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Sunday - 12th November 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lakes Brienz)


                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer arrives at Interlaken ready to operate
her rare WINTER lunchtime cruise to Brienz and back

note the HarderKulm funicular in the background
..........and later on arrival at Brienz


                                                                                        pictures:   Bonigen webcam

The paddle steamer calls at Bonigen on her outward sailing 65 to Brienz
and later on return sailing 66 back to Interlaken

Friday - 10th November 2017

PSs Blümlisalp and Lötschberg  (Lakes Thun and Brienz)


                                                                                        photos:   Ernst Mischler

The 62nd annual "Binnenschiffahrtstreffen" conference at Interlaken
woke both paddle steamers from their winter slumbers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

On Lake Thun the paddle steamer set off early sailing light from Thun
to operate a special charter departing at 0930 which visited
mv Berner Oberland at the Thun shipyard

Meanwhile on Lake Brienz,  the paddle steamer also left Interlaken at 0930
(to connect with a special steam train as far as Gäldried
on the Brienz Rothorn-Bahn)
where she is seen arriving Brienz an hour later

note the three steam whilstle in action !

Friday - 10th November 2017

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel is back in service after a quick autumn overhaul
and is now undertaking her regular winter duties
which on Fridays consist of two International ferry sailings
from Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains followed by
a special evening Fondue Cruise from both Lausanne anmd Morges
She is seen waiting to leave for France on both sailings 1217 and 1223

Sunday - 5th November 2017

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:   Nyon webcam

The motor paddle vessel arrives at Nyon on her weekly sailing 330 from Geneva

Sunday - 29th October 2017

PS La Suisse   and   MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   François Rentsch

The paddle steamer stands at Lausanne after completing her final
International sailing 1110 of the year from Evian-les-Bains
prior to operating her final sailing of 2017 to the Upper Lake and back..........


                                                                                                   picture:   Nyon webcam

..........meanwhile the motor paddle vessel arrives Nyon from Geneva on
sailing 330 just as the sun broke through - by the time she was ready
to return it had become overcast againt

Sunday - 22nd October 2017

All five Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          picture:   Luzern webcam

The sun finally comes out to welcome all the operation fleet back to Luzern
at the end of the final "Tanz der Dampfschiffe" of 2017




                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

Earlier in the day the weather was overcast as first PS Uri then
PS Stadt Luzern called at Treib on sailings 18 and 13 respectively
Fortunately the rain kept off as the paddles steamers 'danced' round
each other between Vitznau and Luzern

It is understood this weekly autumn 'event' will not be repeated in 2018

Saturday - 21st October 2017

PS Piemonte  (Lake Maggiore)


                                                                                          photos:   Brigitte Eisl

Prior to her charter (see below) PS Piemonte undertook a short test run
in the early morning mist past Rocca di Angera castle




                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Piemonte made a rare international cruise from Arona (Italy) to Locarno (Switzeland) - which unusually was also opern to the general public
She made a call at Stresa en-route to the border
before later arriving at and subsequently departing Locarno
and finally arriving back at Arona dock

with former PS Lombardia (now a static restaurant) in the foreground



                                                                                          photos:   Martin Eisl

Two further views of PS Piemonte arriving Locarno

Sunday - 15th October 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                   photo:   Robert Knöpfel


                                                                                                   pictures:   Zurich webcam
The paddle steamer sets off on her lunchtime sailing 109
from Zurich to Rapperswil......
.....and later at the end of return sailing 110 before retiring to the dock

These sailings turned out to be the final ones of 2017

Friday - 13th October 2017

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer approaches Lutry on her return afternoon sailing 923
to Lausanne from the Upper Lake

Friday - 13th October 2017

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer returns to Luzern at the end of her evening
Candlelight Dinner Cruise

Sunday - 8th October 2017

MPV G Zanardelli  (Lake Garda)

                                                                                                   picture:   Zurich webcam

The motor paddle vessel calls at Limone on her final outward sailing 57
of 2017 to Malcesine before returning to Riva and winter lay-up

Sunday - 8th October 2017

All six Paddle Steamers  !!!  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          picture:   Luzern webcam

Static PS Wilhelm Tell looks longingly at her operational sisters
as they return from their weekly "Tanz der Dampfschiffe"


Sunday - 8th October 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                                   pictures:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer sets off on her lunchtime sailing 109
from Zurich to Rapperswil......
.....and later at the end of return sailing 110 before retiring to the dock

These sailings will be repeated on Sunday 15th October

Saturday - 7th October 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                   picture:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer loads her passengers at Zurich for for her special
'end-of-season' evening Fondue Cruise

Friday - 6th October 2017

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer leaves Geneva on her daily Lunch Cruise sailing 304
to Versoix and Hermance

Wednesday - 4th October 2017

MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The motor paddle vessel (covering for sister MPV Vevey undertaining maintenance)
departs Château-de-Chillon on afternoon sailing 528

Tuesday - 3rd October 2017

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The final week of steam-powered commuting from Evian-les-Bains !!!
Click on the photo above to see PS Simplon working hard..........

