Welcome to John's

   
A very special "Thank You" to everyone who has been in touch with me throughout 2018
with news, pictures etc. --- PLEASE keep up the good work in 2019 !!!
I hope I have thanked everyone personally, but in case there is anyone I have missed, 
this is especially for you !!!
 
   
 Swiss and Italian paddle steamer Timetables 
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      A Very Happy Christmas to all visitors to my website      
Once again, a record four "paddlers" in service over the Christmas/New Year holiday period          

Vevey
   

Uri
   

Italie
   

Blümlisalp

 Swiss and Italian paddle steamer Timetables 
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Friday - 14th December18th August 2018

Paddle Steamers  (Lake Geneva)
 
                                                                                            photos:   Alain Vuistiner

A typical mid-winter sceen with most of the paddle steamers hibernating
alongside the harbour outer wall


Sunday 9th December 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   pictures:   Nyon webcam

Despite sailings on the Upper Lake being cancelled due to strong winds,  the
motor paddle vessel made her weekly sailings 330-331 from Geneva to Nyon

Ironically just after she set sail back home,   a rainbow appeared behind the harbour !

Sunday 25th November 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   pictures:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel waits at Nyon pier ready form her return
sailing 331 back to Geneva

The Sunday market was in full swing despite it looking a very cold and dull day

Sunday - 4th November 2018

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Christian Meyer

This motor paddle vessel was the only 'paddler' in service on any of the
Swiss Lakes on this date and the unusual view of the funnel is
taken from on board on what must have been a rare suuny winter's day !


Sunday - 21st October 2018

PS Concordia (Lake Como)



                                                                                          photos:   Marcello Baldrati

Thanks to mv Volta remaining in dock undertaking repairs to her propellers
the paddle steamer was again rostered to cover the full-length timetabled
sailing from Como to Colico on the Sunday
She is initially seen on her outward Sunday morning sailing 14 approaching
Moltrasio then passing ex-paddle steamer-mv Milano on sailing 233 in the
middle lake between Cadenabbia and Bellagio
and finally departing from Domaso

She subsequently also operated the same sailings the following Monday
to Wednesday until mv Manzoni - which had also been confined to dock
for repairs - took over on the Thursday

Sunday - 21st October 2018

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          picture:   Luzern webcam

The largest paddle steamer loads at Luzern Pier No 1 immediately prior
to her final "Gotthard Express" sailing 13 to Flüelen..........


                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

..........later the paddle steamer arrives at Flüelen..........

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

..........then one final 'blast' on her steam whistle back at the dock
before being withdrawn from service for a major re-build
Joining in are sisters PS Unterwalden and PS Uri
with the stern of the
already laid-up PS Schiller on the extreme left


Sunday - 21st October 2018

PS Stadt Rapperswill  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              pictures:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer sets off from Zurich to Rapperswil on her final
sailing 109 2018 and later returns in the setting sun on sailing 110

Saturday - 20th October 2018

PS Concordia (Lake Como)


                                                                                          photos:   Jacopo Memeo

Thanks to mv Volta being in dock undertaking repairs to her propellers
the paddle steamer was rostered to cover the full-length timetabled
sailing from Como to Colico on Saturday
She is seen on her return Saturday afternoon sailing 45
initially approaching Gravedona and later departing Lenno
It is very rare for the paddle steamer to be in service during the autumn
timetable period and this was understood to be her first such visit to Colico
(at the northern end of the lake) since 2010

Friday - 19th October 2018

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

On board the paddle steamer with a reflection of the setting sun
as the end of her 2018 season rappidly approaches


Thursday - 18th October 2018

PS La Suisse and MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer (left) has just left Vevey La Tour pier on her
return sailing 922 enabling the motor paddle vessel (right)
to call at the pier on her Upper Lake "circle" sailing 526


Saturday - 13th October 2018

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

Looking down onto the lake,  the paddle steamer sets off on her
afternoon sailing 922 to the Upper Lake

with the autumn sun catching her wake


Saturday - 13th October 2018

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Christian Meyer

The paddle steamer returns to Geneva at the end of her return afternoon
sailing 327 from Yvoire


Wednesday - 10th October 2018

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer approaches Gunten on her return afternoon sailing 16
from Interlaken to Thun


Monday - 3rd September 2018

PS Piemonte (Lake Maggiore)

click on photo to 'zoom in' on the paddle steamer at the dock                                  photo:   Adrian Gloor

PS Piemonte stands at Arona dock covered in flags
suggesting she was either about to go out on a charter or retuirning from one
In the foreground stands the withdrawn, static PS Lombardia
Still open to the public - she currently displays the word "dancing"
suggesting her current owners are expanding her activities beyoud catering !


Sunday - 9th October 2018

PS Hohentwiel (Lake Konstanz)


                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer calls at Romanshorn on a special sailing on AGM day

Wednesday - 3rd October 2018

PS Simplon (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer stands at Ouchy waiting to form her evening peak
ferry sailing 1119 to Evian-les-Bains
In the background PS La Suisse sets off for the dock having arrived
from the Upper lake on sailing 923

Monday - 1st October 2018

PS Simplon (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer arrives stands at Ouchy between her morning
and evening peak ferry runs
Later shortly after PS La Suisse arrived at Ouchy from the Upper Lake
PS Simplon follows her into another pier on her return ferry
sailing 1118 from Evian-les-Bains

Sunday - 30th September 2018

PS Piemonte (Lake Maggiore)


                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer arrives calls at Stresa during her International Charter
sailing from Arona to Ascona

Sunday - 30th September 2018

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        picture:   Murten webcam

The paddle steamer stands at Morat/Murten harbour prior to her final
sailing 64 of 2018 from that port back to Neuchâtel


Saturday - 29th September 2018

PS Gallia (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer arrives Flüelen in typical autumn weather on sailing 21
on her last round trip of her 2018 season


Thursday - 27th September 2018

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)

                                                                                                     picture:   Limone webcam

The motor paddle vessel calls at Limone on her last sailing 58
of the day from Malcesine back to Riva
on what is understood was her final day in service during 2018
Tuesday - 25th September 2018

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Coppet on her afternoon sailing 326
from Geneva to Yvoire


Thursday - 18th September 2018

PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                     photo:   William Campbell

The paddle steamer stands at Zurich after returning from Rapperswil
on the return leg of her afternoon sailing 114

Tuesday - 25th September 2018

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Coppet on her afternoon sailing 326
from Geneva to Yvoire


Sunday - 16th September 2018

PS Stadt Luzern and friends  (Lake Luzern)
Farewell Parade


click on the photo for a close-up of the "flagship"                              photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Stadt Luzern leads her four sisters towards the wider part of the lake........

                                                                                          picture:   Luzern Webcam

..........and later PS Stadt Luzern (centre) approaches the Luzern bridge
at the end of her "Farewell Parade" along with three of her sisters

PS Unterwalden held back off-Pier No.3,   but to compensate - the long-withdrawn
static PS Wilhelm Tell managed to join in the fun !


