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Headline News   ..............  LAKE GENEVA    "PS Simplon "  has taken over the timetabled sailings from Lausanne to the Upper Lake for the remainder of the Autumn Timetable ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "PS Simplon "  is UNUSUALLY planned to operate the first weekend of WINTER sailing from Geneva commencing Friday (29th October) ....................... see below, next page, also fleet, news and individual timetable pages for further details

Sunday - 17th October 2021

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                      picture:   PS Stadt Luzern webcam


                                                                                                      photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer sets off from Flüelen for the last time in 2021 on sailing 24
back to Luzern for her winter lay-up

Although PS Stadt Luzern was planned to be the last paddle steamer in
timetabled service during 2021 - but owing to fine weather causing large crowds
- sister PS Uri had to 'double-back' to Vitznau and follow back to Luzern

Friday - 15th October 2021

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)



                                                                                                      photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamers heads back to Thun from Interlaken West along the
Interlaken channel to the lake on her afternoon sailing 16

Wednesday - 13th October 2021

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The paddle steamer sets off from Geneva on a post-season charter

Wednesday - 13th October 2021

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The paddle steamer makes a special post-season visit to Geneva for a charter sailing

She is seen standing at Pâquis pier covered in flags ready to sail
with sister PS Montreux 'laid-up' behind

Friday - 8th October 2021

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer steps in to cover the broken down PS La Suisse for the rest
of the Autumn timetable

She is seen approaching Château-de-Chillon on her outward afternoon sailing 922
from Lausanne

Thursday - 7th October 2021

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                      picture:   Montreux webcam

The paddle steamer calls at Montreux on her return afternoon sailing 923
from Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne

This turned out to be her final sailing of 2021 as she broke down on return
to Ouchy Harbour

Her sailings for the remainder of the Autumn timetable will now be
covered by sister PS Simplon

Do you have any further information ?

Wednesday - 6th October 2021

PSs Stadt Rapperswil and Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                                      photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamers stand at Zurich Wollishofen Dock prior to the "friends AGM

After the meeting PS Stadt Rapperswil
(left) operated a '90 minute non-landing cruise'

Sunday - 3rd October 2021

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                      photo:   Martin Eisl

The paddle steamer has just called at Beatushöhlen-Sundlauenenon her daily
outward sailing 15 from Thun to Interlaken

Saturday - 2nd October 2021

PS Piemonte  (Lake Maggiore)


                                                                                                      photo:   Martin Eisl

The paddle steamer departs Arona dock (Italy) for the pier prior to her full-length
international charter sailing (open to the public) to Locarno
(Switzerland)

The sailing was originally planned for 2020..........
..........but it was delayed due to the Covid restrictions at the time

Saturday - 2nd October 2021

PS Neuchâtel (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                      photo:   Alain Vuistiner


                                                                                                      photo:   Olivier Bachmann

The paddle steamer approaches Grandson from Neuchâtel on a
post-season special sailing in connection with the Trivapor AGM

Later arriving back from her post-meeting Lunch Cruise.........
..........before her final sailing of 2021 back to to Neuchâtel

Friday - 1st October 2021

PS Neuchâtel (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                      photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer arrives at Portalban from Neuchâtel on her
final timetabled Lunch Cruise sailing 103
during the last day in public service of her extended 2021 season


Thursday - 30th September 2021

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)


                                                                                                      picture:   Limone webcam

This was the last sighting of the motor paddle vessel from the Limone webcam
before it went off-line
She is seen approaching Limone for Riva on sailing 76

Do you know if she did continued in service until the end of the summer timetable
on Sunday 3rd October ?

Saturday - 25th September 2021

PSs Uri and Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                      photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamers 'double-bank' at Hergiswil for the delayed "Friends" AGM

Thursday - 30th September 2021

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

The motor paddle vessel approaches Montreux on another autumn chrter

Wednesday - 29th September 2021

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                      photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer sails between Spiez and Faulensee on her outward sailing 15
from Thun to Interlaken

Monday - 27th September 2021

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer is covering the 'double' Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
late-Autumn roster and is seen approaching Pully on her first return sailing 921

Sunday - 26th September 2021

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        picture:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer arrives back at Zurich at the end of the final return
Sunset Cruise sailing 118 of 2021 from Rapperswil

Wednesday - 22nd September 2021

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Montreux on the last week of her outward
evening sailing 288 from Lausanne

Friday - 17th September 2021

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer approaches Brienz on sailing 65 from Interlaken

Tuesday - 21st September 2021

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer stands at Bienne/Biel prior to operating her final return sailing 42
of 2021 to Neuchâtel

Friday - 17th September 2021

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The paddle steamer operated a special pre-season sailing from Geneva to mark her
'return to service'
She is seen 'whistling' as she passes the Geneva Fountain

Tuesday - 21st September 2021

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer stands at Bienne/Biel prior to operating her final return sailing 42
of 2021 to Neuchâtel

Saturday - 18th Septerber 2021

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        picture:   Nyon webcam

The paddle steamer - complete with flags flying - calls at Nyon on sailing 102
from Geneva to Lusanne - her first public sailing of 2021
The start to her much delayed entry in to service was caused by waiting parts
to complete her major overhaul

Friday - 17th Septerber 2021

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        picture:   Weggis webcam

The paddle steamer unusually covered the 1712 "After Work Cruise" sailings 29-38
from Luzern to Vitznau and is seen leaving Weggis on her outward journey


These sailings used to be regularly operated by a paddle steamer throughout the summer
but in recent years have become part of the normal motor vessel rosters

Thursday - 16th September 2021

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The paddle steamer arrives at Genena from Ouchy Dock
to start her much reduced 2021 season

After a weekend of public sailings from Geneva to Ouchy over the local holiday weekend she
moves to Lausanne for a few days on the 'double' mid-week Lausanne to the Upper Lake sailings

Saturday - 11th Septerber 2021

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

The paddle steamer stands at Pier No.3 at Luzern ready to set off on her much delayed "Welcome Back Parade"
Her other three operational paddle steamer sisters can be seen at the piers onthe right

Friday - 10th September 2021

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

The motor paddle vessel arrives Montreux in the dark
at the end of a non-stop Charter sailing from Yvoire

Friday - 10th September 2021

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The paddle steamer stands at Ouchy Harbour towards the end of her major re-build
She is expected to return to service before the end of the year