Sunday - 1st October 2017

Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)



                                                                                          photos:   Olivier Bachmann

The Sunday afternoon "Tanz der Dampfschiffe" Parade
as seen from the deck of PS Schiller

It is understood 2017 is the last year this event will take place

Sunday - 1st October 2017

PS Hohentwiel  (Lake Konstanz)


                                                                                          photos:   Robert Horlacher

The paddle steamer hosted the AGM on the lake
Initially seen from the Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn ferry as she
overtook the well-loaded steamer on a bright October afternoon
and later arriving at Romanshorn harbour

Friday - 29th September 2017

PSs Simplon and La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photo:   Robert Horlacher

An unusual early-evening view of both of the the large paddle steamers at Lausanne

Monday - 25th September 2017

PSs Simplon and La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

Unusually both of the the large paddle steamers were in service together
at as late as the end of September
Initially PS La Suisse sets off for the Upper Lake on sailing 922
whilst PS Simplon having finished her summer season at Geneva
waits to take over the weekday Evian-les-Bains ferry service
for two weeks commencing with sailing 1115

Sunday - 24th September 2017

PSs Simplon and La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

Top - PS Simplon prepares to leave Geneva for her last sailing of the season to
Lausanne and later departs Yvoire on her return

Bottom - shorty later PS Savoie arrives Yvoire on her afternoon sailing
from Geneva and later leaves Coppet on her return sailing

Thursday - 21st September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        photo:   Lukas Bruckner

The paddle steamer departs St Blaise on sailing 64 from Lake Murten back
to Neuchâtel
on her final mid-week day in service during 2017

Monday - 18th September 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Olivier Bachmann


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer operated four special last day public sailings
from Lausanne prior to withdrawal for a major re-build
The top photo shows her arriving at Lausanne for her final trip
"Anticlosckwise Round the Upper Lake" calling at most of the
still usable piers including Tourronde (
lower photo) which
is one of two French piers no longer regularly served by the CGN

Monday - 11th September 2017

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer calls at Cully on her afternoon sailing 922
from Lausanne to the Upper Lake

Sunday - 10th September 2017

Last day of the Summer season
Five Paddle Steamers
  (Lake Luzern)


        PS Uri leaving Weggis                       PS Stadt Luzern approaching Treib

PS Schiller leaving Rutli                             PS Gallia approaching Rütli


                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Unterwalden nears Luzern at the end of her lunch cruise to Küssnacht-am-Rigi

Sunday - 10th September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer near Cudrefin on her morning coss-lake
sailing 202 from Neuchâtel

Friday - 8th September 2017

Four Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)

PS Gallia loading at Luzern                       .....later returning from Flüelen

  PS Uri between Vitznau and Weggis       PS Unterwalden approaching Luzern


                                                                                          photos:   Carlo Sottocasa

PS Stadt Luzern has just left Treib on her return daily
"Gotthard Panorama Express" from Flüelen to Luzern

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)

                                                                              photo:  Olivier Bachmann

The paddle steamer sets off on her weekly
special sailing from Como to Bellagio and a cruise Round the Middle Lake

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                            photo:   Christian Meyer

The paddle steamer returns to Yverdon and the end of her
last "lunch cruise" sailing 92 of 2017 from Grandson

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                            picture:   Morghes webcam

The paddle steamer approaches Morges on the outward leg of her final
evening sailings 487-488 of 2017 from Lausanne to Yvoire and return

Sunday - 3rd September 2017

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                    photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer was rostered to operate the lightly loaded 1000 ferry
sailing 504 connection off the recently re-opened Bürgenstock funicular
due to the breakdown of mv Schwyz on Sunday 3rd September

This enabled the regular small ferry mv Titlis to cover another motor vessel

Not quite the start the SGV were hoping for !!!!!


Saturday - 2nd September 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                            photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer waits at Interlaken to form her final 2017
'Saturdays only' evening sailing 79 to Brienz

Saturday - 2nd September 2017

PSs Gallia and Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                                photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Gallia approaches Luzern pier No 2 to unusually operate the
morning sailing 151 to Küssnacht-am Rigi
and later on her return sailing 152 she passes sister PS Stadt Luzern
at the cross-funnel on sailing 13 from Luzern to Flüelen

Friday - 1st September 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)


                                                                              photo:  Olivier Bachmann

The paddle steamer made a rare charter sailing into lake Biel
and is seen resting at Biel pier as mv Berna arrives

(below - a "close-up" of the paddle steamer)

