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Shearings Flagship Vessels Review

MPS Rotterdam

The MPS Rotterdam is flagship vessel chartered exclusively by Shearings since 2009. A beautifully designed traditional four deck ship, on board you will find soft furnishings in rich colours and dark cherry tones providing an air of elegance.

MS Belle de l Adriatique Shearings ship

Once you’re on board the elegant MPS Rotterdam, adjusting to your new surroundings is easy… the relaxed nature of cruises and the attentive service provided by staff means life on board is a sheer joy. The Rotterdam has the perfect mix of style, comfort and fantastic facilities, with four enticing decks.

The Promenade Deck is home to the chic reception, the Lounge Deck is where you’ll find the restaurant and bar, and the partially-covered Sun Deck offers the chance to watch the picturesque scenery serenely drift by. No matter how you decide to spend your time on board the Rotterdam, one thing’s for sure – you’re in for a truly magical experience.

MPS Da Vinci

MPS Da Vinci – back by popular demand and exclusive to Shearings Holidays for 2012. Designed along the lines of a splendid yacht, the MPS Da Vinci is one of the most elegant and luxurious river cruise vessels in Western Europe. Whether sailing upon the Rhine, Main or Danube, the MPS Da Vinci is ready and waiting to take you on your next river cruise experience.

Once you’re on board the MPS Da Vinci you can’t fail to be impressed with the open space and large reception area. Why not head to the sun deck to watch the ever-changing scenery go by, with a choice of chairs or deckchairs for your comfort. If you’re feeling a bit more energetic, how about a workout on the fitness equipment – or a relaxing sauna or Turkish bath?

You’ll also find it easy to relax in the beautifully-designed lounge, where you can immerse yourself in a good book from the library, with an inviting open fireplace to keep you warm. And at the end of the day you can retire to your cabin, with satellite TV to entertain you and a delightful river view right outside your window, allowing you to watch the world go by in complete comfort.

MV Virginia

If you’re looking for a quality cruise experience but on a more intimate scale, you must consider the MV Virginia. It’s a warm and inviting ship, perfect for the gentle waterways of Holland, the Rhine and Moselle, with many sights to see along the way. Once on board you’ll find a warm welcome and friendly, attentive crew on hand to help you and ensure an enjoyable river cruise experience.

You can enjoy life on board the MV Virginia at your own pace. The laid-back, leisurely atmosphere provides the perfect environment to relax, unwind and really enjoy your holiday. There are ample places on board for you to simply sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

The dining room offers a delightfully intimate atmosphere in which you can enjoy delicious meals at your leisure. Let the world gently drift past as you take in the breathtaking views afforded to you by the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Friendly, attentive staff will be on hand to take care of everything for you, leaving you to admire the ever-changing scenery in comfort and style. For a relaxing, intimate cruise amid wonderful natural scenery, the MV Virginia is hard to beat.

MV Esmeralda

The Danube is a beautiful river to cruise along, and what better way to appreciate this picturesque waterway than aboard the MV Esmeralda. Offering quality and modern accommodation for over 100 passengers, we’re
delighted to welcome you on board this elegant ship as we visit the Great Cities of the Danube. A firm favourite with Shearings customers.

While on board the Esmeralda you’ll enjoy fantastic views, a comfortable cabin and the very best of company. The service provided by the staff on the ship is second to none – nothing’s too much trouble for them, so you’ll be able to sit back, relax and make the most of your time away.

Just imagine it now… a pleasantly cool breeze gently blowing against your face, the air crisp and fresh as lush greenery, picturesque villages and dramatic mountain scenes pass you by as you gently meander along the Danube to reach its many and varied fascinating ports of call. We know the best places to take you and the best sights to show you – this is a holiday that’s all about awe-inspiring natural beauty, total comfort and relaxation on board your ship and, above all else, really enjoying yourself.

MS Michelangelo

Built in 2000 and refurbished in 2006, the MS Michelangelo, part of the CrosiEurope fleet, offers comfortable accommodation for 158 passengers. The interior has facilities including a lounge area, bar, dance floor, tasteful dining room, gift shop and a large spacious sun deck with swimming pool.

All 78 cabins are fully equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe, central heating/air conditioning, 220V electricity and radiophone. There are 28 cabins located on the Upper Deck and 50 cabins on the Main Deck. Delicious food is served on board with an extensive buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a French inspiration. There is also a fine wine menu available on board.

MS Belle de Cadix

Built in 2005 the MS Belle de Cadix, part of the CrosiEurope fleet, provides luxurious modern accommodation and facilities for 178 passengers. Of the 89 cabins, 40 double cabins can be found on the Upper Deck, 27 on the Middle Deck and 22 on the Main Deck.

All are fully equipped with en suite facilities, shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe, central heating/air conditioning, 220v electricity, radiophone and TV/video in the lounge. Delicious food served on board includes an extensive buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner of French inspiration. There is also a fine wine menu available on board. The impressive and modern on-board facilities include a lounge bar, dance floor, panorama bar, dining room, gift shop, lift, large sun deck, swimming pool and a marina at the rear of the vessel with direct access to the sea.

MS Fernao de Magalhaes

Built in 2003 the MS Fernao de Magalhaes, part of the CrosiEurope fleet, provides modern, superbly appointed accommodation and facilities for 142 passengers. Of the 71 cabins, 38 double cabins can be found on the Upper Deck, 18 on the Middle Deck and 15 on the Main Deck. All are fully equipped with en suite facilities, shower, hairdryer, satellite TV radio, safe, central heating/air conditioning, 220v electricity and radiophone.

Delicious food served on board includes an extensive buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with French inspiration. There is also a fine wine menu available on board. On-board facilities include a lounge bar with dance floor, bar, dining room, gift shop, lift, panorama bar, a large sun deck with deckchairs and a swimming pool.

Lord of the Glens

Lord of the Glens has rich mahogany interiors, a teak-clad promenade and viewing decks that give the ship the ambience of a luxury yacht. On-board facilities include the elegant Robert Louis Stevenson restaurant with large windows offering fantastic views, the Sir Walter Scott lounge and the David Livingstone lounge bar, where you can relax with a refreshing drink.

The 27 luxury cabins are all outside facing, tastefully finished and equipped with en suite facilities and shower, individually controlled air-conditioning/heating, satellite television, music system, hairdryer, telephone and safe. This coastal ship features observation lounges and a library and is perfect for viewing the magnificent Scottish landscape as you sail.

MV Chernishevsky

Explore the delights of Russia’s wonderful waterways. Sailing from St Petersburg to Moscow, there’s so much to enjoy on board. With fascinating ports of call by day, evening entertainment and a comfortable cabin to retire to at night, it’s the perfect way to explore this proud, magnificent nation. All cabins are air-conditioned and some offer superb views of the Russian waterways.

Once on board enjoy a welcome cocktail reception, a delicious meal in the restaurant with a variety of tempting options to choose from, diverse entertainment including live music and dancing, Russian language lessons – with the chance to practice! Why not play board games with your new-found friends or send your loved ones a post card from the on-board post office.

MS Belle de l’Adriatique

Built in 2007, and boasting a stylish modern design, the MS Belle de l’Adriatique, part of the CrosiEurope fleet, is an impressive four-deck ship with 100 stylish and comfortable cabins. You’ll find it easy to enjoy yourself on board, with a wide array of superb facilities. All cabins offer great river views and come equipped with air conditioning, private shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio and safe.

Facilities on board include: lounge bar with a dance floor, gift shop, comfortable dining room, bar, library, spacious sundeck with Jacuzzis. Just perfect for your coastal river cruise experience.

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