Friday - 14th September 2018

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches Weggis whilst unusually operating the
late afternoon return sailing 32 from Flüelen to Luzern


Saturday - 8th September 2018

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer approaches Spiez on the return afternoon sailing 16
from Interlaken to Thun

Wednesday - 5th September 2018

PSs Uri and Unterwalden (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              photos:  Alain Vuistiner

PS Uri approaches Luzern the end of her return morning sailings 7-18
to Flüelen.....
.....and later PS Unterwalden stands at Alpnachstad pier as she waits
to form return sailing 66 to Luzern

as seen from a Mount Pilatus train setting off for the summit

Sunday - 2nd September 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Jacopo Memeo

The paddle steamer departs Argegno on her way back to Como
on her last advertised "Steamboat Cruises" of 2018 to Varenna

Sunday - 2nd September 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Florian Abrecht

The motor paddle vessel approaches Rolle on her final sailing 101
of the 2018 season from Lausanne to Geneva

Sunday - 2nd September 2018

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer departs Lausanne on her final return sailing 105
of the 2018 season back to Geneva


Sunday - 2nd September 2018

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          picture:   Vevey webcam

The paddle steamer departs Vevey Marché to the Upper Lake
on her final afternoon sailing 906 of the 2018 season

Wednesday - 22nd August 2018

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                              photo:   Andreas Hofer

The large flag-ship paddle steamer stands at Luzern Pier No1
waiting for its next daily service run to Flüelen
near the end of her final season before withdrawal for a major re-build

Sunday - 19th August 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Jacopo Memeo

It's "full speed ahead" as the paddle steamer departs Varenna
on her special Sunday sailing SP2 back to Como

Saturday - 18th August 2018

PSs Savoie and Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photos:   Alain Vuistiner

As dusk falls,  the paddle steamers depart Yvoire for Geneva and Montreux
respectively after inter-connecting on their dinner cruise sailings 389 and 488

Friday - 17th August 2018

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer departs Coppet on her return afternoon sailing 105
from Lausanne to Geneva

Sunday - 5th August 2018

PS Neuchâtel (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                              photos:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches at the end of her lunch cruise sailing 926
from Grandson.....
.....and later reverses away from Estavayer pier on sailing 505
as she heads back to Neuchâtel

Thursday - 2nd August 2018

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The motor paddle vessel broke down on Yvoire on her return sailing 106
from Geneva to Lausanne resulting in all her remaining sailings for that day
being cancelled
She was later rescued by mv Général-Guisan and towed back
to Ouchy dock for repairs

BEWARE - all her sailings are now being covered by mv Henry-Dunant
until further notice


Wednesday - 1st August 2018

all five Paddle Steamers (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

The annual parade of all the paddle steamers and some motor vessels
as they head off from Luzern for Brunnen and the fireworks display


Tuesday - 31st July 2018

PS Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer passes Meggenhorn on her return
evening "Sunset Cruise" sailing 36 from Beckenried to Luzern

Friday - 27th July 2018

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel departs Morges and her return afternoon sailing 106
from Geneva to Lausanne/Montreux

Wednesday - 25th July 2018

PS Simplon (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer emerges from behind the stern of PS Montreux at Lausanne
as she sets off back to Geneva on sailing 105

Thursday - 19th July 2018

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer departs Telsplatte on her daily outward morning
"Gotthard Panoramic Express" sailing 13 from Luzern to Flüelen


Thursday - 19th July 2018

PS Neuchâtel (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

Following repairs, the paddle steamer returned to service and is seen arrived
at Murten/Morat after her outward lunchtime sailing 63 from Neuchâtel


Wednesday - 18th July 2018

PS Lötschberg (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer departs Giessbach on her return morning sailing 64
from Brienz to Interlaken

There are great scenic walks from the pier either to the of the waterfalls
or a more gentle stroll through the woodland along the lakeside to Iseltwald

Sunday - 15th July 2018

PS Concordia (Lake Como)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer approaches Menaggio on her return special sailing
back from Varenna to Como

Saturday - 14th July 2018

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photos:   Olivier Bachmann

The weekly Saturday evening sailing 79 to Brienz approaches Bönigen
The fishermen seem completely oblivious to the passing paddle steamer

Saturday - 14th July 2018

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)

                                                                                                     picture:   Limone webcam

The well-loaded motor paddle vessel makes a fine sight at she leaves Limone
on return sailing 56 to Riva

Tuesday - 10th July 2018

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                          photo:   Peter Devrell

The paddle steamer arrives Rapperswil on her morning sailing 103 from Zurich
Click on the picture above for a You-Tube Video of the Swiss Paddle Steamers
taken at the same time

Monday - 9th July 2018

PSs Stadt Luzern and Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                          photos:   Peter Devrell

The larger paddle steamer departs Beckenried on her outward morning
"Gotthard Panorama Express"sailing 13 to Flüelen
Later the smaller paddle steamer departs Alpnachstad on her daily
return sailing 66 to Luzern
Click on the pictures above for a You-Tube Video of the Swiss Paddle Steamers
taken at the same time
Sunday - 8th July 2018

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Peter Devrell

The paddle steamer departs Montreux on her return afternoon sailing 907
to Lausanne ---
four days later she broke down with boiler problems
and missed four days of summer sailings
Click on the picture above for a You-Tube Video of the Swiss Paddle Steamers
taken at the same time

Friday - 6th July 2018

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                     photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer calls at Morges on her outward evening Dinner Cruise
sailing 487 from Lausanne to Yvoire


Sunday - 1st July 2018

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer departs Giessbach on the final leg of her morning
outward sailing 63 from Interlaken to Brienz

Saturday - 30th June 2018

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer rarely operates in the dark but the return Saturdays Only
evening sailing 70 from Brienz back to Interlaken is the exception
Seen above returning "stern-first" into Interlaken

Wednesday - 27th July 2018

PS Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Beat Zumstein

The paddle steamer arrives Beckenried on the outward leg of the evening
"Sunset Cruise" sailing 33 from Luzern

Thursday - 26th June 2018

PS Simplon and PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

Due to gales the Nyon-Yvoire Ferry was withdrawn for the day leaving only
the larger paddle steamers to offer a limited service
PS Simplon sets of into the lake on her daily sailing 102 to Lausanne - she is
initially seen off-Geneva Eaux-Vives (the pier is currently closed for
maintenance work) as the waves begin to increase on height
Later she calls at Nyon on return and the usual small ferry can be seen
tied up sheltering inside the harbour wall
Later sister PS Savoie also calls Nyon on her return afternoon sailing 307
before unusually 'doubled back' to Yovoire to convey return commuters
before she continued back to Geneva

Sunday - 24th June 2018

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                     photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel inter-connects with sister MPV Vevey for the
final sailings of the day - as there is only one berth the MPV has to "hover-off" between calls and is seen from MPV Vevey waiting to return to the pier
to form sailing 510 direct to Le Bouveret


Tuesday - 19th June 2018

PS Simplon and MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                     photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer sets off from Yvoire for Geneve on her return
afternoon sailing 105 as the well-loaded motor paddle vessel arrives in the
opposite direction for Lausanne and Montreux on sailing 106

Monday - 18th June 2018

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                     photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer leaves Montreux on her last afternoon sailing 205
back to Lausanne


