Arosa Cruises adds two ships (ALEA and CLEA) to fleet in 2024

   September 22, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

A-ROSA is set to expand its fleet in 2024 with two new boats. These premium vessels, each measuring 110 meters in length, will initially operate on the Rhine under the names A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA.

AROSA's expansion aims to provide additional capacity on the Rhine, serving some of the most popular cruise itineraries.

Starting from the beginning of the 2025 season, one of these ships will be redeployed to the Seine River in northern France, offering cruises from the heart of Paris to Le Havre on the Atlantic coast. Simultaneously, the current vessel on the Seine, AROSA VIVA, will return to the Rhine. In 2026, the second ship will be relocated to the Gironde/Garonne region in Bordeaux, France, introducing new cruise routes for A-ROSA.

Both of AROSA's new ships will navigate the Rhine River, offering routes to destinations in both the north, such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and the south, including Basel and Strasbourg. They will also regularly operate on the popular Moselle itinerary to Trier.

Reservations for AROSA ALEA and AROSA CLEA will become available in October 2023.

These Netherlands-built fleet members (both 2009-launched) feature all the amenities that guests have come to expect from AROSA. Each ship has the capacity to accommodate up to 138 guests in cabins measuring 16 square meters. Cabins are equipped with either French balconies on decks two and three or windows on deck one. Additionally, there are two or four 24-square-meter suites, depending on the ship. Each ship also boasts a whirlpool, fitness room, and three different lounges, including an outdoor area at the bow of the ship.

These two vessels will adopt the same successful culinary concept as AROSA ALVA, the company's ship on the Douro River in Portugal. Guests can enjoy buffet-style breakfast and lunch, while for dinner, starters and desserts are available from the buffet, and the main course is served conveniently at the table.

Note: According to CruiseMapper's ship specifications database, the riverboats in question could be a pair of the following sisterships (all are 2009-launched, Holland-built, and with LOA 110 m) - Monarch Governess\ and Monarch Princess, or Amadeus Royal and Amadeus Diamond, or AmaLyra and AmaDolce.