Swiss and Italian
Paddle Steamer Fleet Sailings Details

including latest advised status of each ship

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Lake Date
entered
service
Paddle
steamer
name
Latest  $$
Passenger
capacity
Notes
( latest position
advised to me  ** )
Dates shown in LILAC are where sailings are only anticipated at this stage
Dates shown in RED are where sailings have been extracted from an official publication
Dates shown in GREEN have just past and are where something unusual/of interest took place
Dates shown in LIGHT BROWN are private charter sailings, which is it understood are also open to the general public
All information has been included in order to meet numerous requests for advance information about what is
possible or likely to apply,  especially on those lakes where official information is extremely difficult to obtain
There are many reasons why things can change, so always confirm locally before travelling or booking !!!
** - Please advise me if you know anything different or spot any error
Photographs Index
Lake Brienz

1914 PS Lötschberg















PS Lötschberg















PS Lötschberg

800
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 12th November
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
summer timetable
Saturday 19th May
Sunday 20th May
Monday 21st May
Tuesday 22nd May
Wednesday 23rd May
Thursday 24th May
Friday 25th May
Saturday 26th May
Sunday 27th May
Monday 28th May
Tuesday 28th May
Wednesday 30th May
Thursday 31st May
Friday 1st June
Saturday 2nd June
Sunday 3rd June
Monday 4th June
Tuesday 5th June
Wednesday 6th June
Thursday 7th June
Friday 8th June
Saturday 9th June
Sunday 10th June
Monday 11th June
Tuesday 12th June
Wednesday 13th June
Thursday 14th June
Friday 15th June
Saturday 16th June
Sunday 17th June
Monday 18th June
Tuesday 19th June
Wednesday 20th June
Thursday 21st June
Friday 22nd June
Saturday 23rd June
Sunday 24th June
Monday 25th June
Tuesday 26th June
Wednesday 27th June
Thursday 28th June
Friday 29th June
Saturday 30th June
Sunday 1st July
Planned to re-enter service
Saturday 19th May 2018
 
Lake Geneva

1904 PS Montreux
560
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 3rd September
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1907 MPV Vevey














MPV Vevey

560
Now operating
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 seasons
winter timetable
Monday 1st January
Tuesday 2nd January
Sunday 7th January
Sunday 14th January  (moves to Geneva)
Sunday 21st January
Sunday 28th January
Friday 2nd February
Sunday 4th February
Friday 9th February
Sunday 11th February
Wednesday 14th February

Friday 16th February

Sunday 18th February

Friday 23rd February

Sunday 25th February

Friday 2nd March

Sunday 4th March

Friday 9th March

Sunday 11th March

Friday 16th Marchy

Sunday 18th March

Friday 23rd March

Sunday 25th March
1908 MPV Italie














MPV Italie
560
Now operating
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 seasons
winter timetable
Monday 1st January
Tuesday 2nd January
Sunday 7th January
Visit to dock for a
quick winter overhaul
Sunday 4th February
Friday 9th February
Sunday 11th February
Wednesday 14th February

Friday 16th February

Sunday 18th February

Friday 23rd February

Sunday 25th February

Friday 2nd March

Sunday 4th March

Friday 9th March

Sunday 11th March

Friday 16th Marchy

Sunday 18th March

Friday 23rd March

Sunday 25th March
1910 PS La Suisse

1,200
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 29th October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1914 PS Savoie

800
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 22nd October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1920 PS Simplon

1,000
Last outing of 2017
Friday 6th October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1926 MPV Helvétie
1,400
Last public outing before long-term lay-up
Monday 31st December 2001
Berthed at the outer wall in Ouchy harbour, whilst a decision is made about her immediate future pending long-term finance for a new engine and major re-build
1927 PS Rhône

850
Last outing of 2017
Monday 18th September
Berthed at Geneva pending undertakinga major re-build
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2020
 
  1896 MPV Genève
-
An accommodation ship - now owned by L’association pour le Bateau Genève and normally moored between Geneva Jardin Anglais and Eaux-Vives piers
(retains 1934 built diesel engine)

The MPV is back in Geneva, after major maintenance on the CGN floating dock at Ouchy works during late October/early-November 2002
 
Lake Luzern

1901 PS Uri

The oldest operational
paddle steamer
in Switzerland

800
Last outing of extended 2017 season
Monday 1st January 2018
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 seasons

full details to follow
as a result of private charters, etc.)
Dates shown in LILAC are still provisional
winter timetable
Monday 1st January 2018

Saturday 24th March

Easter Sunday 1st April

Next special sailings
Saturday 24th March  (evening candlelight dinner cruise)
Planned to re-enter service
Saturday 24th March
1902 PS Unterwalden

800
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 22nd October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season

(Expect odd 'day to day' variations
as a result of private charters, etc.
)

Dates shown in LILAC are still provisional
winter timetable
Good Friday 30th March
Good Saturday 31st March
Easter Sunday 1st April
Easter Monday 2nd April
Next special sailing
Easter Sunday 1st April  (Easter lunch cruise)
Planned to re-enter service
Good Friday 30th March
1906 PS Schiller

