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Former name: MS Asuka

Amadea Review and Specifications

Specifications of Amadea

Year built1991  /  Age : 28
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 / position of Amadea

Amadea current cruise is 17 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer. The itinerary starts on 05 Nov, 2019 and ends on 22 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
05 Nov 18:00    Departing from Hamburg, Germany hotels
07 Nov 07:00 - 20:00    Honfleur, France
10 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
11 Nov 09:00 - 20:00    Lisbon, Portugal
13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
14 Nov 12:00 - 20:00    Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
15 Nov 07:00 - 15:00    La Gomera, Canary Islands
15 Nov 18:00 - 22:00    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
16 Nov 11:30 - 18:00    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
17 Nov 09:00 - 20:00    Agadir, Morocco
19 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Malaga, Spain
20 Nov 08:00 - 13:00    Cartagena, Spain
21 Nov 08:00 - 13:00    Barcelona, Spain
22 Nov 09:00    Arriving in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France Riviera 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 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).

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.


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). 

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.

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
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 Nov 05 17 days, one-way from Hamburg to Villefranche-sur-Mer Hamburg
2019 Nov 10 12 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso Rio de Janeiro
2020 Feb 03 14 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Puntarenas Valparaiso
2020 Feb 03 27 days, one-way from Valparaiso to San Francisco Valparaiso
2020 Feb 17 13 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Francisco Puntarenas
2020 Mar 01 26 days, one-way from San Francisco to Miami San Francisco
2020 Mar 27 22 days, one-way from Miami to Porto-Leixoes Miami
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
2021 Mar 24 17 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong
2021 Apr 10 20 days, one-way from Singapore to Mumbai Singapore
2021 Apr 10 42 days, one-way from Singapore to Villefranche-sur-Mer Singapore
2021 Apr 30 22 days, one-way from Mumbai to Villefranche-sur-Mer Mumbai

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