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William Shakespeare

MS William Shakespeare

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Wine tastings in the Burgundy wine region. Guided tours of Lyon and Arles. Roman ruins and spectacular gorges. These are just some of the wonders you can witness when you sail onboard an MS William Shakespeare river cruise! Part of Riviera River Cruises’ luxury fleet, MS William Shakespeare is an amazing way to experience to stunning Rhone Valley. With such an intimate ship size, you can count on the finest personal service and most curated cultural experience on the European waterways with MS William Shakespeare.

A journey onboard MS William Shakespeare means that you’ll experience some of the most incredible ports of France, including Chalon, Beaune, Vienne, Tournon, Avignon, and more. Some of the things you might get to do include city tours where you can learn fascinating history, village visits, and routes where the ship cruises through spectacular gorges. When the ship is anchored in port, you have the choice of taking an included tour or exploring each city on your own. Either way, you are destined to have an unforgettable adventure.

Dining onboard MS William Shakespeare is second to none. During the day, a full breakfast and lunch buffet keeps you satisfied until it’s time for the sumptuous four-course dinner each night. Early risers can enjoy breakfast in the lounge. Guests can also opt to enjoy breakfast room service. The ship has several 24-hour coffee and tea stations where you can refuel yourself with your favorite caffeine boost throughout the day. All dining onboard MS William Shakespeare is open, so you can always choose when to come and where to sit.

MS William Shakespeare Facts

Inaugural Year: 2014
Tonnage (GRT): N/A
Country of Registration: Netherlands
Guest Occupancy*: 152
Crew: 35
Length: 361 feet
Width: 38 feet
Passenger Decks: 3

Total: 77
Suites, with balcony: 4
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 58
Ocean View, without balcony: 12
Inside: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Solo Traveler Itineraries
With more and more travelers opting for solo travel, MS William Shakespeare makes it easy to bring your solo travel goals to life. Select itineraries offered on this ship are designed for solo travel, eliminating the need for the single supplement, which is usually required. When you’re ready to take on the exploration of France on your own, MS William Shakespeare awaits!

Ship Amenities
MS William Shakespeare provides you with everything you need for comfort and satisfaction. You will discover a panoramic lounge and bar, a small library, wellness options, and a sun deck onboard. Another unique feature of MS William Shakespeare is that you can visit the bridge (unless the ship is berthing or navigating locks). Here, you can discuss topics in navigation, adventuring, and more with the captain and crew.

MS William Shakespeare Cruise Deals

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Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite
Approximate Size: 245 square feet
Located on: Upper Deck

You can take your cruise to the next level with these opulent suites (the most premium accommodations found onboard). There are four Deluxe Suites available to book, each one offering over 200 square feet of luxurious comfort. Additional amenities in these suites include a spacious living room area with a comfortable sofa or armchair. You will also enjoy a large walk-in wardrobe, an extra large bathroom, and a private, furnished open-air balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.
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Category A Standard
Approximate Size: 161 square feet
Located on: Upper & Middle Decks

These exceptional accommodations offer over 100 square feet of tasteful living, and are among some of the largest staterooms in the river cruising industry. You can enjoy polished hardwood floors, fine furniture, and large floor-to-ceiling glass windows that slide halfway down so you can invite the fresh river air into your stateroom whenever you wish.
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Categories D & E

Approximate Size: 151 square feet
Located on: Lower Deck

These modern accommodations offer over 100 square feet of tasteful living, and are among some of the largest staterooms in the river cruising industry. You can enjoy polished hardwood floors, fine furniture, and a fixed window.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

MS William Shakespeare Deck Plans

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Category Legend
A Deluxe Balcony Suite
B Upper Deck Stateroom
C Middle Deck Stateroom
Single Lower Deck Stateroom

The deck plans of MS William Shakespeare provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Rivierea River Cruises directly.
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MS William Shakespeare Deck Plans

MS William Shakespeare Photo Gallery

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