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Thursday - 27th April 2017

PS Gallia (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern Webcam

The paddle steamer approachs pier No1 at Luzern to form her first
sailing 13 of the 2017 season to Flüelen


Thursday - 27th April 2017

 PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern Zurich

The paddle steamer WAS rostered to operate her first sailing 107 of the season
However, because of the bad weather, the ZSG turned out the much smaller
mv Limmat instead

The first sailing of the paddle steamer will now be deferred until early-May
(details to follow as soon as your webmaster is advised)

Tuesday - 25th April 2017

PS Concordia (Lake Como)

                                    picture:   Webcam by Riccardo Suzzi

The paddle steamer operated her normal Sunday service timetable
to celebrate the local "National Freedom Day"
She is seen passing Cernobbio on her return sailing to Como

Monday - 24th April 2017

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

PS Savoie leaves Lausanne on Friday 21st April                                           photo:  Robert Horlacher


The paddle steamer suffered a failure just before operating the
1140 sailing 920 from Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon

(there was a minor technical problem with an engine pump which occurred
just before sailing,  but it was quickly repaired enabling the paddle steamer
to return to service with the afternoon sailings 922-923
)
Instead the CGN turned out the much smaller mv Général-Guisan
at short notice to cover the sailing afterwhich she was later able
to operate her evening Thonon-les-Bains ferry service

Monday - 24th April 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The motor paddle vessel arrives at Vevey Marché to operate her
1405 sailing 526 circuit of the Upper Lake

Sunday - 23rd April 2017

ex-PS mv Milano and PS Concordia (Lake Como)

                                                                                      pictures:  Bellagio webcam

A busy lunch time initially saw ex-PS mv Milano arrive at Bellagio
on return sailing 31 to Como --- shortly followed by a
slightly late PS Concordia on her regular weekly special sailing

Sunday - 23rd April 2017

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer passes Hermitage towards the end of her return
sailing 24 from Flüelen to Luzern

Friday - 21st April 2017

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

Opertaing the Evian-les-Bains ferry involves a very early start !
The paddle steamer arrives on sailing 1103 shortly before 0700
prior to taking the French commuters over the lake to Switzerland

Friday - 21st April 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Christian Meyer

Looking down from Mount Salève at the motor paddle vessel as she leaves the
harbour and passes the Geneva fountain on her afternoon sailing 326 to Yvoire

Thursday - 20th April 2017

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer returns to Lausanne at the end of her
first round trip to Château-de-Chillon on sailing 921

Tuesday - 18th April 2017

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer waits at Lausanne to form her first sailing 921 of the
season to Château-de-Chillon as PS La Suisse arrives from Evian-les-Bains
in the background on ferry sailing 1114

Good Friday - 14th April 2017

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The large paddle steamer replaced her smaller sister PS Savoie to provide
additional capacity to the Upper Lake due to a good weather forecast
She is seen returning to Lausanne with a good crowd outside on both decks
at the end of her final sailing 923 from Château-de-Chillon

Good Friday - 14th April 2017

PSs Unterwalden and Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)

photo:   Daniel Eichenberger                                                                              photo: Robert Horlacher

PS Unterwalden was the first arrival of the season at Flüelen on sailing 7
and later arriving at Sisikon on return sailing 18



picture:   Luzern webcam                                                                                 photo:   Daniel Eichenberger
photo:   Daniel Eichenberger                                                                                 photo:   Robert Horlacher

Larger sister PS Stadt Luzern joined her - initially approaching pier one
at Luzern before arriving at Trieb on her way to Flüelen on the new
"Gotthard Panorama Express" sailing 13 for the first time in 2017
then arriving at Weggis on return sailing 24
Wednesday - 12th April 2017

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer rests at Lausanne in the sunshine prior to operating
the mid-afternoon sailing 1115 to Evian-les-Bains..........


click on picture to zoom in to see the crowds........                             photo:  Robert Horlacher

..........later the paddle steamer arrives at Evian-les-Bains with a full load
of International commuters from Switzerland on sailing 1117


                                                                                      photo:  Robert Horlacher

..........and finally the paddle steamer arrives back at Lausanne on sailing 1120
Tuesday - 11th April 2017

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer stands at Lausanne prior to operating the mid-afternoon
sailing 1115 to Evian-les-Bains
Monday - 10th April 2017

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Jean Vernet

The paddle steamer stands at Lausanne prior to operating the early-morning
sailing 1103 to Evian-les-Bains
These days it is very rare to see a steam powered paddle steamer on ferry duties
and all the more remarkable,  it is during the winter timetable period !!!

