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Arosa Alva

Former name: Arosa Douro

Arosa Alva Review and Specifications

Specifications of Arosa Alva

Year built2019 new ship
Flag state Portugal
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
ClassDouro river cruiser
OwnerDuke Street Capital (UK)
OperatorArosa Flussschiff GmbH via Douro Azul (Portugal)
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers126
Crew36
Decks4
Cabins63
Decks with cabins3
Former namesArosa Douro

Current itinerary of Arosa Alva

Arosa Alva current cruise is 8 days, round-trip Douro. Prices start from USD 2314 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 18 Sep, 2019 and ends on 25 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
18 Sep    Departing from Porto-Leixoes, Portugal hotels
19 Sep - 14:00    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
19 Sep 19:00    Porto Antigo, Cinfaes, Portugal
20 Sep - 09:00    Porto Antigo, Cinfaes, Portugal
20 Sep 12:00 - 14:00    Regua, Portugal
20 Sep 17:00    Pinhao, Portugal
21 Sep - 07:00    Pinhao, Portugal
21 Sep 14:00    Barca d'Alva, Portugal
22 Sep - 12:00    Barca d'Alva, Portugal
22 Sep 12:30    Vega de Terron, Salamanca, Spain
23 Sep - 07:00    Vega de Terron, Salamanca, Spain
23 Sep 12:30 - 14:30    Pinhao, Portugal
23 Sep 16:00    Regua, Portugal
24 Sep - 07:00    Regua, Portugal
24 Sep 14:00    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
25 Sep    Arriving in Porto-Leixoes, Portugal hotels

Review of Arosa Alva

Initially named "A-Rosa Douro", A-Rosa Alva ship cruises in Portugal (on Douro river) departing from Oporto. The 2019-launched riverboat is the newest fleet member of the German cruise company A-ROSA Flussschiff. The boat is also fleet's first operating independently and year-round in Portugal, on cruise tours along Douro River.

Cabins

Arosa Alva ship has a total of 63 staterooms. All 2-bed cabins on Deck 1 are sized 12 m2 (130 ft2) and have one non-opening window (at river level). All 2-bed cabins on Deck 2 and Deck 3 are larger (sized 15 m2 / 155 ft2) and with window, which upper part glides down to become a parapet). Ship's both Suites are on Deck 3. They are the largest staterooms (sized 29 m2 / 310 ft2), each featuring an aft-facing, step-out balcony. Cabin categories include:

  • Category S (Deck 1 aft) - 2x cabins, sized 12 m2 (130 ft2)
  • Category A (Deck 1) - 12x cabins, sized 12 m2 (130 ft2)
  • Category C (Deck 2) - 23x French Balcony cabins, sized 15 m2 (155 ft2)
  • Category D (Deck 3) - 24x French Balcony cabins, sized 15 m2 (155 ft2)
  • Category F (Deck 3) - 2x Suites with private balcony, sized 29 m2 (310 ft2)

All Arosa Alva cabins offer as standard amenities

  • outside window view - from either porthole (non-opening, a narrow horizontal window near water level) or French Balcony (panoramic window)
  • 1 double bed or 2 single beds (convertible to Queen-sized), wardrobe with sliding doors
  • sitting area (low table, chairs, mirrored dressing table/writing desk with chair)
  • flat TV (satellite reception, ship info channel, real-time bow camera views)
  • electronic safe box (in the closet), phone (onboard calls only - Reception Desk, passenger cabins)
  • en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, towels, bath products, hairdryer), bathrobes (on request)
  • individually controlled air-conditioning
  • 220V power sockets

Suites and French Balcony cabins additionally may offer triple and quad occupancy. Upon request can be provided two extra (full-size) beds - sofabed (pull-out couch) and/or foldaway. Additional beds can be delivered in the same cabin or accessible (via interconnecting door) in an adjacent cabin.

Shipboard facilities

A-Rosa Alva ship's restaurant is on Deck Two. There is no fixed seating arrangement. Bottled water is included with main meals for all passengers. Appetizers and desserts are selected from the buffet, while the main course is directly ordered at the table and also served here.

Arosa Douro cruise ship

The standouts on board are the comparatively large indoor spa complex (with 2 saunas, steam room, Spa massages room, gym, and salon). The Alva ship also has an open-air swimming pool and mini-golf (putting green course) on the Sun Deck. The panoramic lounge is the best spot for watching the banks of Douro River, either through the big windows in the interior or in the outside at the bow. There is a dance floor as well as a stage where musical performances take place.