Tuesday - 29th August 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The end of the summer approaches as PS La Suisse returns from Montreuz to
Lausanne on her final sailing 205 of the day from the Upper Lake
Later MPV Italie calls at Montreux on her evening cruise
sailings 908-909 from Lausanne

Saturday - 26th August 2017

MPV G Zanardelli (Lake Garda)

                                                                                        picture:   Limone webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Limone on her sightly late-running
teatime sailing 56 to Riva
After a further round-trip via Malcesine,  she went on to operate her
annual evening fireworks cruise from Riva

Thursday - 24th August 2017

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photos:   Lukas Bruckner

The paddle steamer returns from Beatenbucht to Thun on her evening sailing 126
Initially approaching Faulensee pier and later looking back at the sunset

Wednesday - 23rd August 2017

PS Gallia  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer leaves a distinctive trail as she powers astern
from Flüelen pier on the final sailing 30 of the day back to Luzern

Wedneday - 23rd August 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                   pictures:  zurich webcam

A large crowd waits to join the paddle steamer on her first full-length
sailing 107 to Schmerikon after attention to her faulty paddle wheel

Tuesday - 22nd August 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The largest paddle steamer arrives Lausanne from the Upper Lake
in time to connect into PS Montreux (behind) which is loading
for her nightly evening sailing 487 to Yvoire

Thursday - 17th August 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                        picture:   Zurich webcam

The paddle steamer leaves Zurich at 0930
on sailing 103 to Rapperswil

She had been "out of service" since mid-July
with a 'paddle' problem
during which time PS Stadt Zürich had had to cover
all the advertised paddle steamer sailings

Thursday - 17th August 2017

PS Concordia  (Lake Como)


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer arrives back at Bellagio after her afternoon "mid-lake"
cruise and later as she departs Argegno on her return sailing to Como..........

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler
..........shortly followed by a well loaded ex-PS mv Milano returning from
Bellagio to Como on the daily timetabled sailing 45

Thursday - 17th August 2017

PSs Montreux  Rhône and Savoie  (Lake Geneva)



                                                                                        photos:   Robert Horlacher

PS Montreux waits at Lausanne to form her evening sailing 487
to Yvoire as sister PS Rhône (covering for PS La Suisse) heads for
the dock after her day of Upper Lake sailings..........
.........and later at Yvoire as she "inter-changes" with sister PS Savoie
which had just arrived from Geneva
prior to returning to their respectivs starting points

Tuesday - 15th August 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer nears Rivaz as she aheads for Château-de-Chillon
on her early-afternoon sailing 906 from Lausanne to the Upper Lake

as seen from her sister PS Rhône

Monday - 14th August 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer initially returns to Lausanne at the end of her early-afternoon
sailing 203 from the Upper Lake
and later after returning on her late-afternoon sailing 205

Note - PS Montreux can be seen standing in the background waiting to operate
her regular evening sailing to Yvoire and back - following breaking down the
previous day and having to be replaced by the much smaller "mv Morges"

Sunday - 13th August 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                              photo:  Olivier Bachmann

A well loaded PS Neuchâtel returns from Cudrefin (across the lake)
to Neuchâtel at the end of her afternoon sailing 205

Sunday - 13th August 2017

PS Rhône and MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photos:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer makes her first St Gingolph call in the Upper Lake
(after coming off "on standby" to cover for her larger sister PS La Suisse)
whilst operating the outward 'anti-clockwise' circle sailing 200
and later the motor paddle vessel arrives Montrteux
on her reguilar Lunchtime 'clockwise' Upper Lake circle cruise sailing 904


                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher
PS Rhône later leaves St Gingolph on her second Upper Lake
round trip sailing 202 of the day.....

Saturday - 12th August 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer approaches Iseltwald on her return Saturdays only
evening sailing 80 from Brienz to Interlaken

Monday - 7th August 2017

PS Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer passes in front of Mount Pilatus
shortly after leaving Luzern on her daily sailing 13 to Flüelen

She was back in service having broken down the previous day

Sunday - 6th August 2017

Paddle Steamers  (Lake Geneva)

PS La Suisse at Lausanne                               PS Montreux near Montreux

                                                                                                                    photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

              PS Montreux back at Lausanne                     ........and later with MPV Italie (in background)

                                                                                        photo:   Christian Meyer

and finally PS Simplon approaches Rolle on her return sailing 105
from Lausanne to Geneva

Tuesday - 1st August 2017

all five Paddle Steamers (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

The annual parade of all the paddle steamers as they head off from Luzern
for Brunnen and the fireworks display


Monday - 31st July 2017

PS Lötschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                            photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer stands at Interlaken prior to her first sailing of the day
and later leaving Interlaken on her afternoon sailing 69 to Brienz

Monday - 31st July 2017

PSs La Suisse and Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                          photos:   Peter Devrell

