MS Serenade 1

MS Serenade 1 2022/2023

Exclusively chartered for our river cruise lines, MS Serenade 1 is our original river cruise ship – she’s been welcoming Titan guests on board since 2017. We recently treated her to a full makeover, adding plush new furnishings, beautiful artwork and stylish design touches. Carrying a maximum 130 guests, MS Serenade 1 is smaller than most other river cruise lines, offering a more intimate river cruise experience, but with plenty of space onboard to enjoy.

Sail along some of Europe’s most magical rivers including the Dutch Waterways, the Moselle, the Rhine and the river Danube and be amazed by the ever-changing scenery and medieval cities and towns. Onboard our ship, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious cabins and elegant communal areas including the Panorama Lounge and Bar and sun deck, perfect to relax in or mingle with other guests. You can dine on deliciously prepared meals by resident chefs in the restaurant, and enjoy unlimited wine, draught beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, all our Titan river cruises are accompanied by a cruise director and tour manager, who will make sure every part of your river cruise holiday runs smoothly.

Cabins on MS Serenade 1

The ship’s 65 outside cabins are spread across three decks (31 on the upper deck, 25 on the middle deck and 9 on the lower deck). Each cabin offers 16 square metres of space – they’re among the biggest standard cabins on European rivers – with upper and middle-deck cabins featuring French balconies.

Chopin Deck – Superior Cabin (Cat. A)

The clever design makes the 16 square metres of space seem even bigger, with plenty of room to relax after a full day of exploration and discovery. They have floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that open to create a French balcony so you can let the fresh air in as we glide down the river. There is plenty of storage space, and the bathroom provides complimentary toiletries and a separate bathtub and shower. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided for your convenience.

Chopin Deck – Superior Extra-Large Cabin

Located at the aft (rear) of the ship, these are the most spacious cabins onboard, providing 22 square metres of accommodation and wonderful views. They have floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that open to a splendid full-size balcony. These cabins also provide a dressing table and a larger bathroom as well as plenty of storage space. The bathroom provides complimentary toiletries and a separate bathtub and shower. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided for your convenience.

Please note: As these extra-large cabins are located at the rear of the ship, they will experience some noise and vibration whilst cruising. This is particularly when the ship is manoeuvring to dock. The balcony is also subject to noise whilst the ship is moving, so you may find that the balcony area is not useable during cruising.

Mozart – Superior Cabin (cat. B & C)

These cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that open to create a French balcony so you can let the fresh air in as we glide down the river. There is plenty of storage space, and the bathroom provides complimentary toiletries and a separate bathtub and shower. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided for your convenience.

Beethoven Deck – Superior Cabin (cat. D)

Plenty of space in these superb value cabins, located on the lower deck of the ship. The clever design makes the 16 square metres of space seem even bigger, with plenty of room to relax after a full day of exploration and discovery. These well-appointed cabins have two picture windows (non-opening). The bathroom provides complimentary toiletries and a separate bathtub and shower. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided for your convenience.

Facilities

The superb, expansive Sun Deck onboard this superb river cruise is the place to relax and take in the wonderful views. There are plenty of sun loungers, chairs and tables, and there is shade provided for warmer days. Should you wish, your personal Quietvox headset will provide GPS-triggered commentary of points of interest as you sail by, and the crew will provide a drinks service during the day. One lovely feature of Serenade 1 is that the wheelhouse is easily accessed from the Sun deck, and the Captain operates and open bridge policy, welcoming guests to visit and answering any questions. The designated smoking area is located at the rear of the Sun Deck.
The Chopin (upper) deck is home to the refurbished Panorama lounge and bar. This is the hub of the ship, where you’ll enjoy spending time socialising with fellow travellers, listening to port talks and take in some of the entertainment and onboard activities. The décor is fresh and the floor to ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light and there is plenty of comfy seating in a variety of areas so you can sit as a couple or a larger group and make friends easily. There is also a semi-enclosed library behind the bar, which has a range of books and popular board games for you to enjoy, together with a printed daily ‘newspaper’
The restaurant has a smart and colourful contemporary design and is located on the Mozart (middle) deck. Our popular policy of open seating at all mealtimes means that you can choose to sit at a different table, with different guests, each night if you wish. A delicious selection of hot and cold dishes is served throughout the cruise and highlights include the Captain’s splendid farewell Gala Dinner, serving up a fantastic six-course feast. The split -level design leads up a short flight of steps towards the Mozart Superior Cabins (cats. B & C).
The Beethoven (lower) deck is where you’ll find the sauna and the fitness room, with exercise bike, rowing machine and free weights. It is also the location of the Beethoven Superior (cat. D) cabins. Please note: The ships lift does

