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Travelmarvel Diamond Review

Travelmarvel Diamond
Travelmarvel Diamond

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Travelmarvel Diamond Overview

Originally built in 2007, this elegant 135-metre-long river cruiser joined the fledgling Travelmarvel fleet in 2014. It's one of five in the Travelmarvel lineup, and cruises Europe's major rivers year round.

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About Travelmarvel Diamond


Pro

Use of bikes, tipping, WiFi and local experiences included

Con

Facilities include expansive sun deck but no pool

Bottom Line

Comfortable surroundings on one of the largest ships in the fleet


Travelmarvel Diamond has 81 staterooms and four suites accommodating a maximum of 170 passengers. Staterooms come in two basic types, Window and French Balcony, both with 16 square metres of floor space. The seven Window Staterooms are located together on the lower Moselle Deck, and come with a deluxe queen-size bed, a desk and vanity with a hair dryer, a minibar and a flat-screen TV, a closet with a safe, a bathroom with a shower, and a view through two portholes. The French Balcony staterooms have an identical layout and facilities, and are distributed across the middle Danube and upper Rhine Decks, with the bonus of floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, which open to allow passengers to enjoy fresh air and views.

The four Owners Suites have a midship location on the upper Rhine Deck and 24 square metres of floor space, comprising a deluxe queen-size bed, a sofa with a chair and small coffee table, a desk and vanity, a closet with a safe, and a full-size bathroom with a large shower. Other amenities include a hair dryer, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a floor-to-ceiling glass window and a French balcony. Above the passenger accommodations is a Sun Deck with sun chairs spanning the full length of the ship, and Travelmarvel Diamond also has a lounge and bar, a dining room, a hair salon and a fitness centre.

Travelmarvel caters largely to cruisers from Australia and New Zealand, offering a comfortable onboard experience with plenty of style and inclusions, as well as value for money. Perks include most sightseeing, fees such as tipping and port charges, complimentary use of bikes and wireless Internet. Coffee and tea is available free of charge, bottled water is provided daily, and there are complimentary local beers, wine and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner. A major drawcard is its Insider Experiences, allowing passengers to "live like a local" while gaining insights into a destination's culture and customs. Experiences can include anything from learning about the production of schnapps at a family-run distillery in Austria, to enjoying a private Oktoberfest event in Bavaria, or attending a paella cooking demonstration in Spain.


Travelmarvel Diamond Member Reviews

Travelmarvel Diamond
Louise Kearney
Sail Date: Jun 2019
through. This of course was in no way Travelmarvels fault, and they made the change from the Travelmarvel Diamond to the Travelmarvel Jewel as painless as possible. Before joining the river ship in Budapest...Read More
Travelmarvel Diamond
kirky52
Sail Date: Jul 2018
We chose this trip from an Readers offers Ltd advertising literature it was supposed to be APT but we later found out that as Travelmarvel its the more budget arm of APT so you need to see APTs brochure to find out...Read More
Travelmarvel Diamond
Colin B
Sail Date: Apr 2018
We chose this trip because the Budapest/Amsterdam river cruise was a bucket list item and this particular cruise was advertised in our local paper at a considerable discount. Travel Marvel is not regarded as a...Read More
Travelmarvel Diamond
Jacqueline Hills
Sail Date: Jun 2017
We sailed mid June from Nuremberg to Budapest.. Cabins were small but very clean, beds comfy.. Breakfast buffet was excellent, lunch could be taken in the dining room or a more relaxed setting in the lounge. Dinner...Read More

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