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  • day 1
    Budapest, HU
     
  • day 2
    Budapest, HU
     
  • day 3
    Bratislava, SK
     
  • day 4
    Vienna, AT
     
  • day 5
    Vienna, AT
     
  • day 5
    Dürnstein, AT
     
  • day 6
    Dürnstein, AT
     
  • day 6
    Melk, AT
     
  • day 7
    Linz, AT
     
  • day 8
    Passau, DE
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Accommodating up to 136 passengers as she winds her way along the mighty Danube River to offer our guests exclusive Vegan Travel discoveries in timeless cities, the new riverboat ms Joy leads the way in spacious comfort with the most space per guest on Europe´s rivers. 

In the entrance hall, our guests will find the Vegan Travel desk, reception, as well as a stylish bord shop. There is a bar Arthur´s on the Diamond Deck. On the Ruby Deck, passengers benefit from the beautiful Panorama Bar & Lounge. MS Joy is equipped with a modern wellness area and fitness room. A hairdresser is also found on board. A lift connects the three individual decks. 

Joy´s deck plan is innovative; with a total of 67 cabins, the most popular cabins tend to be the largest... so the added ship length has been used to offer twenty-two 300-square-feet Master Suites - the most of any river cruise ship on any European river. To increase the amount of natural sunlight on the lower deck, 8 Loft Suites have been created that extend from the  first to the second decks, providing guests with an additional view; all windows n these loft cabins open. 

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
28-12-25 Budapest, HU - -
29-12-25 Budapest, HU - 16:00
30-12-25 Bratislava, SK 10:00 23:00
31-12-25 Vienna, AT 06:00 -
01-01-26 Vienna, AT - 06:00
01-01-26 Dürnstein, AT 13:00 -
02-01-26 Dürnstein, AT - 09:00
02-01-26 Melk, AT 12:00 19:00
03-01-26 Linz, AT 05:00 23:30
04-01-26 Passau, DE 08:00 -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is su bject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

MS Joy

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Accommodating up to 136 passengers as she winds her way along the mighty Danube River to offer our guests exclusive Vegan Travel discoveries in timeless cities, the new riverboat ms Joy leads the way in spacious comfort with the most space per guest on Europe´s rivers. 

In the entrance hall, our guests will find the Vegan Travel desk, reception, as well as a stylish bord shop. There is a bar Arthur´s on the Diamond Deck. On the Ruby Deck, passengers benefit from the beautiful Panorama Bar & Lounge. MS Joy is equipped with a modern wellness area and fitness room. A hairdresser is also found on board. A lift connects the three individual decks. 

Joy´s deck plan is innovative; with a total of 67 cabins, the most popular cabins tend to be the largest... so the added ship length has been used to offer twenty-two 300-square-feet Master Suites - the most of any river cruise ship on any European river. To increase the amount of natural sunlight on the lower deck, 8 Loft Suites have been created that extend from the  first to the second decks, providing guests with an additional view; all windows n these loft cabins open. 

Cat. 1 Riverview Stateroom

Cabins range in size from 150 square feet to 300 square feet, spacious for the Rhine River.

Category 1 staterooms are the smallest onboard, coming in at 150 square feet and offering up river views from half-height windows situated near the top of the room. In keeping with Vegan Travel fashion, however, they include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 156 cm (two beds 200 cm x 78 cm each when separate); 79" x 61" (two beds 79" x 31"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: Built-in closet with drawers, 2 chairs

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries, Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: Two 2' by 3' fixed windows, Minibar stocked with water and soft drinks replenished daily (not included), 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Includes the following cabin numbers : 105, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118

Cat. 2 Riverview Stateroom with French Balcony

Cabins range in size from 150 square feet to 300 square feet, spacious for the Rhine River.

Category 2 is a Standard French Balcony Stateroom. There are 3 cabins available located Aft and Midship. Stateroom size is 150 square feet.
In keeping with Vegan Travel fashion, however, they include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 156 cm (two beds 200 cm x 78 cm each when separate); 79" x 61" (two beds 79" x 31"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: Built-in closet with drawers, 2 chairs

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries, Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: One floor-to-ceiling French Balcony (98 inches wide x 75 inches high) with one sliding door that opens, Minibar stocked with water and soft drinks replenished daily (not included), 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Includes the following cabin numbers : 228, 229

Cat. 3 Loft Suite

Cabins range in size from 150 square feet to 300 square feet, spacious for the Rhine River.

Category 3 is a Loft Suite and is one of the largest on the ship. The 8 available staterooms are located Midship. This category has one very large picture window (98 inches x 114 inches) rather than two smaller windows. The window opens partially on the top and spans one-and-one-half decks. This category also features a loft sitting area. Stateroom size is 225 square feet.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: Padded headboard with reading lamps, Closets, Storage / drawers, Loft sitting area, 4 steps up to loft area, Railing, Built-in closet with drawers

Private Bathroom: Yes, with large shower featuring rainfall shower head and fine vegan toiletries, Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: Innovatively designed 225 sq. ft. "split-level" loft cabins, One-and-a-half deck window that opens at the top, electronically controlled, Safe, Minibar stocked with water and soft drinks replenished daily (not included), 32" LED

TV, Window (98 inches x 114 inches) can be partially opened, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Includes the following cabin numbers : 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 110

Cat. 4 Mini Suite with a French Balcony

Cabins range in size from 150 square feet to 300 square feet, spacious for the Rhine River.

