A-Rosa is a river cruise line based in Germany, operating for both a German and international audience with German and English-speaking cruises. The cruise line has a fleet of 14 homely river ships operating on Europe’s most popular waterways, like the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Seine and Douro, also operating special sailings like Christmas market adventures. Cruises with A-Rosa are more affordable than many cruise lines, and on board the atmosphere is relaxed, informal and reminiscent of home. Ships boast fantastic facilities like bikes on board, a wellness centre, gym, panoramic lounge and plunge pool on the sun deck
Why choose this cruise line?
A-Rosa is a fantastic cruise line for exploring Europe’s waterways, appealing to a whole range of people and needs. For British people booking through travel partners, they automatically book an all-inclusive drinks package, meaning all alcoholic, soft and hot drinks are free-flowing throughout the trip. Each sail away, passengers have the chance to take part in a destination-themed tasting – for a nominal fee – such as of apricot schnapps and doughnuts in the Wachau Valley and schnapps and local bread in Hungary. Lunch and dinners are open seating and guests can duck in and out as they like. A special a la carte restaurant is also on board, which passenger can book for one night of their trip. Carrying an average of 200 passengers, A-Rosa ships are spacious and wide, managing to pack in great facilities like a heated sun-deck pool, wellness area with massage rooms and sauna room and a gym.
Cruising with A-ROSA
Cruising with A-Rosa is a relaxed and informal affair and stepping on board soon feels like home. The style of cruising is very much focused on this homely, laid-back feel, so don’t expect lots of late nights or a formal atmosphere (though the bar stays open late). Mealtimes are informal, served as a buffet in the ship’s main dining room with open seating and a come-any-time policy, and passengers then retire to a comfortable lounge at the back of the ship. Entertainment takes place in the lounge, with the likes of local performers, team quizzes and karaoke nights. Passengers will feel totally at ease, from wandering from your cabin to the spa in your robe to spending the day lounging on the top deck with a book. The cruise line also offers a range of excursions and a tour manager is on hand to help with bookings ashore.
Who should travel with A-Rosa?
A-Rosa operates in both the German and British market, and cruises for British travellers can be purchased through its travel partners. Anyone can cruise with A-Rosa, from those in their early 20s looking for a relaxed and easy first river cruise, to those in their 80s looking for a relaxing break. Due to its focus on health and fitness – with on board spas, saunas, heated pools and a fleet of bicycles – the average age is 57, younger than other river cruise lines. While its current fleet is not too family friendly, the line will be launching a new family river ship in 2021, complete with family cabins and children’s play areas.
A-Rosa cruise destinations
A-Rosa operates on the most popular waterways of Europe, docking right in the heart of exciting cities like Vienna and Budapest, but also smaller cities like Bratislava. The cruise line currently operates on the Danube, Rhine, Main, Moselle, Douro, Seine and Rhône / Saône. A-Rosa also offers many enticing themed sailings, such as a Christmas market cruises, New Year’s cruises and culinary cruises.
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Rhine Mini Cruise Netherlands - BASIC
- 4 nights, departs on the 03 Jan 2022
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Danube Mini Cruise Vienna - BASIC
- 4 nights, departs on the 17 Mar 2021
- A-ROSA, A-ROSA DONNA
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Rhine Mini Cruise Amsterdam & Rotterdam
- 4 nights, departs on the 01 Nov 2021
- A-ROSA, A-ROSA FLORA
- Cologne, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, + 2 more
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