Wednesday - 8th September 2021

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

The paddle steamer operates a post-season Charter sailing and is seen off-Montreux

Wednesday - 6th September 2021

PS Lötschberg (Lake Brienz)


                                                                                                      photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer departs Ringgenberg to cross the lake to Bönigen on her
return afternoon sailing 72 from Brienz to Interlaken

Saturday - 4th September 2021

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch


The paddle steamer approaches Versoix of her penultimate outward evening
sailing 388 of 2021 from Geneva to Lausanne

Friday - 3rd September 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch


The motor paddle vessel sets off from Geneva on her final non-landing
"After Work Cruise" sailing 392 of 2021

Thursday - 2nd September 2021

PS Montreux (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer departs Vevey Marché pier on her summer afternoon sailing 906
from Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon

Saturday - 21st August 2021

PSs Stadt Luzern and Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)


click on photo to enlarge                                                                                                         photo:   Carlo Sottocasa

The flagship (left) sets off from Luzern to Flüelen on the
'Gotthard Panormana Express' sailing 13
On the right PS Unterwalden stands at Luzern waiting to operate
a special charter sailing later in the day


Monday - 23rd August 2021

MPV Vevey and PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

Lunchtime at Lausanne
MPV Vevey
(left) sets off for Geneva on her return afternoon sailing 105 whilst
sister PS Montreux
(right) - now re-converted to steam power - arrives from the dock
to form afternoon sailing 906 to Château-de-Chillon

Saturday - 21st August 2021

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer enters the Interlaken channel at the end of her outward
sailing 15 from Thun


Note the mast has already been lowered ready to sail under the Interlaken by-pass
mid-way along the canal

?????? - August 2021

PS Montreux (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch


The paddle vessel nears the end of her evening sailing 487 from Lausanne to Yvoire

Tuesday - 17th August 2021

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Twann on her weekly return afternoon sailing 42
from Bienne/Biel back to Neuchâtel

Friday - 13th August 2021

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel eventually returned to service following her breakdown
on Wednesday 7th July and is seen departing Cĥateau-de-Chillon on her
late-afternoon sailing 508 "Round the Upper Lake"

Tuesday - 10th August 2021

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

Following a long period waiting for spare parts..........
..........the motor paddle vessel made her first test sailing - seen off Montreux
which if successful should hopefully result in her returning to service before too long

Sunday - 8th August 2021

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                        picture:   Morat/Murten webcam

The paddle steamer made her very much delayed first visit of the year
to Lake Morat/Murten
She is seen at Morat/Murten harbour having just completed her outward
Lunch Cruise sailing 63 from Neuchâtel

Saturday - 7th August 2021

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

On a very wet Saturday,  the paddle steamer arrives at Lausanne from the dock
ready to form her afternoon sailings 906 to Château-de-Chillon

Saturday - 7th August 2021

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

The paddle steamer unusually had the morning off..........
Instead she operated the afternoon and evening sailings 17-26-33-36
vice PS Unterwalden
- which had a private charter

Thursday - 5th August 2021

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)



                                                                                                            photos:   Jean Gersbach

The motor paddle vessel spent a sunny day sailing round the Upper End of the Lake
The top photo shows her heading north off-Torbola on lunchtime sailing 76
and below off-Limone on sailings 75 and 77 respectively

Sunday - 1st August 2021

PSs Uri, Unterwalden and Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                                picture:   Luzern webcam


The paddle steamers set off on their Parade along with mv Diamant


Saturday - 31st July 2021

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                pictures:   Neuchâtel webcam


                                                                                                            photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer departs Neuchâtel harbour on her first much delayed
sailing 201 to Estavayer-le-Lac - then sailing 205
Later she calls at Estavayer-le-Lac pier


Being the last Saturday of the month,  the sailing should have
continued to Yverdon-les-Bains but all sailings are still SUSPENDED
at the southern end of the lake due to the high water level
Instead she doubled back to Neuchâtel and operated the lunch cruise from there

Thursday - 29th July 2021

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Lukas Bruckner

The paddle steamer passes close to the Dezaley vinyard on her outward sailing 906
from Lausanne to the Upper Lake

She is seen from sister PS La Suisse on her return aftrenoon 'anti-clockwise'
circuit of the Upper Lake

Monday - 26th July 2021

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer passes Meggenhorn on her outwatd sailing 13 to Flüelen
Unfortunately by the following Wednesday she was back at the dock
yet again missing a further two days of sailings..........
..........the largest number recorded for any Swiss paddle steamer this year

Wednesday  Thursday and Friday - 21st to 23rd July 2021

PS Savoie   mv Lausanne  and  MPV Vevey   (Lake Geneva)

   


On Wednesday most sailings by PS Savoie and on
Thursday all sailings by acting PS-mv Lausanne also
Friday the "After Work" evening cruise by MPV Vevey *
were all reported CANCELLED
* - she did operate the earlier Geneva--Lansanne-Geneva sailings as booked

Do YOU know why ?


According to the local newspaper    mv Lausanne was stopped
on reaching St.Sulpice as a crew member had tested positive for Covid

Saturday - 24th July 2021

PS Gallia (Lake Uri)


                                                                                                        pictures:   Luzern and Weggis webcams


PS Gallia was the last SGV paddle steamer to emerge from the dock
after the High Water Level on the lake and is seen heading
light
from the dock to Pier No 1 at Luzern before approaching Weggis
on sailing 43 to Flüelen
with Mount Pilatus in the background



Friday - 23rd July 2021

PS Uri (Lake Uri)


                                                                                                                picture:   Luzern webcam


PS Uri was the first SGV paddle steamer to emerge from the dock
and is seen standing at Pier No 1 ready to operate sailing 7 to Flüelen



Thursday - 20th July 2021

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer leaves Geneva Pâquis pier to cross the harbour to Jardin-Anglais
at the end of her lunchtime return sailing 365 from Yvoire

Thursday - 22nd July 2021

PS Stadt Zürich (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                                                picture:   Zurich webcam


A good crowd was waiting to join the paddle steamer on her first sailing 111
from Zurich to Rapperswil after the HIGH Water Level on the lake had
resulted in the suspension of sailings to/from Rapperswil



Wednesday - 21st July 2021

PS Blumlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                                picture:   Oberhofen webcam


The paddle steamer has returned to service following the recent suspension
of sailings on most of the Swiss Lakes due to High Water Levels

She is seen leaving Oberhofen on her outward morning sailing 15
from Thun to Interlaken

Look closely and you can see her trying to hide behind Oberhofen castle !