Sunday - 9th April 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The summer has started early on Lake Zurich and the paddle steamer is
initially seen approching Erlenback on her outward sailing 109
and later leaving Thalwill on sailing 109


MPVs Italie and Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                      pictures:  Nyon and Vevey webcams

meanwhile on Lake Geneva it is still winter as the two motor paddle vessels
operate their final winter lunch cruises from Geneva and Lausanne respectively

left MPV Italie approaches Nyon on sailing 330 and                                                      
            right MPV Vevey crosses between Vevey Marché and La Tour on sailing 930

Saturday - 8th April 2017

PS Stadt Rapperwsil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              picture:  Geneva webcam

The motor paddle vessel returns to Geneva at the end of the last of her
four pre-season special cruises

The static, former CGN MPV Genève - now in private hands - can
be seen moored in the background

Tuesday - 4th April 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel stands at Evian-les-Bain prior to operating the
afternoon ferry sailing 1112 back to Lausanne

Sunday - 2nd April 2017

PS Stadt Rapperwsil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              picture:  Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer sets off from Zurich for Rapperswil on her
first public sailing 109 of 2017

Thursday - 30th March 2017

5 Paddle Steamers (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

All five paddle steamers stand at Luzern dock waiting for the start
of the 2017 season

Tuesday - 28th March 2017

PS Stadt Rapperwsil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              picture:  Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer heads out into the lake with her first passengers
"(AproD" AGM charter) since her breakdown in 2016

Sunday - 26th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon on her outward weekly winter
lunchtime sailing 330 from Geneva

Sunday - 19th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel passes her 'laid-up' sister PS Rhône as she sets off
from Geneva Mont-Blanc pier on her final short sailing 740 of the day

Monday - 13th March 2017

PS Unterwalden (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer has been woken early from her winter slumbers
as she is got ready to operate a winter evening
Candlelight Dinner cruise on Saturday 18th March

Monday - 13th March 2017

PSs Montreux and La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The two paddle steamers moored in Ouchy harbour
awaiting their "trials" before the start of another season

Sunday - 5th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel about to leave Nyon from Geneva on sailings 331

Sunday - 5th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              pictures:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon from Geneva
and later leaving the pier on sailings 330-331

Sunday - 26th February 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon on her outward weekly winter
lunchtime sailing 330 from Geneva

Friday - 24th February 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel departs Lausanne on her first of two
afternoon 'ferry' sailing to Thonon-les-Bains

Sunday - 19th February 2017

PS Rhône (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Geneva webcam

The paddle steamer is moored at Geneva for her winter slumbers
and during 2017 is expected to remain there 'on standby'
to cover any possible major breakdown of one of her sisters

MPV Italie can be seen
(top left) heading for Nyon
on her weekly lunch cruise

Sunday - 12th February 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel calls at Clarens on her weekly outward
lunchtime sailing 930 to Château-de-Chillon

with snow on the summit of Rochers-de-Naye in the background

Sunday - 5th February 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel departs Nyon on her return weekly winter
lunchtime sailing 331 back to Geneva

Friday - 3rd February 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel approaches Lausanne after her winter overhaul
prior to operating her first 'ferry' sailing to Thonon-les-Bains

Sunday - 29th January 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel passes Nyon harbour before arriving at the pier
on her lunchtime sailing 930 before returning to Geneva
From next Sunday her sister MPV Vevey will also operate a similar
Lunch Cruise from Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon

Sunday - 22nd January 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Nyon on her weekly winter
lunchtime sailing 330 from Geneva
Temperatures had dropped to "-3 degrees" all round the lake
and her calls at Versoix had to be cancelled as the pier was iced over

Sunday - 8th January 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photos:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel approaches Vevey on her lunchtime sailing 930
from Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon and later on her return sailing 931

This was her last winter visit to the Upper Lake as she is moving to Geneva
to take over the Friday and Sundays sailings in the Little Lake from her sister
MPV Vevey for the remainder of the winter timetable

Monday - 2nd January 2017

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

Initially leaving Thun on the final sailing 15 to Interlaken and later the sun sets
over Mount Niesen as the paddle steamer approaches Beatenbucht
whilst returning on sailing 16

Sunday - 1st January 2017

PS Uri (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

PS Uri arrives back at Luzern at ther end of her final
Christmas/New Year special lunch sailing

Sunday - 1st January 2017
New Year's Day Timetabled Sailings


PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                        photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Blümlisalp arrives light at Thun prior to her day's sailings in 2017
and later leaving Gunten on the afternoon sailing 16 from Interlaken to Thun


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

PS Blümlisalp passes a very frosty Scherzligen on her afternoon sailing 15
from Thun to Interlaken

Saturday - 31st December 2016
New Year's Eve


PS Uri (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Uri returns to Luzern after her evening Gala Dinner cruise
accompanying mv Rigi on her final sailing prior to withdrawal from service

Friday - 30th December 2016

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer aproaches Beatenbucht on the outward morning
sailing 111 from Thun


                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

and later as the paddle steamer returns stern-first back to Thun

Thursday - 29th December 2016

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                        photo:   Olivier Bachmann

The paddle steamer operates yet more winter timetabled sailings on the lake

Wednesday - 28th December 2016

PS Patria (Lake Como)