Saturday - 16th June 2018

PS La Suisse and MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer (background) returns to Lausanne on sailing 923
after dropping off passengers for the other Upper Lake piers
to join the motor paddle vessel on sailing 923 at Château-de-Chillon
on the last day of the Spring Timetable

Saturday - 16th June 2018

Four Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)

          PS Schiller arriving at Flüelen   Passing PS Stadt Luzern near Treib
  (sailing 7)     (sailing 13)


                                                                                          photos:   Carlo Sottocasa

PS Unterwalden sets off for Alpnachstad   PS Uri waits to operate an evening        
                          (sailing 65)       Candlelight Dinner cruise


Wednesday 13th June 2018

PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                          picture:   Zurich webcam

Despite her sister (PS Stadt Rapperswil) originally being advertised
to operate the day's sailings,  the paddle steamer covered and is seen setting off
in the rain on her afternoon outward sailing 113 from Zurich to Rapperswil

Monday - 11th June 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer arrives Menaggio pier on her return afternoon
timetabled sailing 47 from Bellagio back to Como

Saturday - 9th June 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Carlo Sottocasa

The paddle steamer approaches Pier No 4 stern first
prior to operating her morning timetabled sailing 14 to Bellagio


                                                                                          photo:   Jacopo Memeo

later, the paddle steamer departs Como on her afternoon
timetabled sailing 16 to Bellano

Friday - 8th June 2018

PS Schiller  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                                     picture:   Luzern Webcam

The paddle steamer failed to operate her planned afternoon sailings 21-30
from Luzern to Flüelen and her place was taken by mv Europa
Do you know why ?
This was "apparently" due to a shortage of steam engineers
In consequence sailings 21-30
(or occasionally another pair of sailings)
will for the immediate future be operated by a motor vessel

see below and further details to follow if or when I am advised

Friday - 8th June 2018

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)

                                                                                                     picture:   Limione webcam

The motor paddle vessel calls at Limone on sailing 53 from Riva to Malcesine
on her first day of sailings from Riva in 2018

She is now planned to cover the Upper Lake sailings daily throughout
the summer vice her sister MPV G Zanardelli who is spending the summer in dock
undertaking a major re-build - before returning to her usual role in 2019

Thursday - 7th June 2018

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                                     photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer leaves Giessbach - famous for its waterfalls - for Brienz
on her afternoon sailing 69 from Interlaken


Sunday - 3rd June 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)


                                                                                              pictures:   Bellagio webcam

The paddle steamer arrives Bellagio on the outward leg of the first of her
three "weekly special Sunday Sailings" from Como

Friday - 1st June 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                              pictures:   Bellagio webcam

The paddle steamer unusually operated the lunchtime sailings 20-19
from Como to Bellano

She is seen loading a large crowd at Bellagio on her return journey
before heading across the lake to Villa Carlotta

Thursday - 31st May 2018

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                                       photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Morat/Murten on sailing 63 from Neuchâtel

Tuesday - 29th May 2018

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                       photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer stands at Yvoire at the end of her afternon sailing 326
from Geneva prior to returning


Monday - 28th May 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          picture:   Vevey webcam

The motor paddle vessel leaves Vevey on sailing 528 whilst covering for
sister MPV Italie which made a quick visit to dock for repairs

She also covered the same sailings on Tuesday 29th May

Sunday - 27th May 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Jacopo Memeo

With mv Bisbino still our of action following her accident earlier in the year
and both mv Volta and mv Manzoni requiring pre-season maintenance
the paddle steamer is having one of her most intensive starts to the season
including covering timetabled sailings before her Sunday special sailings
She is seen approaching Lenno on sailing 16 from Como to Bellanio
as mv Orion heads back to Como in the background

Saturday - 26th May 2018

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer approaches Oberhofen on return sailing 16
from Interlaken to Thun

ADVANCE INFORMATION
8th June to 28th September 2018


MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)

MPV Italia near Bardolino in 2017

With her sister MPV G Zanardelli remaining in dock for a major re-build
the sole operational motor paddle vessel will normally be based at Riva during
2018 and cover the Upper Lake service between Riva and Malcesine-Limone

Whit Monday - 21st May 2018

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer approaches Bönigen on her return morning sailing 64
from Brienz to Interlaken

Whit Sunday - 20th May 2018

Naval Parade  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                          photo:   Ernst Mischler

PS Savoie makes a very rare call at Excenevex on her way from Geneva
to the annual Naval Parade - this year off-Evian-les-Bains


                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

Later,  after the Parade,   PS La Suisse calls at the pier at Evian les-Bains
to unload her passengers before returning across the lake to Lausanne

Thursday - 17th May 2018

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer stands at Lausanne prior to operating her
first pre-season charter of 2018

Monday - 14th May 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel covers for the flagship PS La Suisse for two days
whilst she remains in dock for repairs

Sunday - 13th May 2018

Paddle steamers  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                              photos:   Andreas Hofer

Most of the paddle steamer stand spare at Luzern
waiting for the main season to start

Friday - 4th May 2018

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

Despite making a test run, the paddle steamer remains out of service
with engine problems for several days

Thursday - 3rd May 2018

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Coppet on afternoon sailing 326
from Geneva to Yvoire on a cold and windy afternnon

May-Day Tuesdy 1st May 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Jacopo Memeo

The paddle steamer approaches Lenno pier whilst operating
sailing 12 from Como to Menaggio

just after hydrofoil Freccia Delle Valli speeds off to Como

Monday - 30th April 2018

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer operated morning ferry sailings prior to the lunch cruise
to the Upper Lake --- on return to Lausanne she reverted to ferry sailings
and is seen about to depart on sailing 1115 to Evian-les-Bains,
  en route and later about to return to Lausanne on sailing 1116
With a strong wind getting up,  the afternoon sailing from Lausanne
to the Upper Lake was cancelled
- possibly why so many people
were outside on the ferry run
It is understood MPV Italie was also stopped mid-afternoon
Do YOU have any further information ?

Monday 30th April 2018

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                          picture:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer returned to service much later than usual
and operated her first sailing 111 from Zurich to Rapperswil

Sunday - 29th April 2018

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:   Vevey webcam

The paddle steamer failed to operate as scheduled to the Upper Lake
and her sailings were covered by mv Valais
PS Simplon returned 'light' from Geneva to Lausanne
on the Sunday afternoon to cover from Monday
Do
YOU have any further information ?

