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MS William Shakespeare from Riviera Travel

MS William Shakespeare Overview

MS William Shakespeare Overview

Meet the state-of-the-art, five-star MS William Shakespeare, launched in 2014 she is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest river cruise ships. Once again Riviera have worked tirelessly to bring their guests the perfect ship showcasing a number of unique, innovative features with only the finest materials being used. Superb attention to detail is evident both inside and outside of the vessel with the extensive use of glass and stainless steel perfectly complimenting the ships sleek profile. As with all Riviera ships, the MS William Shakespeare incorporates only the very latest in modern construction techniques and safety features.


Main restaurant on Othello deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and dinner.

Globe lounge with bar and panoramic views on the Hamlet deck.

Midsummer bar and restaurant on the Hamlet deck.

Air conditioned public areas and cabins.

Lift between Othello and Hamlet decks.

24hr self service station for tea and coffee.

Sun deck with comfortable outdoor chairs and sun loungers.

Small splash pool.

Putting green.

Giant Chess.

Small boutique.


Wellness area with sauna and fitness equipment.

Hairdressing salon.

Laundry service.


Deluxe Suite (Hamlet Deck)

Situated on the upper deck are four exceptional deluxe suites measuring 22.8 square metres. Featuring sliding glass doors leading to an outside balcony, and with almost all the extra space being used to expand the living area, these suites epitomise comfort and luxury.

Standard Cabin (Hamlet and Othello Decks)

At 15 square metres, these cabins are spacious and well appointed. The rooms are furnished with hotel standard beds, safe, telephone, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning, and a flat screen TV with satellite channels.

These cabins have French Balconies with floor to ceiling doors that are able to slide entirely away against the ships side, effectively disappearing from view – a wonderful unique feature and a first on any river cruise ship.

Standard Cabin (Romeo Deck)

Cabins situated on the lower deck are slightly smaller than their upper and middle deck counterparts but they feature most of the same amenities less one armchair and table, and smaller, fixed windows.

MS William Shakespeare Technical Data

  • Built: 2014
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  • Crew: 35
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MS William Shakespeare Deck Plans

All Decks

deck plan

MS William Shakespeare Cabin Layouts

MS William Shakespeare Itinerary

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MS William Shakespeare Gallery

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