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M/S Chardonnay

The M/S Chardonnay was ranked #23 in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 40 River Cruise Ships in the World” 2014 Readers’ Poll

Designed specifically for the smaller waterways of France, Grand Circle’s M/S Chardonnay provides a more intimate cruising experience. This river cruiser carries a maximum of just 46 Grand Circle Cruise Line travelers, with its own expert resident Program Director. That’s because we believe the picturesque villages and vineyards that make up the French countryside are best appreciated aboard a river ship that’s as relaxed as the region itself.


This ship is featured on these popular cruises:

Shipboard Features

  • Dining room (non smoking) with single open seating
  • Open Sun Deck
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in the reception area, bar, and lounge. Please note: Wireless Internet access is not available in cabins or other common areas; connectivity is limited in certain locations on River Cruise itineraries.
  • Complimentary coffee & tea. Help yourself 24 hours a day in your ship's lounge.
  • Bar and lounge with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Shipboard entertainment
  • 2 Jacuzzis on Sun Deck
  • Fitness equipment
  • All shipboard announcements made in English

Cabin Features

  • All outside cabins with closet and storage space
  • Cabin sizes are: 190-200 square feet with sofa or 2 armchairs
  • 2 twin beds. Main Deck cabins also feature a sofa for daytime use. Please note: Twin beds are stationary and cannot be combined into a double bed
  • Private bath with shower, including a hair dryer
  • Individual heating & air-conditioned controls
  • Flat-screen color TV, including CNN and movies
  • All non-smoking cabins

Ship and Crew Information

  • Registry: France
  • Width: 28 feet
  • Length: 260 feet
  • Passenger capacity: 46
  • Crew/Nationality: 14 crew/International
  • Entered service: 1999
  • Decks: 3
  • Number of cabins: 27—all outside
  • Elevator: No

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