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For our French river cruises in 2014 we have chartered the MS Swiss Pearl, a comfortable river vessel which was launched in 1993, and last renovated in 2005/2006. She is a charming vessel and onboard you will be joined by a Noble Caledonia team including a Cruise Director, Guest Speaker and Tour Manager. With over twenty years experience of devising itineraries for river cruises in the region, we believe we have some truly fascinating voyages exploring this beautiful part of the world.
The 62 cabins are spacious, attractively furnished and all have large opening windows, a double bed (cabins 133 and 134 have twin beds), radio, TV, hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar, telephone and a private shower and toilet.
Categories 1, 2 and 3 cabins measure 11.6 square metres. The two suites are larger at 17.6 square metres and have a large panoramic window and queen size bed. Category 4 cabins are singles and measure just over 10 square metres, also with an opening window.
The public areas onboard the MS Swiss Pearl are both elegantly furnished and spacious. The Panorama lounge on the Ruby deck is a relaxing environment to watch the passing scenery, browse the library visit the souvenir shop or just enjoy a drink from the bar. It is here that our resident pianist will delight us after a day of exploration. On the sun deck, you can relax in the comfortable deck furniture either in the sun or under shade. Other facilities onboard include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, and a whirlpool on the extensive Sun Deck.
The spacious free seating restaurant accommodates all guests in one sitting and delicious cuisine is prepared by the master chef. For breakfast there is a hot and cold buffet with a choice of eggs, meat, pastries, cereals, yoghurt and fruit. Lunch includes two or three courses served to your table along with a buffet selection of breads, salad, cheese and fruit. Dinner is full table service.
The friendly onboard staff of 26 will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout your journey. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal and the dress code during the day is comfortable and casual. The evenings are smart casual. Joining you onboard will be a guest speaker and cruise director who will add greatly to your experience.
For your comfort
There is no doctor onboard, however crew members are trained in first aid and always available and medical personnel can be summoned aboard quickly in the case of an emergency. There is a limited laundry service available and smoking is strictly prohibited except in the designated outside areas on the Sun deck.
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