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MV Virginia

River Cruises on the MV Virginia

Welcome aboard

This warm, inviting ship is a long-standing favourite with Shearings river cruise customers, offering relaxing river cruises throughout spring, summer and autumn. We’re delighted to announce that the Virginia has been extensively refurbished in 2013, creating a delightful environment to relax on board. Join us and find out why so many holidaymakers return to the Virginia year after year.

Life on board

Renowned for its friendly staff, superb service and informal atmosphere, the Virginia is the ideal vessel for first-time river cruisers, offering an intimate, relaxed river cruise experience. Up on the Sun Deck it’s so easy to relax, with an inviting sheltered area and comfortable furniture. It’s the ideal place to admire the constantly changing views throughout your voyage. The ship’s cosy, comfortable lounge offers the perfect surroundings in which to befriend your fellow holidaymakers. You’ll also find a small library area with a selection of great books to enjoy. Whether you want to discover the delights of the German-Swiss Rhine, or the floral beauty of Holland in the springtime, the Virginia offers a fantastic introduction to river cruising.


Even though there’s so much to see and do throughout your cruise, we know how important it is to you that your cabins offer a comfortable place for you to stay. All cabins have been renovated and upgraded. They’re decorated in a contemporary style, with new soft furnishings and flat-screen TVs with an information channel about your daily cruise programme. You’ll find it so easy to relax after a day’s sightseeing at your ports of call. And with a wide range of cabins to choose from, there’ll be something to suit you. All 53 cabins on board the ship are outward facing and offer fantastic facilities such as TVs, air conditioning, a safe and hairdryer.

MV Virginia deck plan

Food and drink

Start the day on the Virginia with a hot and cold buffet breakfast, offering a range of delicious treats to choose from. You’ll also enjoy three-course lunches and dinners (four-course dinners on summer departures), with a choice of tempting menu options lovingly prepared by the on-board chef. And don’t miss the Captain’s dinner on one evening of your cruise. The tea and coffee station, offering free drinks 24 hours a day is just another added bonus to make your Virginia river cruise extra-special.

Fact File

  • Length: 67.50 metres
  • Width: 9.00 metres
  • Refurbished: 2013
  • Passenger capacity: 107
  • Officers and crew: 18
  • Passenger decks: 4
  • Size cabin approx.: 8.00 m2
  • Our rating: 3 star

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