Initially PS La Suisse sets off from Lausanne for the Upper Lake
on her earlyafternoon sailing 202
and later sister PS Simplon departs Nyon on her return sailing 105
from Lausanne to Geneva

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:  Vevey webcam

Finally, the motor paddle vessel sets off from Vevey on her special
evening Fireworks Cruise to the Le Bouveret display

Monday - 31st July 2017

PS Blümlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches Interlaken at the end of her
daily sailing 15 from Thun

Sunday - 30th July 2017

MPVs Vevey and Italie also PS Montreux   (Lake Geneva)



                                                                                        photos:   Peter Devrell

A busy, but windy sunny day in the Upper Lake with
MPV Vevey on morning sailing 505 off-Château-de-Chillon 
PS Monteux on sailing 906 arriving and departing Montreux on her afternoon sailing
and MPV Italie on sailing 908 arriving and departing Vevey on her evening cruise

Saturday - 29th July 2017

PS Lotschberg  (Lake Brienz)

                                                                                          photo:   Peter Devrell

The paddle steamer sets off from Interlaken on her afternoon sailing 69
to Brienz and is about to pass under the Brunig Railway Line Bridge
and enter the lake - as seen form the Harder Kulm

Thursday - 27th July 2017

PS Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                          photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

PS Unterwalden returns to Luzern at the end of her
evening "Sunset Cruise"
sailings 33-36

Saturday - 15th July 2017

PSs Savoie and Simplon also MPV Italie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

A busy sunny day in the Little Lake with
PS Savoie on sailing 307 approaching Geneva, 
PS Simplon on sailing 105 leaving Yvoire
and MPV Italie on sailing 106 at Versiox pier

Tuesday - 11th July 2017

MPV G Zanardelli (Lake Garda)

                                                                                        picture:   Limone webcam

The motor paddle vessel approaches Limone
with a good load on the early afternoon sailing 54 to Riva

Sunday - 9th July 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        picture:   Murten webcam

The paddle steamer enters Morat/Murten harbour
on her outward lunchtime sailing 63 from Neuchâtel

Sunday - 9th July 2017

PSs Stadt Luzern and Schiller  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                                photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The large PS Stadt Luzern approaches Treib on the return sailing 24
from Flüelen to Luzern
and later her smaller sister is seen leaving Brunnen on sailing 21

Thursday - 6th July 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        picture:   Murten webcam

The paddle steamer approaches Morat/Murten
on her outward lunchtime sailing 63 from Neuchâtel

Friday - 30th June 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

Gales in the Upper Lake

Despite adverse weather conditions,  the paddle steamer still operated her
regular afternoon sailing 906 from Lausanne,  but had to terminate at
Clarens as the weather would not allow calls at either Montreux
or Château-de-Chillon piers


PSs Simplon,  Montreux and Savoie  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                          photos:   Alain Vuistiner

PS Simplon arrives Lausanne from Geneva on morning sailing 102
in somewhat 'un-summery' conditions
At the same time PS Montreux arrives light from the dock to form
the onward 1415 connecting sailings 906 to Château-de-Chillon



                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

PS Simplon passes sister PS Montruex as she sets off back to Geneva
on her afternoon sailing 105.....
.....and finally both PS Montreux and PS Savoie leave Yvoire
having inter-connected on their evening dinner cruise sailings 488 and 388

Monday - 26th June 2017

PS Uri  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer returns to Luzern at the end of her regular
morning sailings 7-18 to Flüelen and back
with Mount Pilatus towering over her in the background

Sunday - 25th June 2017

PSs Gallia and Stadt Luzern  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                                photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamers are seen returning to Luzern at the end
of sailing 22 and sailing 24 respectively on a sunny Sunday

Thursday - 22nd June 2017

PS Montreux  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer loads at Lausanne prior to operating her regular
afternoon sailing 906 to Château-de-Chillon and return

Thursday - 22nd June 2017

PS Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer returns to Luzern on her evening afternoon sailing 36
from Beckenried and is seen at the "crossfunnel"

where the branches to Alpnachstad and Küssnact join the main part of the lake

Wednesday - 21st June 2017

PSs Unterwalden and Gallia  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                        photos:   Alain Vuistiner

PS Unterwalden stands at Luzern ready to operate her afternoon
sailings 65-66 to Alpnachstad and back
Later her sister calls at Beckenried on her return sailing 30 from Flüelen

Sunday - 18th June 2017

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)

                                                                            photo:  Shaun Moriarty

The motor paddle vessel passes Bardolino on her afternoon sailing 13
from Salo' to Desenzano

Saturday - 17th June 2017

PS La Suisse and MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                photos:   Robert Horlacher

Lunchtime at Vevey La Tour as the paddle steamer heads for Château-de-Chillon
on sailing 920 and later returning back to Lausanne on sailing 921 as she passes
the motor paddle vessel on sailing 526 operating the Upper Lake 'circle' cruises

