Amadeus river cruisesAmadeus River Cruises has announced that its new five-star ship, the Amadeus Cara, will enter service in spring 2022.

The 135-metre-long ship will accommodate 163 guests and is due to operate on the Danube, Rhine and its tributaries with facilities including a restaurant, bar, café, open-air river terrace, a lower sun deck lounge, and a fitness and massage room.

Staterooms on the Strauss and Mozart decks feature lowerable panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front, while each of the 10 suites boasts a walk-in balcony and a newly developed air filtration system onboard, which provides a two-stage cleaning system that Amadeus says is “proven to achieve excellent results, even with Covid-19 virus particles and bacteria”.Amadeus river cruises

Kirsty Reid, product and sales manager for the Amadeus River Cruises in the UK, said, “The new ship in 2022 will not only serve as a 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.”

Amadeus Cara’s first sailing will be an eight-day Classical Rhine Cruise between Basel and Amsterdam departing June 10, 2022, with prices leading in at £1,686.40 per person, based on two people sharing. The price includes all meals; beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; onboard entertainment; the use of onboard bicycles; wifi; taxes and port charges.

Edited by: John Alwyn-Jones, Cruise Editor