Amadea

Former name: MS Asuka

Amadea current position

Amadea current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 75.13868 N / 17.78030 E) cruising at speed of 14.7 kn (27 kph/ 17 mph) en route to SVALBARD. The AIS position was reported 19 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Amadea

Amadea current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Grose Fahrt in die Arktis. The itinerary starts on 24 Jun, 2022 and ends on 10 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
24 Jun 18:00    Departing from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels
27 Jun 08:00 - 13:00    Reine, Moskenes Island, Lofoten Norway
27 Jun 17:00 - 19:00    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
28 Jun 18:00 - 29 Jun 01:00    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
29 Jun 12:00 - 23:00    Alta, Norway
30 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Hammerfest, Norway
02 Jul - 03 Jul    Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Norway
05 Jul 09:00 - 20:00    Tromso, Norway
07 Jul 07:00 - 17:00    Trondheim, Norway
08 Jul 07:00 - 13:00    Geiranger, Norway
10 Jul 09:00    Arriving in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels

Specifications of Amadea

Year built1991  /  Age: 31
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMitsubishi Heavy Industries (Nagasaki, Japan)
Building costUSD 150 million
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)192 m / 630 ft
Beam (width)24 m / 79 ft
Gross Tonnage29008 gt
Passengers508 - 624
Crew280
Passengers-to-space ratio46
Decks11
Cabins254
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2022
Former namesMS Asuka
OwnerAmadea Shipping Company GmbH
OperatorPhoenix Reisen GmbH

Amadea Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 24 16 days, round-trip Grose Fahrt in die Arktis Bremerhaven
2022 Jul 10 18 days, round-trip Nordland-Abenteuer Island, Spitzbergen Norwegen Bremerhaven
2022 Jul 28 33 days, round-trip Grose Entdeckerfahrt nach Gronland und Kanada Bremerhaven
2022 Aug 30 12 days, round-trip Mit MS Amadea zu den Perlen des Baltikums Bremerhaven
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegen mit MS Amadea Bremerhaven
2022 Sep 18 12 days, round-trip Grosbritannien fur Genieser Bremerhaven
2022 Sep 30 14 days, round-trip Die schonsten Kustenziele Westeuropas Bremerhaven
2022 Oct 14 11 days, round-trip Oktoberpremiere - Mit MS Amadea zwischen Fjordnorwegen und den Lofoten Bremerhaven
2022 Oct 25 18 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Trieste Bremerhaven
2022 Nov 12 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Villefranche-sur-Mer Trieste
2022 Nov 22 28 days, round-trip Das Beste der Kanaren und Kapverden Villefranche-sur-Mer
2022 Nov 22 12 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Villefranche-sur-Mer
2022 Dec 04 16 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Villefranche-sur-Mer Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 20 153 days, round-trip Die grose Entdecker-Weltumrundung mit MS Amadea Villefranche-sur-Mer
2022 Dec 20 23 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Puntarenas Villefranche-sur-Mer
2023 Jan 13 23 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Papeete Puntarenas
2023 Feb 06 25 days, one-way from Papeete to Tokyo Papeete
2023 Mar 04 20 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo
2023 Mar 24 17 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong
2023 Apr 10 20 days, one-way from Singapore to Mumbai Singapore
2023 Apr 10 42 days, one-way from Singapore to Villefranche-sur-Mer Singapore
2023 Apr 30 22 days, one-way from Mumbai to Villefranche-sur-Mer Mumbai
2023 Jun 08 14 days, round-trip Fruhsommerfreuden in der Ostsee mit MS Amadea Bremerhaven
2023 Jun 22 20 days, round-trip Arktischer Sommerzauber mit MS Amadea Bremerhaven
2023 Jul 12 19 days, round-trip Das Beste von Norwegen, Spitzbergen Island Bremerhaven
2023 Jul 31 16 days, round-trip Mit MS Amadea zur Insel aus Feuer und Eis Bremerhaven
2023 Aug 16 24 days, round-trip Groses Abenteuer Gronland Bremerhaven
2023 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Kiel Bremerhaven
2023 Sep 16 12 days, one-way from Kiel to Bremerhaven Kiel
2023 Sep 28 18 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Villefranche-sur-Mer Bremerhaven
2023 Oct 16 18 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Trieste Villefranche-sur-Mer
2023 Nov 03 17 days, one-way from Trieste to Savona Trieste
2023 Dec 04 18 days, round-trip Die Kanarischen Inseln mit MS Amadea Savona
2023 Dec 22 17 days, round-trip Weihnachten und Silvester im sonnigen Suden Savona
2024 Jan 08 24 days, one-way from Savona to Callao-Lima Savona
2024 Jan 08 94 days, one-way from Savona to Villefranche-sur-Mer Savona
2024 Feb 02 21 days, one-way from Callao-Lima to Buenos Aires Callao-Lima
2024 Feb 24 21 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Manaus Buenos Aires
2024 Mar 17 25 days, one-way from Manaus to Villefranche-sur-Mer Manaus

Amadea Review

Review of Amadea

The 1991-built (as "MS Asuka") MS Amadea cruise ship is one of Phoenix Reisen's chartered ocean liners, together with the fleet mates AlbatrosArtania and Amera (ex Prinsendam). Ship's namesake (MS Asuka 2) is still operated by NYK Cruises (a subsidiary of the Japanese container shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha / NYK Line).

The vessel (IMO number 8913162) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 308445000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

The German cruise tour company Phoenix Reisen (shipowner) started cruise operations under its own brand in 1988, with the chartered for 20 years liner TS Maxim Gorkiy (1969-2009 scrapped, owned by USSR's Black Sea Shipping Company / later privatized and renamed Sovcomflot). In 1993, Phoenix Reisen added a second cruise liner - SS Albatros (1957-built as RMS Sylvania, 2004-scrapped as SS Genoa). The vessel was chartered from V-Ships for 10 years (1993-2003). Today, Phoenix Reisen (travel agency and cruise brand) has a large fleet of chartered and owned ocean ships and riverboats.

MS Amadea cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

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 the 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.

Cabins

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 a 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 while 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. 

MS Amadea cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

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 of all the 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, Jamaica, 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.

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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).

German is the only language that is officially used on board. This is why most Phoenix Reisen customers are from German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland). There is personnel speaking English, but no services in English are provided.

Refurbishments review

During numerous refits and drydock refurbishments in the period 2006-2013, the former Asuka 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 (German design company).

During the drydock in 2022, MAN PrimeServ Augsburg (a division of MAN Energy Solutions) retrofitted Amadea's dual SCR systems (Selective Catalytic Reduction, aka scrubber) for both marine diesel engines (MAN model 7L58/64). During the boat's previous technical drydock, MAN PrimeServ Augsburg retrofitted the engines' turbochargers for reducing CO2 emissions. Both projects upgraded the vessel's IMO status/emission level from "Tier 0" to "Tier 3"/highest, and resulted in ~90% reduced NOx emissions.

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