Amadea Review and Specifications
Specifications of Amadea
|Year built||1991 / Age : 27|
|Builder||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Nagasaki, Japan)|
|Building cost||USD 150 million|
|Owner||Amadea Shipping Company GmbH|
|Operator||Phoenix Reisen GmbH|
|Speed||21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph|
|Length (LOA)||192 m / 630 ft|
|Beam (width)||24 m / 79 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||29008 gt|
|Passengers||508 - 624|
|Decks with cabins||8|
|Former names||MS Asuka|
Current itinerary of Amadea
Amadea current cruise is 65 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer. The itinerary starts on 19 Oct, 2018 and ends on 23 Dec, 2018.
Review of Amadea
Launched in 1991 as "MS Asuka", Amadea cruise ship is one of the Phoenix Reisen's chartered vessels, together with Albatros and Artania. The ship's namesake MS Asuka 2 is still operated by NYK Cruises (Japanese travel company).
History - construction & ownership
Phoenix Reisen cruise company began operating cruises under its own brand in 1988. It was then when the firm chartered the West German-built cruise vessel SS Maxim Gorkiy from the Soviet Union-based Black Sea Shipping Company on a twenty-year charter contract. In 1993 a second vessel joined the Phoenix Reisen fleet - SS Albatros was chartered from V-Ships. Unlike the Maxim Gorkiy, that retained the colours of her owners in Phoenix service, the Albatros cruise ship was painted in Phoenix Reisen's own colours with a turquoise funnel displaying the company logo.
MS Amadea cruise ship is a vessel owned by Amadea Shipping Company and managed under charter by the Phoenix Reisen company, which is based in Germany. She was originally launched in 1991 by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan as MS Asuka cruise liner for Nippon Yusen Kaisha. In 2006 she was sold to her current owners and entered service with Phoenix Reisen cruise ship company.
The 29,008-ton, 624-passenger cruise ship Amadea is the cruise ship on the German market to fill a unique niche, as she provides exceptional individual space for each of her guests. Due to her small size, this ship provides extraordinary routings to many exciting harbours, never visited by other lines.
Cruise itinerary program
Amadea itinerary program is based on exotic itineraries in popular regions like Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland-Greenland, South America, Southeast Asia, South Africa, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The ship offers Panama Canal transits and transatlantic repositioning crossings.
Amadea has 8 passenger decks and a total of 254 cabins (all Outside, 42 Suites, 106 Balcony, 2 cabins for disabled) in 33 grades. A unique feature of ms Amadea ship is the fact that she offers only exterior staterooms (the minimum size is 16m², relatively spacious, though). All rooms provide amenities like DVD player and satellite TV, safe, mini-bar, WC and shower/bath-tub, bath-robes and hairdryer. Several cabins feature private balconies. The staterooms are being cleaned two times daily and the staff can respond to any problems promptly.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
MS Amadea has two Dining Rooms: Four Seasons and Amadea. There are two different breakfast seatings offered, lunch is served buffet-style and dinner is a-la-carte. After-dinner snacks are also served, as well as coffee during evening hours. The dining venues' menu is international, and might or might not include some local kitchen. Other options include Lido Cafe with outdoor seating.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
MS Amadea can’t surely be defined as a modern “party-ship”. The atmosphere on board is calm and life isn’t too formal. Formal clothes are expected only on festive evenings during the voyage. The crew is friendly and takes care about all guests’ wellbeing.
The only language used officially on ms Amadea is German, and therefore most of the passengers are from German speaking countries. There is usually personnel who speaks English, but no services in English (tours, menus, etc.) are provided. It’s strongly recommended to know a bit of German if you decide to travel on MS Amadea.
MS Amadea entertainment options include: Vista Bar & Lounge, Kopernikus Bar & Night Club, Jupiter Bar, Harry's, Atlantik Show Lounge, Havanna Club, Jamaika, Internet Cafe, 2 Bars, Wellness Area, Fitness Center, Beauty Salon, Amadea Spa, sauna, steam bath, Golf Garden, table tennis, shuffleboard, Sport Deck, whirlpool, pool, Captain’s Garden, Boutique, all-around promenade, Boutique, cinema, Photo/Video Shop & Gallery.
