The history of the Swiss shipping company SCYLLA AG began in the 1974 season with the MS SCYLLA.
Over more than 40 years, tens of thousands of satisfied passengers have spent unforgettable weeks on our ships.
The large number of repeat guests,and the constant expansion of our fleet confirms to us that we have found the right ‘recipe’ for a lovely holiday with our luxurious yet informal river cruise liners and their friendly crews.
We have always tackled new tasks with a pioneering spirit:
From our first route down the river Rhine, the area covered by our ships has gradually expanded to see them cruising nearly all the major waterways of Europe. The first cruise liner on the Main-Danube Canal was a Scylla AG ship, and similarly on the river Po in Italy.
Our fleet, too, has grown steadily, undergone renewal and now includes 27 of the most beautiful, modern and comfortable river cruise liners to sail the rivers and canals of Europe. All Scylla ships travel under the Swiss flag
Not only the luxurious and spacious Suite Ships, but also our 135m ships are revolutionizing the river cruising industry, both in terms of their size and concept.
Everything from a single source – that is the uniqueness of Scylla AG.
Our exceptionality lies in the way each Scylla ship is developed, constructed and built according our own plans and layouts. The steel hull of the ship is ordered and assembled under the construction management of our technicians in the Netherlands.
The distinctive “Scylla Design” encompasses not only the construction of the ship itself, but also the entire interior design of each ship. Both are developed by Scylla AG. Afterwards, the complete fitting out of the interior is done under our own direction.
In the second phase, the vessel is prepared for shipping operations. All installations required for hotel and nautical operations are undertaken by Scylla AG. From mooring line to lifeboat, from kitchen towel to soup plate – each item is carefully selected and installed on board of the ship.