Wednesday - 21st July 2021

PS Lotschberg (Lake Brienz)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Giessbach on her return afternoon
sailing 70 Brienz to Interlaken

Tuesday - 20th July 2021

PS Lötschberg (Lake Brienz)


Click on picture to zoom in                                                                                                      picture:   Bönigen webcam


The paddle steamer was the first of the "High Water Storm Bound" ships to return
to service following the recent suspension of sailings on most of the Swiss Lakes

She is seen leaving Bönigen on her outward morning sailing 63
from Interlaken to Brienz



Sunday - 18th July 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        picture:   Vevey webcam


The paddle steamer approaches Vevey on her return
morning sailing 102 from Lausanne round the Upper Lake



Friday - 16th July 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Christian Meyer


The motor paddle vessel approaches Morges on her return
afternoon sailing 105 from Lausanne to Geneva


Unusually for mid-summer - Lake Geneva was the only Swiss lake to operate
paddle steamers as on this date the sailings on all the other lakes were suspended
due to 'High Water Levels' following horrendous rain throughout Switzerland
causing unprecedented lake shipping disruption

Tuesday - 12th July 2021

Brunnen (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        picture:   Brunnen webcam

The last motor vessel arrrives at Brunnen dock for the "short-term" mid-summer lay-up

Monday - 11th July 2021

PS Montreux (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer calls at Rivaz/St-Saphorin on her return afternoon
sailing 907 from Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne

Sunday - 11th July 2021

PS Lötschberg (Lake Brienz)


                                                                                              pictures:   Bönigen webcam

After two days having to remain at Interlaken due to the High Water Level
the paddle steamer was back in action as she called at Bönigen on outward
morning sailing 63 to Brienz

Friday - 9th July 2021

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

Following her breakdown at Montreux on Wednesday 7th July
the motor paddle vessel stands at Le Bouveret awaiting repairs

Wednesday 7th July 2021

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)

                                                                                                                    pictures:  Limone webcam

After missing the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus restrictions..........
..........the motor paddle vessel makes her first visit of 2021 to Limone


She is seen arriving about 10 minutes late
at the end of her new sailing 72 from Malcesine

Wednesday - 7th July 2021

Lakes Thun and Brienz


                                                                              pictures:   mv Berner Oberland and Bönigen webcams


Owing to the low water level on Lake Thun - all sailings
(by both PS Blümlisalp
(in the background) and the motor vessels
had to be SUSPENDED on Wednesday 7th July

The same is to apply until AT LEAST Thursday 8th July

So why not head over Lake Brienz where PS Lötschberg is still sailing ?

Sunday - 4th July 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch


The motor paddle vessel passes the fountain on the approach to Geneva
on her return afternoon sailing 105 from Lausanne

Sunday - 4th July 2021

PS Unterwalden (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              picture:   Luzern webcam

The paddle steamer 'hoots' as she sets off from Luzern Pier No 1 on her weekly
Breakfast Cruise sailing 9 to Beckenried

Thursday - 1st July 2021

PS Simplon (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

Work continues to take place at Ouchy Dock so the paddle steamer can re-enter
service in the autumn


Note the large "hole" where the starboard paddlewheel should be

Monday - 28th June 2021

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

Despite the thunder and lightening,  the paddle steamer departs Montreux
on her final sailing 509 of the day from Le Bouveret to Vevey

Thursday - 1st July 2021

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                        pictures:   mv Berner Oberland webcam


The paddle steamer returns to service with her normal sailing 15
to Interlaken
She is seen leaving Thun from mv Berner Oberland who was having a well deserved
'day-off' having covered for the paddle steamer the previous three days

Saturday - 26th June 2021

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        photo:   Beat Zumstein

The paddle steamer operates her first special 'Wine and Dine' evening cruise
sailing 105 from Luzern

She is seen passing the narrow part of the lake between Vitznau and Beckenried

known locally as "the noses"  (English translation)

Friday - 25th June 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel calls at Coppet on her return afternoon sailing 105
from Lausanne to Geveva

Unlike other days when she finishes service at teatime..........
..........she continues with an evening 'after work' cruise

Sunday - 20th June 2021

PS Unterwalden (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

Timetabled calls at Bouchs by a paddle steamer are now quite rare
- in fact there is now only one Sunday call on sailing 9 from Luzern to Beckenried
She is seen approaching the pier on the weekly morning breakfast cruise

Saturday - 26th June 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              picture:   Nyon webcam

A good crowd waits at Nyon pier for the motor paddle vessel to take them
across the lake to Yvoire (in France)
as part of her outward sailing 102 from Geneva to Lausanne

Friday - 25th June 2021

mv Europa (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              picture:   Weggis webcam

ONCE AGAIN the recently re-built flagship PS Stadt Luzern failed to operate her
advertised sailing to Flüelen
With no time to prepare another paddle steamermv Europa had to cover
the "Gotthard Panorama Express" sailing 13

Wednesday - 23rd June 2021

PS Montreux (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer calls at Montreux on her outward afternoon sailing 906
from Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon

Tuesday - 22nd June 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

The paddle steamer approaches Montreux on her first morning sailing 201
of the day from Le Bouveret to Lausanne

Monday and Tuesday - 21st and 22nd June 2021

PS Unterwalden (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        pictures:   Luzern and Weggis webcams


PS Stadt Luzern failed to leave the dock for the daily 1112 sailing 13
meaning PS Unterwalden had to cover yet again on both days

CLEARLY SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE LARGER PADDLE STEAMER
..........do YOU know what the problem is ?

