MS William Shakespeare
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7 Night Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence River Cruise from Lyon to Avignon
Starting in Lyon; with stops in Chalon, Beaune; Vienne; Tournon; Ardeche Gorges; Arles; Pont du Gard; Avignon
7 Night Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence River Cruise from Avignon to Lyon
Starting in Avignon; with stops in Pont du Gard; Arles; Ardeche Gorges; Tournon; Vienne; Beaune; Chalon; Lyon
About MS William Shakespeare
Specially commissioned and designed to our exacting specifications, she is, without doubt, one of the world's finest river cruise ships. We have worked tirelessly with one of Europe's most experienced and respected luxury shipbuilders, Veka Group, to create the perfect ship, featuring many unique, ground breaking innovations. The finest of materials have been used in construction with virtually no expense spared; its sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, highly polished brass and wrought iron fittings, thick pile high-quality carpets, luxuriously comfortable deep armchairs and settees will absolutely delight you. In addition the ship's spacious layout, subtle and tasteful lighting, elegant decor, luxurious cabins and excellent facilities are undoubtedly the very best on cruise ships today.
Superb attention to detail continues outside the vessel, where the extensive use of glass and polished stainless steel complements her sleek modern profile perfectly. As the ship glides, serenely, through the water, she truly is a wonderful sight to behold! As you would expect, the ship also incorporates the very latest in modern construction techniques and safety systems, ensuring your cruise is as comfortable and secure as possible. Finally the ship carries just 140 passengers and with 35 crew, a 4:1 ratio ensures excellent service levels. With many similar size vessels carrying 180 passengers or more, you will find the extra space, especially in the restaurant, very noticeable indeed.