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Launched in Germany in 2002 and refurbished in the winter of 2012, the Swiss Ruby is an elegant river vessel catering for just 88 passengers in outside facing, spacious cabins. Public areas are ample and elegantly decorated with panoramic windows so you can enjoy the view wherever you are. With its moderate draught, the vessel is ideally suited to navigate rivers and canals in virtually the whole of Europe.
There are 44 comfortable outside-facing cabins measuring approximately 11.4 sq metres. Cabins on the Emerald deck have twin beds that can also be made up as a double and a non-opening picture window. Cabins on the Ruby deck have fixed double beds and a French balcony. All cabins feature an ensuite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, television, telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar and a safe.
The MS Swiss Ruby is both elegantly furnished and spacious throughout the public areas. The lounge on the Ruby deck is a relaxing environment to watch the passing scenery, browse the library or enjoy a drink from the bar. It is here that our resident pianist will delight us after a day of exploration.
The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and is located on the Emerald deck. There is also a spacious Sun deck with comfortable deck furniture where you can appreciate your passing scenery in good weather. There is a chair lift in operation from the entrance area located on the Upper deck to the restaurant and the Sun deck.
The elegantly appointed restaurant seats all passengers for meals at table of four and six. Cuisine is international and of a superior quality, with breakfast being served buffet offering both continental and cooked options. Lunch offers a buffet option with cold and hot meals, or alternatively there is a three course table-service menu featuring a soup option, main course and dessert. Dinner is a four course affair with meat, fish and vegetarian options.
The friendly onboard staff of 22, 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 is casual, with the emphasis on comfort for exploration during the day and smart/casual clothing is ideal for the evenings. You may wish to bring something a little dressier for the Welcome and Farewell dinners
For your comfort
The MS Swiss Ruby abides to the strict safety regulations of the German underwriter Lloyd and the Dutch shipping authority. The ship is fully geared with the relevant technical equipment with river pilot, radar, echo depth sounder and the most up-to-date navigational instruments to guarantee a safe journey.
The MS Swiss Ruby is able to accommodate passengers with limited mobility in the Upper deck cabins. Although there is no elevator onboard there is a chair lift providing access from the Upper deck entrance area to the restaurant. Please note that access to and from the ship is often by means of a gangway.
Smoking is strictly prohibited except for in the designated outside areas on the Sun deck.
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