Sunday - 18th June 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch


Despite the miserable weather,  the paddle steamer completed her usual Summer
three trips 'Round the Upper Lake'

She is seen approaching Lausanne at the end of her early afternoon sailing 203
from Le Bouveret

Friday - 18th June 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch


The motor paddle vessel arrives 'light' at Geneva for the start of the 2021 Summer Season
She had set off from Le Bouveret that morning where she had been
"standing in" for her sister MPV Italie in the Upper Lake

Wednesday - 16th June 2021

PS Gallia (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                      photo:   Ernst Mischler

Following a SGV "change of strategy" - instead of only operating on Sundays the paddle steamer is now operating Mondays to Thursdays as well vice PS Unterwalden and is seen returning from Flüelen on return sailing 26 near Sisikon before continuing to Luzern

Friday - 11th June 2021

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                      photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer operates her delayed "first" Firday evening cruise of 2021
and is seen near Gunten on her return sailing 126 from Beatenbucht to Thun

Friday - 11th June 2021

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photos:   Robert Monch


The paddle steamer sets off from Geneva Mont Blanc pier on her late-evening non-landing cruise sailing 386 into the Petit-Lac

From next weekend her evening sailing will also call at Yvoire and inter-connect
with sister PS Montreux

Thursday - 10th June 2021

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                          photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel rounds the Château-de-Chillon on sailing 528 to approach
the pier and pick up the connecting passengers for the Upper Lake piers
who have just alighted from PS La Suisse
(view from her dining saloon)
as she heads back to Lausanne on sailing 923

Tuesday - 8th June 2021

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                          photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer heads for Geneva having just called at Coppet on her return
afternoon cruise sailing 327 from Yvoire


Sunday - 6th June 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        picture:   Montreux webcam

The paddle steamer departs Montreux on her last leg of her evening cruise sailing 289
back to Lausanne


Saturday - 5th June 2021

PS Lötschberg (Lake Brienz)


                                                                                              pictures:   Bönigen webcam

It was miserable weather to greet the paddle steamer as she approached Bönigen
on her much dealyed first sailing 65 of the season from Interlaken to Brienz
Fortunately by the time she operated her afternoon sailing 71 it had begun to improve

Tuesday - 1st June 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer "slams on the brakes" (ie - "full astern") as she approaches
Montreux on her morning sailing 920 from Lausanne to the Upper Lake
This "apparent" sudden change of direction is the easiest way for the captain to steer
the ship towards the pier so his crew can reach to fasten the ropes to the pier

No extra pier staff to catch the ropes in Switzerland !!!!!

Sunday - 30th May 2021

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

The motor paddle vessel approaches Villeneuve on her first morning sailing 521
of the day from Le Bouveret to Vevey

Friday - 28th May 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

The paddle steamer departs Montreux on her return evening cruise sailing 289
back to Lausanne


However at the other end of the lake - sister PS Savoie will not start her evening cruises until
Monday 31st May due to the ongoing "Coronavirus precautions" in force at that part of the lake

Tuesday 24th May 2021

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                              photos:   Robert Monch


The paddle steamer has just been re-floared before being hauled out of the dry dock
into the harbour after spending many months undertaking a major re-build


She will now spend the summer in the harbour whilst 'fitting out' is completed
with a target of re-entering service towards the end of the year

Whit Monday 24th May 2021

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                              photos:   Robert Monch


The paddle steamer sets off from Geneva for Yvoire on her first sailing 364 of the day
to Yvoire
after missing five days of sailings due to a crew member testing positive for Covid

Whit Sunday - 23rd May 2021

PS Gallia (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                  picture:   Brunnen webcam


                                                                                    photo:   Beat Zumstein

Following a year 'laid-up' due to Coronavirus economies..........
..........the paddle steamer crosses from Treib to Brunnen whilst operating the first
NEW lunchtime' sailing 43 from Luzern "Round the Upper Lake" for the benefit
of walkers using the "Weg der Schweiz" path
By the time she reached Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock on her return sailing 44
she had picked up a "good" load


In previous years the equivalent sailing was 'stand-alone' from Brunnen and operated daily
by the old,  much smaller mv Mythen (which was withdrawn at the end of the 2020 season)

Friday - 21st May 2021

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              picture:   Luzern webcam

The paddle steamer sails "light" from the dock to Pier No.1 at Luzern to re-commence
her advertised timetabled sailings following further engine repairs

Wednesday - 19th May 2021

PS Unterwalden (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              picture:   Luzern webcam

The paddle steamer stands at Luzern No.1 pier prior to operating her first sailing 13
of 2021 to Flüelen vice her brokendown sister PS Stadt Luzern

Tuesday - 18th May 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Cully on her afternoon "Upper Lake Cruise"
sailing 922 from Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon

Monday - 17th May 2021

PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)



                                                                                                        photos:  Alain Vuistiner


                                                                                              photo:   Andreas Hofer

The VERY lightly loaded paddle steamer approaches Thalwil on her first afternoon
sailing 111 of 2021 from Zurich to Rapperswil and later near Männedorf

Saturday - 15th May 2021

PS Uri (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              picture:   Luzern webcam

The paddle steamer loads at Luzern No.1 pier prior to operating sailing 13 to Flüelen
vice her brokendown sister PS Stadt Luzern

Friday - 14th May 2021

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                      photo:   supplied by a visitor to this website   $$
  $$ - it is now understood this may have originated from Thomas Weber - if he reads this will he please email me

                                                                                    photos:   Daniel Eichenberger and Beat Zumstein

The paddle steamer broke down at Rütli pier on outward sailing sailing 13
from Luzern to Flüelen
Temporary repairs were quickly made to a boiler problem
and she set off about 35 minutes late direct to Flüelen
Whilst at the pier mv Diamant operating sailing 20 'doubled-banked' allowing
passengers wanting an early return to transfer
She is later seen running about 10 minutes late approaching Beckenried and also
Hertenstein on return sailing 24 having made up most of her lost time

Friday - 14th May 2021

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              picture:   Montreux webcam

The motor paddle vessel calls at Montreux pier on her first sailing 521 of the day
from Le Bouveret to Vevey

Ascension Thursday - 13th May 2021

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                      picture:   Neuhaus wenbam

The distant shot at least proves the paddle steamer DID sail specially on Ascension Thursday

She is seen crossing the lake from the end of the Interlaken channel to Beatushöhlen
on her return afternoon sailing 16 from Interlaken to Thun

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Wednesday - 12th May 2021

SS Spiez (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                      photo:   Ernst Mischler

The re-built steamship undertakes another test sailing
which this time included a call at Einigen pier

Sunday - 9th May 2021

PSs Uri and Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)




