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MS William Shakespeare Cruise Ship


Be whisked away on an adventure one can only dream of when you climb aboard the MS William Shakespeare, the physical embodiment of elegance and luxury with its four lavish decks, each offering something new and exciting to discover. Go for a swim in the whirlpool on the Sun Deck, catch up on some reading in the Hamlet Deck’s library, enjoy lavish meals in the Othello Deck’s restaurant, or visit the Romeo Deck’s sauna. Whatever you choose, make your cruise your own with our host of onboard wonders.

MS William Shakespeare Statistics

  • Maiden Voyage
  • Rivers
    Saône, Rhône
  • Passengers
  • Crew
  • Cabin Choice

MS William Shakespeare



Lower Sun Deck


Navigation Bridge






Massage & Hair Salon


Fitness Room


Main Restaurant


Crew Cabins

MS William Shakespeare Cabins

Deluxe Suite

Standard Cabin

Deluxe Suite

Make yourself at home in the opulent Deluxe Suite with its sumptuous twin beds that convert into a double, individual climate control, a safe, a sitting area, a Nespresso machine, floor to ceiling windows, an outside balcony, a flat-screen TV and an ensuite bathroom complete with a walk-in shower. Make sure to enjoy your luxury toiletries and a plethora of perks with Riviera Plus!

Note: Riviera Plus is only applicable to upper-deck cabins/suites.

2 People

245 sq.ft

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Standard Cabin

Indulge in your splendid Standard Cabin, brimming with a range of amenities from twin beds that become a double, floor to ceiling windows, a French style balcony, an ensuite bathroom, a safe, a Nespresso machine, a telephone, flat-screen TV and turn down service, not to mention the many advantages of Riviera Plus when you book an upper-deck suite.

Note: Riviera Plus is only applicable to upper-deck cabins/suites. Further, the Romeo Deck’s Standard Cabins are 151 sq ft and feature slightly different amenities, including a desk, a chair and a fixed window.

2 People

161 sq.ft

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MS William Shakespeare River Cruise Deals

7 Nights
Jun Oct

Burgundy, the River Rhône and Provence River Cruise

  • Avignon
  • Arles / Pont Du Gard
  • Ardèche Gorges / Tournon
  • Vienne
  • Beaune / Burgundy
  • Lyon
  • Return Home
£1,649 pp Est. Price per person
  • MS William Shakespeare  & MS Lord Byron

10 Nights

Burgundy, the River Rhône, and Provence River Cruise with Lake Geneva and Golden Pass Extension

  • Avignon
  • Arles & Ponts du Gard
  • Ardèche Gorges & Tournon
  • Vienne
  • Beaune & Burgundy
  • Lyon
  • Annecy
  • Chillon Castle & Lausanne
  • Glacier 3000 & Golden Pass
  • Lausanne or Montreux
£2,298pp Est. Price per person
  • MS William Shakespeare  , MS Lord Byron

Trustpilot Reviews

Reviews From MS William Shakespeare Ship Customers

“Stayed here with my wife for our 20th anniversary and she absolutely loved it. Our room was the best we’ve ever stayed in of any hotel or cruise and there were many places to socialise while on board. Hoping to come back for our 25th anniversary!”

Leonard and Maggie Earhart, Widnes, Cheshire

MS William Shakespeare FAQs

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Where can I go for some food or a drink aboard the MS William Shakespeare?

You can enjoy a drink in the ship’s Globe lounge and its accompanying bar, as well as savour an evening meal in the exclusive La Brasserie. Further, you’ll be able to have a drink with your meals in the MS William Shakespeare’s onboard restaurant.

Is there anywhere I can go for some quiet time while on the ship?

Indeed, there is. You can always take to your room and relax there, or you can meander to the onboard library and read a book or two.

How accessible are the decks of the MS William Shakespeare?

The Hamlet Deck and the Othello Deck both feature elevators. However, the Sun Deck and the Romeo Deck are only accessible via stairs.

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Enjoy the heritage of four decades of river travel experience and expertise brought to you by the leading cruise company. Quality vessels partner with five-star service and award-winning shore excursions, all underpinned by a commitment to offer each passenger exceptional value for money. Step aboard and experience the Riviera Travel difference for yourself.

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