AMADEUS CARA joins the Amadeus River Cruises fleet from 2021

Amadeus River Cruises has, once again, assigned Dutch ship-yard DeHoop with the building of a new cruise ship for delivery in Spring 2021

The new 5-star Amadeus Cara will be the 17th passenger ship of the traditional Austrian cruise company and will sail primarily on the Danube and Rhine rivers.

The name AMADEUS Cara, which originates from the Latin for “valuable” and “precious”, was consciously chosen to underline the family business’s commitment to luxury river cruise ships.

The new ship in 2021 will not only serve as much needed extra capacity increase for the great demand for our high-quality river cruises but is also a promise to our passengers that we will continue to offer one of the most modern fleets in the five-star segment,” says Dr. Wolfgang Lüftner, founder and managing director of Amadeus River Cruises. The appreciation for its passengers is expressed not only in the innovative design and exclusive premium fittings of the new ship but also the company’s overall, very special feel-good philosophy, “As a family business our most important role is to exceed the high expectations of our guests from the very first day of their cruise. When they are on board, they should feel as though they are a part of our big AMADEUS family,” explains Dr. Wolfgang Lüftner.

With a history of one of the most modern fleets in Europe, Amadeus River Cruises shares the company’s passion for innovations and traditions with renowned shipyard DeHoop who has been a reliable partner for many years.

With the continued growth in river cruising, we are very excited to welcome Amadeus Cara to our portfolio. Amadeus River Cruises is a trusted and respected brand in the UK and offers incredible experiences, itineraries and shore excursions to their guests”. said Sukie Rapal, Head of River Cruise at Fred. River Cruises.

The new cruise ship will offer a total of 70 spacious luxury cabins (17.5m²) and 12 AMADEUS suites (26.4m²). The cabins on the Mozart and Strauss deck of AMADEUS Cara will also feature panoramic window fronts which can be lowered and extend across the entire breadth of the cabin and have been developed especially for the AMADEUS ships. All cabins and suites have comfortable, spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flatscreen TVs, telephone, cabin safe, minibar and air conditioning which can be individually regulated. The suites also offer outdoor balconies with a seating area.

Guests of AMADEUS Cara can look forward to all the comforts of a 5-star river cruise ship:

  • AMADEUS Club at the rear of the ship with sliding window fronts and access to the extended outdoor “Club Terrace”
  • Large sun deck with shaded seating areas, comfortable loungers and giant chess set
  • The “River Terrace” at the front with its proven glazed concept which offers a unique view of the passing river landscape and, at the same time, ensures protection from the elements
  • Modern fitness area
  • Hair and massage salon
  • Tastefully furnished Panorama Restaurant which offers space for all passengers at the same time
  • The Panorama Bar which offers space for events and talks and in which the AMADEUS musicians perform for passengers every evening
  • The most modern WIFI system on the rivers
  • Lift between decks

The maiden voyage of AMADEUS Cara will be the 8-day “Danube Rhapsody” cruise from/to Passau at the end of April 2021. For the remaining season, the cruise ship will be travelling on the Danube to the Black Sea, as well as between Amsterdam and Basel on the Rhine.

Prices start from £499.00 per person, cruise-only on a three-night ‘Interlude on the Danube’ itinerary, based on 16 August 2021 sailing. This round-trip from Passau is the perfect taster for anyone new to river cruising.

Prices start from £1,699.00 per person on a ‘Three Rivers Cruise’, based on 2 September 2021 sailing. Travel along the Rhine, Main and Danube on a sailing that includes a transit of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and the chance to visit the fairytale streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For more information or to make a booking, call on 0808 115 8312 or email

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