MS Royal Crown

“With only 90 passengers, the intimacy and timeless beauty of the MS Royal Crown delivers a distinctive 5-star cruise experience that sets it apart from all other luxury river ships. From your first step on board you’ll feel like you are out yachting with friends.” 

Welcome to the MS Royal Crown!  Built in 1996, but designed to reflect the glamour and elegance of Europe’s 1930’s Golden Age of Travel, no level of detail has been overlooked on this iconic vessel.  Polished bronze fixtures and etched glass windows glimmer under the soft glow of Art Nouveau lamps. Rich mahogany woodwork, from the pub-inspired bar to the intricate floor-to-ceiling paneling, combine with lush upholstered seating – beckoning you to relax and make yourself at home. Or grab a coffee or cocktail and head upstairs to the Royal Crown’s ‘teak tiera’ – her show stopping sundeck where you can spend your days (or nights) relaxing on cushioned steamer chairs or around cozy dining sets, watching the European countryside unfold as you make new friends and lifelong memories.

Dining on the Royal Crown is a true pleasure. Seated at tables with crisp white linen, candles, embossed silver and custom porcelain dinnerware, you will dine in regal fashion. Freshly prepared dishes made with local ingredients are graciously served along with a curated selection of regional wines. As you share stories of that day’s discoveries, courses seamlessly follow one another. Breakfasts and lunches on the Royal Crown are presented service à la française, with a bounty of unique and tasty options that will have you heading back to the buffet ‘just one more time.’  Tea, coffee and snacks are always available in the lounge with early risers treated to daily surprises by the ship’s pastry chef.

As you’d expect from any 5-star hotel, each cabin on the Royal Crown (Deluxe, Premium, Royal Suite) deliver passengers a well-appointed retreat to call home. Sink into beds dressed in the finest linens after a full day of exploring. Each cabin offers beautiful marble-lined bathrooms, fully equipped with brass fixtures and separate showers.  Luxury bath & body products, individual air/heating thermostats, and spacious built-in closets help you to settle in, as well as a flat-screen satellite TV and plush bathrobes should a lazy afternoon be preferred.

But the heart of this legendary ship are the people you’ll share your journey with. The talent and professionalism of the Royal Crown’s warm and caring crew,combined with the camaraderie forged with your new adventure-loving cruisemates will make this a one-of-a-kind experience you can’t wait to repeat!

NOTE: Deluxe cabin twin beds are fixed and cannot be put together. All bathrooms in all cabins are the same.

Royal Suite – Panorama Deck – 200 sqft – 6 rooms
Rooms 1-6
Outside Cabin
Highest accommodation level
Multiple Large Windows


  • All Royal Suites are equipped with a king-size bed that cannot be seperated.
  • Includes a desk and a TV that can double as a computer monitor
  • Additional seating area with loveseat and chair facing large picture window.
  • Royal suites are centrally located on the ship’s main level – same as the Lounge, Dining Room and ship entry and exit.
  • Larger size- 200 sq ft compared to the Deluxe at 150 sqft
  • If you have mobility issues, we recommend this Category Upgrade.

Premium Cabin – Select Deck – 150 sqft – 4 rooms
Rooms 11, 14, 15, 16
Outside Cabin
2 Large Porthole Windows


  • All Premium Cabins are equpiied with a king-size bed that cannot be seperated.
  • At 150 sq ft, Premium Cabins are 5 sq ft larger than a Deluxe Cabins
  • Premium Cabins are located at the bottom of the stairs – easy access to Panorama (main) deck.

Deluxe Cabin – Select Deck – 145 sqft – 35 rooms
35 Rooms 7-46
Outside Cabin
2 Large Porthole Windows


  • All Deluxe Cabins have twin beds and they cannot be joined.
  • Room Layout feels more spacious as the beds are against the wall creating more walkable space.
  • Two full height closets and double nightstands allow for plentiful storage

This ship is embarking upon the following cruises:

Staterooms & Suites

Royal Suite – Panorama Deck – 200 sqft – 6 rooms

Premium Cabin – Select Deck – 150 sqft – 4 rooms

Deluxe Cabin – Select Deck – 150 sqft – 35 rooms (Twin beds cannot be put together)

Deck Plans

Length: 110 m / 361 feet Width: 11.4 m / 37.5 feet Draft: 1.6 m / 5.2 feet Engines: MAK 2 x 720 PK/HP Cruise speed: 22 km/h Name: Royal Crown Ex Name: River Cloud Type: Passenger vessel Owner: Neerlandic Shipping Call Sign: DC4422 Port of registry: Hamburg, Germany ENI Number:07001647 MMSI No.: 211484110 Built: 1996 Refurbished: 2010 Passengers: 90 Passenger cabins: 45

Ship Amenities

  • At only 110 meters, The Royal Crown’s modest size allows the captain greater flexibility when navigating changing river levels, bridges and locks
  • Attentive crew members, a diverse team of associates with fluency in multiple languages
  • Maximum capacity of only 90 guests
  • Art Deco Style Brasserie
  • Library, giant chess set, promenade deck, bicycles provide entertainment option on/off the ship
  • Concierge services, laundry, a ‘24/7 Business Center’, safe deposit boxes
  • To review our Menu form our March 2018 sailing click here. (Menus change every week. This is just to give you an example.)
  • Each cabin is equipped with an individual thermostat for air conditioning & heating, flat-screen TV with satellite, and minibar (suites only) Bathrooms include magnifying mirror, hairdryer, and daily towel service.

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Ship Plan