Saturday - 17th June 2017

PS Unterwalden  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                                photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer is first seen off-Seeburg on here return lunch cruise sailing 154 from Küssnacht-am-Rigi and later approaching Kastanienbaum on her afternoon sailing 65 to Alpnachstad

Friday - 16th June 2017

PS Blumlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer made rare calls at Längenschachen both ways
on her evening sailings and is seen heading back out into the lake
after calling at the pier on her return sailing 126 back to Thun

Friday - 16th June 2017

MPV G Zanardelli (Lake Garda)

                                                                                        picture:   Limone webcam

The first sighting of 2017 as the motor paddle vessel departs Limone
for Malcesine on sailing 55 from Riva

Are you aware of her operating any earlier ?

Tuesday - 13th June 2017

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer loads at Yvoire prior to operating her regular
afternoon sailing 327 back to Geneva

Sunday - 11th June 2017

ex-PS MV Milano  (Lake Como)
PS Concordia  (Lake Como)



                                                                    photo:  Marello Baldratti

The ex-paddle steamer unusually operated a "Beer on the boat" charter sailing
from Tavernola to Domaso where she is seen moored for four hours..........
..........and later in the day the only operational -paddle steamer returns to Como with her weekly Sunday Evening "Apericena" Cruise

Sunday - 11th June 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photos:   Ernst Mischler


                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer operated a special "Creux de Sciez" cruise from Lausanne
She is initially seen at Sechex, Sciez and Excenevex
then later returning to Yvoire and the end of her third circuit
of the rarely visited sandy inlet on the French side of the lake
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This was expected to be her final public sailing before being withdrawn
from service for a major re-build

However, she is now technically "on standby" so it still possible she may have to
be pressed into service again to cover any problem with one of her sisters

Sunday - 11th June 2017

MPV Italia  (Lake Garda)

                                                                            photo:  Gordon Craig

The motor paddle vessel calls at Sirmione on her pen-ultimate sailing14
of the day from Desenzano to Garda at the end of an extended three-day
weekend covering for a smaller motor vessel

Sunday - 11th June 2017

PS Schiller  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                    photo:  Daniel Eichenberger

The paddle steamer approaches the Lido pier at Lunzern
near the end of her return afternoon sailing 30 from Flüelen

Wednesday - 7th June 2017

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Versoix on sailing 326
from Geneva to Yvoire on a sunny afternoon
with the snow-capped Mont Blanc in the background

Wednesday - 7th June 2017

PS Blumlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer calls Gunten on her return evening sailing 126
from Beatenbucht to Thun
Click on the photo for a "close-up" of PS Blümlisalp

Tuesday - 6th June 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photo:   Andrew Thompson

Behind the Scenes on Lake Geneva
An unusual view on board the motor paddle vessel
normally only seen by the engineering crew as they enter the engine room

Whit Monday - 5th June 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:  nyon webcam

The paddle steamer arrives at Nyon on ferry sailing 1339 from Yvoire prior to operating sailing 422 back to Lausanne
This is expected to be her final timetabled sailing of 2017
before being withdrawn for a major overhaul

      DON'T FORGET..........
  PS Rhône is still planned to operate one more final special  
"Creux de Sciez" sailing this Sunday - 11th June

calling at piers no longer served by regular timetabled sailings
Make sure you don't miss this rare opportinity !!!!

Whit Sunday - 4th June 2017

PS Concordia (Lake Como)

                                                    picture:   Webcam picture saved by Marcello Baldrati

The paddle steamer nears Como at the end of her first regular
Sunday Evening "Apericena" (aperitif) Cruise

Whit Saturday - 3rd June 2017

PS Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   pictures:  nyon webcam

Although the paddle steamer is basically "on standby" during 2017
she was unusually rostered to operate the Mid-Lake sailings from Lausanne
followed by an early-evening ferry run to Thonon-les-Bains
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Initally
(left) she is seen arriving at Nyon at the end of sailing 421 from
Lausanne and later
(right) after operating the early afternoon ferry
sailing 1339 from Yvoire before returning to Lausanne..........


