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16th April 2017
All lakes
Easter Sunday 16th April
Lake Konstanz
PS Hohentwiel operated an evening Dinner Cruise from Konstanz at 1900 on Easter Sunday 16th April
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden operated an Easter Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1130 on Easter Sunday 16th April resulting in her advertised morning timetabled sailings 7-18 having to be replaced by mv Gotthard
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil operated the lunchtime timetabled sailings 109-110 from Zurich to Rapperswil and return on Easter Sunday 16th April
14th April 2017
All lakes
Good Friday 14th April
Lake Geneva
As a result of a very good weather forecast PS La Suisse was rostered to operate the Upper Lake sailings 920-921-922-923 from Lausanne in order to provide additional capacity on Good Friday 14th April
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil operated the lunchtime timetabled sailings 109-110 from Zurich to Rapperswil and return on Good Friday 14th April and all over the Easter weekend
10th April 2017
Lake Geneva
As a result of a major overhaul of the regular ferry mv Léman  PS La Suisse operated most of the weekday Evian-les-Bains ferry sailings for several weeks commencing Monday 10th April
9th April 2017
Lake Geneva
PS La Suisse operated a rare winter afternoon ABVL "Charter Cruise" from Lausanne dock in conjunction with a special Steam-Hauled train from Le Bouveret to Rivaz/St-Saphorin (hauled by Pacific loco 01 202) on Sunday 9th April
28th March 2017
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil operated a pre-season evening "Charter Cruise" for the 'Aktion pro Raddampfer' AGM from Zurich Wollishofen on Tuesday 28th March
This "confirmed" all the repair work following her breakdown on Sunday 8th May 2016 had been successfully completed
18th March 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden operated a rare winter evening "Candlelight Dinner Cruise" from Luzern at 2000 on Saturday 18th March
14th February 2017
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie and MPV Vevey operated special Evening Valentines Dinner Cruises from Geneva and Lausnne respectively on Tuesday 14th February
3rd February 2017
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie and MPV Vevey re-started the weekly winter-Friday Fondue Cruises from Geneva and Lausanne respectively on Friday 3rd February
1st January 2017
All lakes
New Year's Day - Sunday 1st January
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey and MPV Italie operated New Year's Day Lunch Cruises from Geneva and Lausanne respectively on Sunday 1st January
Lake Luzern
PS Uri operated a New Year's Day Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1130 on Sunday 1st January
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp operated timetabled sailings 111-112-15-16 from Thun at 1010 and 1240 on Sunday 1st January
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Updated - Lakes Brienz, Geneva, Luzern, Thun, Zurich, Konstanz, Maggiore, Como, Garda 20th February 2020   e-mail   (c)1999-2020 John B Bird