800
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 22nd October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season

full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1913 PS Gallia

900
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 22nd October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season

full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1928 PS Stadt Luzern

1,200
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 22nd October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season

full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
 
1908 PS Wilhelm Tell
-
Static restaurant and bar
(moored at the Schweizerhofquai in Luzern)
Visited the SGV Dock in late-January 2009 for a few weeks
1848 PS Rigi
originally
200
Static cafeteria (temporarily suspended following flooding damage)
The results of a feasibility study (2005-06) into restoring the steamer to operational status showed this was not a practical option
1987 PS Liberty Belle
5
Switzerland's smallest operational paddle steamer
(in private hands)
 
Lake Neuchâtel

1912 PS Neuchâtel















PS Neuchâtel















PS Neuchâtel















PS Neuchâtel















PS Neuchâtel















PS Neuchâtel

300
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 24th September
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
summer timetable
Saturday 19th May
Sunday 20th May

Tuesday 22nd May

Thursday 23th May

Saturday 26th May
Sunday 27th May

Tuesday 29th May

Thursday 31st May

Saturday 2nd June
Sunday 3rd June  (Yverdon)

Tuesday 5th June

Thursday 7th June

Saturday 9th June
Sunday 10th June

Tuesday 12th June

Thursday 14th June

Saturday 16th June
Sunday 17th June

Tuesday 19th June

Thursday 21st June

Saturday 23rd June  (Yverdon)
Sunday 24th June  (Yverdon)

Tuesday 26th June

Thursday 28th June

Saturday 30th June
Sunday 1st July  (Yverdon)

Tuesday 3rd July

Thursday 5th July

Saturday 7th July
Sunday 8th July

Tuesday 10th July

Thursday 12th July

Saturday 14th July
Sunday 15th July

Tuesday 17th July

Thursday 19th July

Saturday 21st July
Sunday 22nd July

Tuesday 24th July

Thursday 26th July

Saturday 28th July
Sunday 29th July

Tuesday 31st July

Thursday 2nd August

Saturday 4th August
Sunday 5th August

Tuesday 7th August

Thursday 9th August

Saturday 11th August
Sunday 12th August

Tuesday 14th August

Thursday 16th August

Saturday 18th August
Sunday 19th August

Tuesday 21st August

Thursday 23rd August

Saturday 25th August
Sunday 26th August
Planned to re-enter service
Saturday 19th May
 
Lake Thun

1906 PS Blümlisalp

750
Last outing of the extended 2017 season
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
 
Lake Zurich

1909 PS Stadt Zürich
750
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 24th September
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1914 PS Stadt Rapperswil

750
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 15th October
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
 
Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
 
Lake
Konstanz

(Germany)


1913 PS Hohentwiel

700
Last visit of 2017 to a Swiss pier advised to me
Sunday - 4th September
Are you aware of any other sailings ?
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
 
Anticipated future Swiss sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow

Do YOU have any further information ?
Expected to re-enter Swiss service
Spring 2018
 
Lake Como
(Italy)


1926 PS Concordia

full details to follow
600
Last outing of 2017
Sunday 17th September
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
Planned to re-enter service
Spring 2018
1926 PS Patria

originally
900
Last reported outing of 2015
Sunday 10th May
Surely there must have been a later sailing - do you have any further information ?
Now laid up until further notice
----------------
  No anticipated sailings
  during the 2018 season
Now not expected to re-enter service
before 2018 at the earliest
1904 ex-PS mv Milano

350
Last outing of 2017
not known
Please advised me if you what dates she was in service/route numbers operated during 2017
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated sailings
  during the 2018 season
Did you see her/sail on her in service on any date during 2013 or 2014 or 2015 or 2016 ?
Expected to re-enter service
Spring 2018
 
1903 PS Plinio
originally
750
After being moored out of use for several years, sank on the afternoon of 9th December 2010 during a storm

Earlier there were proposals for her to be moved to Dongo for possible preservation (back on lake Como)
Previously used as a static restaurant (moored at Verceia on the small Lake Mezzola - about 3 km north Lake Como)
1907 SS Bisbino
originally
400
Static restaurant
(now moored at Tremezzo)
 
Lake Garda
(Italy)


1903 MPV G Zanardelli

500
Last reported outing of 2017 advised to me
Sunday 8th October
Are you aware of any later sailings ?
Now undertaking a major overhaul
----------------
  No anticipated sailings
  during the 2018 season
please e-mail me if you see either MPV in service anytime during 2017
Npot expected to re-enter service before
Summer 2018
1908 MPV Italia

600
Last reported outing of 2017 advised to me
Friday - 28th July
Are you aware of any later sailings ?
Now laid up for the Winter
----------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season
full details to follow
please e-mail me if you see either MPV in service anytime during 2017
Expected to re-enter service
Summer 2018
 
Lake
Maggiore

(Italy)


1904 PS Piemonte
500
Now laid up for the winter
------------------
  Anticipated future sailings
  during the 2018 season

only operating private charter sailings
Sunday 30th September 2018  (charter - open to the public)
if I am advised of any others - full details will follow
Expected to re-enter "private charter" service
Spring 2018
 
1908 PS Lombardia
originally
???
Static restaurant permanently moored opposite the NLM works at Arona
1954 MV "ps" Narciso
originally
255
Static 'ristorante' re-built in Belle Epoque style from a former Lake Como motor vessel
(now moored at Feriolo)
 
$$ - This figure has varied over the years following re-builds and as a result of legislation
some paddle steamers display more than one "passenger capacity" plaque on board !

In service  Laid-up   In works  (major overhaul)  Static (no longer in service)


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