                                                                                                    photos:  Alain Vuistiner

..........by mid-afternoon the weather took a turn for the worse as she is seen
approaching Morges
(left) on the return sailing 422 and by the time she left
Thonon-les-Bains
(right) on her evening ferry sailing 1224 it was raining hard

Tuesday - 31st May 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer approaches Morat/Murten near the end
of the outward lunchtime sailing 63 from Neuchâtel to Murten

Sunday - 28th May 2017

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                                   picture:  nyon webcam

The paddle steamer approaches Nyon pier on her return sailing 105
from Lausanne to Geneva

Ascension Thurday - 14th May 2017

PSs Simplon and La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                                 photos:   Alain Vuistiner

PS Simplon arrives at Lausanne at the end of sailing 102 from Geneva
where she was taken out of service for repairs to her engine
Meanwhile PS La Suisse
(fresh from several weeks of ferry duty) approaches
Pully on her return morning Upper Lake excursion sailing 921

Ascension Thurday - 25th May 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)


                                                                                                   pictures:  zurich webcam

A large crowd gathered to join the paddle steamer on a very sunny local holiday
Later returning from Schmerikon at the end of a long day
before retiring to dock as the sun sets

Monday - 22nd May 2017

PS Blumlisalp  (Lake Thun)

                                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The paddle steamer makes a fine sight on her special evening sailing
to mark 25 years after the paddle steamer had re-entered service

as seen from Einigen with Oberhofen castle in the distance

Monday - 22nd May 2017

PS La Rhône  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer stands at Lausanne, prior to operating sailing 920
to the Upper Lake vice her larger sister PS La Suisse

which is spending a couple of days at Ouchy Dock

Sunday - 21st May 2017

All 7 Paddle Steamers  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        picture:   Cully Webcam

All operational paddle steamers off-Cully during the Annual Naval Parade
as seen in the distance from the shore..........


                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

..........then from the decks of MPV Vevey
which spent most of the Parade and the rear of her sisters...........


                                                                                        photo:   Christian Meyer

..........and finally the two Motor Paddle Vessels
passed 'side-by-side' in one of the may "formation" moves

Saturday - 20th May 2017

PS Neuchâtel  (Lake Neuchâtel)

                                                                                                        photo:   Murten webcam

The paddle steamer made her first outing of 2017 visiting Murten
for the Trivapor AGM

Sunday - 14th May 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

The paddle steamer made her first visit of 2017 to the far end of the lake
initially seen approaching Horgen on outward sailing 107 and
later leaving Schmerikon pier at the start of return sailing 108

Saturday - 13th May 2017

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                            photo:  Alain Vuistiner


The paddle steamer returns from Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
on her morning Upper Lake cruise sailings 920-921

Saturday - 13th May 2017

Paddle Steamers  (Lake Luzern)

                                                                              picture:   Luzern Webcam


All five paddle steamers follow the new "MS 2017" (now named "Diamant")
from Luzern at the start of her evening "Welcome Parade"

Wednesday - 10th May 2017

PS Savoie  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                    photo:  Robert Horlacher


The paddle steamer approaches Vevey La Tour on her return
morning sailing 921 back to Lausanne

Sunday - 7th May 2017

PS Simplon  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              pictures:  Nyon Website


                                                                                              pictures:  Zurich Website
Traditionally "Swiss Navigation Sunday" has been on the last weekend of April
but in 2017 is was moved back to early-May
Weatherwise this was a bad move as seen from the webcams at
Nyon and Zurich respectively

Saturday - 6th May 2017

PSs Stadt Luzern, Unterwalden and Uri  (Lake Luzern)


                                                                    photos:  Robert Horlacher and Daniel Eichenberger

It was a cold and windy day for the AGM at Brunnen
PSs Stadt Luzern
and Unterwalden operated the special sailing
from Luzern to Brunnen........
leaving sister PS Uri to cover the "Gotthard Panorama Express"
sailings 13-24 - seen passing Weggis on her outward leg


                                                                    photo:  Olivier Bachmann
Later, an unusual view of PS Stadt Luzern taken from PS Unterwalden

Friday - 5th May 2017

MPV Vevey  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

The motor paddle vessel approaches Montreux on her early morning
sailing 521 before the lake mist had completely cleared

The view brings back memories of her sister MPV Italie operating this run
when it used to continue along the whole lake to Geneva and back in a day


PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

Meanwhile further along the lake at Lausanne, the paddle steamer waits
to depart again to Evian-les-Bains

Her sister PS Savoie can be seen in the background arriving to from the dock
to form the first sailing 920 of the day to Château-de-Chillon

Wednesday - 3rd May 2017

PS La Suisse  (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                        photo:   Alain Vuistiner

It is "full astern" as the paddle steamer leaves Lausanne
on another ferry crossing sailing 1121 to Evian-les-Bains

In a couple of weeks she transferres to her "traditional"
Upper Lake cruises for the summer

Thursday - 27th April 2017

PS Gallia (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

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


Thursday - 27th April 2017

 PS Stadt Zürich  (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern Zurich

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

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

Tuesday - 25th April 2017

PS Concordia (Lake Como)

                          picture:   Webcam picture saved by Riccardo Suzzi

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

Monday - 24th April 2017

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

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


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

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

Monday - 24th April 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

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

Sunday - 23rd April 2017

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

                                                                                      pictures:  Bellagio webcam

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

Sunday - 23rd April 2017

PS Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)


