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Welcome aboard the MV Virginia

This warm, inviting ship is a long-standing favourite with Shearings river cruise customers, offering relaxing river cruises along the mighty Rhine throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter. The MV Virginia was refurbished in 2013, creating a delightful environment to relax on board. So whether it’s your first river cruise experience or you’re a seasoned river cruiser, join us and find out why so many holidaymakers return to the MV Virginia year after year.

Life on board

Renowned for its friendly staff, superb service and informal atmosphere, the MV 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 along the Rhine 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. So, if you’d like to discover the best sights and highlights of the magnificent Rhine, the MV Virginia offers a fantastic introduction to river cruising.


Even though there’s so much to see and do along the Rhine, we know how important it is to you that your cabins offer a comfortable place for you to relax and unwind. All cabins are decorated in a contemporary style, with 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.
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About Your Ship

  • Full-board accommodation throughout your cruise
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • Enjoy a Captain’s dinner
  • On-board evening entertainment programme
  • Expertly-planned optional shore excursions to help you make the most of your time away

Fact File

  • Length: 67.50 metres
  • Width: 9.00 metres
  • Passenger capacity: 107
  • Passenger decks: 4
  • Our rating: 3 star
Cabin Type Upgrade price
  Grade D Base Cabin
  Grade C £12pppn
  Grade B £16pppn
  Grade A £20pppn
  Grade A+ £26pppn

* PPPN represents per person per night

Food & Drink

Food and drink

Start the day on the MV Virginia with a delicious 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 MV Virginia river cruise extra-special.

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