Saturday - 28th April 2018

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)
A busy day at Vevey

                                                                                              picture:   Vevey webcam

The motor paddle vessel calls at Vevey La Tour on her lunch sailing 526
round the Upper Lake

Sister PS La Suisse had left a few minutes earlier and PS Simplon is at
Vevey Marché pier (left) waiting to work a charter sailing to Geneva

Friday - 27th April 2018

PS Gallia  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                              photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer gets warmed-up for the first time in 2018
prior to re-entry into service for the summer season

Thursday - 26th April 2018

PS Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)
back in service after repairs

                                                                                              picture:  Luzern webcam

Following a few days out of service for repairs,  the paddle steamer stands
at Pier No.1 ready to operate sailing 13 to Flüelen as originally planned

allowing her larger sister PS Stadt Luzern to stand down

Sunday - 22nd April 2018

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel calls at Nyon on her final sailing 105 in the Little Lake
After arrival at Geneva she was due to sail light back to Lausanne
to operate ferry sailings to both Evian-les-Bains and Thonon-les-Bains
vice a motor vessel from the following day

Sunday - 22nd April 2018

THE START OF THE SGV SEASON IS A DISASTER !
PS Unterwalden and PS Uri
 (Lake Luzern)
Neither paddle steamer sailed as advertised


                                                                                              picture:  Luzern webcam

After mv Gotthard had to cover the early sailings 7-18
PS Stadt Luzern quickly re-entered public service much earlier than planned
and covered sailings 13-24

It is understood she will now also cover these sailings all next week

                                                                                              picture:  Luzern webcam

After mv Gotthard arrived back at Luzern, she towed PS Uri to the
dock - presumably for repairs
Do YOU know what is wrong with both paddlee steamers ?


Friday - 20th April 2018

PS Simplon (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

After completing her two round trips to the Upper Lake
the paddle steamer returns 'light' to Ouchy dock

Wednesday - 18th April 2018

PS Simplon and MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

A sunnay day in the Upper Lake as seen from Château-de-Chillon showing
sailings 923 and 528 close together

Monday - 16th April 2018

PS Simplon and MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Cully on afternoon sailing 923 to the
Upper Lake and later leaves Chateâu-de-Chillon as the smaller MPV Italie
follows her into the pier

Sunday - 15th April 2018

First day of Spring  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

It was all change for 2018 with PS Simplon covering the Lausanne to
Chateâu-de-Chillons sailings and MPV Italie has taken over the
Upper Lake Circle cruises for the 2018 season.....


                                                                                          pictures:   Nyon webcam

.....meanwhile at the other end of the lake both MPV Vevey was on the first
Geneva-Lausanne sailing 102 of the year and PS Savoie on the Little Lake cruises

Sunday 8th April 2018

PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer arrives at Rapperswil on sailing 109 to from Zurich


                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

Later the well loaded paddle steamer initially approaches Erlenbach on her
return afternoon sailing 110 from Rapperswil to Zurich
and finally at Zurich prior to returning to dock

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches Hermitage at approx 1545 on a
"driving school/instruction" test run

Easter Monday 2nd April 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Jacopo Memeo

The paddle steamer approaches Menaggio prior to operating
sailing 31 back to Como

Easter Monday 2nd April 2018

PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer stands at Rapperswil loading a large crowd
prior to operating sailing 110 back to Zurich

Easter Sunday 1st April 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                                          photo:   Jean-Luc Aegerter

The paddle steamer stands at Como loading for her first sailing 12 of 2018
to Menaggio

Easter Sunday 1st April 2018

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Mario Gavazzi

The paddle steamer leaves Luzern dock prior to operating sailing 13 to Flüelen
whilst sister PS Unterwalden waits to operate a special Easteer Lunch Cruise

Easter Saturday 31st March 2018

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Mario Gavazzi

Snow is still around as the paddle steamer approaches Vitznau
on her return sailing 24 from Flüelen to Luzern

Good Friday 30th March 2018

PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                          picture:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer loads at Zurich on her first lunch-time
sailing 109 to Rapperswil

Monday - 5th March 2018

MPV Italie   (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel was called out to cover some of the peak-hour
Thonon-les-Bains commuter ferry runs
She is seen retiring to the dock after her morning duties - prior
to returning to the pier to cover some evening runs

Saturday - 3rd March 2018

MPV Vevey   (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Christian Meyer

The moon peeps through the clouds to get a glimpse of the
motor paddle vessel moored overnight at Geneva Mont Blanc pier

Friday - 2nd March 2018

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)


                                                                                                   photos:   Mario Gavazzi)

Winter activity ! - the paddle steamer stands in the Tavernola shipyard at
Como raising steam pressure prior to a rare March charter the following day
Note the snow on the foredeck giving a wonderful "winter atmosphere"
Do YOU have any further details of the charter
 or better still a photo of her in action for inclusion on this website ? 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Meanwhile
(below) across the lake,  poor sister PS Patria lies looking
very forelorn at Como Villa Olmo pier

Unfortunately she will not be sailing in 2018 and nobody seems to know her future

Friday - 2nd March 2018

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                   photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel waits at a snowy Lausanne-Ouchy pier
prior to working the mid-afternoon ferry sailing 1217 to Thonon-les-Bains
and later setting off into the lake

Sunday 11th Febrary 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   pictures:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon on her outward winter Sunday
Lunch Cruise sailing 330


Sunday - 18th February 2018

MPV Vevey   (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                   photos:   Christian Meyer

The motor paddle vessel waits at Geneva before her "lunch cruise"
sailing 330 to Nyon
 (note the laid-up PS Rhône to her right)
and later at Nyon before returning on sailing 331



                                                                                                   photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

Further picture of both the motor paddle vessel and the laid-up paddle steamer

Friday - 16th February 2018

MPV Italie   (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                   photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel sets off from Lausanne for Thonon-les-Bains on her
late-afternoon ferry sailing 1223

Sunday 11th Febrary 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   pictures:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon on her outward winter Sunday
Lunch Cruise sailing 330


Friday 9th February 2018

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer spends some time in the covered dock
whilst her steam turbine is replaced by a diesel one
The opportunity is also being taken to update the electronics for her boiler.

Friday - 9th February 2018

MPV Italie   (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel stands at Lausanne prior to operating her
mid-afternoon ferry sailing 1217 to Thonon-les-Bains

Sunday 21st January 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   pictures:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel departs Nyon on the return the winter Sunday
Lunch Cruise sailing 331


Sunday 14th January 2018

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   pictures:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel has been transferred back to Geneva
and is seen approaching Nyon on the winter Sunday
Lunch Cruise sailing 330

currently she is the only paddle steamer in public service anywhere in Switzerland

Sunday 7th January 2018

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                   pictures:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon on the final winter Sunday
Lunch Cruise sailing 330 of her extended 2017 season from Geneva
and later leaving the pier on her return sailing 331
This is likely to be her last sailing in the Little Lake for some time
as she it planned to operate in the Upper Lake during Summer 2018

NEW YEAR'S DAY - Monday 1st January 2018

PS Blümisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches Beatenbucht on the morning
"Niederhornexpress" sailing 16 from Thun

NEW YEAR'S EVE - Sunday 31st December 2017

PS Blümisalp  (Lake Thun)


                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches Merligen on her afternoon sailing 16
from Interlaken before swinging round to approach Thun stern first

(ready for her evening Gala Dinner cruise)

Wednesday 27th December 2017

PS Blümisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer approaches Spiez on her final sailing 16 of the day
back from Interlaken to Thun

BOXING DAY - Monday 26th December 2017

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon on her extra Boxing Day
Lunch Cruise sailing 330 from Geneva