                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

PS Uri arrives at Flüelen on sailing 7  before passing the Schiller monument
on return sailing 18 then calling at Brunnen dock

due to the strong Föhn winds at the bend on the lake
Later her larger sister PS Stadt Luzern also departs from Brunnen dock on sailing 13

Sunday - 9th May 2021

PS Stadt Rapperswil (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer calls at Horgen on her return "Sunset Cruise" sailing 118
from Rapperswil back to Zurich

Monday - 5th May 2021

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:  Robert Monch

The lightly loaded paddle steamer sets off from Geneva on her daily
afternoon sailing 326 to Yvoire

Tuesday - 4th May 2021

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)



                                                                                              photos:   Alain Vuistiner
The virtually empty paddle steamer approaches Versiox pier in windy conditions
on her afternoon sailing 326 from Geneva before calling at a deserted Yvoire pier


At least there is now a shelter to provide cover for any waiting passengers
during inclement weather

Sunday - 2nd May 2021

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The lightly loaded paddle steamer approaches Beckenried on her return sailing 18
from Flüelen to Luzern

Monday - 3rd May 2021

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        picture:  Nyon webcam

The paddle steamer operated the first much delayed International ferry crossing from
sailing 1346 Nyon (Switzerland) to Yvoire (France)


Prior to that,  she had simply sailed past the end of the pier

Saturday - 1st May 2021

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)



pictures:  Luzern and Weggis webcams    

                                                                                                                   photo:   Daniel Eichenberger


                                                                                                                      photos:   Alain Vuistiner


                                                                                                                      photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer returned to service after her major re-build and is seen making her
way from the dock to Pier No.1 at Luzern - then later setting off before approaching
Weggis on her first "Gotthard Panorama Express" sailing 13 from Luzern to Flüelen
in miserable weather
- then finally departing Flüelen and arriving Brunnen on return sailing 24

Monday - 26th April 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Jean Vernet

The motor paddle vessel departs Montreux on her morning clockwise
Upper Lake Circle Cruise' sailing 522

Saturday - 24th April 2021

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer returns from Zurich to the dock
after working sailing 112 from Rapperswil

Friday - 23rd April 2021

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                                      photo:   Andreas Hofer
The paddle steamer made a further "test" which is expected to be the last
before entering service for real

This was mainly for "crew familiarisation"

Wednesday - 21st April 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The empty tables in the main dining saloon of the paddle steamer is the clearest
sign that the Coronavirus precautions are far from over

Hopefully things 'will' improve next month with many shipping companies
planning to re-start catering..........
..........but looking back earlier in the year,  the same was being said for April

Time will tell how long it takes for passenger numbers to rise again !!!

Tuesday - 20th April 2021

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Coppet on her outward afternoon sailings 326 from Geneva

Owing to the ongoing Coronavirus Precautions preventing "Tourist" calls at any
French piers,  she had to omit Yvoire and in consequence sailed slowly to Nyon
ready for her return sailing at 1710

Monday - 19th April 2021

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:   Jean Vernet

The large steam powered paddle steamer continues to operate her twice daily sailings 920-921-922-923 from Lausanne to the Upper Lake

She is seen leving Montreux on her first sailing of the day - heading for Château-de-Chillon

Saturday - 17th April 2021

PS Rhône (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Horlacher


                                                                                              photo:   Robert Monch

The paddle steamer is nearing the completion of her major re-build in Ouchy dry-dock
and is partially covered in plastic sheeting ready for her final external painting


She is expected to be refloated shortly to enable a start to be made on the
first of two new motor ferries for the mid-lake services

Sunday - 18th April 2021

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The motor paddle vessel arrives Château-de-Chillon on her first day in service
during 2021


She is now planned to cover all the "Upper Lake Circle Cruises" throughout
the summer season - out-based at Le Bouveret

Saturday - 17th April 2021

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

photos:  Robert Monch,  Maurice Decoppet and Daniel Eichenberger  
The paddle steamer operated the regular afternoon ferry
sailings 1111-1112-1113-1114-1115-1116-1117-1118-1119-1120-1121-1122
from Lausanne to Evian-les-Bains to coincide with the "Open Day"
to see progress on the work to complete the re-build of PS Rhône

She is seen leaving Ouchy dock,  departine Lausanne (sailing 1111),  on-board at Evisn-les-bains Casino pier,  returning to Lausanne (sailing 1112) and departing Lausanne (sailing 1117)

Saturday - 17th April 2021

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                                        photo:  Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer operated the regular afternoon sailings 111-112 from Zurich

She is seen arriving Thalwil on the outward leg to Rapperswil

Friday - 16th April 2021

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photos:  Robert Monch

The immaculate paddle steamer has just arrived at Geneva Jardin Anglais pier
- having sailed 'light' from Ouchy dock - ready to start her 2021 season

She is planned to make her first public sailings on Sunday 18th April

Monday - 12th April 2021

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:  Alain Vuistiner
The motor paddle vessel arrives Ouchy dock for her much delayed winter overhaul
Initially it was planned she would have been replaced by sister MPV Italie mid-winter
but she was delayed at Ouchy undertaking further repairs

Sunday - 11th April 2021

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)
                                                                                                        photos:  Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches Thalwil on her weekend afternoon sailing 111
from Zurich to Rapperswil and return

Easter Sunday - 4th April 2021

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                        photos:  Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer operated the re-timed afternoon sailings 111-112 from Zurich
to Rapperswil and return

She is initially seen ready to leave Zurich and later departing Thalwil as she heads for home

Easter Saturday - 3rd April 2021

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photos:  Robert Monch
The weather took a turn for the worse whilst the motor paddle vessel operated the
special afternoon sailing 759 from Geneva around the "Little Lake"


With a poor weather forecast for the following weekend,  her short Easter outing
turned out to be the final sailings of her extended 2020 season

Good Friday - 2nd April 2021

PS Stadt Rapperswil (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                              pictures:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer arrive Zurich "light" from her winter lay-up before tying up at the pier
to load passengers for her first sailing 111 of 2021 to Rapperswil and back

Thursday - 1st April 2021

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:  Jean Vernet
The paddle steamer makes a "test" sailing to the Upper Lake and is seen passing Montreux
She is planned to return to public service on Sunday 18th April from Geneva

Wednesday - 31st March 2021

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:  Alain Vuistiner
The paddle steamer raises steam at Ouchy dock prior to entering the lakeon a "test" sailing
She is planned to return to public service on Saturday 17th April from Lausanne

