20th November 2018
Amadeus River Cruises have announced details of the latest ship to join their expanding fleet of river cruisers.
The Amadeus Imperial will be the 16th passenger ship and demonstrates the growing dominance of Amadeus River Cruises as the leading operator of European river cruises. The new addition will complement the fleet from spring 2020 and will cruise the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers as well as the Dutch and Belgian waterways.
The design of the Amadeus Imperial follows the iconic Silver series (Silver, Silver II, Silver III) which all have an award-winning space concept of ample public areas and spacious deluxe cabins. Beyond this, the new ship also features a newly designed entrance area that combines imperial grandeur with contemporary design.
"With every addition to our fleet, we are faced with the immense challenge of creating an effective synergy between tradition and modernity. The AMADEUS Imperial should be a temporary home for its guests, where a welcoming ambiance emerges from the interplay between the past and present, and the ship becomes a personal companion on the journey through our continent", explains Martina Lüftner, founder and Managing Director of Lüftner Cruises/ Amadeus River Cruises.
Passengers can enjoy a choice of 72 deluxe cabins (17.5m2 / 188 sq.ft.) or 12 Amadeus suites (26.4m² / 284 sq.ft.), making it one of the largest ships within the Amadeus portfolio. As on all ships built since 2011, the AMADEUS Imperial cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks also feature lowerable panoramic windows along the entire cabin width. All deluxe cabins and suites are equipped with comfortable, spacious bathrooms, an infotainment system, a flat screen television, a telephone, a cabin safe, a minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning. The suites also have an accessible outdoor balcony with a seating area.
Natalie O’Mahoney, Head of Sales for Amadeus River Cruises said: “This is an exciting addition to the Amadeus fleet. River cruising is growing increasingly popular amongst UK audiences who are looking to explore new destinations and enrich themselves in new experiences. Amadeus understand that its passengers want to combine European culture with high class luxury whilst still retaining the comfort and familiarity of their temporary home and this new ship will manage these expectations perfectly.”
The Amadeus Imperial will set sail on its maiden voyage in early April 2020 along the canals in Holland and Belgium. Following this journey, the ship will operate between Amsterdam and Basel to the Black Sea and the world-famous Danube Delta.
Booking details for the Amadeus Imperial’s inaugural journey will be released in early 2019, whilst details of the wide range of river cruises available with Amadeus can be found here.