Category 4 is our Mini Suite with a French Balcony. There are 22 cabins available located Forward. Stateroom size is 190 square feet. In keeping with Vegan Travel fashion, however, they include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: Built-in closet and drawers, 2 chairs

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries, Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: One floor-to-ceiling French Balcony (98 inches wide x 75 inches high) with one sliding door that opens, Minibar stocked with water and soft drinks replenished daily (not included), 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Includes the following cabin numbers : 201, 202

Cat. 5 Junior Suite with French Balcony

Cabins range in size from 150 square feet to 300 square feet, spacious for the Rhine River.

Category 5 is a Junior Suite with a French Balcony. There are 10 staterooms available located Midship or on Deck 3. Stateroom size is 200 square feet. In keeping with Vegan Travel fashion, however, they include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: Padded headboard with reading lamps, Storage / drawers, Large closet

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries, Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: One floor-to-ceiling French balcony (98 inches x 75 inches) with one sliding door that opens, 32" LED TV, Safe, Minibar stocked with water and soft drinks replenished daily (not included), 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed, luggage storage, Telephone and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Includes the following cabin numbers : 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 301, 302

Cat. 6 Junior Suite with a French Balcony

Cabins range in size from 150 square feet to 300 square feet, spacious for the Rhine River.

Category 6 is a Junior Suite Plus with a French Balcony. There are 16 staterooms available located Midship and Aft. Stateroom size is 225 square feet. In keeping with Vegan Travel fashion, however, they include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: Padded headboard with reading lamps, Storage / drawers

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries, Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: One floor-to-ceiling French balcony (98 inches x 75 inches) with one sliding door that opens, 32" LED TV, Full-sized window (98 inches x 37.5 inches), Minibar stocked with water and soft drinks replenished daily (not included), Safe, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Includes the following cabin numbers : 211, 212, 214, 217, 218, 219, 220, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 213, 216

Cat. 7 Master Suite

Cabins range in size from 150 square feet to 300 square feet, spacious for the Rhine River.

Category 7 is a Master Suite with a French Balcony. There are 22 cabins located Midship and Aft. Stateroom size is 300 square feet. In keeping with Vegan Travel fashion, however, they include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 180 cm (two beds 200 cm x 90 cm each when separate); 79" x 71" (two beds 79" x 35"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: Padded headboard with reading lamps, Walk-in closet with built-in shelves, Pull-out sleeping sofa 190 cm x 110 cm – 75" x 43" (triple capacity; for children only). Storage / drawers

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries, Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: Two floor-to-ceiling French balconies, each 98 inches x 75 inches with one sliding door that opens, 32" LED TV, Safe, Minibar stocked with water and soft drinks replenished daily (not included), Coffee maker, Iron plus ironing board, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Includes the following cabin numbers : 303, 304, 305, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 319, 320, 321, 322, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 323, 324

Which Airport do I fly to? 

You would fly into Budapest International Airport (BUD).
We recommend to book flights via www.kayak.com and / or google.com.

From which airport do I fly home?

You would fly out from Munich Airport (MUC).
We recommend kayak.com

Prefer to take the train? There are very good train connections from Passau: https://int.bahn.de/en

Does Vegan Travel offer a transfer to Munich Airport and City center from the ship in Passau on disembarkation day?

Yes, Vegan Travel will offer a bus transfer from our ship in Passau to Munich City Center and to the Munich Airport. The drive will take around 1,5 to 2 hours, depending on the Traffic.

More details will be available with the shore excursions 6 - 8 weeks prior to the cruise departure. We will send all information to all booked guests via email. Then you can also book the transfer.

When will I receive my cruise tickets and travel documents with all details? 

Vegan Travel will send out the travel documents and cruise tickets via email 3 - 6 weeks prior to the cruise.

Where exactly will the ship be on embarkation day? 

The exact coordinates will be announced to us only a few weeks before the cruise starts. You will get the information with your travel documents. What we can say by now is that you can assume the ship to be centrally located in Budapest. 

How can I book shore excursions?

Once we finished the planning of our shore excursions, all booked guests will receive an email with all details of our shore excursions. 
Usually these details are available 6 - 8 weeks prior to cruise departure.

It is highly recommended to book shore excursions prior to the cruise.

What is not included?

  • International Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Any additional food or beverages
  • Purchases of drinks, souvenirs, gifts and other personal items on board or ashore
  • Personal services such as spa, laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Baggage, travel cancellation and personal insurance

Does the ship have Wifi?

Yes, there will be WiFi onboard the ship, which is also already included in your cruise fare! Being close to shore, the connection is quite good at river cruises but internet on board can never be as reliable as on land. There will always be some level of unreliability, especially the further out to sea you sail.

Our connection relies on a cellular or satellite terminal—the best possible solution for river cruising. Due to the nature of data bandwidth and latency, as well as potential interruptions in satellite signals based on terrain and weather, you may experience slower online connections than you are accustomed to at home. That’s why we recommend to download your content such as movies, series or software updates before the cruise, so there is enough data for everyone to use the WiFi.