Sunday - 28th March 2021

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)


picture:  Geneva webcam                                                                          (click on photo to enlarge)   photo: Robert Monch
The motor paddle vessel passes the fountain on the first of her
special "one hour" cruises from Geneva and later returning on sailing 761

Thursday/Friday - 25/26th March 2021

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                              photos:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer undertakes two further days of "crew training" sailings
No further outings are expected prior to the first public sailings 13-24 at the start of May

Sunday - 21st March 2021

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

The season starts at last (following further Coronavirus delays)
                                                                                                        photo:  Alain Vuistiner

                                                                                                        photo:  Robert Monch


                                                                                                        pictures:  Lake Geneva webcams
The motor paddle vessel makes her first much delayed outing of 2021 and operates
four short special cruises from Geneva around the "Little Lake"


At the other end of the lake motor vessels Général-Guisan  Henry-Dunant and Valais
also operate the their first special short cruises from Vevey,  Lausanne and Nyon respectively

Saturday - 20th March 2021

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                                                        photo:  Alain Vuistiner
The paddle steamer stands laid-up at the harbour waiting for the start of the season

A motor vessel is planned to start short sailings at weekends only commencing at Easter
but PS Neuchâtel will have to wait until the middle of May for her first public outing

Wednesday - 10th March 2021

SS Spiez (Lake Thun)


                                                                                              photos:   Robert Horlacher

The re-built steam ship undertakes a further "test" sailing on the lake
- this time all the way to Interlaken


This should pave the way for future public sailings
Whilst not a paddle steamer her steam power will make an interesting change
(as well as more economical to operate)
from the more modern motor vessels - especially on those days/periods
when PS Blümlisalp is not in service

Monday - 1st March 2021

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:  Alain Vuistiner
With the starboard outer-casing of the paddlebox removed,  work is to be undertaken
on the paddlewheel to enable the paadle steamer to sail later in the season

Thursday - 11th February 2021

PS La Suisse and MPV Helvétie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:  Robert Monch

PS La Suisse (left) stands at the outer wall of Ouchy dock
waiting for the start of the 2021 season
She is planned to make her first public sailing on Easter Tuesday 6th April

(covering the Lausanne - Evian-les-Bains ferry service)

On her right,  sister MPV Helvétie continues her long lay-up - but things are looking up
for her as she is now likely to be one of the next CGN ships to undertake a major re-build

Thursday - 3rd February 2021

SS Spiez (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                      photo:   Robert Horlacher

The re-built steam ship undertakes its third "in steam" test sailing on the lake
off-Hinterfingen

She is expected to operate mainly charter sailings throughout the summer
followed by some public (possibly timetabled) sailings later in the year

Thursday - 28th January 2021

mv Iseltwald (Lake Brienz)


                                                                                                      photo:   Ernst Mischler

During this 'horrid' period with both Coronavirus and heavy Snow,  it is good to see
the BLS has quickly set-up an emergency life-line to the village of Oberried
- which had been completely cut off by land (by both road and rail)
She is seen negotiating the channel near Interlaken


Now if only it had been PS Lotschberg !

Saturday - 23rd January 2021

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The motor paddle vessel remains moored at Geneva in the winter sunshine
until at least the end of February - thanks to the further Coronavirus preautions

Thursday - 21st January 2021

SS Spiez (Lake Thun)


                                                                                                      photo:   Robert Horlacher

The re-built steam ship undertakes its its first "in steam" test sailing on the lake

Friday - 15th January 2021

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)






                                                                                                      photos:   Robert Horlacher

The re-built paddle steamer stands in the snow whilst internal fitting out continues
PS Unterwalden is moored opposite whilst PS Gallia - which has not sailed since 2019
- stands in front as they all eagerly wait for the start of the season on Saturday 1st May

Tuesday - 5th January 2021

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                        photo:   Robert Monch

The paddle steamer was towed from Geneva to Ouchy Harbour
to undertake her winter overhaul

At last - the first "positive" sign for summer 2021 on Lake Geneva !