  • Deck 1: SPA-ROSA (Massage Room, Sauna Room, Steam Room, Spa Lounge/relaxation room)
  • Deck 2: Market Restaurant (main dining room), Gym (with modern fitness equipment)
  • Deck 3: Panorama Lounge, Alva Lounge, and Bar (with dance floor; live shows, enrichment lectures), Boutique Shop, Lobby area (with 24-hour Reception Desk/guest services - information, assistance, purser)
  • Deck 4: Sun Deck with Wheelhouse (Navigation Bridge), Bar and Grill outdoor stations, shaded seating area, heated swimming pool, mini-golf, outdoor shower, sun protection loungers.

Ship's Wheelhouse and all top-deck awnings and railings can be lowered for passing under low bridges. One lift (passenger elevator) connects all cabin decks, One double staircase (midship) connects all decks.

Arosa Douro River cruise itineraries

A-Rosa Cruises operates with Arosa Alva ship an 8-day "DISCOVER DOURO" cruise tour itinerary. Departures are roundtrip from Oporto and visit Porto Antigo (bus tour to Cinfaes), Pinhao, Barca d'Alva, Vega de Terron (bus tour to Salamanca Spain), Regua, Lamego (bus travel). Next is listed itinerary's call ports with arrival/departure times.

  • Day 1 - Flight from Germany to Portugal (Porto), bus transfer to the river cruise port (in Oporto) and embarkation on the ship.
  • Day 2 - a departure from Oporto at 2 pm, cruising to Porto Antigo (arrival 7 pm)
  • Day 3 - a departure from Porto Antigo (7 am), arrival in Pinhao (12 noon)
  • Day 4 - a departure from Pinhao (7 am), arrival in Barca d'Alva (2 pm)
  • Day 5 - a departure from Barca d'Alva (12 midnight), arrival in Vega de Terron (0:30 pm)
  • Day 6 - a departure from Vega de Terron (7 am), arrival in Peso da Regua (3 pm)
  • Day 7 - a departure from Peso da Regua (1 pm), arrival in Oporto (7:30 pm)
  • Day 8 - ship debarkation, bus transfer to Porto International Airport, home-flight to Germany
  • The 11-day "Douro Experience" cruise tour extension package is inclusive of train travel (from Oporto to Lisbon) and 3-night Lisbon hotel stay.

Arosa cruise deals are generally inclusive of:

  • Douro River cruising and accommodation (double cabin)
  • flights (between Germany and Portugal)
  • onboard dining (including buffet, waiter-served main courses, drinks (throughout the day)
  • onboard live entertainment (local performers, enrichment lectures, media presentation)
  • complimentary onboard wellness facilities (SPA, Fitness, Sauna, sundeck areas)
  • free Wi-Fi Internet
  • all tours/excursions (including on ship's own bicycles), bus transfers
  • food and wine tastings, free alcohol (local beers, house wines, spirits)
  • 24-hour drinks (water-coffee-tea), replenished daily in all cabins bottled water
  • Complimentary bicycles are provided on all land tours and in each of the visited river ports.
  • Early booking discounts and AROSA travel cancellation insurance are offered with promo deals. Based on cabin availability, also offered are 25% kids discount and 15% SPA treatment discounts.

Arosa Alva wiki

The vessel is equipped with two MTU diesel engines (model Maybach 16V 2000 M60) with total power output 1,6 MW (2100 HP). Ship's propulsion is based on Schottel Z-drive (2x rudder propellers model STP-500) and an azimuth thruster (Schottel Pump Jet, model SPJ57).

The riverboat (initially named "Arosa Douro") is scheduled for launch in May 2019. In Old Norse, the word "alva" means "elf" (or "natural spirit"). In Portuguese, the word "alvorecer" means "dawn".

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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Arosa Alva Itineraries

The below listed Arosa Alva cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Arosa Cruises 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 Aug 28 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2591
2019 Sep 04 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2591
2019 Sep 11 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2591
2019 Sep 18 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2314
2019 Sep 25 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2975
2019 Oct 02 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $5181
2019 Oct 09 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2898
2019 Oct 16 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $4740
2019 Oct 23 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2016
2019 Oct 30 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2534
2019 Nov 06 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1873
2020 Apr 01 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Apr 08 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2424
2020 Apr 15 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2645
2020 Apr 22 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Apr 29 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $5070
2020 May 06 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 May 13 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 May 20 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 May 27 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Jun 03 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Jun 10 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Jun 17 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Jun 24 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Jul 01 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Jul 08 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Jul 15 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Jul 22 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2645
2020 Jul 29 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Aug 05 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Aug 12 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Aug 19 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Aug 26 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Sep 02 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Sep 09 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Sep 16 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Sep 23 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $5511
2020 Sep 30 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2204
2020 Oct 07 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2314
2020 Oct 14 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Oct 21 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Oct 28 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1983
2020 Nov 04 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1763
2020 Nov 11 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1763
2020 Nov 18 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1763

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