- MS Amadea cruise ship was built in Nagasaki Japan for the NYK cruise line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) as "ms Asuka". The vessel was sold in 2006. This is a privately owned vessel (asset of Amadea Shipping Company), currently operated under time charter by Phoenix Reisen GmbH (major German travel agency and tour operator company).
- During numerous refits and dry-dock refurbishments in the period 2006-2013, the former Asuka cruise ship was remodeled for the needs of the European market. Public areas were rearranged and redesigned in order to fulfill the demands of German guests. The whole project was managed by Cubik3 (design company from Germany).
- German is the only language that is officially used on board. This is why most Phoenix Reisen cruise passengers are from German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland). There is personnel speaking English, but no services in English are provided.
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Other Phoenix Reisen cruise ships
The below listed Amadea cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Phoenix Reisen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2018 Oct 19||65 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Hamburg|
|2018 Oct 19||26 days, one-way from Hamburg to Cape Town||Hamburg|
|2018 Oct 25||20 days, one-way from Funchal to Cape Town||Funchal|
|2018 Nov 14||39 days, one-way from Cape Town to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Cape Town|
|2018 Nov 14||15 days, one-way from Cape Town to Port Louis||Cape Town|
|2018 Nov 29||24 days, one-way from Port Louis to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Port Louis|
|2018 Nov 29||12 days, one-way from Port Louis to Salalah||Port Louis|
|2018 Dec 23||144 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Bremerhaven||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2018 Dec 23||39 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Singapore||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2018 Dec 23||18 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Dubai||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2019 Jan 10||21 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore||Dubai|
|2019 Jan 31||22 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney||Singapore|
|2019 Feb 22||16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland||Sydney|
|2019 Mar 10||25 days, one-way from Auckland to Puerto Vallarta||Auckland|
|2019 Apr 04||22 days, one-way from Puerto Vallarta to Miami||Puerto Vallarta|
|2019 Apr 26||20 days, one-way from Miami to Bremerhaven||Miami|
|2019 May 16||16 days, round-trip Das Beste Westeuropas||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Jun 01||7 days, round-trip Fjord Norwegen zum Verlieben||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Jun 08||16 days, round-trip Pfingsturlaub im Baltikum mit Kieler Woche||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Jun 24||18 days, round-trip Island, Spitzbergen, Norwegen||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Jul 12||3 days, round-trip Schnupper- & Erlebniswochenende||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Jul 15||13 days, round-trip Norwegen vom Feinsten auf Postschiffroute||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Jul 28||7 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegen zum Verlieben||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Aug 04||16 days, round-trip Ostsee vom Feinsten und Volksfest-Besuche||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Aug 20||24 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Hamburg||Bremerhaven|
|2019 Sep 13||11 days, round-trip Rund um Grossbritannien||Hamburg|
|2019 Sep 24||42 days, round-trip Kanada - USA zum Indian Summer||Hamburg|
|2019 Sep 24||21 days, one-way from Hamburg to New York||Hamburg|
|2019 Oct 16||20 days, one-way from New York to Hamburg||New York|
|2019 Nov 05||17 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Hamburg|
|2019 Nov 22||10 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Trieste||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2019 Dec 20||125 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Hamburg||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2019 Dec 20||45 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to San Antonio||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2019 Dec 20||21 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Rio de Janeiro||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2020 Jan 10||24 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to San Antonio||Rio de Janeiro|
|2020 Feb 03||27 days, one-way from San Antonio to San Francisco||San Antonio|
|2020 Mar 01||26 days, one-way from San Francisco to Miami||San Francisco|
|2020 Mar 27||27 days, one-way from Miami to Hamburg||Miami|
|2020 May 11||10 days, round-trip Jubilaumskreuzfahrt zum 250. Geburtstag Ludwig van Beethovens||Hamburg|