Welcome to John's
 Swiss and Italian paddle steamer Timetables 
This is an unofficial site
(Always check locally before booking for any future sailing)


Thank you to everyone who has supplied current photos
for this website - as shown below

These and many others can be found by following the links on the
individual "Sighting Pages" for each lake - split on a year by year basis
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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is expected to do on a day-by day basis throughout 2017 ?
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ALL the latest news about the lake
paddle steamers
and their sailing schedules
(Always check locally before booking for any sailing)


Headline News   ..............  LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Italie "  is planned to operate the winter evening Fondue cruise from Geneva this Friday (24th March) ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Italie "  is planned to operate the winter Lunch cruise from Geneva this Sunday (26th March) ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Vevey "  is planned to operate the winter Breakfast cruise and Lunch cruise from Lausanne this Sunday (26th March) ....................... LAKE ZURICH    "PS Stadt Rapperswil "  is planned to operate an evening AGM charter Cruise from Zurich Wollishofen on Tuesday 28th March ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Italie "  is planned to operate the winter evening Fondue cruise from Geneva on Friday 31st March ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Vevey "  is planned to operate the winter evening Fondue cruise from Lausanne and Morges on Friday 31st March ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Italie "  is planned to operate the winter Lunch cruise from Geneva on Sunday 2nd April ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Vevey "  is planned to operate the winter Breakfast cruise and Lunch cruise from Lausanne on Sunday 2nd April ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Italie "  is planned to operate the winter evening Fondue cruise from Geneva on Friday 7th April ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Vevey "  is planned to operate the winter evening Fondue cruise from Lausanne and Morges on Friday 7th April ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Italie "  is planned to operate the winter Lunch cruise from Geneva on Sunday 9th April ....................... LAKE GENEVA    "MPV Vevey "  is planned to operate the winter Breakfast cruise and Lunch cruise from Lausanne on Sunday 9th April ....................... LAKE ZURICH    "PS Stadt Rapperswil "  is planned to operate an evening Dinner Cruise from Zurich on Saturday 6th May ....................... LAKE MAGGIORE    "PS Piemonte "  is planned to make a rare International sailing from Arona to Locarno on Saturday 21st October ....................... see below, next page, also fleet, news and individual timetable pages for further details
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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
  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
 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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