What’s included with a Titan river cruise on MS Serenade 1

Door-to-door transfers to take you from home to your departure airport/port and back again
Return flights or Channel crossings from the UK
All meals on board
Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water with lunch and dinner
Six-course captain’s gala dinner
24-hour complimentary tea and coffee
Bottled water in your cabin, replenished daily
Wi-Fi on board
Excursions as detailed in the itinerary
VOX portable audio headsets for excursions
Titan tour manager and cruise director on board to provide information and assistance
All airport/port taxes and duties

What’s the food like on MS Serenade 1?

The food we serve on board is all freshly prepared using local, seasonal produce. Breakfast is a buffet set-up, while lunch and dinner are both table service, with free-flowing wine, beer and soft drinks included.

BREAKFAST
In the mornings, you might like to start with a hot drink in your cabin – each one has tea and coffee-making facilities. Breakfast is served between 7-9am (with an ‘early riser’ option in the bar from 6:30am). You can help yourself to pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cheeses and cold cuts, and there’s a hot food station if you fancy a full English or eggs cooked to order by the chef.

LUNCH
There are a few options when lunchtime comes around. In the restaurant, there’s a sit-down meal. After helping yourself to a salad and starter selection, waiters will bring you three more delicious courses (soup, main and dessert) and will keep your glass topped up with your choice of house wine, beer or soft drinks while you’re eating.

For something lighter, a buffet of sandwiches, soup and pasta dishes will be available in the bar for an hour or so. And if you’re out on a full-day excursion, the chef will prepare a packed lunch for you (usually sandwiches, a piece of fruit and a cold drink).

DINNER
At dinner, you’ll start with an appetiser and soup of the day, before choosing one of three main dishes (one of which will be a vegetarian option). A selection of puddings and cheeses rounds things off. Again, house wine, beer and soft drinks are complimentary. If you’re peckish later on, you’ll find canapés in the lounge from around 10pm.

Dining is always free seating rather than fixed, so you don’t need to sit at the same table each night (unless you want to, that is).

GALA DINNERS
Most cruises include one or two gala dinners. These are six-course affairs where our chefs go all out – dishes might include duo of fish with lobster butter sauce or succulent roast beef with black peppercorn jus.

TEA & COFFEE
As well as having kettles in each cabin, MS Serenade 1 offers 24-hour hot drink stations where you help yourself to a cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate and more. You’ll also find a selection of tea bags and complimentary biscuits.

Is there a dress code on board?

There’s no strict dress code for dining. Smart casual is the norm, although most people like to don a suit or cocktail dress for the gala dinner on the last night. 

What is there to do on board and on shore?

We offer a fantastic range of excursions to help you get the most out of each destination. We’ll include a selection in the price of your holiday, and can arrange optional excursions in some ports of call. You can book these either before you travel or while you’re on board. 
There is an expansive sun deck with loungers and chairs positioned for the best views. Step inside and you’ll find a comfortable lounge, plus a sauna and whirlpool to indulge in some me time. 
Quizzes are available each day and we’ll often arrange informal games during longer sails. Some cruises will have themed activities too.