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(further information - including the Italian lakes when available - 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
  New Year's Day - Friday 1st January 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1220 Geneva to Nyon
1340 Nyon to Geneva
1515 Geneva to Bellevue
1550 Bellevue to Geneva
1615 Geneva to Bellevue
1650 Bellevue to Geneva
  New Year's Day - Friday 1st January 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
  Saturday 2nd January 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1220 Geneva to Nyon
1340 Nyon to Geneva
1515 Geneva to Bellevue
1550 Bellevue to Geneva
1615 Geneva to Bellevue
1650 Bellevue to Geneva
  Saturday 2nd January 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
  Sunday 3rd January 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
  Sundays 3rd January to 11th April 2021
  See also individual dates for alternative short "One Hour" cruises during late-March and early-April
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1220 Geneva to Nyon
1340 Nyon to Geneva
1515 Geneva to Bellevue
1550 Bellevue to Geneva
1615 Geneva to Bellevue
1650 Bellevue to Geneva
  Fridays 5th February to 16th April 2021
  See also individual dates for alternative short "One Hour" cruises during early-April
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
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
  Easter Sunday 4th April 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailing cancelled
1130 Luzern "Lunch" cruise
  Friday 16th April 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
undertaking her much delayed overhaul
1945 Geneva to Coppet
2100 Coppet to Geneva
sailings cancelled
1515 Geneva to Bellevue
1550 Bellevue to Geneva
1615 Geneva to Bellevue
1650 Bellevue to Geneva
  Saturday 17th April 2021
Lake Konstanz
PS Hohentwiel
on-going-Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
Two Ship cruise
1330 Rorschach to 'mystery†destination' and return
  Saturday 17th April 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
2000 Luzern Candlelight "Dinner" cruise
  Saturday 24th April 2021
Lake Konstanz
PS Hohentwiel
on-going-Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1415 Konstanz to Meersburg
1505 Meersberg to Konstanz
 Saturday 1st May 2021
Lake Luzern
All paddle steamers
Welcome Back Parade
sailings cancelled
1130 Parade from Luzern
 Saturday 1st May 2021
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil
Local Holiday - Sunday service
1420 Zurich to Rapperswil
1630 Rapperswil to Zurich
  Saturdays 8th to 29th May 2021
Lake Brienz
PS Lötschberg
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
1207 Interlaken to Brienz
1340 Brienz to Interlaken
1507 Interlaken to Brienz
1640 Brienz to Interlaken
  Saturdays 8th May to 5th June 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbuchtto Thun
  Mothers Day Sunday 9th May 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailing cancelled
1130 Luzern "Lunch" cruise
  Sundays 9th to 30th May 2021
Lake Brienz
PS Lötschberg
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
1207 Interlaken to Brienz
1340 Brienz to Interlaken
1507 Interlaken to Brienz
1640 Brienz to Interlaken
  Sundays 9th to 27th June 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1008 Thun to Beatenbucht
1058 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Mondays to Thursdays 10th May to 10th June 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
  Mondays to Fridays 10th May to 4th June 2021
Lake Brienz
PS Lötschberg
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
1207 Interlaken to Brienz
1340 Brienz to Interlaken
1507 Interlaken to Brienz
1640 Brienz to Interlaken
  Ascension Thursday 13th May 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
Ascension Thursday
Sunday service
sailings cancelled
1225 Geneva to Hermance
(1225 Geneva to Yvoire in lieu)
1320 Hermance to Geneva (1345 Yvoire to Geneva in lieu)
1430 Geneva to Yvoire (1515 Geneva to Yvoire in lieu)
  Ascension Thursday 13th May 2021
Lake Konstanz
PS Hohentwiel
on-going-Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
Two Ship cruise
1330 Rorschach to 'mystery†destination'
  Ascension Thursday 13th May 2021
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil
Ascension Thursday
Sunday service
1420 Zurich to Rapperswil
1630 Rapperswil to Zurich
  Fridays 14th May to 11th June 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Saturday 22nd May 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
remains at pier
1225 Geneva to Yvoire
1350 Yvoire to Geneva
1515 Geneva to Yvoire
1645 Yvoire to Geneva
  Saturdays 22nd and 29th May 2021
Lake Luzern
Reduced timetable
1212 Luzern to Flüelen (1312 Luzern to Flüelen in lieu)
1500 Flüelen to Luzern (1600 Flüelen to Luzern in lieu)
sailings cancelled
1912 Luzern to Beckenried
2032 Beckenried to Luzern
  Sunday 23rd May 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
remains at pier
1225 Geneva to Yvoire
1350 Yvoire to Geneva
1515 Geneva to Yvoire
1645 Yvoire to Geneva
  Sundays 23rd and 30th May 2021
Lake Luzern
Reduced timetable
sailings cancelled
0940 Luzern to Beckenried
1135 Beckenried to Luzern
  Whit Monday 24th May 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
Ascension Thursday
Sunday service
sailings cancelled
1225 Geneva to Hermance
(1225 Geneva to Yvoire in lieu)
1320 Hermance to Geneva (1345 Yvoire to Geneva in lieu)
1430 Geneva to Yvoire (1515 Geneva to Yvoire in lieu)
  Mondays to Thursdays 25th May 2021 until further notice
Lake Luzern
Reduced timetable
1212 Luzern to Flüelen
1500 Flüelen to Luzern
  Thursday and Friday 27th and 28th May 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1900 Geneva to evening cruise and return
  Friday 28th May 2021
Lake Luzern
Reduced timetable
1212 Luzern to Flüelen
1500 Flüelen to Luzern
sailings cancelled
1912 Luzern to Beckenried
2032 Beckenried to Luzern
  Saturday 29th May 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1900 Geneva to evening cruise and return
  Sunday 30th May 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
on-going Coronavirus restrictions
sailings cancelled
1900 Geneva to evening cruise and return
 Saturdays 5th June to 10th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
generator problem
0910 Neuchâtel to Estavayer-le-Lac
1055 Estavayer-le-Lac to Neuchâtel
1210 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1300 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1415 Neuchâtel to Estavayer-le-Lac
1605 Estavayer-le-Lac to Neuchâtel
 Sundays 6th June to 11th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
generator problem
0950 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1040 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1205 Neuchâtel to Morat/Murten
1350 Morat/Murten to Neuchâtel
1540 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1630 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1840 Portalban to Neuchâtel
 Tuesdays 8th June to 13th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
generator problem
0950 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1040 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1135 Neuchâtel to Bienne/Biel
1415 Bienne/Biel to Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
 Thursdays 10th June to 15th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
generator problem
0955 Neuchâtel to Morat/Murten
1200 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1415 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1540 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1705 Morat/Murten to Neuchâtel
  Sunday 13th June 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
breakdown
sailing cancelled
0905 Le Bouveret to Vevey
  Wednesday 16th June 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
American/Russian "summit"
ALL sailings from Geneva cancelled
1225 Geneva to Hermance
1320 Hermance to Geneva
1430 Geneva to Yvoire
1555 Yvoire to Nyon
1620 Nyon to Yvoire
1645 Yvoire to Geneva
1900 Geneva to evening cruise and return
  Saturday 19th June 2021
Lake Zurich
Re-dated Parade
CANCELLED
both paddle steamers
"50 Jahre Raddampfer
Ahoi! Zürichsee
"
parade
 1420 Zurich to Rapperswil 
 1630 Rapperswil to Zurich 
  Friday 25th June 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
remains at the dock
YET AGAIN
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
  Monday 28th June 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
breakdown
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
  Tuesday and Wednesday 29th and 30th June 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
breakdown
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
 Friday 2nd July 2021
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil
charter
1420 Zurich to Rapperswil
1630 Rapperswil to Zurich
  Wednesday 7th July 2021
Lake Geneva
PS Montreux
and MPV Italie
breakdowns
1420 Lausanne to Châteaux-de-Chillon
1605 Châteaux-de-Chillon< to Lausanne
1845 Lausanne to Yvoire
2035 Yvoire to Lausanne
sailing cancelled
1640 Montreux to Le Bouveret
1725 Le Bouveret to Vevey
1900 Vevey to Le Bouveret
  Wednesday and Thursday 7th and 8th July 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
Low water level
sailing cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Mondays to Thursdays 8th July to 12th August 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
breakdown
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
  Fridays 9th and 16th July 2021
Lake Brienz
PS Lötschberg
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1107 Interlaken to Brienz
1240 Brienz to Interlaken
1407 Interlaken to Brienz
1540 Brienz to Interlaken
  Fridays 9th July to 6th August 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
breakdown
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
  Saturdays 10th and 17th July 2021
Lake Brienz
PS Lötschberg
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1107 Interlaken to Brienz
1240 Brienz to Interlaken
1407 Interlaken to Brienz
1540 Brienz to Interlaken
1907 Interlaken to Brienz
2040 Brienz to Interlaken
  Saturdays 10th July to 7th August 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
breakdown
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 10th July 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
remains at the dock
YET AGAIN
1040 Luzern to Flüelen
1340 Flüelen to Luzern
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
  Sundays 11th July to 8th August 021
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
breakdown
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 11th July 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
High Water Level
1040 Thun to Flüelen
1340 Flüelen to Luzern
  Sundays 11th and 18th July 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
  Monday and Tuesday 12th and 13th July 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
High Water Llevel
1040 Luzern to Flüelen
1340 Flüelen to Luzern
  Tuesday to Thursday 13th to 20th July 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Mondays to Fridays 13th to 19th July 2021
Lake Brienz
PS Lötschberg
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1107 Interlaken to Brienz
1240 Brienz to Interlaken
1407 Interlaken to Brienz
1540 Brienz to Interlaken
  Wednesday 14th July 2021
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
breakdown
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
  Mondays to Thursdays 14th to 22nd July 2021
Lake Luzern
Very High Water Level
ALL sailings cancelled
  Thursday 15th July 2021
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil
High Water Level
1420 Zurich to Rapperswil
1630 Rapperswil to Zurich
  Friday 16th July 2021
Lake Luzern
Very High Water Level
ALL sailings cancelled
  Friday 16th July 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Mondays to Fridays 16th to 21st July 2021
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil/Zürich
Very High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1420 Zurich to Rapperswil
1630 Rapperswil to Zurich
  Saturday 17th July 2021
Lake Luzern
Very High Water Level
ALL sailings cancelled
 Saturdays 17th and 24th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
Very High Water Level
sailing cancelled
0910 Neuchâtel to Estavayer-le-Lac
1055 Estavayer-le-Lac to Neuchâtel
1210 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1300 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1415 Neuchâtel to Estavayer-le-Lac
1605 Estavayer-le-Lac to Neuchâtel
 Saturday 17th July 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Saturday 17th July 2021
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil
Very High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1420 Zurich to Rapperswil
1630 Rapperswil to Zurich
  Sunday 18th July 2021
Lake Brienz
PS Lötschberg
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1107 Interlaken to Brienz
1240 Brienz to Interlaken
1407 Interlaken to Brienz
1540 Brienz to Interlaken
  Sunday 18th July 2021
Lake Luzern
Very High Water Level
ALL sailings cancelled
 Sundays 18th and 25th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
Very High Water Level
sailing cancelled
0950 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1040 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1205 Neuchâtel to Morat/Murten
1350 Morat/Murten to Neuchâtel
1540 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1630 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1840 Portalban to Neuchâtel
  Sunday 18th July 2021
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Rapperswil
Very High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1120 Zurich to Rapperswil
1330 Rapperswil to Zurich
1730 Zurich to Rapperswil
1955 Rapperswil to Zurich
  Monday 19th July 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
 Tuesdays 20th and 27th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
Very High Water Level
sailing cancelled
0950 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1030 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1135 Neuchâtel to Bienne/Biel
1445 Bienne/Biel to Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1840 Portalban to Neuchâtel
 Thursday 22nd July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
Very High Water Level
sailing cancelled
0955 Neuchâtel to Morat/Murten
1200 Morat/Murten 'Round the Lake'
1415 Morat/Murten 'Round the Lake'
1540 Morat/Murten 'Round the Lake'
1705 Morat/Murten to Neuchâtel
  Friday 23rd July 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
High Water Llevel
1040 Luzern to Flüelen
1340 Flüelen to Luzern
  Wednesday 28th July 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
remains at the dock
YET AGAIN
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
 Thursday 29th July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
0955 Neuchâtel to Morat/Murten
1200 Morat/Murten 'Round the Lake'
1415 Morat/Murten 'Round the Lake'
1540 Morat/Murten 'Round the Lake'
1705 Morat/Murten to Neuchâtel

