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2015
At present,  all other 2015.  2016 and 2017 news can be found on the "Current News" page
27th April 2015
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey spent the day at Ouchy dock whilst repairs were carried out to her bow propeller on Monday 27th April
Her sailings from the Upper Lake piers were covered by the much smaller mv Lavaux
26th April 2015
All lakes
Swiss Navigation Day - Sunday 26th April
Lake Geneva
PS Simplon operated sailings 120-121 from Geneva to Lausanne and return vice the smaller mv Henry-Dunant on Sunday 26th April
Lake Konstanz
PS Hohentwiel operated a morning Jazz Cruise from Konstanz at 1000 on Sunday 26th April
Lake Luzern
PS Uri returned to service following her fire the previous December and operated sailings 7-18 from Luzern to Flüelen and return vice a motor vessel on Sunday 26th April in addition to the regular 1112 departure by her larger sister
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Zürich operated her usual sailings 109-110 from Zurich at 1230 and PS Stadt Rapperswil operated the first full-length sailing of 2015 to Schmerikon on Sunday 26th April
25th April 2015
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil operated an evening "Dinner Cruise" from Zurich at 2000 on Saturday 25th April
19th April 2015
Lake Geneva
PS La Suisse returned to service on Sunday 19th April but on return to Lausanne at the end of her first sailing of the day to Château-de-Chillon was taken out of service with a damagd engine and immediately sent to Ouchy dock for repairs
The small Navibus mv Genève was hurridly manned to cover the second sailing of the day to Château-de-Chillon - a very rare change from her usual cross-lake ferry duty
Meanwhile mv Henry-Dunant was brought back from Geneva - after her regular weekens sailings - to cover the Lausanne to the Upper Lake sailings for the rest of the week
6th April 2015
 
Easter Monday - 6th April 2015
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey operated an extra Lunch Cruise from Geneva at 1220 on Easter Monday 6th April
4th April 2015
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey operated an extra Lunch Cruise from Geneva at 1220 on Easter Saturday 4th April
3rd April 2015
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey operated an extra Lunch Cruise from Geneva at 1220 on Good Friday 3rd April
29th March 2015
Lake Zurich
To mark the 175 Years of the Company most of the fleet, including the two paddle seteamers operated a special " Navel Review" with the majority starting from Zurich at 1420 on Sunday 29th March
Some ships were not available for the general public
14th February 2015
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey operated a special Evening Valentines Dinner Cruise from Geneva on Saturday 14th February
13th February 2015
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey eventually opened the Lake Geneva 2015 season on Friday 13th February after gales had stopped all sailings on the lake earlier in the month and operated the timetabled Evening Fondue Cruise from Geneva
1st February 2015
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey was unusually planned to operate the winter Lunch Cruise from Lausanne on Sunday 1st February but this was cancelled due to bad weather
1st January 2015
All lakes
New Year's Day - Thursday 1st January
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey operated a Lunch Cruise from Geneva to Nyon at 1220 on New Year's Day - Thursday 1st January
Lake Luzern
PS Uri operated a New Year's Day Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1030 on New Year's Day - Thursday 1st January
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp operated timetabled sailings 111-112-15-16 from Thun at 1010 and 1240 on New Year's Day - 1st January then daily until Sunday 4th January
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