Christmas Day - Monday 25th December 2017

PS Blümisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer gets 'steamed up' at Thun on Christmas Day morning
immediately prior to her first timetabled sailing 111 of the day

Sunday - 24th December 2017

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer stands at Luzern prior to operating her special
Christmas Eve Gala Dinner cruise and later returning to Luzern after her cruise

Thursday - 14th December 2017

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The first two round trips to Thonon-les-Bains had to be cancelled due to storms
but after the wind died down it was still wet as the motor paddle vessel
operated the mid-afternoon sailings 1217-1218

Thursday - 7th December 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer remains laid-up at Geneva pending her major re-build

Monday - 3rd December 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer sets off on a trial to test the new 'burner control'

Friday - 1st December 2017

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel stands at Lausanne whilst waiting to operate
her two Friday International ferry sailings prior to her weekly
special evening Fondue Cruises from both Lausanne and Morges

Sunday - 26th November 2017

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel waits at Nyon prior to returning to Geneva
on her weekly sailing 331 lunch cruise

Friday - 24th November 2017

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel stands at Lausanne ready to operate sailing 1217
- the first of her two Friday International ferry sailings prior to her weekly
special evening Fondue Cruises from both Lausanne and Morges

Sunday - 12th November 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lakes Brienz)


                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer arrives at Interlaken ready to operate
her rare WINTER lunchtime cruise to Brienz and back

note the HarderKulm funicular in the background
..........and later on arrival at Brienz


                                                                                        pictures:   Bonigen webcam

The paddle steamer calls at Bonigen on her outward sailing 65 to Brienz
and later on return sailing 66 back to Interlaken

Friday - 10th November 2017

PSs Blümlisalp and Lötschberg  (Lakes Thun and Brienz)


                                                                                        photos:   Ernst Mischler

The 62nd annual "Binnenschiffahrtstreffen" conference at Interlaken
woke both paddle steamers from their winter slumbers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

On Lake Thun the paddle steamer set off early sailing light from Thun
to operate a special charter departing at 0930 which visited
mv Berner Oberland at the Thun shipyard

Meanwhile on Lake Brienz,  the paddle steamer also left Interlaken at 0930
(to connect with a special steam train as far as Gäldried
on the Brienz Rothorn-Bahn)
where she is seen arriving Brienz an hour later

note the three steam whilstle in action !

Friday - 10th November 2017

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel is back in service after a quick autumn overhaul
and is now undertaking her regular winter duties
which on Fridays consist of two International ferry sailings
from Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains followed by
a special evening Fondue Cruise from both Lausanne and Morges
She is seen waiting to leave for France on both sailings 1217 and 1223

Sunday - 5th November 2017

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel arrives at Nyon on her weekly sailing 330 from Geneva

Sunday - 29th October 2017

PS La Suisse   and   MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   François Rentsch

The paddle steamer stands at Lausanne after completing her final
International sailing 1110 of the year from Evian-les-Bains
prior to operating her final sailing of 2017 to the Upper Lake and back..........


                                                                                                   picture:   Nyon webcam

..........meanwhile the motor paddle vessel arrives Nyon from Geneva on
sailing 330 just as the sun broke through - by the time she was ready
to return it had become overcast againt

Sunday - 22nd October 2017

All five Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          picture:   Luzern webcam

The sun finally comes out to welcome all the operation fleet back to Luzern
at the end of the final "Tanz der Dampfschiffe" of 2017




                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

Earlier in the day the weather was overcast as first PS Uri then
PS Stadt Luzern called at Treib on sailings 18 and 13 respectively
Fortunately the rain kept off as the paddles steamers 'danced' round
each other between Vitznau and Luzern

It is understood this weekly autumn 'event' will not be repeated in 2018

Saturday - 21st October 2017

PS Piemonte  (Lake Maggiore)


                                                                                          photos:   Brigitte Eisl

Prior to her charter (see below) PS Piemonte undertook a short test run
in the early morning mist past Rocca di Angera castle




                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Piemonte made a rare international cruise from Arona (Italy) to Locarno (Switzeland) - which unusually was also opern to the general public
She made a call at Stresa en-route to the border
before later arriving at and subsequently departing Locarno
and finally arriving back at Arona dock

with former PS Lombardia (now a static restaurant) in the foreground



                                                                                          photos:   Martin Eisl

Two further views of PS Piemonte arriving Locarno

Sunday - 15th October 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                   photo:   Robert Knöpfel


                                                                                                   pictures:   Zurich webcam
The paddle steamer sets off on her lunchtime sailing 109
from Zurich to Rapperswil......
.....and later at the end of return sailing 110 before retiring to the dock

These sailings turned out to be the final ones of 2017

Friday - 13th October 2017

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer approaches Lutry on her return afternoon sailing 923
to Lausanne from the Upper Lake

Friday - 13th October 2017

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer returns to Luzern at the end of her evening
Candlelight Dinner Cruise

Sunday - 8th October 2017

MPV G Zanardelli  (Lake Garda)

                                                                                                   picture:   Zurich webcam

The motor paddle vessel calls at Limone on her final outward sailing 57
of 2017 to Malcesine before returning to Riva and winter lay-up

Sunday - 8th October 2017

All six Paddle Steamers  !!!  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          picture:   Luzern webcam

Static PS Wilhelm Tell looks longingly at her operational sisters
as they return from their weekly "Tanz der Dampfschiffe"


Sunday - 8th October 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                                   pictures:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer sets off on her lunchtime sailing 109
from Zurich to Rapperswil......
.....and later at the end of return sailing 110 before retiring to the dock

These sailings will be repeated on Sunday 15th October

Saturday - 7th October 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                   picture:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer loads her passengers at Zurich for for her special
'end-of-season' evening Fondue Cruise

Friday - 6th October 2017

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer leaves Geneva on her daily Lunch Cruise sailing 304
to Versoix and Hermance

Wednesday - 4th October 2017

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel (covering for sister MPV Vevey undertaining maintenance)
departs Château-de-Chillon on afternoon sailing 528

Tuesday - 3rd October 2017

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The final week of steam-powered commuting from Evian-les-Bains !!!
Click on the photo above to see PS Simplon working hard..........

