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MS Carmen

A compact and welcoming ship

MS Carmen has been recently refurbished to create light and airy public areas and welcoming cabins, and her compact size means it’s easy to make friends.


About the ship

The compact size of Saga River cruise's MS Carmen means it’s easy to find your way about and to make friends. You can relax on the partially-covered sun deck or in the small library, or browse the boutique. Enjoy drinks and the panoramic riverside views in the lounge bar.

In the MS Carmen's restaurant you can tuck in to delicious buffet breakfasts and three-course lunches, with waiter-served four-course dinners offering a choice of main course. The cabins are comfortably furnished with an ensuite shower and WC, air conditioning, cupboard space and a desk with a mirror. They also have a telephone, television, safe and a hairdryer. Upper deck cabins on the MS Carmen have opening, floor-to-ceiling windows and Juliet balconies. Some Middle deck cabins (216 to 240) have opening windows. Other cabins on the Main deck and all cabins on the Lower deck have non-opening windows.

There is a lift to all decks on board the Saga river cruise's MS Carmen. Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship, although can be patchy depending on your location.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length114 metres


A ship's width, known as beam11.4 metres


A ship on waterSijFa Cruises

Cruise line

A champagne bottle on a string2001 (completely refurbished in 2017)

Maiden voyage

A passenger138

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board34

Officers & crew

A ship with decks3

Passenger decks

A lift buttonYes, to all decks


A cabin with arrows indicating size11–16 sq m

Approx. twin cabin size


When you're on board Saga river cruise's MS Carmen, typical menu could include:

  • Mozzarella with tomatoes and basil oil
  • Cream of cauliflower soup
  • Trout fillet with white wine sauce, asparagus and parsley potatoes
  • Pot roast of beef with julienne vegetables and tagliatelle
  • Salami with Waldorf salald
  • Spinach crepe with cheese sauce (V)
  • White and dark chocolate mousse with strawberries
  • Banana ice cream with raisin sauce
  • Tea and coffee

Vegetarian meals and special dietary requirements can be requested when booking.

Deck plan