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 65 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer. The itinerary starts on 19 Oct, 2018 and ends on 23 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
19 Oct 17:00      Departing from Hamburg, Germany   
23 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Porto-Leixoes, Portugal   
25 Oct 12:00 - 20:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
26 Oct 14:00 - 22:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
29 Oct 07:00 - 13:00     Santo Antao Island, Porto Novo, Cape Verde   
29 Oct 15:00 - 20:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
30 Oct 08:00 - 14:00     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
05 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
09 Nov 07:00 - 10 Nov 18:00     Walvis Bay, Namibia   
11 Nov 12:00 - 20:00     Luderitz, Namibia   
13 Nov 08:00 - 15 Nov 17:00     Cape Town, South Africa   
16 Nov 13:00 - 17 Nov 17:00     Mossel Bay, South Africa   
18 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Port Elizabeth, South Africa   
19 Nov 07:00 - 13:00     East London, South Africa   
20 Nov 08:00 - 22:00     Durban, South Africa   
21 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Richards Bay, South Africa   
22 Nov 11:00 - 20:00     Maputo, Mozambique   
25 Nov 07:00 - 17:00     Tolagnaro, Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar   
27 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
28 Nov 07:00 - 30 Nov 20:00     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
01 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
03 Dec 09:00 - 17:00     Antsiranana, Diego Suarez, Madagascar   
05 Dec 09:00 - 06 Dec 18:00     Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles   
06 Dec 23:00 - 07 Dec     Praslin Island, Seychelles   
07 Dec - 17:00     La Digue Island, Seychelles   
11 Dec 12:00 - 18:00     Salalah, Oman   
16 Dec 09:00 - 23:00     Aqaba, Jordan   
17 Dec 06:00 - 22:00     Eilat, Israel   
18 Dec 07:00 - 12:30     Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt   
23 Dec 10:00      Arriving in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   

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 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. 

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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: 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.

Amadea wiki

  • 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 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