Sunday - 1st October 2017

Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)



                                                                                          photos:   Olivier Bachmann

The Sunday afternoon "Tanz der Dampfschiffe" Parade
as seen from the deck of PS Schiller

It is understood 2017 is the last year this event will take place

Sunday - 1st October 2017

PS Hohentwiel  (Lake Konstanz)


                                                                                          photos:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer hosted the AGM on the lake
Initially seen from the Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn ferry as she
overtook the well-loaded steamer on a bright October afternoon
and later arriving at Romanshorn harbour

Friday - 29th September 2017

PSs Simplon and La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

An unusual early-evening view of both of the the large paddle steamers at Lausanne

Monday - 25th September 2017

PSs Simplon and La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

Unusually both of the the large paddle steamers were in service together
at as late as the end of September
Initially PS La Suisse sets off for the Upper Lake on sailing 922
whilst PS Simplon having finished her summer season at Geneva
waits to take over the weekday Evian-les-Bains ferry service
for two weeks commencing with sailing 1115

Sunday - 24th September 2017

PSs Simplon and La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

Top - PS Simplon prepares to leave Geneva for her last sailing of the season to
Lausanne and later departs Yvoire on her return

Bottom - shorty later PS Savoie arrives Yvoire on her afternoon sailing
from Geneva and later leaves Coppet on her return sailing

Thursday - 21st September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        photo:   Lukas Bruckner

The paddle steamer departs St Blaise on sailing 64 from Lake Murten back
to Neuchâtel
on her final mid-week day in service during 2017

Monday - 18th September 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Olivier Bachmann


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer operated four special last day public sailings
from Lausanne prior to withdrawal for a major re-build
The top photo shows her arriving at Lausanne for her final trip
"Anticlosckwise Round the Upper Lake" calling at most of the
still usable piers including Tourronde (
lower photo) which
is one of two French piers no longer regularly served by the CGN

Monday - 11th September 2017

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer calls at Cully on her afternoon sailing 922
from Lausanne to the Upper Lake

Sunday - 10th September 2017

Last day of the Summer season
Five Paddle Steamers
  (Lake Luzern)


        PS Uri leaving Weggis                       PS Stadt Luzern approaching Treib

PS Schiller leaving Rutli                             PS Gallia approaching Rütli


                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Unterwalden nears Luzern at the end of her lunch cruise to Küssnacht-am-Rigi

Sunday - 10th September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer near Cudrefin on her morning coss-lake
sailing 202 from Neuchâtel

Friday - 8th September 2017

Four Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)

PS Gallia loading at Luzern                       .....later returning from Flüelen

  PS Uri between Vitznau and Weggis       PS Unterwalden approaching Luzern


                                                                                          photos:   Carlo Sottocasa

PS Stadt Luzern has just left Treib on her return daily
"Gotthard Panorama Express" from Flüelen to Luzern

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                              photo:  Olivier Bachmann

The paddle steamer sets off on her weekly
special sailing from Como to Bellagio and a cruise Round the Middle Lake

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                            photo:   Christian Meyer

The paddle steamer returns to Yverdon and the end of her
last "lunch cruise" sailing 92 of 2017 from Grandson

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                            picture:   Morghes webcam

The paddle steamer approaches Morges on the outward leg of her final
evening sailings 487-488 of 2017 from Lausanne to Yvoire and return

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                    photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer was rostered to operate the lightly loaded 1000 ferry
sailing 504 connection off the recently re-opened Bürgenstock funicular
due to the breakdown of mv Schwyz on Sunday 3rd September

This enabled the regular small ferry mv Titlis to cover another motor vessel

Not quite the start the SGV were hoping for !!!!!


Saturday - 2nd September 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                            photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer waits at Interlaken to form her final 2017
'Saturdays only' evening sailing 79 to Brienz

Saturday - 2nd September 2017

PSs Gallia and Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                                photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Gallia approaches Luzern pier No 2 to unusually operate the
morning sailing 151 to Küssnacht-am Rigi
and later on her return sailing 152 she passes sister PS Stadt Luzern
at the cross-funnel on sailing 13 from Luzern to Flüelen

Friday - 1st September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                              photo:  Olivier Bachmann

The paddle steamer made a rare charter sailing into lake Biel
and is seen resting at Biel pier as mv Berna arrives

(below - a "close-up" of the paddle steamer)

Tuesday - 29th August 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The end of the summer approaches as PS La Suisse returns from Montreuz to
Lausanne on her final sailing 205 of the day from the Upper Lake
Later MPV Italie calls at Montreux on her evening cruise
sailings 908-909 from Lausanne

Saturday - 26th August 2017

MPV G Zanardelli (Lake Garda)

                                                                                        picture:   Limone webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Limone on her sightly late-running
teatime sailing 56 to Riva
After a further round-trip via Malcesine,  she went on to operate her
annual evening fireworks cruise from Riva

Thursday - 24th August 2017

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photos:   Lukas Bruckner

The paddle steamer returns from Beatenbucht to Thun on her evening sailing 126
Initially approaching Faulensee pier and later looking back at the sunset

Wednesday - 23rd August 2017

PS Gallia  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer leaves a distinctive trail as she powers astern
from Flüelen pier on the final sailing 30 of the day back to Luzern

Wedneday - 23rd August 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                   pictures:  zurich webcam

A large crowd waits to join the paddle steamer on her first full-length
sailing 107 to Schmerikon after attention to her faulty paddle wheel

Tuesday - 22nd August 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The largest paddle steamer arrives Lausanne from the Upper Lake
in time to connect into PS Montreux (behind) which is loading
for her nightly evening sailing 487 to Yvoire

Thursday - 17th August 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                        picture:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer leaves Zurich at 0930
on sailing 103 to Rapperswil

She had been "out of service" since mid-July
with a 'paddle' problem
during which time PS Stadt Zürich had had to cover
all the advertised paddle steamer sailings

Thursday - 17th August 2017

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer arrives back at Bellagio after her afternoon "mid-lake"
cruise and later as she departs Argegno on her return sailing to Como..........

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler
..........shortly followed by a well loaded ex-PS mv Milano returning from
Bellagio to Como on the daily timetabled sailing 45

Thursday - 17th August 2017

PSs Montreux  Rhône and Savoie  (Lake Geneva)



                                                                                        photos:   Robert Horlacher

PS Montreux waits at Lausanne to form her evening sailing 487
to Yvoire as sister PS Rhône (covering for PS La Suisse) heads for
the dock after her day of Upper Lake sailings..........
.........and later at Yvoire as she "inter-changes" with sister PS Savoie
which had just arrived from Geneva
prior to returning to their respectivs starting points

Tuesday - 15th August 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer nears Rivaz as she aheads for Château-de-Chillon
on her early-afternoon sailing 906 from Lausanne to the Upper Lake

as seen from her sister PS Rhône

Monday - 14th August 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer initially returns to Lausanne at the end of her early-afternoon
sailing 203 from the Upper Lake
and later after returning on her late-afternoon sailing 205

Note - PS Montreux can be seen standing in the background waiting to operate
her regular evening sailing to Yvoire and back - following breaking down the
previous day and having to be replaced by the much smaller "mv Morges"

Sunday - 13th August 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                              photo:  Olivier Bachmann

A well loaded PS Neuchâtel returns from Cudrefin (across the lake)
to Neuchâtel at the end of her afternoon sailing 205

Sunday - 13th August 2017

PS Rhône and MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photos:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer makes her first St Gingolph call in the Upper Lake
(after coming off "on standby" to cover for her larger sister PS La Suisse)
whilst operating the outward 'anti-clockwise' circle sailing 200
and later the motor paddle vessel arrives Montrteux
on her reguilar Lunchtime 'clockwise' Upper Lake circle cruise sailing 904


                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher
PS Rhône later leaves St Gingolph on her second Upper Lake
round trip sailing 202 of the day.....

