GERARD SCHMITTER Ship Review
GERARD SCHMITTER Overview
Named after CroisiEurope’s founder, Gerard Schmitter, the MS Gerard Schmitter is one of the company’s newest vessels sailing the Danube and Rhine waterways. While her physical appearance and general arrangement are similar to other vessels in this class, her décor has been substantially upgraded from her previous sisters. From soft furnishings to wall treatments to lighting, Gerard Schmitter exudes a modern, upscale vibe.
Constructed in 2012, Gerard Schmitter measures 361 feet long and is capable of carrying 176 passengers in 88 staterooms.
GERARD SCHMITTER Staterooms
Each of the 88 staterooms available aboard Gerard Schmitter are nearly identical in size and amenities. Their main differences lie in their physical placement on the ship’s three passenger decks.
Staterooms on Upper Deck feature French balconies, while those on Middle Deck and Main Deck have fixed windows. Stateroom window sizes for cabins on Main Deck are slightly smaller than those on Middle Deck.
Each stateroom includes a private bathroom with shower, toilet and sink/vanity area; a hairdryer, personal safe and a satellite television set.
CroisiEurope has also set aside one stateroom on Middle Deck for those with disabilities, conveniently located adjacent to the ship’s main Reception Lobby and the Main Lounge.
GERARD SCHMITTER Public Areas
Unlike her near-sister ships, Gerard Schmitter features a main Restaurant located all the way aft on Middle Deck. Meals are served buffet-style for breakfast, with a set menu that changes daily for lunch and dinner. The Restaurant has an intimate feel and encourages a social atmosphere, with a variety of table sizes.
All the way forward on the same deck is the Main Lounge aboard Gerard Schmitter. This features 180-degree panoramic windows that look out on the stunning scenery passing by. With a full-service bar, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy newfound company. The Lounge also features a decently sized dance floor that becomes well-used as the night wears on.
One deck higher, on Upper Deck, is the ship’s aft-facing Lounge and Bar. It is flanked by an outdoor terrace that is the perfect location for a pre-dinner drink.
On the Sun Deck, located one deck higher, guests can admire the passing views of Europe’s most storied waterways with outdoor deck space that stretches from bow to stern.
River Cruisers Should Know!
- Electrical outlets onboard use standard two-prong, European 220V connections. North American travelers will require an adapter and/or converter to use electronics.
- There is a passenger elevator aboard the Gerard Schmitter.
- Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity are available onboard for an additional fee.