The new ship, Amadeus Star, will include 70 spacious deluxe cabins and twelve suites to sail some of Europe’s most iconic rivers including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Dutch and Belgian waterways.
This exciting announcement follows the launch of the 162-passenger Amadeus Queen in spring 2018, which will run similar routes.
The company also launched the Amadeus Province in 2017 which offers cruises around two of France’s most beautiful rivers – the Rhône and Saône.
The two conjoining rivers run through the French provinces of Burgundy and Provence, with the cruise taking passengers to some of the South of France’s most sought-after destinations.
Passengers can expect all the amenities of a five-star luxury cruise on the Amadeus Star.
The ‘River Terrace’ at the bow of the shop will provide unparalleled views of the passing river scenery. There’s also a fully equipped fitness area, massage room and hairdressing salon.
Amadeus Star is due to make its maiden voyage on April 12, 2019, along the canals of Holland and Belgium.
For the remaining season 2019, the river cruise ship will operate between Holland and Basel to the Black Sea, as well as the Danube Delta.
Prices start at £1,349 per person for a seven night cruise. It will set sail in April 2019.
Amadeus River Cruises is a family-run business, owned by the Lüftner family from Austria for the last forty years.
Dr. Wolfgang Lüftner commented: “With each new ship, we strive to set new standards in European river cruising based on our long-standing tradition and experience.
“The Amadeus Star joins the ranks of our premium line and is our response to the worldwide demand for top class river products.”
Speaking to Travel Weekly, Amadeus River Cruises head of UK Sales, Natalie O’Mahoney, commented: “Already Amadeus have one of the most modern fleets in Europe, something that has helped us achieve an outstanding reputation internationally.
“The launch of the Amadeus Star follows a period of sustainable growth for Amadeus and represents our commitment to setting new, world-class standards in European river cruising.”
Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor of Cruise Critic commented: “these are really exciting times for the cruise industry which continues to grow at a steady pace.
“There are sixteen specular new ocean ships and eleven river cruise ships scheduled for launch in 2018”.