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Review of Arosa Cruises

The AROSA Cruises company (A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH) operates riverboats cruising on Main, Rhine, Danube, Rhone, Saone and Moselle itineraries. The line's signature experience features dynamic onboard ambiance with elegant color schemes. A-ROSA is one of the most inclusive lines currently in operation. Its voyages offer one of the most all-inclusive fares - from shore excursions and air transfers to specialty dining and anytime-alcoholic drinks and cocktails.

The A-ROSA Cruises company is based in Rostock, Germany. It was founded in 2000 as a P&O Princess Cruises’ subsidiary to serve the German market. Alongside sister line AIDA, A-ROSA Cruises reflected AIDA's unfussy sensibility with less-structured dining, relaxed dress codes, and an active onboard experience.

The Arosa company's operations started with three ships - Blu, Bella and Donna. Following the 2013 merger between P&O and Carnival Corp, A-ROSA was sold off to the private company A-ROSA Flussschif (run by Lars Clasen, who created the A-ROSA brand). 

  • Quite elaborate for Europe's rivers ship amenities, aiming at active and younger travelers. The line's ships boast the river industry's largest spas and top-deck pools. The fitness facilities, spas and salons deserve special mention. Massage therapists and trainers are on board; the latest beauty treatments are offered; the saunas are spacious and feature great outside views to the river.
  • Indoor and outdoor open-seating restaurants, with emphasis on buffet stations. The quality of food equals that found on other luxury vessels, and the buffet aspect is upscale. The cuisine is Mediterranean, with fresh and healthy choices. All cocktails are included in the price of the cruise.
  • Cabins are situated on three decks as on most riverboats. All standard cabins are about 156 sq.feet. The most economical are located on Deck One and feature portholes about 2/3 (two-thirds) of the way up the walls. There are a number of staterooms with sofa beds for families, which is also rare in the riverboat market. Cabins on Decks 2 and 3 feature French balconies and beds converting from twins to a queen. Some A-ROSA ships also boast a handful of suites.
  • During the day the heart of each A-ROSA ship is the sun deck. It's outfitted with a giant chess set, shuffleboard and comfortable loungers with an awning for shade. At other times, the lounge, situated all the way forward, is the prime spot for enrichment activities and evening entertainment.

Itinerary of Arosa Cruises

The list of operated by Arosa Flussschiff destinations includes the Europe's largest rivers Danube and Rhine, also Main and Mosel, and the France's Rhone and Saone rivers.  Currently, the A-ROSA cruise company owns eleven riverboats operated in Europe exclusively.

In 2013 Arosa dedicated three of its ships (Aqua, Silva and Stella) to the English-speaking river cruising market for a series of itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Saone. Limited to English-speaking guests, the A-ROSA North American-oriented itineraries appeal to sophisticated, well-traveled passengers who want to sail on the mainstream rivers and discover the European river cruising.

Follows the list of all Arosa river cruise ships:

In this section you'll find all their itineraries schedules with dates and prices. Additionally, you'll be able to track the Arosa river cruise ships with our VesselFinder map for ship tracking integrated in every page below. This way you'll be able to see where your Arosa ship sails through the year, when and for how much, plus where is the A-Rosa riverboat right now - in realtime!

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All river passenger shipping line companies and their fleets are listed there.