                                                                                        photo:   Daniel Eichenberger

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

Friday - 21st April 2017

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Robert Horlacher

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

Friday - 21st April 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Christian Meyer

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

Thursday - 20th April 2017

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Tuesday - 18th April 2017

PS Savoie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Good Friday - 14th April 2017

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Good Friday - 14th April 2017

PSs Unterwalden and Stadt Luzern (Lake Luzern)

photo:   Daniel Eichenberger                                                                              photo: Robert Horlacher

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



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

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

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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


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

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


                                                                                      photo:  Robert Horlacher

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

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

PS La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Jean Vernet

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

Sunday - 9th April 2017

PS Stadt Rapperswil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

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


MPVs Italie and Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                      pictures:  Nyon and Vevey webcams

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

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

Saturday - 8th April 2017

PS Stadt Rapperwsil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              picture:  Geneva webcam

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

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

Tuesday - 4th April 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Sunday - 2nd April 2017

PS Stadt Rapperwsil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              picture:  Zurich webcam

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

Thursday - 30th March 2017

5 Paddle Steamers (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Tuesday - 28th March 2017

PS Stadt Rapperwsil (Lake Zurich)

                                                                                              picture:  Zurich webcam

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

Sunday - 26th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

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

Sunday - 19th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Monday - 13th March 2017

PS Unterwalden (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher

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

Monday - 13th March 2017

PSs Montreux and La Suisse (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Sunday - 5th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

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

Sunday - 5th March 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              pictures:  Nyon webcam

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

Sunday - 26th February 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

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

Friday - 24th February 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Sunday - 19th February 2017

PS Rhône (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Geneva webcam

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

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

Sunday - 12th February 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

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

Sunday - 5th February 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

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

Friday - 3rd February 2017

MPV Vevey (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              photo:  Alain Vuistiner

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

Sunday - 29th January 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

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

Sunday - 22nd January 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)

                                                                                              picture:  Nyon webcam

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

Sunday - 8th January 2017

MPV Italie (Lake Geneva)


                                                                                              photos:  Alain Vuistiner

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

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

Monday - 2nd January 2017

PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)

                                                                                        photo:   Robert Horlacher


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

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

Sunday - 1st January 2017

PS Uri (Lake Luzern)

                                                                                        picture:   Luzern webcam

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

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


PS Blümlisalp (Lake Thun)


                                                                                        photos:   Daniel Eichenberger

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


                                                                                        photo:   Ernst Mischler

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

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    BEWARE.......... !

Despite some sailings being officially advertised/planned to be operated by paddle steamers throughout the season, there are inevitably occasions when it has
already been planned they will be replaced by a motor vessel on specific dates
(eg for private charters or special events or breakdowns)
Lake
Event  (if known)
Paddle steamer sailings expected to be replaced by a motor vessel or occasionally cancelled
  Fridays 6th to 27th January 2017
Lake Geneva
mid-winter
sailings cancelled
1945 Geneva-Coppet
2100 Coppet-Geneva
  C A N C E L L E D
 
