The passenger ship was built in 1998 by the Lux-Werft shipyard in Mondorf am Rhein. After initial adaptations and alterations, the ship was transferred to Austria in February 2013. During the voyage, which lasted just over a week, the DDSG Blue Danube's new fleet covered around 1,165 km on the Rhine, Main and Danube, passing through as many as 63 floodgates.
The hull of the MS Wien is completely made of steel. It has a normal bow shape and a transom stern. For about 150 passengers seating is available on all decks. In total, 240 passengers will find room on the new ship. All technical equipment of the ship complies with the new EU shipping technology regulation.
On the main deck there are: an air-conditioned salon with about 90 seats, a modern equipped kitchen, toilets including wheelchair accessible disabled toilet, a large bar and a backward access to the upper deck. Buffet areas and a spacious dance floor are available for events.
An air-conditioned salon with about 60 seats, a lounge on the open deck with about 30 seats and the wheelhouse define the upper deck. The lounge can be used open or closed depending on the weather. On cooler days, radiant heaters also provide a feel-good atmosphere on the open deck.
From the upper deck you can access another large open deck, which takes up almost the entire length of the ship. Benches ensure a comfortable stay on board. A special highlight is a live-cam, which - mounted on the bow - constantly shows the impressions and pictures of the shipping. The live pictures from the captain's view are transmitted on the screen on the upper deck.
The MS WIEN can also be rented for events of all kinds and persuades with a modern interior and excellent technical equipment.