                                                                                        photos:   Carlo Sottocasa

The paddle steamer remains moored at the Como 'funicolare' pier for the winter
whilst former ex-paddle steamer mv Milano can be seen moored behind her bows

Wednesday - 28th December 2016

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                        photos:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer passes Schloss and later Schattenbadi on the approach
to Spiez
 (initially on the morning outward sailing 112 and later
on the return morning sailing 112 from Thun to Beatenbucht and return
)


                                                                                        photo:   Lukas Bruckner

The paddle steamer pauses in the sunshine
at Interlaken between afternoon sailing 15 and 16



                                                                                        photos:   Olivier Bachmann
then yet more winter timetabled sailings on the lake

Tuesday - 27th December 2016

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer departs Faulensee pier on her afternoon sailing 15
from Thun to Interlaken

Monday - 26th December 2016
Boxing Day Timetabled Sailings


PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Blümlisalp approaches Faulensee on her return morning sailing 112
from Beatenbucht to Thun

Sunday - 25th December 2016
Christmas Day Timetabled Sailings


PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                        photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Blümlisalp raises steam prior to her first Christmas sailing 111
from Thun to Beatenbucht and later arriving at her destination

Friday - 25th November 2016

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddler vessel approaches Montreux on one of her 'one hour'
short cruises in connection with the "Montreux Christmas Market"

Friday - 25th November 2016

PS Uri (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer returns to Luzern at the end of her first special
evening "Advent Cruise" sailing 1107 of 2016

Friday - 25th November 2016

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photos:  Alain Vuistiner

Who says "paddlers" don't operate timetabled sailings in the winter ?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Following several special sailings since her major re-build.......
the motor paddler vessel leaves Ouchy Dock to load at Lausanne for her first
international timetabled ferry sailing 1217 to Thonon-les-Bains (in France)
and later a large number of commuters join the MPV for the busy sailing 1223

Sunday - 13th November 2016

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                       photos:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddler vessel returns to Lausanne after one of her
'50 minute Inauguration Cruises' then later she is greeted by the local band
as she makes her first call at Montreux on the return leg of her
final special sailing from Lausanne round the Upper Lake

Friday - 11th November 2016

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)




                                                                                              photos:  Olivier Bachmann

On board the special VIP lunch-time sailing from Lausanne
and later at Morges on her way to Geneva

Friday - 11th November 2016

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                       photos:  Alain Vuistiner

Following a special VIP sailing earlier in the day.......
.......the motor paddler vessel loads her passengers for the first
special public sailing from Lausanne to Geneva since her major re-build

seen initially at Lausanne and later at Versiox

Sunday - 30th October 2016

rare Winter Steam in the Upper Lake

PS Savoie
 (Lake Geneva)




                                                    photos:  Robert Horlacher, Alain Vuistiner and Ernst Mischler

Not only did the paddler steamer make her ONLY visit of 2016 to the
Upper lake - it happened on a Winter Sunday !!!
After a morning visit to Evian-les-Bains (top) she then operated
the lunchtime sailings 930-931 to Château-de-Chillon (2nd) before
visiting Vevey (3rd) and Cully (bottom) on the way back to Lausanne

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ADVANCE INFORMATION

Advance Information for the proposed 2017 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 6th to 27th January 2017
Lake Geneva
mid-winter
sailings cancelled
1945 Geneva-Coppet
2100 Coppet-Geneva
  C A N C E L L E D
 
originally shown on the official CGN website to start one week later (as in 2016)
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Friday 3rd February 2017
Lake Geneva
mid-winter
sailings  cancelled  - SUBSEQUENTLY RE-INSTATED
1515 Geneva-Bellevue
1550 Coppet-Geneva
1615 Geneva-Bellevue
1650 Coppet-Geneva
  Friday 24th March 2017
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
charter
1530 Lausanne-Evian-les-Bains
1630 Evian-les-Bains-Lausanne
1730 Lausanne-Evian-les-Bains
1830 Evian-les-Bains-Lausanne
sailings cancelled
2000 Lausanne-Morges
2030 Morges-Lausanne
2210 Lausanne-Morges
2245 Morges-Lausanne
 Easter Sunday 16th April 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
Easter lunch cruise
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
  Easter Tuesday 18th April 2017
Lake Geneva
Switch over
of PS La Suisse
and PS Savoie
1140 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1330 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
  Saturday 13th May 2017
Lake Luzern
All paddle steamers
on a Special Parade
for the new "MS 2017"
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
  Sunday 21st May 2017
Lake Geneva
all paddle steamers
Naval Parade
ALL advertised timetable sailings
 Saturday 24th June 2017
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
special sailings
from
Yverdon-les-Bains
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 25th June 2017
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
special sailings
from
Yverdon-les-Bains
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
  Tursday 1st August 2017  (Swiss National Day)
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
Naval Parade
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
 Sunday 10th September 2017
Lake Greif
Rowing Regatta
sailings cancelled
1545 Maur to Greifensee
1615 Greifensee to Maur

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