Amadea Review and Specifications

Specifications of Amadea

Year built1991  /  Age : 27
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMitsubishi Heavy Industries (Nagasaki, Japan)
Building costUSD 150 million
OwnerAmadea Shipping Company GmbH
OperatorPhoenix Reisen GmbH
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)192 m / 630 ft
Beam (width)24 m / 79 ft
Gross Tonnage29008 gt
Passengers508 - 624
Passengers-to-space ratio46
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2013
Former namesMS Asuka

Current itinerary of Amadea

Amadea current cruise is 38 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Hamburg. The itinerary starts on 22 Aug, 2018 and ends on 29 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
22 Aug      Departing from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
25 Aug 09:00 - 17:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
26 Aug 06:00 - 08:00     Husavik, Iceland   
26 Aug 14:00 - 20:00     Akureyri, Iceland   
27 Aug 10:00 - 18:00     Isafjordur, Iceland   
28 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Reykjavik, Iceland   
31 Aug     Qaqortoq, Greenland   
02 Sep     Nuuk, Greenland   
04 Sep 13:00 - 20:00     Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada   
06 Sep 07:00 - 09:00     Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada   
06 Sep 17:00 - 21:00     Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada   
07 Sep 13:00 - 19:00     Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada   
08 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada   
09 Sep 09:00 - 22:00     Quebec City, Canada   
10 Sep 09:00 - 23:00     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
13 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada   
14 Sep 11:00 - 19:00     Saguenay, Quebec, Canada   
15 Sep 12:00 - 18:00     Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada   
16 Sep 07:00 - 16:00     Gaspe, Quebec, Canada   
17 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada   
18 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
19 Sep 10:00 - 17:00     Saint Pierre Island, France   
20 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada   
25 Sep 13:00 - 19:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
26 Sep 10:00 - 19:00     Falmouth, England   
27 Sep 09:00 - 20:00     Portsmouth, England   
29 Sep      Arriving in Hamburg, Germany   

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

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. The cabin grades number is 33, with a total number of cabins 254, including 42 Suites. 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. The ship also features Vista Bar & Lounge, Jupiter Bar, Harry’s, Kopernikus Bar & Night Club, Atlantik Show Lounge, Jamaika, Havanna Club and Internet Cafe.

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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: 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, cinema, Photo/Video Shop & Gallery.

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  • Cabin grades number: 33
  • Total number of cabins: 254 (all Outside, 42 Suites, 106 Balcony, 2 cabins for disabled)
  • Dining Rooms: Four Seasons, Amadea (both one seating).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Lido Cafe (outdoor dining).
  • Lounges & Bars: Vista Bar & Lounge, Kopernikus Bar & Night Club, Jupiter Bar, Harry's, Atlantik Show Lounge, Havanna Club, Jamaika, Internet Cafe, 2 Bars.
  • Wellness Area, Amadea Spa, Fitness Center, Beauty Salon, sauna, steam bath, Sport Deck, Golf Garden, table tennis, shuffleboard, whirlpool, pool, all-around promenade, Captain's Garden, Boutique, Photo/Video Shop & Gallery, cinema.
  • 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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Amadea Itineraries

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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 26 14 days, round-trip Das Beste der Ostsee Bremerhaven
2018 Jun 09 18 days, round-trip Island, Norwegen, Spitzbergen Bremerhaven
2018 Jul 11 14 days, round-trip Rund um Grosbritannien mit MS Amadea Bremerhaven
2018 Aug 08 14 days, round-trip Das Beste der Ostsee Bremerhaven
2018 Aug 22 38 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Hamburg Bremerhaven
2018 Aug 22 19 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Montreal Bremerhaven
2018 Sep 12 17 days, one-way from Montreal to Hamburg Montreal
2018 Oct 19 65 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer Hamburg
2018 Oct 19 25 days, one-way from Hamburg to Cape Town Hamburg
2018 Oct 25 19 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 14 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 38 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 20 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai
2019 Jan 31 21 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore
2019 Feb 22 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney
2019 Mar 10 24 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$999
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$299
2019 Jul 15 13 days, round-trip Norwegen vom Feinsten auf Postschiffroute Bremerhaven
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegen zum Verlieben Bremerhaven$999
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 20 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 20 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 26 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