Amadea Review and Specifications
Specifications of Amadea
|Year built||1991 / Age : 28|
|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 16 days, round-trip Das Beste Westeuropas. The itinerary starts on 16 May, 2019 and ends on 01 Jun, 2019.
|Date / Time||Port|
|16 May 18:00||Departing from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels|
|18 May 07:00 - 12:00||Honfleur, France|
|18 May 18:00 - 19 May 17:00||Rouen, France|
|20 May 12:00 - 20:00||Saint-Malo, France|
|22 May 08:00 - 17:00||La Coruna, Spain|
|23 May 12:00 - 22:00||Bilbao, Spain|
|24 May 07:00 - 17:00||Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France|
|25 May 13:00 - 26 May 13:00||Bordeaux, France|
|27 May 08:00 - 14:00||Belle Isle, Le Palais, France|
|28 May 09:00 - 19:00||Falmouth-UK, England|
|29 May 08:00 - 18:00||Isle of Portland, Dorset, England|
|30 May 08:00 - 23:00||Dover, England|
|01 Jun 09:00||Arriving in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels|
Review of Amadea
Launched in 1991 as "MS Asuka", MS Amadea cruise ship is one of Phoenix Reisen's chartered ocean liners, together with the fleet mates Albatros, Artania 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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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 remodelled for the needs of the European market. Public areas were rearranged and redesigned in order to fulfil 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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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 Dec 23||144 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Bremerhaven||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|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||21 days, one-way from Hamburg to New York||Hamburg|
|2019 Sep 24||42 days, round-trip Kanada - USA zum Indian Summer||Hamburg|
|2019 Oct 16||20 days, one-way from New York to Hamburg||New York|
|2019 Oct 21||15 days, one-way from Saint John to Hamburg||Saint John|
|2019 Nov 05||17 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Hamburg|
|2019 Nov 10||13 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Porto-Leixoes|
|2019 Nov 22||10 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Trieste||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2019 Dec 02||12 days, one-way from Trieste to Monte Carlo||Trieste|
|2019 Dec 14||6 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Monte Carlo|
|2019 Dec 20||21 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Rio de Janeiro||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2019 Dec 20||45 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to San Antonio||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2019 Dec 20||125 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Hamburg||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 Apr 23||10 days, round-trip Das Beste zwischen Elbe und armelkanal||Hamburg|
|2020 May 03||8 days, round-trip Norwegen und Danemark entdecken||Hamburg|
|2020 May 11||10 days, round-trip Jubilaumskreuzfahrt zum 250. Geburtstag Ludwig van Beethovens||Hamburg|
|2020 May 21||7 days, one-way from Hamburg to Bremerhaven||Hamburg|
|2020 May 28||8 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegen geniesen||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Jun 05||9 days, round-trip Auf Schnupperkurs rund um England||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Jun 14||15 days, round-trip Grose Ostseereise und maritimes Volksfest Kieler Woche||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Jun 29||18 days, round-trip Der Klassiker: uber Island nach Spitzbergen und Norwegen||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Jul 17||14 days, round-trip Zauber der Natur - uber den Polarkreis bis nach Spitzbergen||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Jul 31||7 days, round-trip Zu den machtigsten Fjorden Norwegens||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Aug 07||14 days, round-trip Das Schonste der Ostsee und zu Gast bei der Sail 2020||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Aug 21||23 days, round-trip Die grose Gronland-Reise||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Sep 13||18 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Bremerhaven|
|2020 Oct 01||19 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to New York||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2020 Oct 01||80 days, round-trip Die 80-Tage-Herbstreise nach Amerika||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2020 Oct 20||17 days, one-way from New York to Montego Bay||New York|
|2020 Nov 06||20 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Manaus||Montego Bay|
|2020 Nov 26||24 days, one-way from Manaus to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Manaus|
|2020 Dec 20||153 days, round-trip Die grose Entdecker-Weltumrundung mit MS Amadea||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2020 Dec 20||23 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Puntarenas||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2021 Jan 13||23 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Papeete||Puntarenas|
|2021 Feb 06||25 days, one-way from Papeete to Yokohama||Papeete|
|2021 Mar 04||20 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong||Yokohama|
|2021 Mar 24||17 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore||Hong Kong|
|2021 Apr 10||42 days, one-way from Singapore to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Singapore|
|2021 Apr 10||20 days, one-way from Singapore to Mumbai||Singapore|
|2021 Apr 30||22 days, one-way from Mumbai to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Mumbai|