originally shown on the official CGN website to start one week later (as in 2016)
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Friday 3rd February 2017
Lake Geneva
mid-winter
sailings  cancelled  - SUBSEQUENTLY RE-INSTATED
1515 Geneva-Bellevue
1550 Coppet-Geneva
1615 Geneva-Bellevue
1650 Coppet-Geneva
  Friday 24th March 2017
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
charter
1530 Lausanne-Evian-les-Bains
1630 Evian-les-Bains-Lausanne
1730 Lausanne-Evian-les-Bains
1830 Evian-les-Bains-Lausanne
sailings cancelled
2000 Lausanne-Morges
2030 Morges-Lausanne
2210 Lausanne-Morges
2245 Morges-Lausanne
 Easter Sunday 16th April 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
Easter lunch cruise
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
  Easter Tuesday 18th April 2017
Lake Geneva
Switch over
of PS La Suisse
and PS Savoie
1140 Lausanne to Château-de-Chillon
1330 Château-de-Chillon to Lausanne
  Sunday 7th May 2017
Lake Zurich
The paddle steamer operates the 0930 and 1430 sailings to Rapperswil instead
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Saturday 13th May 2017
Lake Luzern
All paddle steamers
on a Special Parade
for the new "MS 2017"
1112 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
  Sunday 21st May 2017
Lake Geneva
all paddle steamers
Naval Parade
ALL advertised timetable sailings
 Ascension Thursday 25th May 2017
Lake Luzern
Ascension Thursday
(Sunday service)
1712 Luzern to Vitznau
1810 Vitznau to Luzern
  Saturday 27th May 2017
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
Charter
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
 Whit Monday 5th June 2017
Lake Luzern
Whit Monday
(Sunday service)
1712 Luzern to Vitznau
1810 Vitznau to Luzern
 Whit Monday 5th June 2017
Lake Zurich
Whit Monday
(Sunday service)
1210 Zurich lunch cruise
1330 Zurich to Rapperswil
1530 Rapperswil to Zurich
 Saturday 10th June 2017
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
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
 Saturday 24th June 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
charter
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 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
 also 1615 Estavayer-le-Lac-Neuchâtel
  Saturday 24th June 2017
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
charter
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Saturday 24th June 2017
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Zürich
charter
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
 Sunday 25th June 2017
Lake Como
PS Concordia
private charter
no special paddle steamer sailings on the lake
sailings cancelled
1130 Como-Bellagio
1415 Bellagio - afternoon cruise
1555 Bellagio-Como
1830 Como - evening cruise
 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
 also 0915 Neuchâtel-Estavayer-le-Lac
 Saturday 1st July 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden
charter
1438 Luzern to Alpnachstad
1637 Alpnachstad to Luzern
  Thursday 6th July 2017
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
charter
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Sunday 9th July 2017
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
charter
1010 Thun to Beatenbucht
1058 Beatenbucht to Thun
 Wednesday 12th July 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
charter
1312 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
 Saturday 29th July 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Uri
charter
0912 Luzern to Flüelen
1200 Flüelen to Luzern
  Tuesday 1st August 2017 - Swiss National Day
Lake Luzern
All paddle steamers
on Naval Parade
to Brunnen fireworks
1912 Luzern to Beckenried
2032 Beckenried to Luzern
 Tuesday 1st August 2017  (Swiss National Day)
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
Fireworks cruise
from Neuchâtel
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
  Tuesday 1st August 2017  (Swiss National Day)
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
Naval Parade
sailings cancelled
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
 Sunday 6th August 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
breakdown
1110 Luzern to Flüelen
1400 Flüelen to Luzern
 Thursday 10th August 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Schiller
breakdown
1310 Luzern to Flüelen
1600 Flüelen to Luzern
  Friday 11th August 2017
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
Jazz Cruise
1840 Thun to Beatenbucht
2003 Beatenbucht to Thun
  Saturday 12th August 2017
Lake Geneva
PS Savoie
Geneva Fireworks
sailings cancelled
1855 Lausanne to Yvoire
2035 Yvoire to Lausanne
  Sunday 13th August 2017
Lake Geneva
PS Montreux
breakdown
1845 Lausanne to Yvoire
2037 Yvoire to Lausanne
  Saturday 19th August 2017
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Zürich
charter
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
 Friday 25th August 2017
Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern
jazz cruise
1712 Luzern to Vitznau
1810 Vitznau to Luzern
  Saturday 26th August 2017
Lake Zurich
The paddle steamer operates the 0930 and 1430 sailings to Rapperswil instead
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
 Saturday 2nd September 2017
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
1800 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
  Saturday 2nd September 2017
Lake Zurich
The paddle steamer operates the 1030 and 1530 sailings to Rapperswil instead
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Sunday 3rd September 2017
Lake Zurich
The paddle steamer operates the 0930 and 1430 sailings to Rapperswil instead
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Thursday 7th September 2017
Lake Zurich
The paddle steamer operates the 1030 and 1530 sailings to Rapperswil instead
0930 Zurich to Rapperswil
1130 Rapperswil to Zurich
1430 Zurich to Rapperswil
1635 Rapperswil to Zurich
 Sunday 10th September 2017
Lake Greif
Rowing Regatta
sailings cancelled
1545 Maur to Greifensee
1615 Greifensee to Maur
  Saturday 16th September 2017
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Zürich
breakdown
sailing cancelled
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Sunday 17th September 2017
Lake Zurich
PS Stadt Zürich
breakdown
1130 Zurich to Schmerikon
1535 Schmerikon to Zurich
  Saturday 30th September 2017
Lake Thun
PS Blümlisalp
charter
1240 Thun to Interlaken
1510 Interlaken to Thun
 Saturday 2nd September 2017
Lake Neuchâtel
PS Neuchâtel
charter
1800 Neuchâtel-Portalban
1850 Portalban-Neuchâtel
  Saturday 7th October 2017
Lake Garda
MPV G Zanardelli
charter
0855 Riva to Malcesine
1025 Malcesine to Riva
1145 Riva to Malcesine
1415 Malcesine to Riva
1535 Riva to Malcesine
1640 Malcesine to Riva
1800 Riva to Malcesine
1915 Malcesine to Riva
  Friday 3rd November 2017
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
afternoon charter
sailings cancelled
1515 Geneva to Bellevue
1550 Bellevue to Geneva
1615 Geneva to Bellevue
1650 Bellevue to Geneva
  Friday 17th November 2017
Lake Geneva
MPV Vevey
lunchtime charter
1530 Lausanne to Thonon-les-Bains
1630 Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
  Friday 24th November 2017
Lake Geneva
MPV Italie
charter
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

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