I am puzzled by this ship and its cruises. Renamed and declared a luxury cruise ship, cruisecritic has a review but it is not clear when this was written. As a luxury cruise ship should it not be doing Christmas markets and festive cruises, one might wonder? Yes it should and was supposed too:
According to an internet booking agent it is chartered to do short Christmas market trips along the Rhine, but has not left its current dock for weeks (according to marinetraffic). The charter company ewaterways does not list any cruises on board the Royal Crown, though.
The vessel had been sold to a Dutch company which I believe went bankrupt in 2011, the ship is registered in Hamburg.
The Royal Crown did sail in Summer, having also been affected by the flooding in June.
I would have been interested in such a Christmas market tour.
Its sister ship the River Cloud II wiil be sailing the Danube next year and is doing fine.
Anybody know anything about this?
English Channel Crossings 1984 to present:
Calais - Dover
Ostend - Dover
Dutch island hopping 1980's
Many Rhine river short trips