 "Flat screen TV - Swivel wall bracket

- Alarm bell

- Light switch next to the bed

- Reading lamp by the bed

- Generously sized windows with blackout curtains.


Fully adapted bathrooms

No cuts have been made in the adapted bathrooms of the MS-Viola. The ergonomic layout ensures generous freedom of movement.


There is 1 (shared) bathroom per 2 rooms. Despite sharing the bathroom, privacy is absolutely guaranteed. As soon as you close your bathroom door, the bathroom is no longer accessible from the other side.


The bathroom is accessible through extra large Easy-close doors and is, among other things, equipped with 2 folding brackets on either side of the toilet, a spacious drivable shower with folding seat and brackets on the walls. Tempered glass splashguard. Wheelchair-accessible washbasin with integrated handles and a large tilted mirror.





The light switches on automatically by means of a motion sensor. The personal alarm present is connected to the reception 24 hours a day.

Culinary enjoyment (Full board)

The care on board leaves nothing to be desired.


A river cruise is of course full board, so you will be completely pampered. The chef and his kitchen brigade serve you fantastic dishes every day. Once a week we spoil you with an extra festive meal "the Captain's Diner". It would be nice if you brought suitable clothing for this festive occasion.


We naturally take into account special diets.


Enjoy luxury breakfast buffets, refined lunches and delicious dinners.


Full board with Coffee + cake in the afternoon and a midnight snack.

View the prices of the various alcoholic drinks here

The MS-Viola was ship-baptist on June the 3rd in Bonn Germany - Picture Tobias Bruns.

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Completely renewed holiday ship for unforgettable MS-Viola sailing holidays

Facts about the MS-Viola


Total length 96.3 meters


Total width 11.4 meters


Draft: 1.70 meters


Height: 8.87 meters


Power on board: 220 volts


Engine: Caterpillar 3508


Bow thruster: Electric 600 HP


Built in 1995


Completely renovated 2019.



Total 28 people crew


122 passengers in total


Cabins: 34 accessible Double cabins


27 standard Double cabins


Adapted cabin approx. 13 m2 + bathroom 4 m2


Standard cabin approx. 10 m 2 + bathroom 3 m2




Panorama deck

Main deck

Lower deck


Elevators: 2 pieces.


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