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The MS William Shakespeare was launched between 2014.  It can accommodate 140 guests

We are proud to showcase here the state-of-the-art, five-star MS William Shakespeare.

Specially commissioned and designed to our exacting specifications, she is, without doubt, one of the world’s finest river cruise ships. We have worked tirelessly with one of Europe’s most experienced and respected luxury shipbuilders, Veka Group, to create the perfect ship, featuring many unique, ground breaking innovations. 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.

Superb attention to detail continues outside the vessel, where the extensive use of glass and polished stainless steel complements her sleek modern profile perfectly. As the ship glides, serenely, through the water, she truly is a wonderful sight to behold! As you would expect, the ship also incorporates the very latest in modern construction techniques and safety systems, ensuring your cruise is as comfortable and secure as possible. Finally the ship carries just 140 passengers and with 35 crew, a 4:1 ratio ensures excellent service levels. With many similar size vessels carrying 180 passengers or more, you will find the extra space, especially in the restaurant, very noticeable indeed.

Ship Facilities

  • Main restaurant on middle deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner
  • Lounge with bar and panoramic views on the upper deck
  • Stern bar and restaurant on the upper Deck
  • Air conditioned public areas & cabins
  • Lift between middle and upper deck
  • 24hr self service station for tea & coffee
  • Sun deck with comfortable outdoor chairs and sun loungers
  • Small splash pool and putting green on the sun deck
  • Giant chess board
  • Small boutique for you to shop for your souvenirs and keepsakes to take home.
  • Reception area open 24hrs
  • Wellness area with sauna and fitness equipment for you to use at your leisure.
  • Hairdressing salon

Ship Facts

Decks: 4

Guests: 169

Crew: 35

Length: 135 m

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