Alternative 'short sailngs' by motor vessels in lieu
 Saturday 31st July 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
High Water Level
A normal 'non-Yverdon-les-Bains' Saturday timetable will operate
sailing cancelled
1100 Estavayer-le-Lac to Yverdon-les-Bains
1320 Yverdon-les-Bains to Grandson
1355 Grandson to Yverdon-les-Bains
1425 Yverdon-les-Bains to Estavayer-le-Lac

 Swiss National Day - Sunday 1st August 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
evening Fireworks cruise
0950 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1040 Portalban to Neuchâtel
1800 Neuchâtel to Portalban
1840 Portalban to Neuchâtel
  Swiss National Day - Sunday 1st August 2021
Lake Zurich
Stadt Rapperswil
special evening cruise
1120 Zurich to Rapperswil
1335 Rapperswil to Zurich
1730 Zurich to Rapperswil
1955 Rapperswil to Zurich
 Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
High Water Level
sailing cancelled
1135 Neuchâtel to Bienne/Biel
1445 Bienne/Biel to Neuchâtel
 Thursday 5th August 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
shortage of steam engineers
0955 Neuchâtel to Morat/Murten
1200 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1415 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1540 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1705 Morat/Murten to Neuchâtel
 Saturday 7th August 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
charter
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
 Saturday 14th August 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia
charter
1040 Luzern to Flüelen
1340 Flüelen to Luzern
 Saturday 21st August 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Gallia and PS Unterwalden
charters
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
1040 Luzern to Flüelen
1340 Flüelen to Luzern
 Wednesday 25th August 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Uri and PS Unterwalden
charter
1212 Luzern to Flüelen
1500 Flüelen to Luzern
 Friday 3rd September 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern and PS Gallia
charters
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
  Friday 3rd Setember 2021
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
 Saturday 4th September 2021
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern and PS Unterwalden
charters
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
 Saturday 11th September 2021
Lake Luzern
all operational paddle steamers
PS Stadt Luzern Welcome Parade
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
 Thursday 16th September 2021
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
0955 Neuchâtel to Morat/Murten
1200 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1415 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1540 Morat/Murten to Morat/Murten
1705 Morat/Murten to Neuchâtel