Saturday - 12th August 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer approaches Iseltwald on her return Saturdays only
evening sailing 80 from Brienz to Interlaken

Monday - 7th August 2017

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer passes in front of Mount Pilatus
shortly after leaving Luzern on her daily sailing 13 to Flüelen

She was back in service having broken down the previous day

Sunday - 6th August 2017

Paddle Steamers  (Lake Geneva)

PS La Suisse at Lausanne                               PS Montreux near Montreux

                                                                                                                    photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

              PS Montreux back at Lausanne                     ........and later with MPV Italie (in background)

                                                                                        photo:   Christian Meyer

and finally PS Simplon approaches Rolle on her return sailing 105
from Lausanne to Geneva

Tuesday - 1st August 2017

all five Paddle Steamers (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

The annual parade of all the paddle steamers as they head off from Luzern
for Brunnen and the fireworks display


Monday - 31st July 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                            photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer stands at Interlaken prior to her first sailing of the day
and later leaving Interlaken on her afternoon sailing 69 to Brienz

Monday - 31st July 2017

PSs La Suisse and Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photos:   Peter Devrell

Initially PS La Suisse sets off from Lausanne for the Upper Lake
on her earlyafternoon sailing 202
and later sister PS Simplon departs Nyon on her return sailing 105
from Lausanne to Geneva

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:  Vevey webcam

Finally, the motor paddle vessel sets off from Vevey on her special
evening Fireworks Cruise to the Le Bouveret display

Monday - 31st July 2017

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches Interlaken at the end of her
daily sailing 15 from Thun

Sunday - 30th July 2017

MPVs Vevey and Italie also PS Montreux   (Lake Geneva)



                                                                                        photos:   Peter Devrell

A busy, but windy sunny day in the Upper Lake with
MPV Vevey on morning sailing 505 off-Château-de-Chillon 
PS Monteux on sailing 906 arriving and departing Montreux on her afternoon sailing
and MPV Italie on sailing 908 arriving and departing Vevey on her evening cruise

Saturday - 29th July 2017

PS Lotschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photo:   Peter Devrell

The paddle steamer sets off from Interlaken on her afternoon sailing 69
to Brienz and is about to pass under the Brunig Railway Line Bridge
and enter the lake - as seen form the Harder Kulm

Thursday - 27th July 2017

PS Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Unterwalden returns to Luzern at the end of her
evening "Sunset Cruise"
sailings 33-36

Saturday - 15th July 2017

PSs Savoie and Simplon also MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

A busy sunny day in the Little Lake with
PS Savoie on sailing 307 approaching Geneva, 
PS Simplon on sailing 105 leaving Yvoire
and MPV Italie on sailing 106 at Versiox pier

Tuesday - 11th July 2017

MPV G Zanardelli (Lake Garda)

                                                                                        picture:   Limone webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Limone
with a good load on the early afternoon sailing 54 to Riva

Sunday - 9th July 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        picture:   Murten webcam

The paddle steamer enters Morat/Murten harbour
on her outward lunchtime sailing 63 from Neuchâtel

Sunday - 9th July 2017

PSs Stadt Luzern and Schiller  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                                photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The large PS Stadt Luzern approaches Treib on the return sailing 24
from Flüelen to Luzern
and later her smaller sister is seen leaving Brunnen on sailing 21

Thursday - 6th July 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        picture:   Murten webcam

The paddle steamer approaches Morat/Murten
on her outward lunchtime sailing 63 from Neuchâtel

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ALL the latest news about the lake
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Headline News   ..............  LAKE LUZERN    "PS Uri "  is planned to operate an evening Raclette Cruise from Luzern tonight (Saturday) ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Vevey "  is planned to operate the winter timetabled Lunch cruise from Geneva to Nyon this Sunday (16th December) ....................... LAKE LUZERN    "PS Uri "  is planned to operate the final evening Advent cruise of 2018 from Luzern this Thursday (20th December) ....................... LAKE LUZERN    "PS Uri "  is planned to operate an evening Fondue Cruise from Luzern next Friday (21st December) ....................... LAKE LUZERN    "PS Uri "  is planned to operate an evening Gala Dinner cruise from Luzern on Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate Christmas Timetabled sailings from Thun on Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate Christmas Timetabled sailings from Thun on Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate Christmas Timetabled sailings from Thun on Thursday (27th December) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate Christmas Timetabled sailings from Thun on Friday (28th December) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate Christmas Timetabled sailings from Thun on Saturday (29th December) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate Christmas Timetabled sailings from Thun on Sunday (30th December) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate New Year Timetabled sailings from Thun followed by an evening Gala Dinner cruise from Thun on Monday 31st December/I> (New Year's Eve) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate New Year Timetabled sailings from Thun on Tuesday (1st January) ....................... LAKE THUN    "PS Blümlisalp "  is planned to operate New Year Timetabled sailings from Thun on Wednesday (2nd January) ....................... + see below, next page, also fleet, news and individual timetable pages for further details
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Advance Information for the proposed 2018 sailings
on the Swiss and Italian Lakes
can be found by clicking here
(further information will be added as and when advised to me !!)


    BEWARE.......... !

Despite some sailings being officially advertised/planned to be operated by paddle steamers throughout the season, there are inevitably occasions when it has
already been planned they will be replaced by a motor vessel on specific dates
(eg for private charters or special events or breakdowns)
Lake
Event  (if known)
Paddle steamer sailings expected to be replaced by a motor vessel or occasionally cancelled
  Fridays 5th to 26th January 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey and MPV Italie
mid-weinter break
1530 Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains
1630 Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
1730 Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains
1830 Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
sailings cancelled
1515 Geneva to Bellevue
1550 Bellevue to Geneva
1615 Geneva to Bellevue
1650 Bellevue to Geneva
1945 Geneva to Coppet
2100 Coppet to Geneva
2000 Lausanne - evening cruise
2030 Morges - evening cruise
  Sundays 14th to 28th January 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
annual maintenance
0925 Lausanne to Evian-les-Bains
1005 Evian-les-Bains to Lausanne
1100 Lausanne to Evian-les-Bains
1145 Evian-les-Bains to Lausanne
1230 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1425 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
  Friday 2nd February 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
still in dock
1530 Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains
1630 Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
1730 Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains
1830 Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
  Sunday 25th February 2018
Lake Geneva
Gales forecast
All sailings from Geneva by MPV Vevey are CANCELLED due to an advese weather forecast
  Good Friday 30th March 2018
Lake Geneva
Easter Holidays
sailings cancelled
1945 Geneva to Coppet
2100 Coppet to Geneva
1530 Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains
1630 Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
1730 Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains
1830 Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
2000 Lausanne - evening cruise
2030 Morges - evening cruise
 Sunday 22nd April 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
breakdown
0910 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
  Saturday 28th April 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
moved to Lausanne
to cover a
ferry breakdown
1015 Geneva to Lausanne
1405 Lausanne to Geneva
  Sunday 29th April 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
moved to Lausanne
to cover a
ferry breakdown
1015 Geneva to Lausanne
1405 Lausanne to Geneva
PS La Suisse
breakdown
1140 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1330 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
1530 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1656 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
  Monday 30th April 2018
Lake Geneva
PS La Simplon
covering the breakdown of
PS La Suisase
in turn covering
the Lausanne to
Evian-les-Bains ferry
sailings cancelled
1530 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1656 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne


Originally planned to be covered by the small mv Valais before the wind got up
  Saturday 5th May 2018
Lake Geneva
PS La Suisse
breakdown
1140 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1330 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
1530 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1656 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
  Sunday 6th May 2018
Lake Geneva
PS La Suisse
breakdown
1140 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1330 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
1530 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1656 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
  Monday 7th May 2018
Lake Geneva
PS La Suisse
breakdown
1140 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1330 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
1530 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1656 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
  Sunday 13th May 2018
Lake Zurich
Both paddle steamers operate
shorter sailings
to Rapperswil
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Sunday 20th May 2018
Lake Geneva
all paddle steamers
Naval Parade
ALL advertised timetable sailings
 Tuesday 5th June 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
0950 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1040 Portalban-Neuchâtel
1205 Neuchâtel-Morat/Murten
1350 Morat/Murten-Neuchâtel
1540 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1630 Portalban-Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
 Wednesday 6th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
charter
1438 Luzern to Alpnachstad
1637 Alpnachstad to Luzern
 Friday 8th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
shortage of steam engineers
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Saturday 9th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
shortage of steam engineers
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
 Sunday 10th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
shortage of steam engineers
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Monday 11th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
shortage of steam engineers
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Tuesday 12th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
shortage of steam engineers
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Wednesday 13th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
shortage of steam engineers
1712 Luzern to Vitznau
1811 Vitznau to Luzern
 Thursday 14th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
shortage of steam engineers
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
1712 Luzern to Vitznau
1811 Vitznau to Luzern
 Friday 15th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
shortage of steam engineers
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
  Saturday 16th June 2018
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil
charter
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
 Thursday 21st June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
in dock
1438 Luzern to Alpnachstad
1637 Alpnachstad to Luzern
 Friday 22nd June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
in dock
1438 Luzern to Alpnachstad
1637 Alpnachstad to Luzern
 Satutday 23rd June 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
special sailings
from
Yverdon-les-Bains
1615 Estavayer-le-Lac-Neuchâtel
 Sunday 24th June 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
special sailings
from
Yverdon-les-Bains
0915 Neuchâtel-Estavayer-le-Lac
  Friday 29th June 2018
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Zürich
charter
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Saturday 30th June 2018
Lake Garda
MPV G Italia
charter
0845 Riva to Malcesine
0950 Malcesine to Riva
1110 Riva to Malcesine
1215 Malcesine to Riva
1420 Riva to Malcesine
1525 Malcesine to Riva
1640 Riva to Malcesine
1755 Malcesine to Riva
 Saturday 30th June 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
charter
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
  Monday 2nd July 2018
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
breakdown
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
  Friday 6th July 2018
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Zürich
charter
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th July 2018
Lake Geneva
PS Montreux
breakdown
1415 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1603 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
1845 Lausanne to Yvoire
2037 Yvoire to Lausanne
  Saturday 14th July 2018
Lake Geneva
PS Montreux
breakdown
1415 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1603 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
1845 Lausanne to Yvoire
2037 Yvoire to Lausanne
 Saturday 14th July 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
charter
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
  Sunday 15th July 2018
Lake Geneva
PS Montreux
breakdown
1415 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1603 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
1845 Lausanne to Yvoire
2037 Yvoire to Lausanne
 Monday 16th July 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
breakdown
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
 Tuesday 17th July 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
breakdown
0950 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1040 Portalban-Neuchâtel
1205 Neuchâtel-Morat/Murten
1350 Morat/Murten-Neuchâtel
1540 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1630 Portalban-Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
 Tuesday 17th July 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
breakdown
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
 Tuesday to Wednesday 17th to 25th July 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
in dock - repairs
0910 Le Bouveret to Lausanne
1100 Lausanne to Le Bouveret
1325 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1405 Vevey to Le Bouveret
1525 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1605 Vevey to Le Bouveret
1725 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1900 Vevey to Le Bouveret
 Saturday 21st July 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
in dock - repairs
0910 Le Bouveret to Lausanne
1100 Lausanne to Le Bouveret
1325 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1405 Vevey to Le Bouveret
1525 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1605 Vevey to Le Bouveret
1725 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1900 Vevey to Le Bouveret
 Sunday 22nd July 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
in dock - repairs
0910 Le Bouveret to Lausanne
1100 Lausanne to Le Bouveret
1325 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1405 Vevey to Le Bouveret
1525 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1605 Vevey to Le Bouveret
1725 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1900 Vevey to Le Bouveret
  Tuesday 24th July 2018    subsequently re-instated on the day
Lake Zurich
no "obvious" reason
probably just to economise
 0930 Zurich to Rapperswil 
 1130 Rapperswil to Zurich 
 1430 Zurich to Rapperswil 
 1635 Rapperswil to Zurich 
 Thursday 2nd August 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
operating a late fireworks cruise the night before
0950 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1040 Portalban-Neuchâtel
 Thursday 2nd August 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
breakdown at Yvoire
sailings cancelled
1615 Yvoire to Lausanne
1810 Lausanne to Montreux
1920 Montreux to Lausanne
 Mondays to Fridays 3rd to 10th August 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
breakdown
1050 Lausanne to Geneva
1420 Geneva to Lausanne
1810 Lausanne to Montreux
1920 Montreux to Lausanne
 Saturday 4th August 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
breakdown
1050 Lausanne to Geneva
1420 Geneva to Lausanne
1810 Lausanne to Montreux
1920 Montreux to Lausanne
 Sunday 5th August 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
breakdown
1050 Lausanne to Geneva
1420 Geneva to Lausanne
1810 Lausanne to Montreux
1920 Montreux to Lausanne
  Wednesday 8th August 2018
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
charter
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
 Thursday 9th August
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
breakdown
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Friday 10th August
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
breakdown
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
  Saturday 11th August 2018
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
static fireworks grandstand
1900 Geneva to Yvoire
2035 Yvoire to Geneva
 Saturday 18th August 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
0950 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1040 Portalban-Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
 Saturday 18th August 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Uri
charter
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
1912 Luzern to Beckenried
2032 Beckenried to Luzern
 Sunday 19th August 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
shortage of steam engineers
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Friday 24th August 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
jazz cruise
1712 Luzern to Vitznau
1811 Vitznau to Luzern
 Sunday 26th August 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
charter
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Friday 31st August 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
charter
1712 Luzern to Vitznau
1811 Vitznau to Luzern
 Saturday 15th September 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
0950 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1040 Portalban-Neuchâtel
1205 Neuchâtel-Morat/Murten
1350 Morat/Murten-Neuchâtel
1540 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1630 Portalban-Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
 Sunday 16th September 2018
Lake Greif
Rowing Regatta
sailings cancelled
1545 Maur to Greifensee
1615 Greifensee to Maur
 Sunday 16th September 2018
Lake Luzern
All paddle steamers
farewell Parade
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
 Thursday 20th September 2018
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
1800 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
 Monday 15th October 2018
Lake Luzern
PS Uri
originally rostered
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
  Friday 30th November 2018
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
charter
sailings cancelled
1945 Geneva-Coppet
2100 Coppet-Geneva

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